Tag Archives: May 2018

Funding: Home and Abroad Scholars (SRAS)

Deadline for Application: May 1, 2018

Home and Abroad awards $5,000-$10,000 to students who want to study abroad and serve an intense, resume-building internship.

Applications for the summer/fall session are being accepted through May 1!

Find out more at http://www.SRAS.org/HA

Application deadlines for other fall semester programs start May 15. See individual program pages for details.

For fall, 2018, offering include:

  • In most locations: Russian as a Second Language http://sras.org/rsl
  • Internships http://sras.org/intern
  • Challenge Grants (funding!) http://sras.org/challenge
  • In Warsaw: Security and Society http://www.securityandsociety.org/
  • In Bishkek: Central Asian Studies http://sras.org/ca
  • In Kiev: Policy and Conflict in the Post Soviet Space http://sras.org/pcon
  • In Russia: Diplomacy and International Relations at MGIMO http://sras.org/mgimo
  • Society, Business, and the Arts http://sras.org/sba
  • Russia and the Environment http://sras.org/environment
  • The Russian Far East http://www.sras.org/rfe

Study Abroad: Critical Languages Program (ASU Melikian Center)

Deadline for Applications: May 11, 2018

The Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University’s Melikian Center is still enrolling for the 2018 summer semester, in selected languages. They are proud to offer a tuition-free program, regardless of residency. Students pay a flat fee of $1,500 for 4-13 semester credits, plus study-abroad fees if they opt to join an overseas program. Programs are offered in the U.S., overseas, or in “combination” courses that include both U.S. and overseas components.

FUNDING:
Select scholarships are available for Albanian, Armenian, Polish, Ukrainian, and Uzbek.

Rolling admission continues through May 11, 2018.
APPLICATION AND FULL DETAILS

Please contact with any questions at: cli@asu.edu OR +1 (480) 965-4188

 

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Funding: Tucker-Cohen Dissertation Prize (ASEEES)

Deadline for Nominations: May 15, 2018

The Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize, established in 2006 and sponsored by the KAT Charitable Foundation, is awarded annually (if there is a distinguished submission) for an outstanding English-language doctoral dissertation in Soviet or Post-Soviet politics and history in the tradition practiced by Robert C. Tucker and Stephen F. Cohen. The dissertation must be defended at an American or Canadian university, and must be completed during the calendar year prior to the award. The prize carries a $5,000 award intended to help the author turn the dissertation into a publishable manuscript. The prize is awarded at the ASEEES Annual Convention.

RULES OF ELIGIBILITY
Rules of eligibility for the ASEEES Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize are as follows:

  • The dissertation must be written in English and defended at a university in the United States or Canada;
  • The dissertation must be completed and defended during the calendar year prior to the award (for example, the dissertation must have been defended in 2017 to be eligible for the 2018 competition);
  • The dissertation’s primary subject and analytical purpose must be in the realm of the history of domestic politics, as broadly understood in academic or public life, though it may also include social, cultural, economic, international or other dimensions. The dissertation must focus primarily on Russia (though the topic may also involve other former Soviet republics) during one or more periods between January 1918 and the present.

NOMINATING INSTRUCTIONS

A nomination will consist of a detailed letter from the dissertation’s main faculty supervisor explaining the ways in which the work is outstanding in both its empirical and interpretive contributions, along with an abstract of 700-1000 words, written by the candidate, specifying the sources and general findings of the research. A faculty supervisor may nominate no more than one dissertation a year.

Faculty supervisors should send each committee member listed above their letter and the 700-1000-word abstract. (Candidates may also initiate the nomination, but it must come from their advisers.) The committee will read this material and then request copies of the dissertations that best meet the criteria, as defined in the statement above. Nominations must be received no later than May 15.

CFP: Europe in Discourse II: Agendas of Reform (Athens, Greece)

Deadline for Submissions: May 25, 2018

The 2nd Europe in Discourse Conference Agendas of Reform invites papers from a broad range of fields and perspectives on the following topics:

  • Values-based Reform, from Enlargement to Legitimization
  • Completing the EMU
  • EU Security and Defense
  • The Franco-German Relationship
  • The Transatlantic Dimension
  • The European Union and Islam
  • Greece and the European Union

Since Agendas of Reform follows the 1st Europe in Discourse Conference, contributions on the so-called “poly-crisis” of the EU, the refugee crisis and European populism on the right and the left are also welcome.

We also accept papers on the following topics:

  • Historical, geo-cultural, geo-economic and geopolitical aspects of European identities
  • Europe: super-diverse and globalized
  • Images of crisis and recovery in Europe
  • Conceptual blending, discourse and metaphors about Europe
  • Populist discourses and the EU
  • The Refugee crisis in EU discourses
  • European diversity through religion and culture
  • Discursive constructions of borders
  • Political discourse in the European Union
  • Media constructions of European identities

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Funding: Billington Fellowship (Wilson Center)

Deadline for Applications: May 15, 2018

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 offers a monthly stipend of $3,500, research facilities, a research intern, and computer access. Fellows are required to be in residence at the Kennan Institute, Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. for the duration of the grant. Awardees are expected to begin their appointments within six months of accepting the fellowship.

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. While conducting research, the Billington Fellow will be expected to actively participate in discussions with the policy and academic communities. These discussions can be in the form of speaking engagements at the Wilson Center and potentially outside of Washington D.C., as well as attending meetings, conferences, and other activities organized by the Kennan Institute and the Wilson Center. Upon completion of the fellowship, the Billington Fellow will join our growing list of alumni, for whom the Kennan Institute will continue to offer opportunities for collaboration and engagement.

Applicants for the Billington Fellowship must hold a Ph.D. awarded within the past 10 years. Preference will be given to proposed research in the fields of Russian history and culture. There is no citizenship restriction on this grant.

The deadline for this competition is May 15. To apply, please complete the attached application form according to the instructions and submit by email to: kennan@wilsoncenter.org

Please note that the application form calls for two letters of recommendation for the proposed research. Instructions for obtaining and sending reference letters are on the application form.

Prof. Devel.: Teaching Language Online Workshop (STARTALK)

Deadline for Applications: May 14th, 2018

STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online (TTLO)

June 11–July 1, 2018 (3-week, online course; optional 4th week for ePortfolio work)

This STARTALK program is offered free for K-16 teachers of critical languages (Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu) who want to teach their language online. Offered completely online, this 3-week, intensive program will give teacher participants the experience of being an online learner. Course content will focus on many different facets of a successful online language program, 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.

Teachers will be awarded a certificate of completion upon finishing program requirements (optional graduate credits available for a fee).

Applications are due May 14, 2018.

For details and application information, see the STARTARLK:TTLO webpage.

Study Abroad: Summer in Krakow (Jagiellonian Uni)

Deadline for Applications: May 31, 2018 or When Filled

The School of Polish Language and Culture at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow is pleased to announce that 2018 summer programs are open for applications.

Every July and August several hundred participants from more than 40 countries have the unique opportunity not only to study Polish language, culture, and society, but also to spend time in the beautiful city of Kraków, meeting people from all around the world and making new friends. In summer 2018 students can participate in the 6-week program, 4-week program, and 3-week programs.

  • Four-week program from July 5-August 1
    • This program has been reintroduced with a new format! Every week additional activities  will take place within the language course: classes held in the city space, in museums and galleries, and in places loved by locals of Krakow as well as tourists.
  • Six-week program from July 5-August 15
  • Three-week program from July 5-25
  • Three-week program from July 26-August 15

DEADLINES:

• four-, six- and three-week programs which begin on July 5: MAY 31st, 2018

• three-week program which begins on July 26: JUNE 30th, 2018

• or until there are places available.

Check out the website  or take a look at the attached brochure for more information on program options, pricing, accommodation, available courses, and more!

Polish Summer School 2018 Brochure

Funding: U.S.- RUS Relations Fellowship (IREX)

Deadline for Applications: May 4, 2018

IREX has announced a call for applications for the U.S. Russia Experts Program.  The program supports and develops the talents, skills and proficiencies of U.S. graduate students interested in Russia, and U.S .- Russian relations.  The fellowship program is designed to deepen expertise and knowledge, strengthen U.S.-Russian connections and linkages, and improve U.S.-Russian understanding.

Program Guidelines and Eligibility

Fellowships for up to $5,000 will be awarded to fund customized research and professional development activities related to U.S.-Russian relations from June 2018 – January 2019.  The fellowship is open to U.S.-based current and recent graduates of master’s and professional development programs in the fields of Russian-area studies, business, law, public policy and the social sciences. U.S. and Russian citizens may apply.

The fellowship application deadline is May 4, 2018. The online application is available here.

Funding: Catherine Prelinger Award (CCWH)

Deadline for Applications: May 15, 2018

Catherine Prelinger Award

The CCWH Catherine Prelinger Award is a scholarship of $20,000 which will be awarded to a scholar of excellence. This award, named for Catherine Prelinger, a former CCWH president and nontraditional scholar, is intended to enhance the work of a contemporary scholar whose academic path has not followed the traditional path of uninterrupted study, moving from completed secondary, to undergraduate, then graduate degrees, followed by a tenure-track faculty position.

These funds were originally granted to CCWH by an anonymous donor in honor of the many years of work this organization has devoted to exploring women’s history, encouraging opportunities for women in the historical profession, and in educating young women to pursue careers in the historical profession. This award is intended to enhance the ability of the recipient to carry on these CCWH traditions through contributions to women in history, either through scholarly or professional activity.

Eligible applicants must be members of CCWH and must hold either A.B.D. status or the Ph.D. at the time of application. They shall be actively engaged in scholarship that is historical in nature, although the degree may be in related fields. Applicants will show evidence of a nontraditional professional career and describe a project that will further enhance women’s roles in history. The Prelinger Committee encourages applications from independent and non-academic scholars.

For more information, and to apply, click here.