HREC Research Grants 2018

The Holodomor Research and Education Consortium awarded a total of $33,500 (CAD) in grants, ranging from $980 to $6000, through its 2018 Research Grants Competition.

The focus of this year’s competition was on projects that focus on research and publishing of research results, preservation of materials, and organization of and participation in Holodomor-related conference sessions and workshops.  For the second time, HREC considered proposals for collaborative projects involving two or more individuals and/or institutions, and in particular, projects that engage institutions and individuals both in and outside Ukraine.


  • Gulnara Bekirova, Deputy Director of the Special Commission of the Kurultai for the Study of the Genocide of the Crimean Tatar People. “Deportations and hunger: Crimean Tatar (post)memory and the shared fate of Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars under the Stalinist system.”
  • Olga Bertelsen, Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University in the City of New York. “Cannibalism at Sites of Mass Starvation in Ukraine in 1932-1933.”
  • Mykola Horokh, Tarnovsky Chernihiv Oblast Historical Museum. “Researching archival documents on the history of the Vinnytsia regional ‘Torgsin’ office.”
  • Yulija Hryshchenko, Graduate Student, NASU Institute of the History of Ukraine. “Bulgarians in the Ukrainian SSR during collectivization and the Holodomor.”
  • Artem Kharchenko, National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute.” “Forcible transfers of children during the Holodomor (1928-1935).”
  • Victoria Khiterer, Millersville University. “The Holodomor and Jews in Ukraine.”
  • Martin Kisly, PhD Candidate, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.” “Crimean Tatars’ memory of the Holodomor.”
  • Karolina Koziura, PhD Candidate, New School for Social Research (New York). “Gender and Violence in the Oral Testimonies of Holodomor, The Ukrainian Famine of 1932-1933.”
  • Daria Mattingly, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge. Organization of a roundtable at the ASEEES Convention titled, “Heroes and Villains: Performers of Mass Violence in Ukraine, 1918-1945″ (December 2018).
  • Iryna Reva, Institute for Social Research (Dnipro). “Holodomor, repressions, and motivational changes among servicemen in the Red Army (1930-1941) and the Armed Forces of Ukraine (2014-2018).”
  • Vitalii Ogiienko, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” and Ukrainian Institute of National Memory. “The Holodomor as a historical trauma.”
  • Olha Vasylenko, Glière Institute of Music (Kyiv). “The Holodomor in the works of Ukrainian composers.”
  • Oleh Wolowyna, University of Carolina at Chapel Hill. Organization of a scholarly conference on the Holodomor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, titled, “The 85th Anniversary of the Holodomor: New Interdisciplinary Approaches” (October 2018).
  • Collaborative Project: Serhii Plokhy and Konstiantyn Bondarenko (Harvard University); Oleksandr Gladun, Natalia Kulyk and Nataliia Levchuk (NASU Ptoukha Institute of Demography and Social Studies). “The Holodomor in Ukraine: regional peculiarities of population losses by gender and age in 1932-1934.”
  • Collaborative Project: Oleksandr Lysenko, Oleksandr Maiyevsky, Tetiana Zabolotna. NASU Institute of the History of Ukraine, Department of the History of Ukraine during the Second World War. “The Holodomor in Ukraine as a focus of academic and journalistic study in the 1940s and 1950s.”