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Igor Levitzky Award

The Levitzky Award recognizes academic achievement and the potential for future scholarly research or a professional career related to RUSSIA and/or EASTERN EUROPE. This award will provide funds to support intensive study of Russian or another Slavic language (either in the US or abroad), an independent research project, an internship or some other program for professional development.

The amount of the award is $1,500.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Must be a student in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies who has completed a minimum of two years of Russian language study (including at least one year of Russian course work in residence).
    • Graduating seniors are eligible for this award.
  • Preference will be given to students who have declared a major or minor in Russian.

Application Requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A one-page (single-spaced) proposal explaining how you plan to use the award money and how this project or study program relates to your long-term academic and professional goals.
    • For research projects, include a  description of the proposed  research, together with  a  bibliography and a detailed  budget.  
    • For language-study or internship programs, indicate the total cost of the program and include a brochure from the program and a letter of acceptance, if possible.

A final report must be submitted to the department by December 15 of the calendar year in which the award is received. 

Application - Levitzky Award

Please email the completed application and recommendations to Andrea Dorsey ( or drop it off at her office in Room 201, Joe Brown Hall. Applications due by February 14th March 20th. 

Click here to see previous winners of the Levitsky Award


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