Tag Archives: May 2017

Prof. Devel.: Int’l Studies Research Lab (U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Deadline for Applications: May 01, 2017

Call for Applications: International Studies Research Lab (ISRL) 2017

The Center for Global Studies, International and Area Studies Library, & Russian, East European and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are pleased to announce fellowships and research honoraria to support the internationalization of community colleges nationwide. We invite applications from faculty, librarians, and administrators interested in expanding global studies curricula, instruction in less commonly taught lanugages, library collections, or international education programs at their home institutions. Participation in the ISRL provides resources and time for research otherwise unavailable to applicants. Fellows will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with international and area studies librarians and explore the unlimited print and online resources of the University Library at Illinois.


International Studies Fellowships

The Center for Global Studies provides housing for applicants coming from outside the Champaign-Urbana area. Fellows will be provided up to 7 days paid housing and up to 8 days paid parking at Presby Hall in a shared three-bedroom two-bathroom suite.

Research Honorarium

As part of the application, participants are expected to turn in a research or program plan. While in residence at Illinois, all participants are expected to build on this plan and produce a syllabus for a new or updated course, a white paper, a library collection development plan, or a plan for new international education programs. A $1,000 honorarium is available, contingent upon receipt of these new or revised materials by November 1, 2017. This honorarirum can be used to offset travel expenses and support the implementation of participant’s projects.

Collaborative Workshop

Participants will have the opportunity to share their work, discuss research progress, and establish collaborations in a day-long workshop taking place on July 21, 2017. Professors and academic professionals specialising in community college engagement will be guest speakers, offering to participants insight into the process of internationalizing curriculum, programs, and library collections.

To apply, please submit an online application by May 1, 2017

The 2017 International Studies Lab is open from July 16 until July 29. Participants may visit campus any time during these dates.

For more information on funding, eligibility, and application instructions, visit our website.


Funding Opportunity: Graduate Student Funding (U. of St Andrews)

Deadline for Applications: May 15, 2017

The School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews invites outstanding PhD Candidates to apply for:

TWO School of Modern Languages PhD Scholarships, commencing in September 2017. Each scholarship covers home fees and a stipend of £15k per annum for three years.
The closing date for applications is 15 May 2017 5pm.

The School also invites the strongest applications to:

TWO Forum for Modern Language Studies scholarships (£7,500 each), open to students in any field of Modern Languages who have been admitted to one of the School’s MLitt programmes.

The closing date for applications is 15 May 2017 5pm. Continue reading

Conference: 19th Aunnual Russian Film Symposium (U. of Pittsburgh)

Dates of Symposium: May 01-06, 2017

The nineteenth annual Russian Film Symposium Kino-Ivory will be held on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh from Monday, 1 May through Saturday, 6 May 2017, with evening screenings at the Melwood Screening Room of Pittsburgh Filmmakers.  For much of the past twenty-five years, the Guild of Film Scholars and Film Critics of the Russian Union of Filmmakers has annually conferred the White Elephant award to the best film produced and released in Russia, as well as awards for directing, scriptwriting, musical score, and acting.  In effect, the White Elephant continues to be one of the most coveted and respected Russian awards both within the industry and amongst film scholars and historians around the world.

The White Elephant films, directors, and actors over the past quarter century are not merely the best produced by the cinema industry; they also chronicle the history of Russian cinema since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the dramatic overhaul of the industry in every sphere, from production to distribution to exhibition.  While several of the White Elephant films have been screened in previous Symposia, many more have not.  The goal of the 2017 Symposium Kino-Ivory is to select films we have not yet screened as the backdrop for a week-long investigation of the transformations in the industry.  Among the three invited Russian participants in the Symposium will be a former president of the Guild, leading Russian film critic and television host, and a Senior Research Analyst for Nevafilm.

A complete schedule and list of participants can be found on the Symposium’s site: www.rusfilm.pitt.edu.

Funding Opportunity: Billington Fellowship (The Kennan Institute)

Deadline for Applications: May 15, 2017

Title: Kennan Institute’s Billington Fellowship
Sponsor: The Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center
Amount: $3,500 stipend/mo. for 9 months

Description: The Kennan Institute seeks applications from scholars who have received their Ph.D. within the past 10 years for the newly established Billington Fellowship to conduct research on Russian history and culture. The Billington Fellowship was established in 2016 in tribute to the co-founder of the Kennan Institute, Director Emeritus of the Wilson Center, and Librarian Emeritus of Congress, James H. Billington. The Billington Fellow will be based at the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute in Washington, D.C. for a nine-month term (one academic year). Fellows will receive access to the Library of Congress, National Archives, and policy research centers in Washington, D.C., as well as the opportunity to meet with key experts and officials at the State Department, USAID, Department of Defense, and Congress. There is no citizenship restriction on this grant.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by May 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/billington-fellowship

Funding Opportunity: Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Award (CCWH)

Deadline for Application: May 15, 2017

Title: CCWH/Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Award
Sponsor: Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH)
Amount: $1,000

Description: The CCWH Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship is an annual award of $1000 given to a graduate student working on a historical dissertation that interrogates race and gender, not necessarily in a history department. The award is intended to support either a crucial stage of research or the final year of writing. The applicant must be a CCWH member; must be a graduate student in any department of a U.S. institution; must have passed to A.B.D. status by the time of application; may hold this award and others simultaneously; and need not attend the award ceremony to receive the award.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by May 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application. 

More Info: http://theccwh.org/ccwh-awards/wells-graduate-student-fellowship/

Funding Opportunity: Creative Nonfiction Grants (Whiting Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: May 01, 2017

Title: Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grants
Sponsor: Whiting Foundation
Amount: $40,000

Description: The Whiting Awards foster original, ambitious projects that bring writing to the highest possible standard. This grant is intended to support multiyear book projects requiring large amounts of deep and focused research, thinking, and writing at a crucial point mid-process, after significant work has been accomplished but where an extra infusion of support can make a difference in the ultimate shape and quality of the work.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by May 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application. 

More Info: http://www.whiting.org/awards/content/whiting-creative-nonfiction-grant

Funding Opportunity: Ted Strauss Civic Internship Awards (Strauss Institute)

Deadline for Applications: May 02, 2017

Applications for the Ted Strauss Civic Internship Awards from UT-Austin undergraduate students are now being accepted!

Multiple $2,000 stipends are available to supplement summer internships in the fields of policy, public service, journalism, political communication, government, or politics.

Previous award winners have worked for CNN, the U.S. Department of Education, the United States Senate, Defenders of Wildlife, the Muscular Dystrophy Association among other organizations and governmental agencies.

Application deadline is Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Learn more about the opportunity and how to apply.

Questions? Contact Chuck Courtney or call 512-471-1959.

CFP: Multiculturalism and Language Contact (Tetovo, Macedonia)

Deadline for Submissions: May 15, 2017

An International Scholarly Conference organized by
the Max van der Stoel Institute at South East European University &
the Research Center for Areal Linguistics at the Macedonian Academy of Arts & Sciences

Balkan peoples in the course of centuries of living in a multicultural and multilingual
environment have attempted to interpret the world around them in a common fashion while at the same time preserving a variety of distinctive features, such as language and dialect. Significant cultural interactions, especially during the attested period of the Balkan Linguistic League, have brought about the convergence of inherited linguistic structures in the respective Balkan languages combined with varieties of common lexical elements, all conducive to more effective communication among the peoples involved.

At a time when some political actors are seeking to convince various publics that “they have nothing a common” (a phrase deployed stridently during the Yugoslav Wars of Succession), this conference seeks to bring new perspectives to the roles of multiculturalism and language contact as vital factors in mutual understanding and a shared worldview, a topic that is both timely and in need of deeper scholarly engagement. Papers dealing with the peoples and languages of the Balkans (as well as Balkan peoples and languages living beyond the Balkans) are especially welcome, but any paper relevant to the main themes of the conference is eligible to be submitted for consideration (see below). Continue reading

CFP: Revolutionary Centenary Workshop (UC Berkeley)

Deadline for Applications: May 15, 2017


100 Years Later: The Russian Revolution and its Consequences
October 6-7, 2017

“The Soviet socialist revolution was the great utopian adventure of the modern age,” wrote the late Berkeley professor Martin Malia in the opening to his 1994 book The Soviet Tragedy. Utopian and pragmatic, top-down and bottom-up, tragic and fortunate: historians have affixed many adjectives to the year 1917 to describe it and its impact on Russia, the former Soviet Union, and the wider world. Long before the opening of the Russian archives in the early nineties, scholars have spilled much ink to debate the Revolution’s origins and causes, goals and shortcomings, beginning and end. Nearly all historians agree that the Revolution stands virtually unrivaled in its ambition, influence, and global legacy.

To mark the Revolution’s centenary, the University of California, Berkeley will host a workshop where graduate students in the dissertation writing phase can present and receive feedback on work that relates to the theme of the Russian Revolution and its consequences, broadly defined. How did the ideas, actors, and events that undergirded the Bolshevik program reverberate across the Soviet Union and beyond? In what ways did Soviet socialism serve as a model for non-Soviet governments, revolutionaries, reformers, and other elites to follow, reject, or improve upon? What effect did the collapse have on socialist and non-socialist governments, and what role does memory of the Soviet past play in the former USSR and beyond today? We welcome chronological diversity (from 1917 to the present), regional variation (Russia and the Soviet republics, Eastern Europe, Africa, Latin America, North America and Asia), and thematic range (political, social, economic, environmental, scientific, intellectual, etc.). Our goal is to bring together young scholars from universities across the United States whose work is adding to and changing the way we think, research, and write about the world that 1917 forged.  Continue reading

Prof. Devel.: STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online (U. of Minnesota)

Deadline for Applications: May 15, 2017

STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online (TTLO)

June 12-July 2, 2017 (3-week, online course)

This STARTALK program is designed for K-16 teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, or Urdu who want to teach their language online.

Offered completely online, this 3-week, intensive course will give teacher participants the experience of being an online learner. Course content will focus on many different facets of a successful online language course, such as creating community, time management strategies for teachers and students, choosing appropriate technology tools for communicative-based activities, and developing a variety of online activity types. In addition to exploring these aspects of teaching online, participants will see these concepts in action in model online language activities. By the end of the course, participants will have a portfolio of activities ready to be incorporated in an online course.

Instructional Staff: Xiaowei Hunt (Course Facilitator), Ritu Jayakar (Course Facilitator), Shannon Spasova (Course Facilitator), Alyssa Bonnac (Lead Instructor), Frances Matos-Schultz (Lead Instructor), & Marlene Johnshoy (Program Director).

Applications are due May 15, 2017.

For more information see: http://carla.umn.edu/technology/STARTALK/