Tag Archives: February 2019

Call for Proposals: 2019 ASEEES First Book Subvention

Deadline to apply: February 1, 2019 and September 1, 2019

In 2014, the ASEEES Board of Directors voted to dedicate $10,000 per year from the Association’s endowment dividends for subvention of books by first-time authors who have already secured publishing contracts. Multiple awards of up to $2,500 will be made on a competitive basis each year, with funds paid directly to the press.

A multidisciplinary committee of senior scholars will evaluate applications; the committee will also include a publishing professional as a non-voting member who will advise on budgetary matters. In deciding how to allocate these funds, the committee takes into account both the scholarly significance of the book and the demonstrated need for subvention support. Applications are invited from all disciplines.

 www.aseees.org/programs/firstbook-subvention

Funding: Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship

Deadline to apply: February 1, 2019

Call for Applications: 2019-2020 Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowships and New Dissertation Completion Fellowship

The 2019-2020 Stephen F. Cohen-Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Fellowship Program in Russian Historical Studies is open for applications.  We thank the KAT Charitable Foundation for its support of the program.

The program offers up to five (5) Dissertation Research Fellowships and one (1) Dissertation Completion Fellowship. The completion fellowship is new for 2019-2020.

The program is now open to US students in PhD programs at Canadian universities as well as US universities.

The stipend amount is maximum $25,000.

For more information and to apply, go to: www.aseees.org/programs/ctdrf

CFP: 51st Annual ASEEES Convention (San Francisco)

Submissions due by February 15, 2019

51st Annual ASEEES Convention
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Saturday, November 23 – Tuesday, November 26, 2019
 [Please note the different pattern of dates than usual]
Convention Theme: Belief

www.aseees.org/convention

The Proposal Submission is now openwww.aseees.org/convention/cfp
ALL submissions – panel, roundtable, individual paper, lightning round presentation, and meeting request submissions – are due by February 15, 2019.

Rules for Participation:  Please carefully review the rules for participation: www.aseees.org/convention/rules

NEW: Starting 2019, the panel proposals may have minimum of 3 to maximum of 4 paper presentations.

Gender diversity on panels and roundtables is strongly encouraged.

If your individual paper submission was accepted in 2018, you cannot submit another individual paper proposal in 2019. Please form/join a panel.

Panelists Wanted Boards: We are anticipating a large number of proposals for the 2019 Convention. Individual paper submissions will have a MUCH LOWER chance of being accepted than panel/roundtable proposals. We STRONGLY encourage all interested participants to form, or become part of, a panel proposal. To assist in the process of forming panels, we have created the Panel/Paper Wanted Board.  If you are looking for a panel to join or a paper presenter for your panel, please review the proposals on the online board. You can also indicate your willingness to volunteer as chair or discussant.

Membership Requirement: ALL individual paper and lightning round presentation submitters and panel/roundtable organizers in the US and abroad MUST be ASEEES members in order to submit a proposal. Please review the membership rules for participation. Renew your membership today: www.aseees.org/membership/individual.

With any inquiries about the convention, please contact Margaret Manges, the convention manager, ataseees.convention@pitt.edu  If you need assistance logging into the ASEEES members site or are experiencing other technical difficulties, please contact aseees@pitt.edu

Study Abroad: Intensive Russian Language Program (Russia)

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2019

Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP)

Dates: June 6 – August 8, 2019 (Russia)   /   June 11 – August 11, 2019 (Almaty)

Program Features:

  • 20 hours per week of intensive coursework in Russian grammar, conversation, and phonetics, as well as Russian literature, history, political science, and mass media
  • Small class sizes (4 – 6 students) — all courses taught in Russian
  • Weekly cultural activities and extended regional field study excursions led by U.S. resident directors
  • Pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC and in-country orientation
  • U.S. undergraduate and graduate academic credit in Russian language from Bryn Mawr College
  • Special fellowship from U.S. Department of Education — Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (Moscow only): $5,000
  • Special fellowship from U.S. Department of State — Title VIII Language Fellowships: up to $6,000.

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Scholarship: American Councils Business, Technology, and Innovation (Moscow)

Deadline: February 15, 2019

American Councils is pleased to announce that the Business, Technology, and Innovation (BTI) Scholarship offers travel, lodging, and tuition support for U.S. students participating in an American Councils summer internship program in Moscow for Summer 2019.

On the program, student interns:

  • Work, live, and study in one of the world’s most economically powerful cities
  • Gain real-world skills demanded by employers
  • Make their resumes stand out
  • Get job experience through an 8-week internship at a startup
  • Explore a career path in business consulting, marketing, technology, and more
  • Earn 4-5 credits in intercultural communication

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Grad Program: MA in Creative Writing in Russian (Moscow)

Application opens February 2019

For fiction/non-fiction writers in Russian.

MA “Creative Writing” is:

  • Practical and theoretical/historical courses, such as Creative Writing WorkshopStorytelling in Different MediaLiterary Editing,Poetics of Novel and Screenwriting;
  • Unique professors and teachers, among them famous Russian writers, screenwriters and critics – Marina StepnovaLyudmila UlitskayaLev DanilkinSergey Gandlevsky and Maya Kucherskaya as well as prominent philologists, authors of academic and non-fiction books Oleg LekmanovEkaterina Lyamina and Alexey Vdovin;
  • Participation in open readings, discussions and literary expeditionspublications in students’ projects;
  • International exchange – lectures and workshops of the leading specialists in Creative Writing, students’ exchange in the best world universities;
  •  Help and support in the process of employment in various publishing houses, editorials, Mass Media, high schools and universities and PR;
  • Creation and participation in cultural projects;
  • Flexible timetable enabling students to work while studying.

Our graduates already work in the best publishing houses, universities and schools in Moscow. Their writing is published in the authoritative literary magazines. Their projects (such as prize “_Litblog” for the best literary blogger and first Creative Writing Internet resource in Russian “Mnogobukv”and collections of prose) have gained much attention.

Language of instruction: Russian

You can apply to non-paid place as a foreign student in February. Looking forward to seeing you at Higher School of Economics!

More information about the programme: https://www.hse.ru/en/ma/litmaster

 Study Abroad: Intensive Russian Program (Russia)

Applications Accepted All Year 

(www.serendipity-russia.com/studyrussian.html)

Approximate program fee:                                one-to-one instruction       group instruction (2-5+ people, 15-35% discount)

Four weeks                                                           $3,651                                   $2,994 – 2,254

Six weeks                                                               $5,009                                   $4,133 – 3,044

Eight weeks                                                           $6,367                                   $5,272 – 3,834

Longer and shorter programs, from one week to a year, are also possible.

 The benefits of the American Home’s long-standing Intensive Russian Program – the main program offers one-to-one instruction to each participant – are provided to group participants:

 +              experienced faculty specializing in teaching Russian to non-native speakers;

+              program and schedule customized to the needs of each group of students;

+              study from one week to one year;

+              individual home-stay with a Russian family;

+              “Russian friend-conversation partner” program;

+              on-site administrative support;

+              well-equipped classrooms in a comfortable, home-like, atmosphere;

+              excursions in Vladimir and to Suzdal (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and Bogoliubovo;

+              opportunities to meet and socialize with some of the more than 400 Russians participating in the American Home English Program and others;

+              opportunities to participate in a variety of activities—for example, volunteering at an orphanage

 

 

Language Training: Intensive Language Programs | Summer 2019 (Russia, Kazakhstan)

Deadline: February 15, 2019

American Councils Study Abroad is accepting applications for Summer 2019 programs! We are excited to offer the following programs for the Summer 2019 term:

 Intensive language programs:

Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP)

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

Study Abroad: Trans-Siberian Study Abroad Program (UNH)

Application Deadline: December 15, 2018 (early application); February 2019 (final deadline)

Unique Trans-Siberian Study Abroad Program, University of New Hampshire

What is the program?                       

The UNH Russia Program is a unique summer study abroad opportunity for all interested students to experience first-hand the vastness of Russia. Students travel with UNH faculty and study Russian language, culture, and history with stays in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and a trip across the country on the Trans-Siberian Railroad! Visits include cultural, historical, and political venues (including the Duma, Kremlin, Hermitage, WWII bunker, Gulag Museum, Tatar hat workshop, hiking around Lake Baikal, participate in traditional Russian folk wedding, Lenin’s house in Gorki, banya, Russo-Japanese war fortresses and bunkers in Vladivostok) with readings and discussion at each site. 
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CFP: “On the Edge: An Interdisciplinary Forum on Innovation, Modernity, and Trends (UVA)

Deadline to Submit Abstracts: February 1, 2019 

“On the Edge”:  An Interdisciplinary Forum on Innovation, Modernity, and Trends

The University of Virginia
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
March 29 – 30, 2019

The modern world is punctuated by periods of innovation, revolution, and change. As we conceive of monumental breakthroughs throughout history and across cultures, we look to individuals and movements that have challenged the status quo and broke with accepted norms and traditions. This forum is dedicated to challenging contemporary and historical perceptions and values, identifying outlying ideas and trends, and investigating tensions between the old and the new. How do emerging trends, innovations, and new social outlooks affect our thinking and our society? How do revolutions and uprisings help us understand our particular milieus and our global world? What are the interrelationships between political, economic, scientific, and social change?  Continue reading