Tag Archives: July 2017

Funding Opportunity: Kluge Center Fellowships for Residential Research in Humanities and Social Sciences (Library of Congress)

Deadline for Applications: July 15, 2017

Title: Kluge Center Fellowships for Residential Research in Humanities and Social Sciences
Sponsor: Library of Congress
Amount: $4,200/mo.

Description: The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research at the Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of four to eleven months. Residents have easy access to the Library’s specialized staff and to the intellectual community of Washington. The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library’s large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. Among the collections available to researchers are the world’s largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals. Deep special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, recorded sound, prints, and photographs are also available.

More Info: http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/kluge.php

Funding Opportunity: ADSEEES Grant Competition for Grad Students & Contingent Faculty (ASEEES)

Deadline for Applications: July 31, 2017

The Association for Diversity in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ADSEEES) is pleased to announce a competitive grants competition aimed at subsidizing attendance of the 2017 ASEEES Convention in Chicago, IL (November 9-12th). Through its grant competition, ADSEEES seeks to foster diversity and inclusion within the field of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Applicants from all backgrounds who have shown a demonstrated commitment to the principles outlined in the ADSEEES Mission Statement, either through their research, teaching, or service to the profession, are encouraged to apply.

These grants have been made possible through generous funding from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES); the Institute for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES) at the University of California-Berkeley; the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University; the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University Bloomington; and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) at Stanford University.

Available Grants:
1. Graduate Convention Travel Grant (3 grants available)
  • Three grants are available in the amount of $500 each
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an M.A. or Ph.D. program at the time of the convention
  • One of these grants is earmarked for a student whose research focuses on one or more of following countries: Azerbaijan, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and/or Uzbekistan.
2. Faculty Convention Travel Grant (1 grant available):
  • Open to contingent faculty (defined as adjunct and limited-term faculty, lecturers, instructors, or independent research scholars who do not have access to institutional travel funding)
  • One grant is available in the amount of $500
Instructions for Applicants:

Please submit a short essay (500 words maximum) that explains how attending the 2017 ASEEES conference fits into your career goals, and how your research, teaching, and/or service to the profession align with the values and principles outlined in the ADSEEES mission statement (see below). Please submit your essay along with CV to adseees.diversity@gmail.com by July 31st. To be eligible for this grant, your name must appear (in any capacity) in the ASEEES convention program.

For PhDs, please note that if you are coming from outside the US, a conference fee of up to $35 will be removed from your total award.

ADSEEES Mission Statement:
The Association for Diversity in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ADSEEES) is dedicated to better connecting and expanding the network of underrepresented minority students, scholars, and professionals working in the field. ADSEEES is committed to improving general understanding of the unique experiences of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, members of the LGTBQ community, people with disabilities, and trans and gender/queer individuals who study, teach, and/or conduct research in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. ADSEEES also seeks to serve as a platform for academic discussions of minoritarian cultures in the region both historically and in the present day.

To learn more about ADSEEES, please visit our website at http://www.adseees.org/.

Additional Details:
Please address any questions or concerns about the application process to adseees.diversity@gmail.com.

Internship: Recruiting Info Sessions (Peace Corps)

Deadline to Apply for Positions Leaving in Jan-Mar ’18: July 01, 2017

Walk Through the Application Process with a Recruiter

July 1 is the deadline to apply for positions leaving in January, February, and March 2018. Learn how you can strengthen your Peace Corps application and find openings that match your skills.

Online Events:

  • Tuesday, May 30, 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern; click here to register
  • Tuesday, June 20, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern; click here to register

Local Events:

  • They are holding local application workshops throughout the country in advance of the July 1 deadline. Search events here.

Twitter Chat:

  • Friday, June 2, 3 to 4 p.m.; @GopeaceCorps; Use #AskPC to participate

Language Training: Autumn School of Russian Language and Culture (Arkhangelsk, Russia)

Deadline for Registration: July 01, 2017

For the fourth time international students from all around the world will come to Arkhangelsk for NArFU’s annual Autumn School of Russian Language and Culture, and they are pleased to invite you to join them in September 2017 and have an unforgettable experience in the Russian North!

Extensive programme of the Autumn School combines language course and cultural module offering an individual approach to every student. Russian language classes are complemented by interactive lectures in local museums and creative workshops while the famous Northern hospitality will undoubtedly contribute to your positive emotions during the programme. A diverse cultural programme offered in the afternoon can be organized according to your personal interest.

Language Course:

  • September, 11-30
  • Level: A1-B2
  • Groups up until 10 people
  • Tuition waiver for Russian Quota Scholarship grantees
  • Participation certificate (5 ECTS)
Course Fee:

  • 16 000 rubles (travel expenses, accommodation and meals are not included)
Accommodation & Transfer:

  • Rooms in NArFU’s dormitories (3000 rubles)
  • Wireless Internet service in the university and dormitory
  • Personal assistance by NArFU’s volunteers incl. transfer from and to the airport/railway station

  • Invitation is issued by NArFU free of charge (not tourist visa!)
  • Direct flights from Moscow (Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo airports) and Saint Petersburg (Pulkovo airport) – app. 1.5 hours
  • Railroad connection from Moscow and Saint Petersburg – app. 24 hours
Registration is open until July, 1st. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact them at international@narfu.ru or via Facebook.

Funding Opportunity: Media Projects-Production Grants (NEH)

Deadline for Applications: July 19, 2017

Title: Media Projects: Production Grants
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Amount: $100,000-$650,000/1-3 yrs.

Description: Media Projects: Production Grants support film, television, and radio projects for general audiences that encourage active engagement with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, drama, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory). The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate critical thinking. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad general audience. Production grants support the production and distribution of films, television programs, and radio programs that promise to engage a broad public audience.

How to Apply (UT): Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Vanessa Lopez (volopez@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by July 19.

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/media-projects-production-grants

Funding Opportunity: Small Research Grants (Spencer Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: July 11, 2017

Title: Small Research Grants
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation
Amount: $50,000

Description: The Foundation currently accepts proposals for small research grants, with a budget limit of $50,000. Small grant proposals covering any topic that falls within Spencer’s mission can be submitted through our general small grants program. Historically, the work that the Foundation has funded through these grants has spanned a range of disciplines, including education, psychology, sociology, economics, history, and anthropology.

How to Apply (UT): Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Vanessa Lopez (volopez@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by July 11.

More Info: http://www.spencer.org/small-research-grants

Prof. Devel.: SEELRC Summer Institute (Duke U.)

Program Dates: July 12-14, 2017 & July 14-16, 2017


is pleased to announce its Summer Institute on Slavic & Eurasian Language Pedagogy, Research & Testing

Session 1 (July 12-14)—Acquisition, Techniques, and Technologies

Session 2 (July 14-16)—Russian Proficiency Testing

The Duke Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center will host a summer institute from July 12-16 for instructors (K-12 and university faculty) and language program coordinators in Slavic and Eurasian languages.

The summer institute will be held in two sessions offered back-to-back. Participants may attend one or both sessions. Both sessions will be held on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Session 1 (July 12-14): The first session will include presentations by speakers from Duke University, Indiana University, the University of Arizona, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration, and other leading institutions on topics including:

•       Teaching language and culture through film
•       Specialized language instruction at the advanced and superior levels
•       The use of technology in the language classroom
•       Integrating heritage students in the language classroom
•       Addressing the needs of differently-abled students
•       Using computer technologies to create pedagogical materials
•       The role of grammar in proficiency-based instruction
•       Popular culture and language instruction
•       Web resources for Slavic and East European language teachers

Session 2 (July 14-16): The second session will consist of a workshop on Russian language proficiency testing conducted by a leading Russian language proficiency test developer who is a TRKI [тестирование русского как иностранного] examiner. TRKI is the Russian Federation language proficiency testing system for five areas of linguistic competence (aural comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar/lexicon) developed and administered by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, and is the Russian component of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) developed by the Council of Europe. Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Sofja Kovalevskaja Award (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: July 31, 2017

Title: Sofja Kovalevskaja Award
Sponsor: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Amount: €1,650,000

Description: The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is granted to young exceptionally promising researchers from abroad in recognition of outstanding academic achievements. The award is designed to enable them to embark on academic careers in Germany by establishing their own junior research groups at research institutions in Germany. The program is open to scientists and scholars from all countries and disciplines who completed their doctorates with distinction less than six years ago. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation particularly welcomes applications from qualified, female junior researchers.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by July 31. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/kovalevskaja-award.html

Funding Opportunity: Cultural Anthropology Scholars Awards (NSF)

Deadline for Applications: July 26, 2017

Title: Cultural Anthropology Scholars Awards
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Amount: $50,000 max.

Description: The National Science Foundation announces an opportunity for methodological training by cultural anthropologists who are active researchers. The purpose is to help cultural anthropologists upgrade their methodological skills by learning a specific analytical technique which will improve their research abilities. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Brook Davis (davis@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by July 26. 

More Info: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5321&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

Funding Opportunity: Cultural Anthropology Program-Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (NSF)

Deadline for Applications: July 25, 2017

Title: Cultural Anthropology Program – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Amount: $20,000 max.

Description: The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Anthropological research spans a wide gamut, and contemporary cultural anthropology is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid. Recognizing the breadth of the field’s contributions to science, the Cultural Anthropology Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated research in all sub-fields of cultural anthropology. Because the National Science Foundation’s mandate is to support basic research, the NSF Cultural Anthropology Program does not fund research that takes as its primary goal improved clinical practice or applied policy. A proposal that uses anthropological methods to understand a social problem but does not propose to make a theory-testing and/or theory expanding contribution to anthropology will be returned without review.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Vanessa Lopez (volopez@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by July 25.

More Info: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505057&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund