Call For Papers: Slavicorp 2018 (Institute of the Czech National Corpus, Faculty of Arts, Charles Uni.)

Deadline for Submissions: February 28, 2018

SlaviCorp 2018, conference on Slavic corpus linguistics announces a call for papers.
The call can be found at: http://slavicorp.ff.cuni.cz/call-for-papers/

It will be held in Prague, Czech Republic on 24 — 26 September 2018
Conference website: http://slavicorp.ff.cuni.cz/

Conference topics
The conference aims to cover a wide range of topics related to research
on Slavic languages:
– corpus research on any Slavic language, including also contrastive
topics using parallel or comparable corpora;
– development of Slavic language resources: corpora, lexica, annotation,
tools;
– applications of Slavic language resources for language technologies.

The official language of the conference is English.
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CFP: “Image of the Self” (Lviv, Ukraine)

Deadline for Submissions: March 5, 2018

The International Association for the Humanities – MAG
Міжнародна Асоціація Гуманітаріїв
Международная ассоциация гуманитариев
Міжнародная асацыяцыя гуманітарыяў

2018 Annual Convention
Lviv, Ukraine
June 27-29, 2018
(In Partnership with Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv)

CONVENTION THEME: IMAGE OF THE SELF

This theme follows the previous convention’s “Image of the Other.”  We seek to examine the way states, societies, interest groups and social movements, as well as individuals, represent themselves to themselves and to others through manifold means including language, culture, literature, the politics of history, and politics as such.  Images of the self can be found, of course, not only in scholarship but also in popular writing, artistic expression, and in the public sphere.
How have some images given rise to stereotypes and instrumentalized narratives?  How have some others constituted resources for tolerance, mutual respect, and cooperation?  These issues appear in headlines worldwide, but they seem especially salient in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
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Funding: Essay Contest (PACT)

Deadline for Submissions: April 03, 2018

Polish American Council of Texas Essay Contest—THREE $1000 Scholarships!

Essay Topic: “A Polish Texan’s Story”

Eligible Participants: Students of any ethnicity, any faith, enrolled in a Texas:
a. High school—in Grade 12 only
b. University—Undergraduate
c. University—Graduate

Awards: One $1,000 college scholarship to EACH category above

Email entry with your complete name, address, email, phone number, and name of school you attend on a separate page to: PACofTexas@yahoo.com

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Academic Jobs: Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs (Mellon/ACLS)

Deadline for Applications: March 14, 2018, 9pm EDT

ACLS invites applications for the eighth competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 25 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $67,500 per year, individual health insurance, a relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 to be used toward professional development activities over the course of the fellowship term.

Applicants must:

  • possess US citizenship or permanent resident status;
  • have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences (see note on eligible fields below) conferred between September 1, 2014 and June 22, 2018; and
  • defend and file/deposit their completed dissertations no later than April 6, 2018, and be prepared to verify this with official university documentation during the review and selection process.

Prospective applicants should read through all the fellowship positions listed below and choose the one position that best fits their career goals. (Applicants may apply to only one position.)

The deadline for submitted applications is Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 9pm EDT.

Applications must include:

  • completed application form;
  • 1 to 2-page cover letter tailored to a specific position and addressed to the host organization;
  • 1 to 2-page résumé; and
  • 2 reference letters.

For more information about the fellowship program, eligibility, applying, or the organizations involved, visit :http://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/#note

Questions about the program can be directed to publicfellows@acls.org

 

 

Funding: Project GO (Defense Language and National Security Education Office)

Deadline for Applications on Domestic Programs: February 20, 2018

Project Global Officer (Project GO) is a Department of Defense initiative aimed at improving the language skills, regional expertise, and intercultural communication skills of future military officers. Sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office and administered by the Institute of International Education, Project GO provides institutional grants to U.S institutions of higher education with large ROTC student enrollments, to include the Senior Military Colleges. In turn, these institutions provide language and culture training to ROTC students from across the nation, funding domestic and overseas ROTC language programs and scholarships.  Working in support of Army, Air Force, and Navy ROTC Headquarters, Project GO facilitates collaborative efforts both among universities and ROTC leadership.

In order to be eligible, at the time of application, an applicant must be:
  1. A U.S. citizen.
  2. An undergraduate or graduate student on track to commission through the Army, Naval, or Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), contracted or non-contracted, at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

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Language Training: First Year Russian Online (Wayne State Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: July 3, 2018

Wayne State is offering the first year of Russian online this summer. Classes will be taught Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00PM – 03:20PM live online via Blackboard Collaborate (free to students who register).

More information is available here: http://www.clas.wayne.edu/languages/Online-Russian

Students can apply here: https://cardinal.wayne.edu/apply/ug.php  and can direct any other questions not addressed on information page to Laura Kline at af7585@wayne.edu

CFP: Central Eurasian Studies Society 19th Annual Conference (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Submissions: March 28, 2018

About the Annual Conference

See also: http://www.centraleurasia.org/annual-conf

CESS Annual Conferences have been held at universities around North America since 2000, currently offering up to 70 panels and attracting around 300 participants from all over the world. For CESS 2018, we invite submissions relating to all aspects of humanities and social science scholarship. The geographic domain of Central Eurasia encompasses Central Asia, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia, Inner Asia, the Black Sea region, the Volga region, and East and Central Europe. Practitioners and scholars in all fields with an interest in this region are encouraged to participate. This year, for the first time, CESS will be organizing pre-conference workshops on Wednesday October 24 and Thursday October 25 ahead of the Annual Conference. CESS invites proposals from CESS members to design workshops – please see the section below. CESS 2018 will be hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, PA.

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Funding: Academic Fellowships in Russia (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: April 2, 2018

American Councils is pleased to announce the launch of the Academic Fellowships in Russia (AFR) Program. Provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York, the American Councils Academic Fellowships in Russia (AFR) will support U.S. graduate students enrolled in PhD programs in the social sciences, post-doctoral fellows, university faculty, and independent scholars to conduct on-site research and fieldwork in Russia for periods of three to nine months on topics within the social science disciplines.

About the Program

Designed to expand the accessibility of Russia-based research while increasing U.S. knowledge and expertise on Russia, AFR supports contacts between U.S. fellows and their academic counterparts in Russia, provides academic affiliation at Russian institutions in support of scholar’s research objectives, and works with sponsoring institutions to provide archive access or other research support. Applicants should be prepared to consult with Russian scholars regarding research plans and objectives while in-country and to coordinate in-country travel with their host institutions. Following the completion of the research term, AFR fellows will provide a plan for the dissemination of their findings designed to strengthen and broaden current scholarship in the social sciences related to Russia and U.S.-Russian relations.

AFR Awards for 2018-2019

It is expected that 12 to 20 fellowships will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year, ranging from $10,000 to $45,000 each, with actual levels of support depending on the duration of the overseas research period and the academic rank of the awardee. Support includes housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; logistical support and economy class travel to and from the fellow’s academic home in the U.S. and the host city in Russia. Additional research-related travel (in-country) may be supported at the recommendation of the AFR Selection Committee.

Selection Criteria

AFR awardees are selected through a two-tiered peer-review process that includes scholars from the candidate’s field of specialization as well as a selection committee that is multi-disciplinary. The selection process is designed to take into account the candidate’s academic background and stage of career. All applicants are expected to specify why the period of on-site research is essential for completion of the project proposal and realistic in terms of available time and likely overseas resources. Candidates will be requested to provide evidence of Russian language proficiency sufficient to successfully carry out the project proposal. In certain cases, overseas language support may be available to successful candidates, at the direction of the AFR selection committee.

Applications & Inquiries:

The application deadline for the Academic Fellowships in Russia (AFR) Program is April 2, 2018. All application materials must be submitted by the application deadline. Please note that applicants must be U.S. citizens, and all AFR programs must take place between September 15, 2018 and August 31, 2019. Individuals interested in applying should check the program website for more information and access to the online application (https://www.americancouncils.org/programs/academic-fellowships-program-russia).

Please direct inquiries regarding the program or application process to the AC Research Scholars Program Officer at American Councils for International Education (phone: 202-833-7522; email: researchabroad@americancouncils.org.

Language Training: Russian Language & Culture Immersion Program (STARTALK)

Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2018

This intensive program is designed to provide highly motivated students with an opportunity to quickly acquire and/or improve proficiency in Russian, which has been designated by the U.S. government as a “critical need” language. Fluent Russian speakersare currently in high demand in international business, science, military, and government sectors. Participants will also learn about contemporary Russia’s influence, politics, national identity, and culture for a well-rounded, holistic view of a fascinatingnation in transition.

Students who are accepted into this competitive program will engage in a six-week residential immersion program at CSUN during Summer 2018.

 2018 SUMMER IMMERSION RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

v  Level of Instruction: Novice-Mid to Advanced

v  Location: Campus of California State University, Northridge

v  Duration: June 7, 2018 – July 13, 2018

ELIGIBILITY: Russian language learners from any university, community college, ROTC program, or local high school are welcome to apply. Selected applicants will be screened and assessed by program staff.

Selected participants will be tested to determine entrance-level proficiency and placed in appropriate learning cohorts. Those admitted must commit to fully apply themselves to the program and to follow it to completion. Participantspledge to speak exclusively in Russian throughout the program.

v  NUMBER OF STUDENTS TO BE ACCEPTED: 20

v  2018 APPLICATION PERIOD: February 1 – March 30

v  FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dina Mokhnatkin

 

Email: dina.mokhnatkin@csun.edu; phone: 818-677-3593 or 818-677-3450

Website: http://www.csun.edu/humanities/startalk

Mail to: Dina Mokhnatkin; California State University, Northridge; Liberal Studies, EA 100

18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8247

Study Abroad: Summer Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies in Astana, Kazakhstan (Uni. of Arizona and Nazarbayev Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: February 25, 2018

The University of Arizona, in collaboration with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University, is now accepting applications for the 2018 Summer Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies in Astana, Kazakhstan. We particularly welcome undergraduate and graduate students whose research focuses on Post-Soviet Countries and Central Asia. We accept all types of funding.

Languages offered:
Russian (all levels)
Kazakh (elementary, intermediate)

Courses taught in English:

Students can enroll in one elective course in Eurasian Studies taught in English. In previous years, students were offered the following electives:

HST 100 History of Kazakhstan (6 ECTS or 3 Carnegie)
HST 104 Central Asian History II (6 ECTS or 3 Carnegie)
PLS 330 Politics and Governance of Eurasia (6 ECTS or 3 Carnegie)
WLL 122 Introduction to Russian Translation Studies (6 ECTS or 3 Carnegie)
WLL 230 Survey of Post-Soviet Russian Literature and Culture (6 ECTS or 3 Carnegie)
KAZ 367 Practical Course in Kazakh Language and Culture (once a week on Fridays, can be taken concurrently with another elective) (non-credited)

The program dates are May 25-July 27 (9-week program, equivalent of one academic year) and 5-week programs: Session 1: May 25-June 30 (equivalent of one semester); Session 2: June 22-July 30 (equivalent of one semester)

The University of Arizona offers full health insurance coverage, pre-departure orientation and advising sessions, and 24/7 counseling services to all program participants.  Students can start the application process and find more information about the program, including its cost, course descriptions, and extra-curricular programming at https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/program/arizona-kazakhstan

Please note that the 2018 application deadline is February 25

All inquiries about the 2018 Summer Session in Astana can be directed to Dr. Liudmila Klimanova, Director of the Arizona-in-Kazakhstan Program (klimanova@email.arizona.edu) and Dr. Victoria Thorstensson, Director of SSRES at Nazarbayev Univeristy (victoria.thorstensson@nu.edu.kz).