The mission of the Digital Methods School is to enhance the quality of research in the field of Russian studies, as well as other related fields, by empowering scholars and experts to employ advanced digital research methods without requiring specialized IT training. We publish methods, tools, databases with tutorials to make improve research on semi-closed and closed societies.
The Digital Methods School
Knowledge has no borders
We help to fuel research with evidence from the field—because we believe in equal access to information and that knowledge must have no borders.

We help to find research assistants in Russia as well as other CEE countries. The Russia Program can help to arrange remote archival research, conduct surveys and focus groups, access library materials, and fulfill other fieldwork-related tasks. Our research network includes like-minded graduate students and young scholars, who share the values of humanism, academic freedoms, integrity, and adhere to our position on Russia's war on Ukraine.

Graduate Research Cooperation Project
The Russia Program's Graduate Research Cooperation Project aims to assist graduate students access remote primary sources with the assistance of their peers in Russia. We will help conduct remote archival research, collect data, and arrange polls and interviews in Russia at no cost. Our major goal is to help graduate students accomplish their dissertations and create an operating network of young professionals across the globe.
We know you might have a lot of question
We will be happy to engage in a discussion regarding the scope of our assistance, methodologies, research logistics, ethical regulations, and any other questions you may have through correspondence or a call
An applicant shall be a full time graduate student with a defended dissertation topic, or a postdoctoral researcher, working in the field of Russian or Soviet studies. Each application will be reviewed by a committee of professors from the George Washington University, American University, and Georgetown University. The average wait time for a decision is two weeks.

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