Fully-funded PhD position in Literary Studies/Post-Yugoslav Literature (University of Oslo)

Deadline: February 1, 2021

Research topic: the translingual writings of the post-Yugoslav diaspora

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The successful applicant is expected to investigate the translingual writings (across genres) of the post-Yugoslav diaspora. Proposals for the position should demonstrate an awareness of contemporary theoretical developments in literary studies, imaginative autobiographic writing, translation studies and/or bilingualism studies and psycholinguistics. Proposals could be designed either as a comparative study focusing on a selection of writers residing in the US, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, or focus primarily on the Scandinavian context.

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Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies

Deadline: December 15, 2020

The Petro Jacyk Education Foundation is accepting proposals from universities in North America to establish a new Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies. The objective of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship is to annually support one of the most promising junior scholars studying contemporary Ukraine and thereby to advance academic understanding of Ukrainian politics, history and society.


The Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship is available to universities in North America with an existing department, research centre or program in Ukrainian studies.  The Fellowship will be open to recently awarded PhDs.

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Funding: Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant for Research in European, African, or Asian History

Deadline: February 15, 2021

The American Historical Association offers the Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grants to support research in the history of Europe, Africa, and Asia. The funds for this program come from the earnings of a bequest from Bernadotte E. Schmitt, president of the Association in 1960. These modest annual grants are intended to further research in progress and may be used for travel to a library or archive, for microfilms, photographs, or photocopying—a list of purposes that is meant to be merely illustrative, not exhaustive (other expenses, such as child care, can be included). Individual grants up to $1,500 will be awarded. See the list of past recipients.


Only members of the Association are eligible to apply for AHA research grants. Grants are awarded each June and may be used anytime in the subsequent 15 months for expenses related to furthering research in progress. Preference will be given to advanced doctoral students, non-tenured faculty, and unaffiliated scholars, and to those with specific research needs, such as the completion of a project or  a discrete segment thereof. 

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Grad Program: Slavic and Eurasian Languages and Literatures (University of Kansas)

Deadline: January 10, 2021

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Languages and Literatures at the University of Kansas invites applications to its MA and PhD programs. 

KU Slavic has a comprehensive program in Russian literature, as well as one of the few full-service linguistics programs nationally. A Slavic department in a proper sense, our department has extensive expertise in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Polish, Slovene, and Ukrainian. We also regularly offer courses in Turkish and Persian.  

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Virtual Open Research Laboratory (University of Illinois)

Deadline: December 9, 2020

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and the Slavic Reference Service at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are pleased to announce a Call for Applications to its Spring 2021 Virtual Open Research Laboratory (VORL) Program. The program will take place January 25 – May 5, 2021. Funded in part by the U.S. Department of State’s Title VIII Program, the VORL Program provides research stipends and long-distance library support for specialists conducting research on all aspects of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

The program is open to a wide range of researchers, including advanced graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, independent scholars, professionals in government and nongovernmental organizations as well as library science.

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Summer Intensive Language Programs (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline (funding): March 1, 2021

Now accepting applications to SLI’s 2021 summer intensive language programs! 

The Summer Language Institute (www.sli.pitt.edu) at the University of Pittsburgh is proud to announce that we are accepting applications for summer 2021. At this time, we are planning to hold 2021 programming on-campus in Pittsburgh, but we are also excited to accommodate prospective students who elect to participate online, synchronously.   

Arabic (Beginning and Intermediate) 

Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and 4th-year) 

Bulgarian (Beginning) 

Czech (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced) 

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Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan & Arizona State University)

Deadline (for funding): January 25, 2021

Nazarbayev University (NU) in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, in collaboration with Arizona State University, is pleased to announce our next session of the Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES), which will be an online, intensive summer language program in Kazakh (SSRES). The 8-week intensive course, which will be online for summer 2021, is fully FLAS compliant. 

Program dates for SSRES 2021:
June 7 – July 30 (8 weeks, equivalent of one academic year)  
American students are encouraged to apply to the program through Arizona State University’s Critical Language’s Institute, through which Title VIII funding is available (see more information below).  In addition, students applying through Arizona State University will earn US-based academic credits, workshops, and other program support.
For more information about applying through the Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University, please see their site: https://melikian.asu.edu/cli/kazakh , or email the Director, Irina Levin: ilevin3@mainex1.asu.edu

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Online Winter School in Russian Language and Culture (ITMO University, St. Petersburg)

Deadline: December 15, 2020


The Winter School will last for 4 weeks: January 11 – February 5, 2021. Students can choose up to 4 weeks of education on offer.

How will the lessons be held?

Online studies are conducted in Zoom. Studies are held on business days and take 4 academic hours daily (1 academic hour is equal to 45 minutes). Each module lasts for one week (20 academic hours). The studies include practical lessons and entertaining extracurricular activities.

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CFP: Contagion and Conflagration in Literature

Deadline: February 1, 2021

“During the war people avidly read Tolstoy’s War and Peace as a means of testing their reactions.” So begins Lydia Ginzburg’s The Siege of Leningrad: Notes of a Survivor. Now that the very fiber of our social life has been upended by the pandemic, whose reverberations will be undoubtedly with us for many years to come, the journal Russian Literature proposes to again turn to books for insights on our common predicament. In the Petersburg of Osip Mandelstam’s The Egyptian Stamp, library books “are inhabited by measles, scarlatina, and chicken pox.” Indeed, classics of Russian and East European literature are swarming with infection and more often than not contagion mixes with political conflagration in their fevered collective consciousness. And, even before the era of Covid-19, contemporary literature and film became infested with scenarios in which viruses, both biological and digital, are unleashed, either intentionally or accidentally, by either the West or the East upon the world with catastrophic consequences.

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