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Funding Opportunity: Home and Abroad Scholarships (SRAS)

Deadline for Applications: May 25, 2016

Home and Abroad Scholarships
$5,000 – $10,000
– Develop Your Language Skills, Boost Your Career –

SRAS’s Home and Abroad Scholarship program combines intensive language study with a generous scholarship and a resume-building internship. Designed for maximum flexibility, this program will help support and nurture student interests in fields as diverse as journalism, economics, history, and art.

The scholarship will apply $5000 to a semester of Russian as a Second Language in select SRAS locations. Students begin their intensive internship from home and continue it while abroad. Students who complete a full semester abroad can elect to continue their studies for an optional second semester, with up to an additional $5000 applied to any SRAS program.

– Dates –

June 1 – December 18
Apply by May 25 
Internship from Home Begins: June 1
Program Abroad Begins: September 5

Nov 1 – May 17
Apply by Oct 15 
Internship from Home Begins: November 1
Program Abroad Begins: February 1

For more information and to apply online, visit their website here.

Funding Opportunity: Linguistics Research (National Science Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: June 24, 2016

Title: Linguistics (PD 98-1311)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Amount: Unspecified

Description: The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology. The program encourages projects that are interdisciplinary in methodological or theoretical perspective, and that address questions that cross disciplinary boundaries, such as (but not limited to): 1) What are the psychological processes involved in the production, perception, and comprehension of language? 2) Whatare the computational properties of language and/or the language processor that make fluent production, incremental comprehension, or rapid learning possible? 3) How do the acoustic and physiological properties of speech inform our theories of language and/or language processing? 4) What role does human neurobiology play in shaping the various components of our linguistic capacities? 5) How does language develop in children? and 6) What social and cultural factors underlie language variation and change? 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher ( in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by June 24.

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Study Abroad: Master’s Program – Strategic Corporate Finance (Moscow, Russia)

Deadline: Ongoing

The Strategic Corporate Finance (SCF) program is for those who want to simultaneously gain a deep, modern understanding of finance, as well as the broad, professional vision necessary for the modern-day financier. The program focuses on studying the contemporary theory and global practices involved in corporate finance. At the same time, the SCF program provides fundamental knowledge in all areas of finance and economics, which ensures that graduates have wide career options. Our alumni work at leading consulting companies, investment banks, M&A advisory firms, investment funds, companies of the real sector, and research centers. The SCF program’s high quality is provided by its instructors, among whom are leading Russian academics, including those with PhDs, visiting professors from Western universities, and finance practitioners from some of the largest international companies. In just two years, students are able to apply themselves and build their own personal network of professional contacts.

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Academic Job: Russian Language Teacher (Geneva, Switzerland)

Deadline: March 14, 2016

To apply click here!
Go to Job Search, and select Temporary positions + keyword “Russian.”

This temporary job opening is available through 31 July 2016 with possibility of extension. Language teachers fall under the General Service and related categories and are locally recruited, regardless of their nationality and place of residence. This Russian teaching position is located in the Language Training Programme, Staff Development and Learning Section, Human Resources Management Service in United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG).

  • Teaching regular and specialized language courses (all levels, all skills) to United Nations staff, as well as staff from other United Nations organizations, permanent missions to the United Nations, non-profit organizations and other eligible individuals
  • Teaching an average of 16 hours per week and devote an equivalent number of work hours to course preparation and correcting students’ work
  • Designing and delivering specialized language courses according to clients’ needs in the context of the United Nations
  • Developing and updating course curricula, training materials and assessments (exams, continuous assessment tasks, etc.)
  • Developing and/or teaching blended, distance and online Russian language courses
  • Supporting students with individual consultations and online communication
  • Supervising and coordinating the work of part-time Russian language teachers
  • Engaging in administrative activities such as maintenance of websites and/or learning platforms, organization of placement tests, planning exams sessions, preparing course offering and course schedule, corresponding with students, maintaining attendance, working in collaboration with the administrative staff of the Language Training secretariat and other relevant administrative tasks related to the Language Training Programme in addition to the teaching hours
  • Participating in meetings/seminars of his/her individual language programmes as well as of the Language Training Programme
  • Collaborating with other language programmes in the development and implementation of
    common projects
  • Participating in activities related to the United Nations Language Proficiency Examination (LPE) such as collaborating in the administration of the LPE and also conducting oral interviews
  • Meeting specific needs linked to the general objectives of the Staff Development and Learning Section
  • Performing other duties as required

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Funding Opportunity: Internships/Graduate Assistantships (Carter Center)

Deadline for Applications: March 01, 2016

Title: Carter Center Internships/Graduate Assistantships
Sponsor: Carter Center
Amount: Unspecified 

Description: For more than 25 years, the Carter Center Internship Program has provided more than 2,600 interns with a rewarding complement to classroom experience. Carter Center interns come from around the world and make vital contributions to the Center’s work. In turn, the Center provides a substantive learning experience that serves as a basis for interns to explore their career options and to attain professional skills. The goal of the Internship Program is to develop an informed and skilled work force committed to advancing peace and health worldwide. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by March 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

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Job: OSCE Sr. Democratization Officer (Gjilan/Peje, Kosovo)

Deadline for Application: December 13, 2015

PAE Government Services, under contract for the U.S. Department of State, is seeking applications from well-qualified U.S. citizens for the following position within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE):

Title: Senior Democratization Officer
Level: Senior Professional
Area of Expertise: Democratization
Vacancy number: VNKOSS01799
Duty station: Gjilan/Gnijlane or Peje/Pec (applicants must be available Mission-wide; the OSCE will decide on duty station)
View the job description:

In order to receive full consideration, interested parties should create an online application and enter the relevant vacancy number at: byDecember 13. Only finalists will be contacted.  PAE-REACT will interview short-listed candidates in order to make nominations by the OSCE deadline.

Requirements include, but are not limited to:

– Advanced university degree in law, political science, international relations or similar relevant field
– Minimum 6 years of experience in public administration, relevant international organizations, civic associations (including NGOs), political parties/affairs, or economic and political development
– Knowledge of good governance principles, in particular, familiarity with the European Charter of Local Self Government
– Knowledge of international human rights standards and community rights
– Management experience and team-building ability
– International field work experience in monitoring, reporting and policy-making
– Strong analytical and problem solving skills
– Capability to draft documents under pressure and within short deadlines
– Experience in project management (desired)
– Knowledge of local languages (desired)
– Knowledge of the regional political situation and legal system of the Mission area (desired)
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Funding Opportunity: Benjamin Kane Gupta Fellows Program (U.S. Dept. of State & GWSB)

Deadline for Submission: Ongoing

The U.S. Department of State and The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) are proud to introduce the Benjamin Kane Gupta Fellows Program, which offers a profound avenue for U.S. citizen graduate students from accredited higher education institutions to apply skills learned in the classroom to the meaningful work of international public- private partnership creation and management.

This program will provide fellows with a rich educational experience by providing them with in-depth exposure to public-private partnership building at the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships.  The Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships is the entry point for collaboration between the U.S. Department of State, the public and private sectors, and civil society.  The Office works to strengthen and deepen U.S. diplomacy and development around the world through partnerships that leverage the creativity, innovation, and core business resources of partners for greater impact.

The fellows will facilitate collaboration among innovative businesses, governments, and civil society through research and program development. The fellowship aims to provide graduate students the opportunity to apply academic study to practice, while advancing their professional development. The fellowship will be offered for both summer and semester-long cohorts throughout the year. The fellowship will provide a stipend to support a part-time schedule of 24-40 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters; and a full-time schedule of 40 hours per week for the summer semester.

Depending on the university where they are enrolled, Gupta Fellows may be eligible to obtain academic credit for the fellowship in accordance with the guidelines of the Gupta Fellows respective institutions. The fellows will be selected through an application process and selection committee in accordance with GW University and U.S. Department of State procedures.

For more information, and to apply for the fellowship, click here.

Job: Maps POI Analyst (Austin, TX)

Deadline for Application: January 12, 2016

Are you fluent in foreign languages? Are you internet savvy? Do enjoy being in tech support? We love people who enjoy I-Phones and I-Pads. You must be bilingual with English and languages from Europe, Asia, and Pacific Islands. This position will be updating and mapping streets and places in these continents for geographic information systems. The location of the of the offices are in North Austin. Pay will depend on experience. Fun work environment. Competitive pay! Positions will fill fast!


  • Requirements will include 1 year of technical support and problem solving skills
  • Fluent in English and one of the following: Hungarian, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Hindi, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and Tagalog (Phillapines)
  • Must be fast learners and have experience using iOS
  • Great written and verbal skills will be used frequently

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Funding Opportunity: Combined Research and Language Training Program (American Councils)

Application Deadline: December 15, 2015.

About CRLT:
The Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program (CRLT) provides full support for research and up to ten academic hours per week of advanced language instruction for graduate students and scholars who, in addition to support for research in the independent states of the former Soviet Union, require supplemental language instruction. ​ Fellowships range from $5,000 to $25,000, and ​include round​ ​trip international travel, housing and living stipends, tuition, visa support, medical insurance, archive access, and logistical support in the field. The program is open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.

Applicants must conduct research and language study for a minimum of three months in the field to a maximum of nine months in the field. Participants must have attained at least an intermediate level of language proficiency to apply.

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Conference: Central Eurasian Studies Society 16th Annual Conference (Washington, DC)

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Deadline: October 15, 2015

The 2015 CESS convention offers a unique insight into the
Central Eurasian studies field!

The convention will hold 60 panels, from political science, sociology and anthropology, to history and literature. It will cover the five post-Soviet Central Asian states, the Caucasus, Xinjiang, Afghanistan, and Russian Muslim regions. The Mongolia Society will hold its own convention parallel to the CESS, in order to foster integration of Mongolian studies into the Central Eurasian field.

The convention will feature two keynote speakers, Alexander Cooley, from Columbia University, addressing “Locating Central Asian Geopolitics: the Rise and Future Decline of Multivectorism in Practice”, and Madeleine Reeves, from Manchester University, assessing “Trace, Trajectory, Pressure Point: Re-imagining ‘Area Studies’ in an Age of Migration”. Continue reading