The Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies provides financial support for research and teaching initiatives by faculty and graduate student affiliates through the Melikian Center’s Research Fund. A call for applications to the Research Fund goes out to all affiliated graduate students and faculty each fall. All applications are reviewed by the Melikian Center’s Faculty Advisory Board. Applications from graduate student affiliates are strongly encouraged and prioritized. The Center’s reputation is built on the vitality and reach of affiliates’ scholarly work, and we will continue to provide all the assistance possible to advance affiliate research and reputation.