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Funding: Call for Proposal on Partnership Grants (US Embassy, KZ)

Deadline for Submissions: November 12, 2018

U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnership Coaching Program

Call for Proposals FOR Partnership Grants

Purpose of Grants: Funded by the U.S. Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan, five grants will be awarded to U.S. universities to establish partnerships between faculty and administrators at U.S. and Kazakhstani universities or advance current U.S. and Kazakhstani collaborations in higher education. Administered by American Councils for International Education, the grants will support direct travel, honoraria, materials, and conference fees for faculty or administrators in the U.S. and Kazakhstan. Grants are intended to support institutional capacity building, professional development for administrators, joint curriculum and co-curriculum, joint faculty research, student exchanges, and other new areas of collaboration. Proposals that support international student tuition or faculty salaries will not be eligible. Continue reading

Study Abroad: Russian Language Programs (American Home)

Deadline for Applications: Varies by Program – January 20, 2019; March 1, 2019

American Home is offering multiple programs for travel and study abroad in Russia with applications open now.

1) Vanderbilt University’s Maymester in Russia – Application Deadline January 20, 2019 (https://as.vanderbilt.edu/german/undergraduate/russian/Maymester-2018.pdf)

The program includes community service, lectures on topics being explored by student-participants (politics, economics, sociology, culture, history, art, etc.), Russian language lessons, interaction with Russian university students, excursions to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and provincial towns, home stays, and opportunities for reflection.

2) Intensive Russian Program – Applications Accepted All Year (www.serendipity-russia.com/studyrussian.html)

Approximate program fee: one-to-one instruction group instruction (2-5+ people, 15-35% discount)

Four weeks $3,651 $2,994 – 2,254

Six weeks $5,009 $4,133 – 3,044

Eight weeks $6,367 $5,272 – 3,834

Longer and shorter programs, from one week to a year, are also possible.

The benefits of the American Home’s long-standing Intensive Russian Program – the main program offers one-to-one instruction to each participant – are provided to group participants:

+ experienced faculty specializing in teaching Russian to non-native speakers;

+ program and schedule customized to the needs of each group of students;

+ study from one week to one year;

+ individual home-stay with a Russian family;

+ “Russian friend-conversation partner” program;

+ on-site administrative support;

+ well-equipped classrooms in a comfortable, home-like, atmosphere;

+ excursions in Vladimir and to Suzdal (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and Bogoliubovo;

+ opportunities to meet and socialize with some of the more than 400 Russians participating in the American Home English Program and others;

+ opportunities to participate in a variety of activities—for example, volunteering at an orphanage

3) American English Program Teaching Positions – Application Deadline March 1, 2019 (www.serendipity-russia.com/teach.html)

Program benefits: small stipend, room and board with a Russian family, three hours per week of one-to-one Russian lessons, teacher training and lesson planning assistance, a pleasant, well-equipped, and organized teaching environment.

Teacher obligations: Plan and teach four (possibly 5) 1½ hour classes that meet twice a week, hold office hours, present a brief “Saturday lecture” on any aspect of American culture, airfare to Moscow, visa fee, obtain TESOL certification.

Study Abroad: Eurasian Regional Language Program (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2018

American Councils is currently accepting applications for its summer 2018 Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP).  The application deadline is February 15, and applications can be submitted here.

About the Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)

The American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, working professionals, and scholars intensive individualized instruction in the languages of Eurasia. Participants may choose to study one of 16 regional languages:

Armenian, Azeri, Bashkir, Buryat, Chechen, Dari, Farsi, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Pashto, Romanian, Tatar, Ukrainian, Uzbek, or Yakut

PROGRAM DATES, Summer 2018

June 6 – August 9, 2018

KEY FEATURES

  • Expert university faculty with a unique understanding of U.S. students and American academic culture;
  • Classrooms of only 1 to 5 participants to maximize individual attention to each learner’s needs;
  • 15-20 hours per week of in-class target language instruction in grammar, conversation, culture and area studies;
  • U.S. academic credit for coursework in the target language;
  • Home-stay housing with carefully vetted host families;
  • Conversation partners who assist U.S. students with language learning and help them find a niche in their host-country communities;
  • Weekly cultural activities that go beyond typical tourist destinations and offer students new insights into the host country life and culture;
  • Comprehensive pre-departure orientation as well as on-site orientation in each host city;
  • An active and extensive alumni network that includes international business consultants, professional translators, area-studies experts, and journalists reporting from the region.

COST

Program cost includes tuition, room and board, cultural activities, visa support, comprehensive overseas insurance, 24/7 emergency support, pre-departure orientation, and academic credit through Bryn Mawr College.

FINANCIAL AID

Students admitted to American Councils programs are eligible to receive financial support from a wide range of sources, including the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII), Boren, Gilman, FLAS, and the American Councils Study Abroad Scholarship Fund.

Additionally, American Councils is pleased to offer special funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Fellowship of $4000 is available to overseas Persian language students in Dushanbe, Tajikistan during the Summer 2018 session. Please see the program website for more information.

QUESTIONS?

For program applications and detailed information, please visit the program website or send an email. American Councils staff will also be glad to speak with you and can be reached at 202-833-7522.

Academic Job: Russian Teaching Positions-Summer Lang. Workshop (Indiana U.)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

RUSSIAN TEACHING POSITIONS AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY SUMMER LANGUAGE WORKSHOP

The Indiana University Summer Language Workshop invites applications from teachers of Russian as a foreign language to fill anticipated openings in its eight-week program of intensive Russian instruction that will run June 5-July 28, 2017. Positions for comprehensive classes (4 skills plus grammar/lexicon) at introductory through advanced levels, as well as for specialized classes in phonetics, listening comprehension, and speaking may be available. Minimal qualifications:

–Master’s degree (or equivalent) or current enrollment in graduate study
–Experience and interest in proficiency-oriented Russian language instruction
–Willingness to contribute to extensive supplementary cultural program
–Current legal authorization to work in the United States (US citizenship, US permanent resident status, or possession of appropriate US visa)

Applicants should submit the following items by email to swseel@indiana.edu with “Application for Russian teaching position” in the subject line:

–letter of interest
–CV or resume
–list of three references with contact information

For more information on the Summer Language Workshop: http://www.indiana.edu/~swseel/

Funding Opportunity: Library of Congress Mellon Fellowship (CLIR)

Deadline for Applications: February 28, 2017

Call for Applications: CLIR/Library of Congress Mellon Fellowship

Maximum award: $31,000
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Duration: 9-12 months
Location: Washington, DC

Fellowship Overview:

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is offering one fellowship award to support original source dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences at the Preservation Research and Testing Division of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The fellowship is offered as part of CLIR’s long-established Mellon Fellowship program and is generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

The total award ranges from $23,500 to $31,000, depending on the length of the project. Fellows must begin their research between June 1 and September 1, 2017 and end within 12 months of commencing.

Information about the Preservation Research and Testing Division is available on the Library of Congress website:http://www.loc.gov/preserv/rt/. The full fellowship description, including instructions for submitting an application can be found on CLIR’s website: http://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon/preservation.html. Continue reading

CFP: European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Submissions: January 20, 2017

European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Undergraduate Research Symposium (formerly “Europe: East and West”) is an annual event since 2002 designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or other countries of the former Soviet Union. The Symposium is held on the University of Pittsburgh-Oakland campus.

After the initial submission of papers, selected participants are grouped into panels according to their research topics.  The participants then give 10- to 15-minute presentations based on their research to a panel of faculty and graduate students. The presentations are open to the public.

2017 Dates:

  • Students submit an application that includes a 250-300 word abstract and a draft of their entire paper by January 20, 2017.
  • Selected students notified by February 2017.
  • Final revised papers due by March 17, 2017.
  • Presentations made at the Symposium on April 7, 2017. View the 2016 program.

Please email gbpeirce@pitt.edu or visit the website here for more information.

Academic Program: M.A. and Ph.D. Program in Literature and Slavic Linguistics (Univ. of Washington)

Deadline for Application: December 15, 2016

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, 2017.

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

We offer our top applicant a three-year initial funding package (1 year of tuition/fee waiver and a generous stipend, plus two years of TAships/RAships).

Our department teaches a rich variety of Slavic languages, including Russian, Polish, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Slovenian, and occasionally Bulgarian, Czech, Ukrainian, and Rumanian. A selective list of our faculty’s concentrations includes Russian, Czech and former Yugoslav Literature and Film; Post-Soviet, Russian-Jewish, and General Cultural Studies (including Visual Arts, Gender, Ethnicity, Nationalism, Philosophy, Disability, Death & Dying, Critical Animal Studies and Religion); Diachronic and Synchronic Linguistics (including syntax, semantics and pragmatics in a cross-cultural perspective). We invite you to consult http://depts.washington.edu/slavweb/people/faculty-staff/ for a list of our faculty and their research interests.

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Scholarship: $25,000 Fellowships (Center for Engaged Scholarship)

 Deadline for Application: December 15, 2016

The Center for Engaged Scholarship (CES) is pleased to announce that the application process for this year’s fellowship awards is now available.  We are planning to award at least five fellowships of $25,000 each for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Our dissertation fellowships are for Ph.D. students in the social sciences whose work is of high quality and that has the potential to contribute to making U.S. society less unequal, more democratic, and more environmentally sustainable. The CES fellowship is intended for Ph.D. students writing their dissertations in academic departments and programs in the social sciences, including history, and social science-focused interdisciplinary programs; we will not accept applications this time from students in education, public health and social work programs.

We have a three-stage review of our fellowship applications to make sure that our awardees are doing excellent social science.  Last year’s finalists were evaluated by eleven different people and over one hundred and fifty social science academics were involved in this review process.

To view the inaugural class of CES Fellows and their projects, click here.

For more information about the fellowship program, click here.

Prof. Devel.: Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (Ohio State Univ.)

June 19 – July 14 2017

The Hilandar Research Library (HRL), the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies (RCMSS), and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures (DSEELC) at The Ohio State University host a biennial four-week intensive Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (MSSI) for qualified graduate students in Columbus, Ohio.

Participants work with original Cyrillic manuscripts dating to the 15th-19th centuries in the HRL collection. Manuscript material on microform from the Hilandar Research Library’s extensive holdings forms a large part of the lectures and exercises. The Institute includes two courses: Practical Slavic Paleography and Readings in Church Slavonic as the Medieval Slavic Workshop (Slavic 8741). There is also a program of lectures on related topics, and other activities. All lectures are in English.

Applicants must be graduate students with a BA degree and with a reading knowledge of Cyrillic and of at least one Slavic language. Preference is given to applicants with reading knowledge of Old Church Slavonic or some other pre-modern Slavic language.

The Hilandar Research Library, the largest repository of medieval Slavic Cyrillic texts on microform in the world, includes holdings from over 100 monastic, private, museum, and library collections of twenty-three countries. There are over 6000 Cyrillic manuscripts on microform in the HRL, as well as over 1000 Cyrillic early pre-1800 printed books on microform. The holdings range from the eleventh to twentieth centuries, with a particularly strong collection of manuscripts from the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries. About half of the manuscripts are East Slavic, with much of the remainder South Slavic in provenience.

Details and application here: http://rcmss.osu.edu/mssi

Conference: Russian Documentary Film Festival (NYC)

See email below:

“Dear colleagues,

I would like to inform you about the 9th annual Russian documentary film festival in New York, RusDocFilmFest-3W, which will take place in Manhattan and Brooklyn on October 7-9, 2016. The festival will be at the Anthology Film Archives (32 2nd Avenue, Manhattan), Downtown Community TV Center (DCTV, 87 Lafayette St., Manhattan), and Brooklyn Public Library (10 Grand Army Plaza). – www.rusdocfilmfest.org
There are over 25 documentaries made by filmmakers from Armenia, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, and the U.S. Some screenings will have a Q&A session. Most screenings will be American premieres, and all films will have English subtitles.

I would like to recommend some screenings to you. First, the program “Remembering the Holocaust in the XXI Century,” which includes several films, among them the documentary Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today made by famous American film-director Stuart Schulberg (with Pare Lorentz, “FDR’s filmmaker”) in 1947/48. This documentary was screened in the U.S. for the first time only in 2010. The film will be performed at the festival Opening Event on October 7, 2016, at 7:00 pm. Another documentary in this program – The Bunins’ Alleys — tells about the first Russian Nobel laureate Ivan Bunin and his wife during the Second World War in occupied France.

In addition, famous director Marina Razbezhkina will show her documentary Optical Axis. The film was made in an unusual genre of allusion: modern reality is created in the discourse of old photographs made by Russian photographer Maxim Dmitriev in 1913.
Another documentary from Razbezhkina’s school is Chechen by Beata Bubenets (Ukraine). Accented in a socio-political way, the film-director creates a subtle and precise psychological portrait of a Maidan “foot soldier”, setting him against the historical cataclysms his society is undergoing. This film was awarded at Artdocfest-2015 – “Best Feature-Length Film”, film festival ‘Stalker’ – “Best Art-Film”, as well as The National Award “Laurus” – “Best Art-Film”. The festival will also show a special program for students –“At the Crossroads” – a program of debuts by newly graduated film-directors (Moscow and Saint-Petersburg).

The organizer of the festival, The New Review/ Noviy Zhurnal, the oldest Russian Émigré literary journal in the U.S., will also arrange presentations by The Zimin Foundation, (formerly The Dynasty Foundation), and The Boris Yeltsin Center at Hunter College on October 7 at 4 pm.
For additional information please visit the festival website: www.rusdocfilmfest.org or email rusdocfilmfest@gmail.com.

Also, somebody had inquired about the possibility of buying DVDs of the documentary about Grossman from the festival in 2014 (film titled “I Understood That I Had Died”). I’ve connected with the film-director and will have the Grossman DVDs available at the end of the September. Please connect with me out of list: adamovitchm@gmail.com.

Marina Adamovitch
Editor-in-Chief
The New Review”