Grants & Opportunities


The Temerty Post Doctoral Fellowship in Holodomor Studies at the University of Alberta, organized by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies together with HREC, supports the study of and expansion of knowledge about the Holodomor. The Fellows may represent disciplines including but not confined to history, political science, anthropology, sociology, and literature, as well as famine studies, genocide studies, and rural studies. Interdisciplinary and comparative projects are considered. The Temerty Fellow may be co-hosted at the University of Alberta by one of the following departments: Anthropology, History and Classics, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, Political Science, and Sociology.

Qualified applicants have received a PhD (or Candidate of Sciences degree) within five years of the time of application. In addition to working on a research project, the Temerty Fellow participates in the programming and activities of HREC, including the organization of a workshop or conference in the area of her/his research. In addition, the award supports a research trip to Toronto. The duration of the fellowship is one year with the possibility of renewal.

The Temerty Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Holodomor Studies is made possible by funding from the Temerty Foundation.


  • Temerty Post-doctoral Fellowship in Holodomor Studies, 2021, Eduard Baidaus
    Temerty Post-doctoral Fellowship in Holodomor Studies, 2021, Eduard Baidaus image

    Dr. Eduard Baidaus took up his position as the first Temerty Post-doctoral Fellow in the fall of 2021. The Temerty Post-doctoral Fellowship in Holodomor Studies was established in 2021 with the aim of supporting scholars in expanding what is known about the Holodomor. Dr. Baidaus is studying how the Great Famine unfolded in regions located near the Bessarabian border in southwestern Soviet Ukraine, working from unpublished materials from archives in Romania and Moldova. One focus of his work are the refugees who escaped Ukraine to Romania, looking at how they managed to escape and their fates once they crossed the border. His research considers what Romanian intelligence and other government institutions found out from the refugees, and what this information reveals about the Holodomor. Besides diplomatic reports and Romanian government records, Dr. Baidaus’ sources include newspapers and periodicals. Ultimately the results of his research will be integrated into a book, tentatively titled The Holodomor in the Ukrainian-Romanian Border Region: An Examination of Romania’s Response to the Famine. With the support of the Temerty Post-doctoral Fellowship in Holodomor Studies, Dr. Baidaus’ work promises to make an original contribution to Holodomor and famine studies, filling a void in the scholarship through research and analysis of archival materials and Romanian-language scholarship largely unknown in Western academia.