Promoting American understanding of Russian folklore and traditional Russian life and culture.
Want to lead an expedition?
Can untrained, enthusiastic volunteers contribute to your research? Are you prepared to offer them training and leadership? Are you prepared to take reasonable steps to secure their comfort, health and safety in the field?
American Friends of Russian Folklore welcomes expedition proposals from qualified English-speaking researchers in the field of Russian traditional culture. Under the volunteer-funded research model, investigators receive the services of (mostly) untrained, English-speaking volunteers, along with the funds to cover the volunteers' expedition expenses and the investigator's basic expedition expenses.
If this sounds like a good fit with your research, we invite you to submit a short letter of inquiry summarizing your proposed expedition and how you plan to engage volunteers, along with your CV. We are ready to work with advanced scholars and professionals of any nationality.