Prof. Devel.: Teaching Language Online Workshop (STARTALK)

Deadline for Applications: May 14th, 2018

STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online (TTLO)

June 11–July 1, 2018 (3-week, online course; optional 4th week for ePortfolio work)

This STARTALK program is offered free for K-16 teachers of critical languages (Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu) who want to teach their language online. Offered completely online, this 3-week, intensive program will give teacher participants the experience of being an online learner. Course content will focus on many different facets of a successful online language program, such as creating community, time management strategies for teachers and students, choosing appropriate technology tools for communicative-based activities, and developing a variety of online activity types.

Teachers will be awarded a certificate of completion upon finishing program requirements (optional graduate credits available for a fee).

Applications are due May 14, 2018.

For details and application information, see the STARTARLK:TTLO webpage.

Study Abroad: Problems of Democracy in the Eastern EU countries (Uni. Helsinki)

Deadline for Applications: June 26, 2018

*** Problems of Democracy in the Eastern EU countries ***

The Aleksanteri Institute, the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Helsinki, invites international students from all countries to participate in the Helsinki Summer School course Problems of Democracy in the Eastern EU countries, on 7 – 23 August 2018. The course focuses on the current challenges of democracy and the rule of law in the Eastern members of the EU. It provides students with multidisciplinary approaches to study political and societal problems that hinder democratic conduct and undermine the common future of the European community. The course examines central issues related to governance, populism, nationalism, corruption, poverty, xenophobia, Roma population, environment and gender-related questions. The students will gain a broad overview of current societal and political developments in Eastern European EU countries.

Helsinki Summer School is a three-week academic event organised every August by the University of Helsinki, one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary, research-oriented universities renowned for its high quality teaching, research and innovation. It offers 19 courses that cover a wide range of academic fields and multidisciplinary topics. The courses are designed to challenge and inspire students in a learning environment that promotes equality.

Each year Helsinki Summer School gives advanced degree students from over 60 countries an unforgettable experience that combines high academic studies with a wide range of cultural and social activities. The language of study is English and the credits are transferable.

Helsinki Summer School is open to applicants from all over the world. The application deadline is 26 June 2018. For more information about the Helsinki Summer School, courses and fees, please visit:

For more information about the course Problems of Democracy in the Eastern EU countries

Academic Job: Assistant Professor (UVA)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The University of Virginia Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures seeks applicants to fill a three-year Assistant Professor position on the Academic General Faculty (tenure-ineligible) with an anticipated start date of August 25, 2018.

Subject areas of particular need include, but are not limited to: Slavic literatures, film, and cultures, folklore, and Polish language. Compensation will take the form of full-time salary with full-time benefits. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of application or be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by May 2018. Applicants must hold the terminal degree at the time of appointment.

Candidates must have a strong, demonstrated commitment to teaching.

Applications will be considered beginning April 19, 2018, however the position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVa (, and electronically attach the following:

  • a current CV
  • a cover letter that includes a statement of teaching philosophy
  • a writing sample
  • complete contact information for three references who can comment in detail on the applicant’s teaching and service

Search on posting 0622909. Short-list candidates should expect to send a teaching portfolio or other proof of teaching excellence.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Edith Clowes, Chair of the Search Committee at

Questions regarding the online application process should be directed to:
Anne Zook at

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Open Until Filled
CV / Resume
Cover Letter
Contact information for 3 References – name, email, phone
Writing Sample1

Funding: Academic Fellowships in Russia (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: April 16, 2018

American Councils is pleased to announce the launch of the Academic Fellowships in Russia (AFR) Program. Provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York, the American Councils Academic Fellowships in Russia (AFR) will support U.S. graduate students enrolled in PhD programs in the social sciences, post-doctoral fellows, university faculty, and independent scholars to conduct on-site research and fieldwork in Russia for periods of three to nine months on topics within the social science disciplines.

About the Program

Designed to expand the accessibility of Russia-based research while increasing U.S. knowledge and expertise on Russia, AFR supports contacts between U.S. fellows and their academic counterparts in Russia, provides academic affiliation at Russian institutions in support of scholar’s research objectives, and works with sponsoring institutions to provide archive access or other research support. Applicants should be prepared to consult with Russian scholars regarding research plans and objectives while in-country and to coordinate in-country travel with their host institutions. Following the completion of the research term, AFR fellows will provide a plan for the dissemination of their findings designed to strengthen and broaden current scholarship in the social sciences related to Russia and U.S.-Russian relations.

AFR Awards for 2018-2019

It is expected that 12 to 20 fellowships will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year, ranging from $10,000 to $45,000 each, with actual levels of support depending on the duration of the overseas research period and the academic rank of the awardee. Support includes housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; logistical support and economy class travel to and from the fellow’s academic home in the U.S. and the host city in Russia. Additional research-related travel (in-country) may be supported at the recommendation of the AFR Selection Committee.

Selection Criteria

AFR awardees are selected through a two-tiered peer-review process that includes scholars from the candidate’s field of specialization as well as a selection committee that is multi-disciplinary. The selection process is designed to take into account the candidate’s academic background and stage of career. All applicants are expected to specify why the period of on-site research is essential for completion of the project proposal and realistic in terms of available time and likely overseas resources. Candidates will be requested to provide evidence of Russian language proficiency sufficient to successfully carry out the project proposal. In certain cases, overseas language support may be available to successful candidates, at the direction of the AFR selection committee.

Applications & Inquiries:

The application deadline for the Academic Fellowships in Russia (AFR) Program is April 16, 2018. All application materials must be submitted by the application deadline. Please note that applicants must be U.S. citizens, and all AFR programs must take place between September 15, 2018 and August 31, 2019. Individuals interested in applying should check the program website for more information and access to the online application (

Please direct inquiries regarding the program or application process to the AC Research Scholars Program Officer at American Councils for International Education (phone: 202-833-7522; email:

PD: Webinar – Doing REE Research in the EU (ASEEES)

Deadline for Registration: Ongoing

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies has launched a series of professional development webinars in collaboration with the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East-Central Europe and the American Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies.

Are you an early career scholar or academic professional curious about European higher education? Discover opportunities to enhance your career mobility and research.

April 11, 2018 (12pm EST): Doing Research on Eastern Europe and Russia in the EU: Research Infrastructures, Grant Models, and Career Mobility

This webinar will focus on career patterns in academia as well as in the field of infrastructure development in EU-countries. Participants will learn about the formats, chances and challenges when one wishes to develop an individual strategy for one’s trans-national career path. Against this backdrop and providing significant examples, Peter Haslinger will explain about bilateral and cross-European funding programs – this will also include some thoughts about advancing transatlantic exchange in the field of Eastern European and Russian Studies.

To register, visit There’s no cost associated with participation.

Speaker’s Bio: Peter Haslinger is Professor of East-Central European History at the Justus Liebig University Giessen and Director of the Herder Institute in Marburg, a research institution affiliated with the Leibniz Association and specializing in the history, art history and digital humanities of East Central Europe. Dr. Haslinger is Principal Investigator at the Giessen Center for Eastern European Studies, the International Center for the Study of Culture, and the Center for Media and Interactivity, all located at the Justus Liebig University. He likewise functions as a spokesperson for the Herder Institute Research Academy, which aims to bridge the gap between scholarship in Eastern European Studies and the development of research infrastructures. His scholarly interest focuses on the history of the Habsburg Monarchy and successor states in the 19th and 20th centuries. He has published widely on Hungarian, Czech and Slovak history as well as on questions of nation, region and cultural diversity, on cartography and questions of security. Dr. Haslinger is the spokesperson for the project group that enhances the visibility of Eastern European Studies across disciplines within the Leibniz Association. He is likewise involved in activities for the enhancement of the Humanities and Social Sciences on the European level, among others as a member of the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) Network Board.

Study Abroad: Summer in Krakow (Jagiellonian Uni)

Deadline for Applications: May 31, 2018 or When Filled

The School of Polish Language and Culture at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow is pleased to announce that 2018 summer programs are open for applications.

Every July and August several hundred participants from more than 40 countries have the unique opportunity not only to study Polish language, culture, and society, but also to spend time in the beautiful city of Kraków, meeting people from all around the world and making new friends. In summer 2018 students can participate in the 6-week program, 4-week program, and 3-week programs.

  • Four-week program from July 5-August 1
    • This program has been reintroduced with a new format! Every week additional activities  will take place within the language course: classes held in the city space, in museums and galleries, and in places loved by locals of Krakow as well as tourists.
  • Six-week program from July 5-August 15
  • Three-week program from July 5-25
  • Three-week program from July 26-August 15


• four-, six- and three-week programs which begin on July 5: MAY 31st, 2018

• three-week program which begins on July 26: JUNE 30th, 2018

• or until there are places available.

Check out the website  or take a look at the attached brochure for more information on program options, pricing, accommodation, available courses, and more!

Polish Summer School 2018 Brochure

Funding: Dissertation Research Grant (ASEEES)

Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2018

The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is sponsoring up to ten grants annually, at a maximum of $5000 each, for the purposes of conducting doctoral dissertation research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia in any aspect of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies in any discipline.  These awards may be held concurrently with other partial funding sources, but are intended to support students whose projects have not yet been fully supported. The grant recipient cannot concurrently hold the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays DDRA, SSRC IDRF and other similarly fully-funded fellowships.  The grant is for primary dissertation research, not for dissertation write-up. Continue reading

Study Abroad: Summer University in Moscow (HSE)

Deadline for Applications: April 8, 2018

Students are invited to apply to Summer University in Moscow, REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) in math, or Russian language intensive course. The Summer U. or REU can be combined with courses of Russian language on various levels, starting from beginners. All courses are taught in English. The application is free and the deadline is April 8, 2018. Along with courses in computer science, international relations and Russian studies, HSE will offer courses in economics for the first time:

Here are course dates and available slots for economics courses.

More courses and registration are available at the Summer University website

Partner universities’ students get 20% discount for the Summer University classes.

Please see the leaflet via link for your convenience and check out the video prepared by the HCUST study abroad office during HSE Summer University in summer 2017.

For more information, contact Oxana Budjko at

Funding: Grant for Research (IHRCA)

Deadline for Applications: June 1, 2018

Grant-in-Aid Awards

The Immigration History Research Center Archives (IHRCA) offers Grant-in-Aid Awards to support a visit in order to conduct research in our collections. Awards are available through co-sponsorship from the Immigration History Research Center and the IHRCA through the ethnic and general funds.

This award is open to scholars of all levels, including independent scholars, and supports a research visit of 5 days or more. Typically, awards are for $1,000, and four awards are given each year. The application is due June 1 of each year, and IHRCA aims to inform all applicants of their application status within 2 months, by July 30th of same year. The research visit is to occur within the next 13 months. Continue reading