Travel grants

The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, in collaboration with the 14th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe (September 1–4, 2021, Uppsala, Sweden), invites students and early career scholars who have been accepted to present at the CBSE 2021 to apply for travel grants to support their travel to the conference (incl. airfare, lodging, meals, and ground transportation).

Award amounts will depend on the number of applications received and travel distance of awardees. The awards are unlikely to cover all costs associated with travel, and we encourage applicants to look for additional sources of funding.

How to apply


*Currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students;

*Early career scholars who have earned their doctoral degree in 2016 or later. Preference will be given to those who do not have institutional support for travel.

Applicants must be accepted to present at the 14th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe.

The application deadline is May 15, 2021. 

Applications will be evaluated by the AABS Student Travel Grants Committee consisting of AABS Student Representative Kristo Nurmis, AABS Executive Officer-at-Large Guntis Šmidchens, AABS Administrative Executive Director Liisi Esse, and Member of the CBSE Organizing Committee Michael Loader. Award notifications will be made in June 2021 and the awards will be paid out in July 2021.

Successful applicants will be asked to submit proof of attendance at the conference (airfare/lodging receipts) and a short testimonial reflecting on their conference experience.

Questions should be addressed to AABS Student Representative Kristo Nurmis and sent electronically to

Journal of Baltic Studies 52-2 Available Now

The second 2021 issue of Journal of Baltic Studies (Vol 52, Issue 2) is now available online. The issue contains articles on the contradictions between regulations and reality on consensual relations between German soldiers and Latvian women during World War II; history, trauma, and narrative perspective in A Woman in Amber by Agate Nesaule; Soviet-era design elements at Tammsaare Park in Tallinn, Estonia; changes and adjustment in the foreign policy of Lithuania during Dalia Grybauskaitė’s presidency; the transformation of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs in the Baltic countries; and the 2020 parliamentary elections in Lithuania.

The issue also includes three book reviews and a list of recently published Baltic titles.