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:

Full job announcement and how to apply:

Contact: Silje Susanne Alvestad, (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

PhD Fellow in Linguistics – Keyword/Keymorph Analysis of Russian and Norwegian News Media

Questions can be sent to Laura A. Janda at

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:

Prof. Dev. : Russian Military Executive Education Course

Deadline: June 1, 2020

The Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies ( 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:

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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Grad Program: Master’s by Research in Russian and Czech, Online Option (University of Bristol)

Deadline: August 2, 2020 (Fall 2020); December 2, 2020 (Spring 2021)

The University of Bristol offers a one-year Master’s by Research (MPhil) in Russian and Czech for both on-campus students and distance learners. This is a research programme, meaning there are no taught classes, and the student will write a 25,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice under the supervision of the faculty. It is a good option for a motivated student who already has a research topic in mind, and wants to gain research experience before applying for PhD programmes.

Our faculty have research experience in Russian literature from the 18C to the present, 19C/early 20C Russian intellectual history, cinema, visual culture, the cultural history of the Soviet Union, gender studies, Russian Orthodox culture, the medical humanities, and Czech literature from the 19C to the present.

For more information, see here:

MA Program in Moscow for English Speakers

Deadline: July 26, 2020

SummaryMandatory modules in following fields: Methodology of Cultural Studies, Visual Studies, Russian Culture;variable modules in following fields (depending on primary areas of students’ research interests): Russian as Foreign Language, Fashion, Media, Cinema, Management of Cultural Projects.
LanguagesEnglish + Russian
Who can apply4-year bachelors (240 credit points ECTS) or 3-year bachelors (180 credit points ECTS) if degree was given by one of the top-300 universities (
Entrance examinationFor the admission on a fee-paying basis, you have to submit on time (till 7.26.2020) a set of documents in accordance with requirements and pass a free-form interview in the Russian or/and the English languages.
Tuition Feesapprox. 3500 $ per year (full time studies) or approx. 1400 $ per year (part-time studies), depending on an exchange rate at the date of paymentView also: .
Duration of Program2 years if full time studies and 2,5 years if part time studies

Grad. Program: Russia and Europe: Linguistic and Cultural Interaction

Exam date: July 29-30, 2020

International English-speaking MA program for students from all over the world – “Russia and Europe: Linguistic and Cultural Interaction”. The program is appropriate for those who would like to gain the experience of studying and living in Russia (Moscow) but do not have enough knowledge of the Russian language. So, they would like to combine the education in the field of studies of the actual Russian culture and the methodology of its research as well as international cultural relations with intense study of the Russian language. 

The full information about the program in English is here:; in Russian: 

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Grad Program/Scholarships for Russian Language (University of Verona)

Deadline: March 31, 2020

At the University of Verona students can follow courses in English,
German, French, Spanish and RUSSIAN in an International Master’s
Degree Programme in Comparative European and non-European Languages
and Literatures.

The 2 scholarships are meant for non-EU citizens holding a foreign
academic degree and living outside the European union.

Applicants are asked to declare two languages (and their corresponding
literatures) they would like to study in Verona, and motivate their

The deadline is on March 31st, 2020.

The full call for application for pre-admission and information on the
requirements for admission and evaluation criteria are to be found at
this link: