Tag Archives: February 2018

Internship: Overseas Professional & Intercultural Training Program (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2018

Overseas Professional and Intercultural Training Program (OPIT)

OPIT gives students the substantive overseas professional experience and intercultural skills demanded by today’s global market. English-language internships are available in a wide range of fields, including business, humanities, social sciences, innovation, and STEM disciplines throughout the Balkans, the Baltics, and Eurasia.

Program Description

Through OPIT’s six-week, English-language internships, students gain the substantive overseas professional experience and intercultural communication skills demanded by today’s global market. Participants can choose a placement in a variety of fields, including business, democracy building, human rights, education, science, technology, gender issues, journalism, public health, environmental protection, and social services in 17 countries in Southeast Europe, Eurasia, and the Baltics.

A full-time in-country American Councils staff person oversees the professional and intercultural program, assists participants in administrative and personal matters, and works closely with the host organization to ensure that participants are engaged in meaningful projects. The OPIT program draws on an extensive network of community partners, expert regional staff, and overseas resources developed by American Councils over the years.

Knowledge of a foreign-language is not required; however, the program does provide foreign language internships to interested and qualified students, and all students have the opportunity to combine their internships with intensive language study.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Funding: Olympiad Competition (HSE)

Date of Exam: February 15, 2018

National Research University Higher School of Economics is honored to invite juniors, seniors and recent graduates to participate in our International Students’ Olympiad. The winners will receive priority admission with financial support to one of HSE’s two-year English-language master’s programs, which span a wide range of interests, from economics to computer sciences, linguistics, and international relations.  Scholarships are available.

The Olympiad – a written exam consisting of various problems and essay questions – will be held in your university location in Austin Texas in cooperation with CREEES.

15 February 2018 4 pm Burdine 231, UTAustin, TX Any questions?Ask Oxana Budjko at obudjko@hse.ru

 

At the moment, HSE offers 28 two-year master’s programs taught entirely in English. The full list of all master’s programs taught in English is available at https://www.hse.ru/admissions/graduate-apply.

Here are some more useful links:

A short video about a day of international students at HSE

HSE Presentation  for international students

Registration is open via link https://olymp.hse.ru/en/ma/expresspolls/poll/201119210.

Academic Job: Postdoctoral research positions, HSE (Moscow)

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2018

The Higher School of Economics International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences in Moscow, Russia invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the history of World War II and Soviet society.

The job involves:

  • Working under the supervision of Oleg Budnitskii, the Center’s Director, and Michael David-Fox, the Academic advisor at the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences
  • Participants are encouraged to pursue their own research that is thematically related to the Center’s research project on the history of World War II and wartime Stalinism, as well as on other topics dealing with Soviet history and culture more broadly
  • Writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals
  • Providing consultations on writing scholarly papers in English to Russian colleagues and students
  • Participation in organization of the events and other contribution to the Center’s development
  • Public presentations of candidate’s own research to the researchers in the field and the broader academic community
  • Some teaching is encouraged, though not required.
The HSE offers access to its library and electronic resources.

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CFP: 6th International Conference of the EAM: Realism(s) of the Avant-Garde and Modernism (Münster)

Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2018

Münster, 5-7 September 2018

EAM, The European Network for Avant-garde and Modernism Studies: The avant-gardes of the 20th century defined themselves, and are defined by us, essentially by their relations to various concepts of realism.

(1) Mostly, they distinguish themselves eagerly from the realisms of the 19th-century.
(2) Nevertheless, they often claim some kind of truth or higher realism – super-realism – for themselves, claiming to have access to some primary reality that cannot be presented in traditional arts.
(3) These super-realisms are in turn challenged by movements such as New Objectivity, Magic Realism, or different varieties of political popular art, which in their turn claim to be more realistic than the supposedly outmoded avant-gardes.
(4) Even the neo-avant-gardes and other movements from the second half of the 20th century to the present day have to deal with concurrent varieties of ‘realism‘ (just think of Mario Amaya calling Pop ‘the New Super Realism’). Continue reading

CFP: Otherness in Russian Literature and Culture (Oxford)

Deadline to submit abstracts: February 25th, 2018

University of Oxford
16-17 May 2018

Description
The concept of otherness has always played a pivotal role in the human condition. Finely interwoven into human nature, otherness can take many shapes and forms – from an accent, a dress code, or the colour of one’s skin, to less visible markers of perceived and felt otherness. But what is the scope of otherness in the context of Russia, a country whose endless swathes of land are home to a myriad array of people of diverse and multifaceted backgrounds and identities? Where does Russia end and the Other begin, and how have perceptions of these identities changed throughout the ages? Can otherness be positive, or is it always a negative phenomenon?

This interdisciplinary conference invites proposals for papers from a variety of disciplines in Russian studies, including, but not limited to: literature, film, art, music, gender studies, history, politics, anthropology and digital humanities. Continue reading

Academic Job: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Russian and Cognitive Linguistics

Deadline for applications: February 2, 2018

We are pleased to announce the opportunity to apply for two postdoctoral fellowships in Russian and Cognitive Linguistics at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, to work with supervisors Tore Nesset and Laura Janda. The deadline for applications is February 2, 2018.

For more information on the application process, click here.

Candidates are also welcome to address questions to Tore Nesset and Laura Janda.

Competition: Machine Learning (Moscow)

Deadline for application: February 10, 2018

For students who combine an interest in data with an interest in Russia, this could be a very enriching experience. Students interested in math and computer sciences are invited to participate in the first ever international contest in Data Analysis.

The IDAO (International Data Analysis Olympiad), created by leading experts in data analysis for their future colleagues, aims to bring together analysts, scientists, professionals, and junior researchers from all over the world on a single platform. This is the first time an event of this scale will be held in Russia. The HSE Faculty of Computer Science, Yandex and Harbour. Space University organize the Olympiad with the support of Sverbank.

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Study Abroad: Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir or Almaty)

Deadline for application: February 15, 2018

American Councils Study Abroad would like to remind all that applications for summer 2018 intensive language immersion programs are approaching.

Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP)
RLASP offers participants the unique opportunity to study Russian language and area studies in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir or Almaty, while pursuing volunteer opportunities, internships, and cultural interests in an overseas immersion setting. (Language prerequisite: two semesters of Russian)

*American Councils is pleased to announce special funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays, Group Projects Abroad) for advanced students of Russian participating in the American Councils Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies in Moscow.

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Academic Job: Post Doctoral Fellow (ASU)

Deadline for Applications: February 01, 2018

Post Doctoral Fellow

JOB#: 12232

Arizona State University’s Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to begin in July 2018. The one-year fellowship is open to early-career scholars who received their PhD in or after June 2016, whose work combines regional focus with global relevance.  As well as conducting their own research, the Melikian postdoctoral fellow will teach two seminar classes at ASU’s Barrett Honors College; participate in Melikian Center workshops and events; and contribute to the Center’s public profile through community programming, grant-writing, and/or generating content for the Center’s online presence. Post-doctoral appointments at ASU do not offer tenure, but may be renewed annually, subject to funding.

Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research institution committed to discovery and scholarship in the integrated social sciences and comprehensive arts and sciences. The Melikian Center was established in 1984, with a mission is to advance innovative research and teaching on the languages, societies and geopolitics of greater Eurasia, building capacities for cultural awareness and knowledge-driven global engagement. The Barrett Honors College was established in 1988, and has more national merit scholars than MIT, Duke, Brown or Stanford. In 2015, the New York Times described Barrett as the “gold standard” in honors colleges.

Applications are welcomed from scholars in any academic discipline. Applicants with demonstrated interest in public-facing or engaged scholarship, and willingness to contribute to grant development and proposal preparation at the Center are especially encouraged.

To apply, please submit cover letter, current CV, a one-page seminar course prospectus and three confidential letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 2nd, 2018. Application materials, and request letters of reference to be sent using https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10581.

Background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html https://www.asu.edu/titleIX

Application Deadline:
Thursday, February 1, 2018 – 10:00pm

* 10 PM Arizona Time – Midnight Eastern Time

Funding: Boren Fellowships (Central/E Europe/Eurasia)

Deadline for Applications: January 30, 2018 & February 08, 2018

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Award Amounts

Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study.

In addition, Boren Fellowships can provide limited funding for domestic language study that will supplement the overseas component. The maximum award for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000. Please review the budget guidelines for more information.

Length of Study

Boren Fellowships are made for a minimum of 12 weeks overseas and a maximum of one year overseas. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1, 2018 and no later than March 1, 2019.

Boren Fellowships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion.  Therefore, preference will be given to applicants proposing overseas programs of 6 months or longer.  However, applicants proposing overseas programs of 3-6 months, especially those in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields are encouraged to apply. Continue reading