Harriman Residencies

Thanks to the generosity of the Harriman Institute, the Institute for Ideas and Imagination, Columbia Global Centers | Paris, and a gift from the Ukrainian Studies Fund, four 12-month residencies for Ukrainian writers and creative artists have been established for the year 2022-23: the Paul Klebnikov Residency is reserved for a journalist; the other three Harriman Residencies are open to writers and others in the creative and visual arts. Residency recipients are based at the Institute for Ideas and Imagination at Reid Hall, Columbia University’s academic center in Paris, where they participate fully in the life of the Institute and the Center.

There will be one fellowship for displaced Ukrainian writers in the academic year 2023-24.

Non-Ukrainian writers seeking an opportunity at Reid Hall should apply for our Residency for Displaced Artists. Information is available here.


Displaced Ukrainian writers (journalists, translators, novelists, poets, graphic novelists) are invited to apply for a Harriman Residency for Displaced Ukrainian Writers, jointly supported by the Harriman Institute, Columbia Global Centers | Paris, and the Institute for Ideas and Imagination. This program provides support for writers who have had to leave their homes due to the extreme circumstances of the war in Ukraine.

The year-long residency includes an annual stipend of $50,000 (paid in monthly installments), administrative support, and a small office space at Reid Hall, from September 2023 to June 2024. The residency offers time and space to one writer working on a long-term project. The participant will be invited to contribute to the activities at Reid Hall. These can take the form of public lectures about their work, exhibits, podcasts, workshops, or conferences.

Reid Hall is home to the Columbia Global Centers | Paris, the Institute for Ideas and Imagination, the Columbia Undergraduate Programs, and Columbia’s MA in History and Literature program. Located in the heart of Montparnasse, it partners with French and European institutions to engage students, faculty, alumni, and the general public across borders and disciplines.

To apply, please complete the application form. Candidates will be asked to submit a short CV, a writing sample in English of no more than 20 pages (if the English version is a translation, please also include the sample in its original language), and a 1–3 page project proposal on what they intend to work on while at Reid Hall.

The 2023 – 2024 application deadline is March 31, 2023.

Questions may be addressed to Mark Andryczyk ([email protected]) at the Harriman Institute’s Ukrainian Studies Program.

Harriman Residencies

Meet the Harriman Residents


Natalka Bilotserkivets
Natalka Bilotserkivets

Poet | Kyiv, Ukraine

As a Harriman Resident, Bilotserkivets will be working on Repossessions (working title), a small book of poems about the lost things (or, in a special way, poems of things, or things’ poems), which tell their life stories in the time of war.

Nikita Grigorov
Nikita Grigorov

Paul Klebnikov Fellow | Journalist | Donetsk, Ukraine

Since the beginning of the war, Grigorov has worked for the Pirogov First Volunteer Mobile Hospital. As the Paul Klebnikov Fellow, he will work on a book chronicling his military medical experience and the work of his colleagues – doctors and volunteers.

Zoya Laktionova
Zoya Laktionova

Filmmaker | Mariupol, Ukraine

During her residency at the Institute for Ideas and Imagination, Laktionova will work on two projects: a full-length hybrid documentary film, Ashes That Settle in Layers on the Surface, about her native city of Mariupol, and a short film, Muto, telling the story of the Roma genocide in Ukraine.

Anna Stavychenko
Anna Stavychenko

Musicologist, writer, manager | Kyiv, Ukraine

As a Harriman Resident, Stavychenko will work on a book that combines the real stories of Ukrainian refugee musicians—and her own—with insider narratives about the classical music industry.

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