Timo Aava Awarded 2024-2025 Emerging Scholars Grant

May 26, 2024

The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies is pleased to announce that Timo Aava has been awarded the 2024-2025 Research Grant for Emerging Scholars.

The research grants of up to $6,000 support early-career scholars in any field of the Baltic studies. Proposals are evaluated according to the scholarly potential of the applicant and the quality and scholarly importance of the proposed work, especially to the development of Baltic Studies. Funds may be used for travel, duplication, materials, equipment, or other needs as specified.

The 2024 applications were evaluated by the AABS 2023-2024 Grants and Awards Committee consisting of AABS VP for Professional Development Dr. Kaarel Piirimäe, AABS President Dr. Dovilė Budrytė, and AABS Director-at-Large Dr. Daunis Auers. Learn about the other 2024-2025 recipients here.

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Timo Aava is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Jacob Robinson Institute for the History of Individual and Collective Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a historian focusing on intellectual history and the history of minority rights in Estonia in the first half of the twentieth century. Aava holds a doctoral degree in history from the University of Vienna.


Project Overview

Timo Aava is currently working on a book manuscript on the theory and practice of non-territorial autonomy in Estonia, mainly focusing on the interwar period. With the Emerging Scholars Grant, he is going to fund his research stay at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University to continue work on this book manuscript.