Scholarships, Internships and Other Funding Sources

New!   Student discount!

PREEEF is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a 15% discount off the expedition fee for any undergraduate or graduate student accepted for an expedition.  You will need to document that you are currently enrolled in a college-level program, and that you are a US citizen or permanent resident.  That’s it. 



PREEEF General Scholarship

The PREEEF General Scholarship provides $2000, applicable to (1) the expedition fee and (2) other approved expenses connected with participation in the expedition. It is available to any American citizen or permanent resident, 18 or older. Recipients are required to produce a paper, article, exhibit or other work about folklore or about their experience on the expedition, which we will then share with the public.

Deadline for scholarship application:   March 1, 2024

Volunteer and Scholarship Application Form







We regret that we are currently unable to offer the editing internship at the Gorky Institute of World Literature (Moscow).


Funding Sources for Teachers

Many of our volunteers have received grants from their institutions or other sources. These outside grants commonly go towards travel expenses or expedition fees.

Fund For Teachers

Fund for Teachers awards grants of up to $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for teams to take part in professional development programs of their choice. Applications are open to all teachers in the US. Application deadline for 2023 is January 19.

National Education Association Learning and Leadership Grants

NEA awards up to $2,000 for NEA members to take part high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes, conferences, or action research. There are three funding cycles with deadlines February 1st, March 1st, and September 15th. Notifications come on April 15, September 15th, and January 15th. These grants are taxed if sent to an individual but not if sent to an institution or nonprofits such as PREEEF. Find out more on the NEA Foundation’s site.

Funding Sources for University Level Students and Scholars


Please see this excellent list compiled by the School of Russian and Asian Studies.



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