Funding Opportunity: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships (UT-Austin)

Deadline for Applications: February 10, 2017

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
Summer 2017 & Academic Year 2017–18

Applications NOW OPEN

Application Deadline: Friday, February 10th, 2017 by 5:00pm

Award Notification by early April.


CREEES offers FLAS Fellowships to fund highly competitive graduate (incoming and continuing) and undergraduate students for the study of regional foreign languages, including:

Bosnian • Bulgarian • Croatian • Czech •Persian/Tajik* • Polish • Romani* • Russian • Serbian •Turkish* • Ukrainian • Yiddish*  • and more!*

Students should consider applying for FLAS Fellowships with any applicable FLAS-granting centers at UT, such as the Center for European Studies and the South Asia Institute, or for summer FLAS awards at other FLAS-granting institutions as relevant to their research interests.

FLAS awards are available for both academic year (in residence at UT) and summer studies (at UT, abroad or elsewhere in the US). See our non-exhaustive list of FLAS eligible language programs!

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Funding Opportunity: Postdoc Fellowships in Social Science of Russia (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2017

Postdoctoral fellowships in Social Science of Russia
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for three post-doctoral research fellowships for social scientists, funded with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The fellowships will commence in September 2017 and run through August 2018. Fellows are expected to conduct research about Russia in one or more of the five topic areas: 1) Education, labor markets, and inequality; 2) Law and society; 3) Political economy; 4) Identity, place, and migration; and 5) Demographic change. Fellows will be paired with UW-Madison faculty mentors with expertise in the appropriate topic. In addition to conducting research that will lead to scholarly publications, fellows will be expected to present their work in CREECA’s lecture series, to participate actively in the intellectual life of the Center, and to participate in a social science workshop for US and Russian scholars that will take place in summer 2018 (dates TBD).

Eligibility: Applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent degree, such as the kandidat) in hand prior to September 2017, and they must have received the degree no earlier than January 1, 2012. Applicants who have not yet obtained their degree but plan to do so prior to September 2017 must furnish evidence (e.g. in their letters of reference) that they are well on track to have the degree in hand by that date. Doctoral candidates and those holding PhDs or other doctoral degrees from UW-Madison are ineligible.

Base rate (twelve-month salary): $65,000. Fellows will also receive a modest stipend for travel to academic conferences. The fellowship covers and basic health insurance for all fellows. Fellows must be prepared to cover their travel expenses to arrive in Madison for the fellowship.

All applicants are required to submit the following materials:

1) A cover letter. The letter should describe the research the applicant will conduct during the fellowship (including topic, data and methodology, and expected output by the end of the fellowship period), should indicate which topic area(s) of the five listed above the project falls under, and should identify a UW faculty member who would be an appropriate mentor for the applicant;
2) A current curriculum vitae;
3) An article-length writing sample;
4) Three confidential letters of recommendation from faculty members who can evaluate the applicant’s work and proposal.

Applicants should combine the first three items listed above into a single PDF, name the file using the convention “Applicant’s Last Name _CCNY Postdoc application” and email the PDF as an attachment to: russiaproject@creeca.wisc.edu

The three letters of recommendation should come either directly from the recommenders or from a dossier service. They should not be submitted by the applicant. Recommenders should submit the letters as email attachments to: russiaproject@creeca.wisc.edu

If necessary, materials may be sent in hard copy to:

Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA)
Attention: Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition
210 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706-1397, USA

We especially encourage applications from Russia-based scholars, particularly those from regions outside Moscow. Cover letters, CVs, and writing samples must be submitted in English. (Letters of recommendation may be in English or Russian.)

Deadline: for full consideration, all materials must be received by March 15, 2017.

Questions may be addressed to Kristin Edwards at russiaproject@creeca.wisc.edu

Funding Opportunity: DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program (Johns Hopkins U.)

Deadline for Applications: February 28, 2017

Title: DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program
Sponsor: American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) – Johns Hopkins University
Amount: $4,725/month; 2 months

Description: The DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program, funded by a generous grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), is designed to bring scholars and specialists working on Germany, Europe, and/or transatlantic relations to AICGS for research stays of two consecutive months each. Fellowships include a monthly stipend of up to $4,725, depending on the seniority of the applicant; transportation to and from Washington; and office space at the Institute.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by February 28. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application. 

More Info: http://www.aicgs.org/employment/daad-aicgs-research-fellowship/

Funding Opportunity: Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language Study (Istanbul, Turkey)

Deadline for Applications: February 06, 2017

Title: Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language Study in Istanbul, Turkey
Sponsor: American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT)
Amount: Unspecified

Description: For summer 2017, the American Research Institute in Turkey will offer approximately 15 fellowships for advanced students for participation in the summer program in intensive advanced Turkish language at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. This intensive program offers the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by February 6. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/ARITSummerLanguageProgram.html

Funding Opportunity: Prins Foundation Postdoc. & Early Career Fellowship for Emigrating Scholars (Center for Jewish History)

Deadline for Applications: February 10, 2017

The Center for Jewish History offers research fellowships that provide access to the collections of the Center’s partners – American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

While in residence at the Center, fellows participate in a lively academic community, engaging and producing new scholarship in Jewish studies and other fields.

The ten-month Prins Foundation Postdoctoral and Early Career Fellowship for Emigrating Scholars is open to recent PhDs from outside North America and Israel and entails a stipend of up to $35,000.

The application deadline is February 10, 2017. Full application guidelines are posted at fellowships.cjh.org.

Funding Opportunity: Peace Fellowship Application (Rotary)

Deadline for Applications: May 31, 2017

Peace Fellowship Application

Each year, Rotary funds some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to study at Rotary Peace Centers. Through training, study, and practice, Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders and catalysts for peace and conflict resolution; many go on to careers in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.

Applications for the 2018-19 Rotary Peace Fellowship program are now being accepted. The deadline for applicants to submit applications to their district is 31 May. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.

Eligibility requirements

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Our fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace.

Applicants must also meet the following requirements:

  • Proficiency in English; proficiency in a second language is strongly recommended
  • Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Master’s degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor’s degree
  • Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Funding Opportunity: Russian Studies Workshop Summer Russian Study Fellowship (Indiana U.)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2017

The Russian Studies Workshop (RSW) at Indiana University (IU) is offering $6500 to cover tuition/mandatory fees (approximately $3000), and living costs to eligible students who enroll in a 6-credit graduate Russian course in the IU Summer Language Workshop (SLW) during the Summer 2017 session.

Eligibility:  Students who: 1) are entering a PhD program in a social science discipline at a US university in Fall 2017; and 2) intend to study Russian at any level in SLW from June 5 to July 28, 2017.

Deadline for submission for all materials: March 15, 2017

Application instructions:

  1. Submit an application to the IU Summer Language Workshop: http://bit.ly/2jnxwiC
  2. Submit the following items by email to Mark Trotter at martrott@indiana.edu with “Russian Studies Workshop Summer Russian Study Fellowship application” in the subject line:
    • A 400-750 word personal statement that outlines the role of Russian language in your research and training program.*
    • A list of two or three recommenders (see item 4 below) with their titles, affiliations, and email addresses.
  3. Send all official transcripts* of undergraduate and graduate study to:Mark Trotter
    Attn.: Russian Studies Workshop Summer Russian Study Fellowship
    Russian and East European Institute
    School of Global and International Studies
    330 North Jordan Ave
    Bloomington, IN 47405
  4. Arrange for two to three letters of recommendation:

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Funding Opportunity: 2017-2018 Research Fellowships in Ukrainian Studies (Harvard U.)

Deadline for Applications: January 16, 2017

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The Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute is now accepting applications for its 2017-2018 Research Fellowships in Ukrainian Studies. 

Deadline: January 16, 2017 
Application: Online

HURI’s fellowship program supports distinguished scholars from around the world to carry out research in residence on topics pertaining to Ukrainian Studies. While at HURI, they can connect with experts and make use of the resources at Harvard University, including its vast library collections.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, the following fellowships are offered:

  • The Jaroslaw and Nadia Mihaychuk Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
  • The Eugene and Daymel Shklar Research Fellowships (mid-career)
  • The Ukrainian Studies Fund Research Fellowships (mid-career)

Fellows receive a stipend ($3,300 per month) to assist with the cost of housing, health insurance, and living expenses. The fellowships also provide direct roundtrip travel to Harvard University.

Eligibility: Individuals must have demonstrated a commitment to Ukrainian Studies and hold a doctorate in history, literature, philology, culture, or a related area of study in the humanities and social sciences fields. Proposals for projects lasting three to nine months are considered.

Read about the 2016-2017 fellows here.

Scholarship: Funding for Int’l Business & STEM Internships in Russia (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2017

American Councils is pleased to announce a new scholarship to support U.S. undergraduate and graduate students participating in business, innovation, and STEM internships in Russia.

The Business, Technology, and Innovation Scholarship supports U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who seek to participate in one of two American Councils internship programs in Russia:

Scholarship Awards
Business, Technology, and Innovation Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, academic merit, and program compatibility; awards range from $3,000 to $5,000.

Eligibility
U.S. undergraduate and graduate students in business or STEM fields are eligible to apply for American Councils Business, Technology, and Innovation Scholarships. Applicants must be admitted to either OPIT or BRLI to receive funding. No prior study of Russian is required to participate in OPIT.

Application & Questions
Interested students should submit an online application to either program by February 15th for summer OPIT or BRLI, or by March 15th for fall BRLI. Please direct any questions regarding the application process to the AC Study Abroad Team (phone: 202-833-7522; email:outbound@americancouncils.org).

Graduate Program: Interdisciplinary M.A. in Russian and Slavic Studies (NYU)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2017

Thanks to the Stephen Cohen fellowship, NYU hopes to offer funding (up to full tuition) to their best candidates. To be considered for this and other NYU scholarships, applications must be submitted by Feb. 15, 2017.

The department offers an interdisciplinary M.A. in Russian and Slavic studies, a program that allows students to take Russia-related courses in departments across NYU. In addition to the departmental curriculum’s particular strengths in literature and film, the course of study can encompass a wide variety of specializations, from history and anthropology to politics, music, linguistics, and performance studies. With its focus on interdisciplinarity and comparative methodologies, the program can serve as excellent preparation for graduate study at the Ph.D. level. It also provides a thorough grounding in the Russia field for terminal M.A. students who choose to pursue a career in this area. Finally, students can take advantage of the events and other intellectual opportunities offered by NYU’s Jordan Center for Russian Studies: http://jordanrussiacenter.org/

For more information about the different MA programs, visit http://www.russianslavic.as.nyu.edu/page/grad_programs or contact rossen.djagalov@nyu.edu.