Deadline extended! CFP: Slavic Graduate Conference (Princeton U.)

Deadline for Submissions: September 2, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Grafting the Self

Princeton University, October 19-21, 2017
Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Princeton University
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Sponsored by the Princeton Program in Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies

Keynote Speaker: Lilya Kaganovsky (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Grafting the Self is an interdisciplinary conference that aims to explore instances of experimentation with individual and collective identity within the context of Central and Eastern Europe. From the iPhone to prosthetic limbs, from globalism to localism, the early 21st century faces new shifts in the paradigms of personhood and of traditional forms of subjectivity. High tech objects and the manufacture of identity have become grafted onto each other. New media and technologies are giving space to new forms of agency and have, more recently, aided the rise of new understandings of identity. The assemblage nature of the app revolution, the palimpsestic phenomenon of globalization and the prosthetic world of bio-mechanics all give rise to new ways of composing the Self. Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Title VIII Short Term Grants (Wilson Center)

Deadline for applications: September 15, 2017

The Kennan Institute offers Title VIII Short-Term Grants to scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on Russia Ukraine, and the countries of Eurasia, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area. Policy-relevant research is preferred. Academic participants must either possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for Title VIII Short-Term Grants.

For more information and to apply, click here. Please send all questions and application materials to kennan@wilsoncenter.org.

Funding Opportunity: George F. Kennan Fellowship (Wilson Center)

Deadline for applications: September 1, 2017

The Kennan Institute is holding the next round of competitions for its George F. Kennan Fellowships. Fellows will be based at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. for three-month residencies focused on diverse, policy-oriented sectors such as media, business, local government, law, civil society, and academia to examine important political, social, economic, cultural, and historical issues in Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Among the aims of the new fellowships are to build bridges between traditional academia and the policy world, as well as to maintain and increase collaboration among researchers from Russia, Ukraine, the U.S., and around the globe. The fellowships are funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. There are no citizenship requirements for this grant.

Applications may apply individually or as a team. If applying as a team of two (or three) applicants, the applicants must be citizens of at least two different countries.

For more information and to apply, click here. Please send all questions and application materials to kennan@wilsoncenter.org.

Job/Travel Opportunity: Summer 2018 Openings Now Available (Peace Corps)

Deadline for applications: October 1, 2017; January 1, 2017

We’re accepting applications for hundreds of positions in 53 countries – including Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Macedonia, Moldova, and Ukraine – with departures in spring and summer 2018. Find an opening that fits your skills and interests, or choose to serve where you are needed most.

Departures in April, May, and June 2018 – Apply by October 1, know by December 1.

Departures in July, August, and September 2018 – Apply by January 1, know by March 1.

12% of volunteers serve in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Apply early for the best chance to serve in the country and program of your choice!

For more information and to apply, click here.

 

Call for Papers: Slavic Conference (U of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for proposals: August 31, 2017

Wisconsin Slavic Conference
October 6-7, 2017
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Abstracts for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Slavic literatures, cultures (including film,
music, and the visual arts), linguistics, and history are invited for the annual Wisconsin Slavic
Conference (formerly titled AATSEEL-Wisconsin). Comparative topics and interdisciplinary
approaches are welcome and encouraged. The conference will be held at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison on Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7, 2017.

The most recent conference program is available at http://gns.wisc.edu/event/848/
This year’s keynote lecture will be delivered by Professor Pavle Levi (Stanford University).

To present a paper at the Wisconsin Slavic Conference, please submit a proposal by August 31,
2017. Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: 2017 German Chancellor Fellowship for Tomorrow’s Leaders (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)

Deadline for applications: September 15, 2017

The German Chancellor Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is targeted at university graduates from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA, who have already acquired initial leadership experience and are interested in spending a year working on research-based, self-developed projects with a host of their choice in Germany, under the patronage of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. Participants must have received a Bachelor’s degree within twelve years of the program start date.

Deadline information: Applications opened on March 15 and will close on September 15. Due to the time-intensive nature of the application, students are encouraged to begin securing host affiliations as early as possible.

If you have questions or would like additional information on fellowship opportunities, feel free to contact one of our US-based team members at info@americanfriends-of-avh.org.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Funding Opportunity: U.S. Department of State Title VIII Research Fellowships in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe (American Councils for International Education)

Deadline for applications: October 2, 2017

American Councils for International Education is currently accepting applications for the next cycle of U.S. Department of State Title VIII Research Fellowships in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships are offered in two categories:

Title VIII Research Scholar Program:
Provides full support for research in policy-relevant fields in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.

Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program:
Provides full support for research and individualized language instruction in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; logistical support; and up to 10 academic hours per week of language instruction. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty. Continue reading

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship (National Endowment for Democracy)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2017

Summary
Named in honor of NED’s principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell (D-Fl.), the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is a federally funded, international exchange program that offers practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world the opportunity to spend five months in residence at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington, D.C., in order to undertake independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. Located within NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, the program provides a rich intellectual setting for educational exchange and professional development. While in residence, fellows reflect on their experiences; engage with counterparts; conduct research and writing; consider best practices and lessons learned; and develop professional relationships within a global network of democracy advocates.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Academic Job: Graduate Student Facilitator, INSPIRE (U. of Texas at Austin)

Deadline for Applications: August 14, 2017

INSPIRE, an undergraduate women’s leadership program, sponsored by the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies, is seeking a graduate student to fill a position as facilitator. (Read about INSPIRE here)

This position is responsible for coordinating activities and meeting with a small group of students twice a month to introduce them to new ways of thinking about leadership, higher education, community, feminist ideas (de-stigmatizing feminism), and communication. Discussions on leadership in feminist terms will begin the process of learning critical thinking and acquiring the tools to be successful in higher education and in the professional world. This position has the potential to continue over multiple years.

The successful candidate will:
Be able to foster the initiative and creativity of the young women. The facilitator will guide the conversation, but not take control of what will be talked about and discussed, or what projects they will engage in.  The facilitator serves as a guide and mentor. Continue reading

Academic Job: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (Wesleyan U.)

Deadline for Applications: September 15, 2017

Overview and Qualifications
Wesleyan University’s Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2018.  Specialization is open, but we welcome the ability to teach courses on twentieth-century and contemporary Russian literature, culture, and society.  Native or near-native fluency in Russian required.  The appointment is in an interdisciplinary program and will require working with colleagues in political science, history, religion, and language and literature, so preference will be given to applicants with a proven commitment to interdisciplinarity.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures or a related field in hand by the time of appointment.  The teaching load is 2/2.  Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level.  Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that deeply values both scholarship and teaching, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits. Continue reading