Viadrina International Program for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers

Deadline: November 1, 2020

The Viadrina International Program – for Graduates (VIP) as a funding program for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers has funds for 2021.The program is funded by the European University Viadrina and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The VIP aims to support the international networking of doctoral candidates and their stronger involvement in international research contexts and discourses.

International doctoral candidates may apply for research stays in 2021 at the European University Viadrina to get familiarize with the research environment at the Viadrina. These fellowships allow international doctoral candidates to get in touch with Viadrina professors for research co-operations or potential doctoral opportunities (e.g. joint degrees and cotutelle agreements). International doctoral candidates may apply for the following funding line:

•             Fellowships for research stays at the European University Viadrina (max. 3 months)

The application deadline is November 1, 2020 (23:59 pm CET).

For detailed information please see the individual calls on the website of the VIP.

PhD Fellowship, Center for Peace Studies (Arctic University of Norway)

Deadline: September 16, 2020

Apply for this job at this URL:
https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/190468/phd-fellow-in-peace-studies

Announcing A PhD fellow position available at the Centre for Peace Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Social Science and Education for applicants interested in obtaining the degree of Philosophiae Doctor in Critical Peace and Conflict Studies. The fellowship is connected to the THREAT-DEFUSER project in addition to being being affiliated to the UiT research groups PEACE, and War and Peace Dynamics.

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Grad Program: PhD Fellow in Linguistics– Keyword/Keymorph Analysis of Russian and Norwegian News Media (The Arctic University of Norway)

Deadline: September 30, 2020

A PhD position in Linguistics is available at the Department of Language and Culture (ISK)Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (HSL). The position is part of the THREAT-DEFUSER project which explores the role of “soft” information strategies propagated through mass and social media that can be used in hybrid warfare. We investigate Norwegian perceptions of Russia, as well as Russian perceptions of Norway, in the context of Norwegian national security.

The position is affiliated with both the CLEAR (Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian) and Sami language technology (Giellatekno) research groups.

ISK offers one-year programmes, as well as full Bachelor and Master programmes in the following fields: General linguistics, literature, art history, media and documentation studies, English, Kven, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian, Sami, Spanish, and German. It also offers PhD programmes in linguistics, cultural/literary studies, art history, as well as media and documentation studies.

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Grad Program: PhD in Russian Linguistics – Language of perceived threats in Russian Media (The Arctic University of Norway)

Deadline: September 30, 2020

 The position

A PhD position is available at the Department of Language and Culture (ISK) which belongs to the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (HSL). The position is part of the THREAT-DEFUSER project which explores the role of “soft” information strategies propagated through mass and social media that can be used in hybrid warfare. We investigate Norwegian perceptions of Russia, as well as Russian perceptions of Norway, in the context of Norwegian national security.

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Acad. Job: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Language of Fake News (University of Oslo)

Deadline: September 1, 2020


A 2,5-year postdoctoral research fellowship in linguistics within the “Fakespeak – The language of fake news” project is available at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages at the University of Oslo.

The successful candidate will have competence within one or more of the following sub-disciplines: Corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, general linguistics, English language and linguistics, Russian language and linguistics. 

About the Fakespeak project: 

https://www.hf.uio.no/ilos/english/research/projects/fakespeak/index.html

Full job announcement and how to apply:

https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/188582/postdoctoral-research-fellowship-within-fakespeak

Contact: Silje Susanne Alvestad, s.s.alvestad@ilos.uio.no (Project Manager/Postdoctoral research fellow)

PhD Positions for Linguistic Analysis of Russian Media (Arctic University of Norway)

Deadline: September 30, 2020

Announcing two fully-funded PhD positions for linguistic analysis of Russian news media, with secondary focus on media in English, Norwegian, and/or North Saami.

Please use the links below to find the complete announcements and to apply for these positions.

PhD in Russian Linguistics – Language of perceived threats in Russian Media
https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/185277/phd-in-russian-linguistics-language-of-perceived-threats-in-russian-media

PhD Fellow in Linguistics – Keyword/Keymorph Analysis of Russian and Norwegian News Media
https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/186159/phd-fellow-in-linguistics-keyword-keymorph-analysis-of-russian-and-norwegian-news-media

Questions can be sent to Laura A. Janda at laura.janda@uit.no

Grad. Program: Transsectoral Lab: (Post-)Migration. (Dis-)Integrative Encounters (Online)

Deadline: July 6, 2020

Transsectoral Lab: (Post-)Migration. (Dis-)Integrative Encounters

Frankfurt (Oder), 17 – 30 August 2020

Viadrinicum is an annual summer school devoted to the countries of the Eastern Partnership, and the larger context of Central and Eastern Europe. This year‘s edition is designed as a digital transsectoral lab on (post-)migration, aiming to tackle the notion of (post-)migrant society from multiple theoretical and methodological angles. With the help of online academic seminars the school will allow its participants to deepen theoretical insights into the topics of (post-)migration, convivial diversity and multilocal belonging. Besides that, the participants will be able to enhance their practical and methodological skills in the framework of several project-oriented workshops, organised in the respective countries of their residence with the help of local partners.

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Grad Program: Research and PhD Program in Economics (Higher School of Economics, Moscow)

MSc Research program starts with  a 2-year program of coursework consisting of core courses in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics, followed by elective field courses, which leads to the MSc in economics degree. International students are admitted to the program based on their educational background, quantitative skills and research motivation, proven by their application credentials. 

Candidates who complete the MSc at a high level, pass qualification exams (for Russian citizens only) and find themselves a research advisor are admitted into the 3-year PhD programme of supervised independent research. All candidates are approved by the Academic Council of the Doctoral School in Economics.

The Faculty of Economic Sciences of National Research University Higher School of Economics employs research-active economists who conduct research in a variety of international labs and research centers. Hence the Faculty of Economic Sciences offers supervision in many areas of economics and finance.  Target audience are Russian and non-Russian students who have a strong mathematical background and are interested in economic research, both academic and applied.

More info here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1q2YUTlqV4yT4F-aPiTgegwCA9GiN2nonujfAyFj6eNk/edit

Prof. Dev. : Russian Military Executive Education Course

Deadline: June 1, 2020

The Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (https://www.csis.org/) in Washington D.C. has an executive education program CSIS designed for scholars with a background in Russian studies to develop new skills and expertise in analyzing Russian military affairs.

This executive education program is taking place on July 20 – 24, 2020 and is free to participants accepted into the program. CSIS is accepting applications through June 1, 2020 but the earlier applications come in, the better. Full details are on the course website: https://www.csis.org/programs/executive-education/current-programs/understanding-russian-military-today

Please Note: although the program is designed to be held in Washington, it will be conducted remotely if pandemic conditions do not allow on-site operations.

Funding: American Councils Title VIII Research Programs

Deadline: October 1, 2020

Attention U.S. scholars and graduate students:

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce the opening of a new competition cycle for its 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.

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