NEH Fellowships

Deadline: April 8, 2020

NEH Fellowships are competitive awards granted to individual scholars pursuing projects that embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clear writing.  Applications must clearly articulate a project’s value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.

Fellowships provide recipients time to conduct research or to produce books, monographs, peer-reviewed articles, e-books, digital materials, translations with annotations or a critical apparatus, or critical editions resulting from previous research.  Projects may be at any stage of development.

https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/fellowships

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CFP: AATSEEL Annual Conference

Deadline: April 15, 2020

AATSEEL annual conference (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 25-28, 2021)

The AATSEEL Call for Papers is now available: http://www.aatseel.org/cfp_main

The 2020 AATSEEL conference in San Diego was a smashing success and we have already started planning next year’s conference in Philadelphia, PA. We are expecting an excellent lineup of workshops, thematic streams and special presentations in 2021.

The AATSEEL conference is a forum for exchange of ideas in all areas of Slavic and East/Central European languages, literatures, linguistics, cultures, and pedagogy. The Program Committee invites scholars in these and related areas to form panels around specific topics, organize roundtable discussions, propose forums on instructional materials, and/or submit proposals for individual presentations for the 2021 conference. The conference regularly includes panels in linguistics, pedagogy and second language acquisition, in addition to literature, cinema, and culture.

Please submit your proposals by April 15, 2020 for early consideration (the final submission deadline is August 1, 2020). Stream proposals should be submitted by March 15 (very soon!). For a list of dates/deadlines visit: https://www.aatseel.org/program/2021_dates/


For more information, visit the AATSEEL website: http://www.aatseel.org/cfp_main. All paper and roundtable proposals must be made through the online submission process – no emailed proposals will be accepted.

Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (Nazarbayev University)

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Nazarbayev University (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan) is still accepting applications for our Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES), an 8-week intensive program in Russian or Kazakh languages. We operate on rolling admissions until April 1 and there is no application fee.

Classes follow standardized US curricula and textbooks, which means that students can return seamlessly to language programs at their home institutions.

At NU, students study languages on our modern campus in an environment that minimizes culture shock and maximizes close contact with multilingual local students.

Program dates:

May 23 – July 22 (equivalent to one academic year)

Program fees:

$5000  (for Russian)    OR       $4000 (for Kazakh)

The fee includes entrance and exit proficiency testing, 8-week language course, dormitory housing in a shared 2-person room, meal plan, cultural program, weekly excursions, local health insurance, airport pick up and drop off, tutoring, books (on loan), gym pass, and official Visa Invitation Letter.

For more information, please visit our website or check out our program video. 

Online Russian Culture Course (Wayne State, Summer 2020)

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Intro to Russian Culture (RUS 2710)

1) TUITION: How much does an online course (4 cr) cost for non-Wayne students?

Non-WSU students can register as guests. They will have to pay full tuition based on their residency status.  You can compute the tuition at the following link: apps.reg.wayne.edu/tuition

2) DISCOUNTS & SPECIAL PROGRAMS

There are several special programs that allow students to take courses at Wayne through their home institution or at a discounted rate:

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Asynchronous online MA in Russian to English Translation Program (University of Wisconsin)

Exam Dates: April 23-26, 2020

Translation and Interpreting Studies at UWM offers professional training in a dynamic environment. Our students develop the skills needed to succeed in a thriving international market. Translation and Interpreting Studies at UWM is recognized by the American Translators Association (ATA) as an Approved Translation & Interpreting School.

Graduate studies in Russian to English Translation can prepare you to:
• become an in-house translator
• become a freelancer
• start up a translation company
• continue in academia
• meet continuing education requirements

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Submissions Wanted: Socrates in Russia

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Socrates in Russia

Editors: Victoria Juharyan (Middlebury College) and Alyssa DeBlasio (Dickinson College)

In a philosophical fragment titled “Socrates in Russia,” the Ukrainian philosopher Gregory Skovoroda (1722-1794) writes: “In Russia there are many men who would be Platos, Aristotles, Zenos, Epicuruses; but they don’t stop to think that the Academy, the Lyceum, and the Stoa developed from the thought of Socrates, as a chick grows from the yolk of an egg. So long as we do not have a Russian Socrates we shall have no Russian Plato or any other philosopher.” Under the guise of a prayer for a Russian Socrates, this fragment reveals Skovoroda’s own self-conception as that very Socrates in Russia. His life and works only reconfirm this notion: Skovoroda left us 33 Platonic dialogues and led the life of a peripatetic philosopher. The introduction to Gregory Skovoroda’s collected works begins with a quote by the legendary Georgian philosopher Merab Mamardashvili (1930-1990), who was himself dubbed as “the Georgian Socrates.” Mamardashvili writes: “…In the history of philosophy, in general, there are these strange cycles, something akin to a play of correspondences… Let’s put it this way: Greek philosophy after all started essentially with Socrates, and for some reason always, when philosophy begins again, it begins with Socrates… Just under a different name… And so, Socratic experience underlies these cycles. It repeats…” There are many other such Socratic figures in the history of Russia’s philosophy, especially as the practice of not writing became an act of resistance against Tsarist and, later, Soviet ideology.

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CFA: ASEEES DISSERTATION RESEARCH GRANT

Thanks to the generosity of donors and members, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is sponsoring up to 16 grants annually, at a maximum of $6,000 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.

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Funding: Civil Society in Russia Research Grant

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Thanks to a grant from the US-Russia Foundation, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is sponsoring grants with stipends of up to $6,000 for the purposes of conducting graduate research related to the rule of law, governance, economy, business, and civil society in Russia. These grants are intended to provide opportunities for young scholars to make connections with Russian peers and senior specialists, promoting long-term professional relations, and to foster the next generation of Russia experts.

Graduate students in MA programs and professional schools are strongly encouraged to apply. PhD students at the predissertation level may apply for pre-dissertation research. 

The grants may be held concurrently with other partial funding sources. The grant recipient cannot concurrently hold the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation research Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays DDRA, SSRC IDRF, and other similarly fully-funded dissertation research fellowships.

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Funding: ASEEES Dissertation Research Grant

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Thanks to the generosity of donors and members, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is sponsoring up to 16 grants annually, at a maximum of $6,000 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 by no later than January 31 of the subsequent year (Ex: Upon notification of the fellowship in the summer of 2020, the grant recipient must start his/her research travel no later than January 31, 2021)
  • 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
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Call for Nominations: 2020 ASEEES Distinguished Contributions Award

Deadline: April 1, 2020

ASEEES Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Award honors members of the profession who have made major contributions to the field through scholarship of the highest quality, mentoring, leadership, and/or service to the profession. The prize is intended to recognize diverse contributions across the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies field.

The deadline for nominations is April 1www.aseees.org/programs/aseees-prizes/distinguished-contributions-award