Category Archives: Graduate Programs

Graduate programs, both domestic and abroad.

Graduate Program: Slavic Dept. (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for application: January 15, 2018

The University of Pittsburgh Slavic Department invites applications to its graduate program, which provides a full range of courses, with particular strengths in the study of contemporary Russian culture, Russian/Soviet cinema, and Russian literature.  Their program has supported dissertations in such diverse areas as contemporary Russian prose, Soviet postmodern culture, Thaw cinema, 1930s-40s Soviet civic poetry, prison culture of the Belomor Canal, post-Soviet philosophy, the Soviet anekdot, and Stagnation-era television serials.  Financial aid (both non-teaching fellowships and teaching assistantships) is available to qualified applicants. Applications will be accepted until Monday, 15 January 2018 and must be submitted electronically.  For more information, see online.

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Graduate Program: MA in REEES (UT)

Deadline for application: January 5, 2018

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies is a two-year multidisciplinary program that offers advanced training for those qualified students who seek an integrated knowledge of the language, history, society and culture of the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Eurasia. This graduate degree offers the opportunity to create an individually tailored program. Upon graduation, students will have an extensive understanding of the country or countries of specialization, including a working knowledge of one of the region’s languages. The program primarily serves students preparing for professional careers and those seeking an M.A. before pursuing a professional career trajectory or Ph.D. in a particular discipline.

This region of the world covers over one-sixth of the globe and comprises countries, which differ enormously in language, ethnicity, religion, culture, political history and economic development. Since the mid-1980s, the process of reform, collapse and reconstruction in the region has led to a heightened interest in the area and the need for serious and scholarly understanding of the region. It is the mission of the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies to facilitate such understanding.

The M.A. program offers either a thesis or report option. Click here for more information about degree requirements.

Graduate Program: MA in Russian Studies (U of Colorado)

Deadline for applications: January 10, 2018

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Colorado, Boulder invites applications for its interdisciplinary MA program in Russian Studies. This year the University of Colorado will have a few TAships (with tuition remission and stipend) available, and they also offer other forms of financial aid, including partial scholarships. Applicants should submit their materials online by 10 January, 2018.

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Graduate Program: Critical European Culture Studies (U of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for application: January 5, 2018

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking two students for graduate positions in the program in Critical European Culture Studies. This elite program offers a unique opportunity to study the cultural questions of Europeanization in an interdisciplinary setting. It prepares students for a broad profile of academic and non-academic careers.

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Academic Job: Visiting Humanities Fellow (DePaul)

Deadline for application: January 26, 2018

External Faculty Fellowships: Visiting Humanities Fellows. All applicants must have a Ph.D., and research projects must be in the humanities. International applications will be considered. Fellowships may run from September 2018 to June 2019, or from January 2019 to June 2019. During their tenure, Visiting Fellows are required to make an intellectual contribution to the DePaul community and participate in the programming and activities of the DHC and the university.

DePaul University is especially interested in applications that involve a project around the theme of “Filth,” broadly construed. All applications regardless of topic will be considered, but preference will be given to applicants that draw connections between their proposed project and the 2018-19 DHC theme, “Filth.” NB: The DHC will be hosting events that include, e.g., investigations of environmental ethics, LGBTQ identity, race, pornography, drug usage, radioactivity, etc.​ They are interested, that is, in interdisciplinary, creative, innovative projects that take up the topic.

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Academic Job: Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Davis Center (Harvard)

Deadline for applications: January 10, 2018

2018–2019 Postdoctoral Fellowships

Online info session will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 12 p.m. EST. Register by writing to dcpdoc@fas.harvard.edu.

The Davis Center Fellows Program offers comprehensive research, training, and professional development opportunities for scholars advancing their careers within the social sciences and humanities. Fellows pursue their research with support from an interdisciplinary community of experts, and with access to world-class resources. The program provides scholars with experiences and connections that endure well beyond their fellowship year.

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Graduate Programs: Slavic Language and Literature (U. of Washington)

Deadline for applications: December 15, 2017

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Washington invites applications to its M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Literature and Slavic Linguistics starting in Fall, 2018.

UW seeks students who have had at least four years of Russian language training and other related coursework (although those with less will still be considered). They also welcome applicants who have completed an M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures (or related fields). Please note they require a Skype interview, conducted partly in the relevant language, as part of the application process.

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Graduate Programs: Russian Literature and Linguistics (Kansas University)

Deadline for applications: January 1, 2018

The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at the University of Kansas invites applications for its MA and PhD Programs.

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

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Graduate Program: Masters in Economics, Statistics, and Finance (HSE)

Deadline for Applications: February 28, 2018

Moscow-based Faculty of Economic Sciences at the Higher School of Economics invites highly motivated international students who excel in mathematics to apply to do master studies in economics, statistics and finance. If you have any student who is interested to study in Russia please advise them to look at the faculty of economic sciences at the Higher School of Economics (HSE) located in Moscow, Russia.

Deadline for full scholarship application is February 28, 2018

Graduate study at HSE in Moscow provides students with dual degrees opportunities, career development, and employment opportunities.

Affordable and safe dormitories are provided for all enrolled students.

HSE offer two master’s programs are taught in English:

– ICEF’s Financial Economics, taught in cooperation with University of London (London School of Economics and Political Science), and
– Strategic Corporate Finance program

To study in these programs students do not need Russian language. They need to have strong quantitative skills, solid mathematics background, be interested in finance and economics, and be willing to study in Moscow. Continue reading

Funding: American Overseas Fellowship (CAORC)

Deadline for application: January 31, 2018

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) is pleased to announce the National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program! This fellowship supports advanced research in the humanities for U.S. postdoctoral scholars, and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in the US for three or more years.

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