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Ukrainian Research Institute creates new fellowships

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Photo of Neil Rudenstine, Eugene Shklar, and Roman
President Neil L. Rudenstine, Eugene Shklar ’72, and Professor Roman Szporluk

The Ukrainian Research Institute (URI) at the University has created a new program of postdoctoral fellowships. The Shklar Fellowships in Ukrainian Studies are designed to bring distinguished scholars from around the world to Harvard each year to complete their research and publication work on projects dealing with Ukrainian history, literature, music, and culture. The first Shklar Fellows will begin their residency in the 2001-02 academic year and will be selected through an international competition.

“The establishment of the Eugene and Daymel Shklar Fellowships is a landmark event in the history of the Ukrainian Research Institute,” said URI Director Roman Szporluk.

The Shklar Fellowships are funded through a series of annual grants to Harvard from the Eugene and Daymel Shklar Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to promoting Ukrainian studies and culture.

“The extraordinary resources assembled here make the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard an ideal environment in which several emerging scholars from around the world each year can conclude important research projects about Ukraine and its place in the world. We hope and expect that both Ukraine and Harvard will benefit from their work and presence here,” said Eugene Shklar ’72.

For more information about the Shklar Fellowships in Ukrainian Studies visit the URI Web site at