Tag Archives: April 2018

Academic Job: Postdoctoral (Uni. of Bergen)

Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2018

Postdoctoral position in Russian Studies
There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral position at the Department of Foreign Languages, by plan starting August 1, 2018 or as agreed. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years.
The Department of Foreign Languages spans nine different languages, and teaching and research are conducted in the disciplines language/linguistics, literature, cultural studies and didactics. The Department has around 50 permanent academic staff members, along with four post-docs, around twenty PhD candidates and eleven administrative members of staff. Continue reading

Job: Program Assistant (Kennan Institute)

Deadline for Applications: April 21, 2018

Program Assistant-Kennan Institute

CLOSES April 21, 2018 (Only the first 300 applications received will be accepted): The Wilson Center seeks a Program Assistant for the Kennan Institute. The incumbent will provide administrative support to the program. Must have experience arranging travel and hotel accommodations; completing appropriate travel authorizations and vouchers, purchase orders, and other accounting-related paperwork; coordinating activities and planning upcoming events; drafting correspondence; and proofreading correspondence and reports for correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling in English and/or Russian.

For more information and instructions on how to apply please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496633800

Funding: Dissertation Grants (ASEEES)

Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2018

ASEEES Dissertation Research Grants 2018-2019

Thanks to the generosity of donors and members, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is sponsoring up to ten grants annually, at a maximum of $5,000 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.

ELIGIBILITY
• Applicant may be a graduate student of any nationality, in any discipline currently enrolled in a PhD program in the United States
• Applicant must have successfully achieved PhD candidacy (ABD status) by the start of the proposed research travel
• Applicant must have language proficiency to conduct the proposed research
• Applicant must be a student member of ASEEES at the time of application
• Applicant must plan to conduct research in one or more of countries within the region covered by ASEEES, including: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
• Applicant must plan to start the research travel within the same calendar year following the receipt of the fellowship (Ex: Upon notification of the fellowship in the summer of 2018, the grant recipient must start his/her research travel no later than December 31, 2018)
• Applicant must not hold the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays DDRA, SSRC IDRF and other similarly fully-funded fellowships for the same research project

GRANT AMOUNT
The grant amount is maximum $5,000, which must be used toward expenses outside the US conducting research in the eligible country or countries, listed above. NOTE: The fellowship does not support tuition and fee payments to the applicant’s US home institution.

DEADLINE
Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2018 (Notifications will be made by June 1, 2018)

TO APPLY
Complete the online application, which includes:
• a 1000-word/two-page, single-spaced description (not including footnotes) of the research scope, analytical framework, methodology, budget, and timeline;
• a CV no longer than two pages;
• Graduate transcript(s) (unofficial copy allowed);
• two letters of professional reference due May 6 (one must be from the main dissertation adviser);
• a section on the status of all grants to which one has applied for the research period and/or a statement of ineligibility for key funding opportunities. (Prior to disbursement of funds, ASEEES will contact the home department to verify candidate’s standing and funding levels.)
All files are reviewed by an interdisciplinary panel that values clarity of argument to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

CONTACT
Please contact aseees.grants@pitt.edu with any further questions.

Prof. Devel.: Summer trip to National Archives (Texas State U)

Deadline for Applications: April 31, 2018

This class will meet on the Texas State University campus during the 2018 summer semester and will include a required fourteen-day field trip to study at the U.S. National Archives and Library of Congress.

2018 Summer Semester: June 4 – July 6, 2018

Class: Meets regularly during the summer 2018 semester

Fourteen-day field trip to the U.S. National Archives and the Library of Congress: June 10 – 24, 2018

Pre-trip Orientation Meetings will take place on the Texas State campus in San Marcos.

What You Will Learn
After an orientation on Texas State University campus during the 2018 summer semester, the course offers fourteen-day field trip to Washington DC for undergraduate and graduate students seeking to carry out original research among the unique documents at the U.S. National Archives and Library of Congress.

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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 (https://www.americancouncils.org/programs/academic-fellowships-program-russia).

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: researchabroad@americancouncils.org.

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 https://www.hse.ru/international/summer.

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 obudjko@hse.ru.

Academic Job: German and Russian Lecturer (TAMU)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2018

Non-Tenure Track Lecturer in German and Russian

Texas A&M University announces a position for a full-time non-tenure track Bilingual Lecturer in German and Russian to teach four beginning and intermediate Language courses per semester. Candidates must be able to teach both German and Russian language classes, and have in hand at least an M.A., preferably a PhD in German and/or Russian Studies. Email a letter of application and curriculum Vitae by April 15, 2018 to Ede Hilton-Lowe, ede@tamu.edu. Applicants must also Arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly to ede@tamu.edu.

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Active/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity; women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Study Abroad: Language & Culture in St. Petersburg (HSE)

Deadline for Applications: April 10, 2018

Language & Culture Program in Saint Petersburg, Russia
Program Overview
This unique summer study abroad program at a premier university in Russia combines intensive Russian language coursework with cultural immersion and excursions in Saint Petersburg, Russia’s cultural capital. The program is open to students of all levels, including those with no Russian language skills. The program will run for six weeks and will be based at the Higher School of Economics, one of Russia’s most prestigious and top-rated universities.
Itinerary
July 17- August 25, 2018 (6 weeks)

July 16: Arrive in Saint Petersburg
July 17-Aug 24: Language and culture program
August 26: Departure from Saint Petersburg
The six-week language and culture program in Saint Petersburg includes:
Intensive University Academic Program
●       Four hours of Russian language coursework every weekday taught in Russian by faculty of the Higher School of Economics
●       Weekly lectures in English about Russian politics, culture and economy
●       One-on-one Russian language practice with a student buddy
●       Official transcript eligible for transfer credit upon successful completion of the program
Housing, Meals and Host Families
·      Comfort, convenience and security in a recently renovated student residence hall with kitchens, Wi-Fi, and 24 hour residential support
·      Shared double rooms
·      Option to stay with a Russian host family (includes breakfast)
·      Lunch will be provided at the University cafeteria Monday through Friday
Cultural Program
With one excursion each week, you will explore the city through a series of visits to museums (including the world-famous Hermitage), concerts, ballets, and other events.
A team of HSE Russian buddies will organize additional activities, such as day-long trips to Saint Petersburg historical suburbs, Russian sporting events, cooking and game nights.
About the City
Envisioned by Peter the Great as Russia’s window to the West and designed by French and Italian architects, Saint Petersburg became a testimony to opulence with golden palaces, pastel-colored mansions, and landscaped parks, gardens, and canals. Having endured the horrors of World War II and Stalinist repression, the people now cope with a new political and economic reality. Known as Leningrad from 1924 to 1991, the city of nearly five million is easily navigated by foot, bus, trolley, and an efficient metro system.
Program Cost
The program fee of $3,850 includes:
●       Tuition
●       Housing in a residence hall
●       Lunches on weekdays
●       Full-time program leadership and support
●       Weekly field trips and cultural activities
An additional fee of $600 applies for the host family option which includes breakfast. The final price is subject to change depending on the currency exchange rate.
Students will need to pay for their visa, airfare, textbooks and remaining meals.
Program Requirements
The program is open to Five College students.
Students with no Russian skills are encouraged to apply.
Students are required to have a valid passport in order to be accepted. Russian immigration requires that this passport is valid for 18 months beyond the end date of the program.
Application Process
Application Deadline is April 10, 2018.
Questions?
Contact Irina Shchemeleva at ishemeliova@hse.ru

Language Training: Summer Immersion (Beloit College)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2018

Immersion Courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Russian
June 16 – August 3, 2018 in Beloit, Wisconsin

An immersion experience where participants can live their language dawn ‘til dusk in a relaxed and enjoyable residential college setting! In small classes, with personalized instruction, and through cultural activities and excursions, expand your skills and become fluent in a critical-need language. Continue reading