Mudīte I. Zīlīte Saltups Fellowships

AABS invites applications for Short-Term Study or Research Grants for up to eight weeks of study in the United States with a maximum stipend of $10,000.

The grants are funded from a bequest in memory of Dr. Mudīte I. Zīlīte Saltups. Dr. Saltups’ will provides that recipients of a fellowship must be citizens of the Republic of Latvia, speak Latvian, have their permanent residence in Latvia, and come to the United States to study or conduct research.

AWARD: $10,000 stipend

Application deadline

The application deadline for academic year 2021-2022 was February 1, 2021. Applications will be evaluated by the AABS 2021-2022 Grants and Awards Committee consisting of AABS VP for Professional Development Dr. Ineta Dabašinskienė, AABS President Dr. Daunis Auers, and AABS Director-at-Large Dr. Andres Kasekamp. Award notifications will be made in April 2021.

The application procedure for the 2022–2023 academic year will be announced in late 2021.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

Proposals in the Humanities and Social Sciences will be considered and evaluated according to the scholarly potential of the applicant and the quality and scholarly importance of the proposed work. While proposals do not have to relate to some aspect of Baltic Studies, preference will be given to Baltic Studies topics. Preference will also be given to early career scholars.

Guidelines for Application:

1. Complete the online application form.

2. The application must include a proposal packet (single PDF file), which must consist of the following:

a) Statement of proposal in English (no more than two pages);

b) Curriculum Vitae;

c) One-page budget detailing the travel, living and other expenses being claimed;

d) Letter of recommendation (by current doctoral or professional supervisor);

e) Identification of the university, library, or archive for the intended study or research; attach relevant documentation from the institution on the course of study or the availability of materials the applicant is planning to utilize.

3. Once the application has been awarded, applicant must submit the following additional documentation:

a) Proof of Latvian citizenship – scanned copies of relevant pages of the passport of the Republic of Latvia indicating citizenship.

Questions should be addressed to Vice President of Professional Development, Dr. Ineta Dabašinskienė, and sent electronically to

2020 Birnitis, Grundmanis, Saltups, Emerging Scholar, and Dissertation Awardees Announced

This year, AABS received twenty-six solid applications for its Birnitis, Grundmanis, Saltups, Emerging Scholar, and Dissertation grants and fellowships. Ineta Dabašinskienė, AABS' Vice President for Professional Development, reports that the higher number of...

Other Grants and Fellowships News

Zane Vāgnere Receives 2021–2022 Jānis Grundmanis Fellowship for Study in the U.S.

Zane Vāgnere Receives 2021–2022 Jānis Grundmanis Fellowship for Study in the U.S.

The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies is pleased to announce that Zane Vāgnere (Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia) has been awarded the 2021–2022 Jānis Grundmanis Graduate Fellowship for Study in the U.S. to enroll in the Harvard Kennedy School’s (HKS) Mid-Career Master in Public Administration (MC/MPA) program.