Tag Archives: February 2016

Fellowship: Polish Studies Endowment Scholarship (Poland)

Deadline: February 29, 2016

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies is offering competitive scholarships ranging from $2,000-4,000 to be used for the study of Polish language and culture, or research related to Poland in any field. Travel may take place for summer or during the academic year.

These funds must be used to cover travel, housing, tuition or other related costs while in Poland for:
  • Studying Polish language abroad (summer programs must be at least 4 weeks) – Click here for a list of UT Study Abroad progams in Poland!
  • Conducting research abroad (with an explanation of your research project, objectives, sources, etc)
  • Professional development activities (internship, presenting at a conference, or project meeting)
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Undergraduate or graduate status in any discipline at UT-Austin and in good academic standing
  • May NOT be combined with other significant grant/scholarship funds (ie. can not also be a FLAS recipient)
  • Recipient must agree to write a short article to be published in area newsletters and online describing their study/research abroad experience in Poland
  • Recipient must agree to do a short presentation about their study/research experience in Poland for the Austin Polish Society (APS) Board of Directors upon return to Austin

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Study Abroad: Contemporary Russia Program (Moscow International University)

Deadline for Application: February 15, 2016

Program Dates: June 10, 2016 – July 10, 2016 (4 weeks)

Contemporary Russia explores the collapse of the Soviet Union and the rise of the Russian Federation, economic and political developments under Vladimir Putin, Russia’s relations with its neighbors today, the role of the mass media in society, and the latest trends in popular culture.

Students will take two 4-credit courses on Contemporary Russian Culture, and Politics and Economics in Post-Soviet Russia, both conducted in English by faculty at Moscow International University.  Participants also receive five hours of Russian language instruction per week, at the appropriate level (including beginner; no prior foreign language study required).

Participants will enjoy weekly excursions to Red Square and the Kremlin Armory Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Cold War Bunker Museum, and the Novodevichy Cemetery and Monastery. The program also features:
  • Academic support and peer tutoring
  • Lodging in double-occupancy dormitories
  • A full-time resident director in Moscow to oversee the academic and cultural program
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • 24/7 Emergency and medical support; comprehensive overseas health insurance
  • Visa assistance

For more information visit here and to apply click here

Academic Job: Full-time Junior Assistant in Slavonic Studies (Ghent, Belgium)

Deadline: February 10, 2016

The Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of Ghent University is looking for a full-time junior assistant within the department of Languages and Cultures.

  • You hold a Master’s degree in Slavic and East European studies or an equivalent degree. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment
  • You are interested in academic and/or project-based research and services
  • You are interested in conducting doctoral research and pursuing a doctoral degree in one of the following fields:
    1. Anthropology of South Eastern Europe and related disciplines dealing with contemporary South Eastern Europe (cultural studies, history, political science, human rights, or literature)
    2. Old Slavonic, historical linguistics of Slavic, pre-modern Slavic cultural history
    3. Russian linguistics, discourse analysis, Slavic folklore
  • Any teaching experience or participation in extra training, conferences, etc. is recommended
  • You have excellent teaching and communication skills
  • You know at least one of the following Slavic languages (Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Old Slavonic, Russian)

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Academic Job: Five College Lecturer in Russian (Massachusetts)

Deadline for Full Consideration: February 14, 2016

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2016 and will
continue until the position is filled!

The Department of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Mount Holyoke College
invites applications for a three-year appointment as Five College Lecturer
in Russian serving the Russian Language Initiative for Mount Holyoke, Smith
College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  The appointment is
anticipated to begin in academic year 2016-2017, with the possibility of
renewal, pending approval of funding and continuing need.

The position requires teaching the Russian language at all levels,
designing instructional materials, using instructional technology where
appropriate, organizing and participating in extra-curricular programs. The
successful candidate will teach five courses each academic year, at least
two of which will be on a campus other than Mount Holyoke.

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CFP: CLIR/Library of Congress Mellon Fellowship (Washington, D.C.)

Deadline: February 29, 2016

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, 2016 and end within 12 months of commencing.

  • Be enrolled in a doctoral program in a graduate school in the United States (master’s thesis research is not eligible), and have already received approval of the dissertation proposal
  • Complete all doctoral requirements except the dissertation and be ready to start research for it no later than September 1, 2016
  • Plan to do dissertation research with original source material at the Library of Congress for a period of 9-12 months
  • Write the dissertation and receive the Ph.D. degree in a field of the humanities or in a related element of the social sciences (candidates for the Ed.D, J.D., or D.D. degrees are not eligible)

An applicant may be of any nationality but must be enrolled in a U.S. graduate school and be studying here, not on a campus abroad even if operated by a U.S. institution.
Proposed research must be conducted on-site at the Library of Congress for the entire duration of the fellowship.

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Job: Senior Political Officer (Moldova)

Deadline: February 5, 2016

PAE-REACT is recruiting for Senior Political Officer at the OSCE Mission to Moldova. The successful candidate will have excellent political analysis/reporting skills, good familiarity with the historical and current political situation of Moldova, fluency in Russian, and preferably also knowledge of Romanian.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements (Political Affairs):
  • University education in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields
  • Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with international organizations or governments
  • Experience in preparing analytical reports
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills
  • Knowledge of regional political history and developments
  • Diplomatic and negotiating skills
  • Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments

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Fellowship: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships (UT-Austin)

Deadline: February 5, 2016

CREEES offers FLAS Fellowships to fund highly competitive graduate and undergraduate students for the study of regional foreign languages, including (but not limited to):
  • Russian
  • Polish
  • Czech
  • Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian
  • Ukrainian
  • Bulgarian
  • Persian/Tajik*
  • Turkish*
  • Romani*
  • Yiddish*

Other languages may be added pending approval on a case-by-case basis. FLAS awards are available for both academic year (in residence at UT) and summer studies (at UT, abroad or elsewhere in the US). See our non-exhaustive list of FLAS eligible language programs

*Applicants pursuing Persian/Tajik, Turkish, Romani, and Yiddish or any other languages for which they seek approval must show applicability to the study of our region, which includes the Balkans/Southeast Europe, Central/Eastern Europe, the Baltic states, Russia, Central Asia, the Caucasus or the former Soviet sphere of influence.

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Internship: Student Trainee (Junior Economist) (Boston, MA)

Deadline: February 7, 2016

Salary Range: $31,624.00 to $41,111.00 / Per Year

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. This is a temporary student internship appointment, not to exceed six (6) months.

This position is located in the U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Boston/New York Region, Boston, MA. Under the direction of a professional staff member, the incumbent is responsible for providing Para technical assistance in the Federal/State Statistical Programs. The junior economist trainee works under senior staff in economic data collection and technical support work within the occupational safety and health statistics branch.

  • Must have a major in Economics
  • Requires a background investigation (security clearance)
  • Serves a trial period throughout duration of appointment
  • US Citizen to be converted to a permanent position after Program completion
  • Must be at least 16 years of age

For more information about the internship and how to apply, please visit here

Internship: Student Trainee (Employee Benefits Investigator) (Chicago, IL)

Deadline: February 8, 2016

Salary Range: $20.78 to $33.04 / Per Hour

This is a student internship (full-time) appointment that is expected to last for more than one year. PLEASE NOTE: To be appointed to this position, you must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying academic institution at the time of appointment, and must maintain such enrollment throughout the duration of the appointment.

Upon completion of requirements for graduation and successful completion of the internship, the appointee may become eligible for non-competitive conversion, at the agency’s discretion, to a term or permanent position in the competitive service. Appointee must sign a DOL Pathways Intern Program Participant Agreement. The entire duration of the internship constitutes a trial period. Appointee must be a U.S. citizen in order to be eligible for conversion to a permanent position in the competitive service upon completion of the internship.

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Funding Opportunity: FLAS Fellowships (CES-UT, Austin)

Deadline for Applications: February 5, 2016

Title: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
Sponsor: Center for European Studies (CES) – University of Texas
Amount: Unspecified

Description: CES offers FLAS Fellowships to fund highly competitive graduate and undergraduate students for the study of regional foreign languages, including, but not limited to: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French (grad only), German (grad only), Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish (grad only), Swedish, Turkish, and Yiddish. Other languages may be added pending approval on a case-by-case basis. FLAS awards are available for both the academic year (in residence at UT) and summer studies (at UT, abroad, or elsewhere in the US). Applicants for any language (including those not listed) must show applicability to the study of Europe.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by February 5. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/european_studies/Funding-Opportunities/About-Funding-Opportunities.php