In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, American Councils is offering its Spring 2021 language programs as both overseas and online options. Applicants interested in remote study abroad can connect with host country faculty and peers through one of the virtual opportunities available for the Spring 2021 semester. To learn more about these programs and how to apply, please visit https://acstudyabroad.org/spring2021/.
The English Speaking Nation: Coaches Program (ESN:CP) strengthens secondary school teachers’ pedagogical and classroom English skills in the Republic of Uzbekistan.
ESN:CP will place highly trained U.S. educators in year-long program assignments in five regional Ministry of Public Education In-Service Training Institutes (INSETI) in Uzbekistan.
Each Coach will:
· Spread high quality pedagogy standards to EFL teachers at local public schools utilizing a team-teaching model;
· Cultivate a core of professional English language teacher-leaders in their assigned region by providing sustainable methods of clinical supervision to highlight the value of peer observation and feedback;
· Support the English Speaking Nation: Secondary Teacher Training (ESN:STT) program by conducting professional development activities for in-service teachers;
· Teach EFL in secondary schools identified by the INSETI center;
· Share U.S. culture and values with students and teachers in Uzbekistan through direct teaching in secondary schools and American Corners;
· Assist in Embassy-sponsored trainings and conferences.
In the imaginations of Western European and US authors, Eastern and Central Europe function as a maledicta terra, a cursed mythical land where dragons dwell. Michael Goddard claims that “Eastern Europe is presented condescendingly as the new Europe as if it had no history before 1989 and above all in terms of abjection and monstrosity.“ Some post-Soviet horror narratives contribute to this narrative – for example, the 1997 Russian film The Vampire (Упырь), which combines the genre of the “wild 90s” crime story with vampire film. Other narratives, from Marc Chagall’s artwork to Igor Ostachowicz’s novel The Night of the Living Jews (2012), lean towards disenchanting the idea of the region as the epitome of chaos and emancipating it from the condescending Western gaze. Still, very little is known about the function of horror fiction in post-Soviet space more broadly – an issue this project aims to remedy.
American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce a request for project proposals for the U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships Grants Program 2020-21.
Funded by the U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan, the U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships Grants Program aims to establish new partnerships between higher education institutions, strengthen educational ties between the two countries, and bolster English-language programming.
Administered by American Councils for International Education (American Councils), these grants are designed to adapt policies, practices, and administrative structures for teaching and learning English and English for special purposes in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); and modify teaching and curriculum for student outcomes in those areas.
The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.
This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. The Dissertation Fellowship program receives many more applications than it can fund. This year 35 fellowships will be awarded.
Please join us online for the 2020 Conference of Community-Based Heritage Language Schools. We hope that leaders of community-based schools across the country will have the opportunity to participate.
The conference will be held Friday, October 9, 12:30 – 6:00 PM and Saturday, October 10, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Eastern time.
After the conference opening, we will have an opportunity to interact with leaders of organizations and initiatives that are of interest and can be helpful to heritage language schools. There will then be six workshops on topics that are of interest to leaders in these schools. You will be able to participate in all six workshops, if you choose. There will also be a panel of leaders in the language field, with whom you will be able to interact. See the conference program, and speakers and workshop leaders, here. Join us by registering today!
This is a call for content to be featured in The Internet column of the journal Slavic & East European Information Resources, vol. 22.
Considering researchers’ and librarians’ almost absolute dependence on remote discovery and access during the coronavirus pandemic, there could hardly be a more appropriate time or venue for you to share your experience with colleagues.
How has your work changed by moving entirely online? What new online tools or resources have you discovered? What role is the internet playing in different SEE regions during the pandemic? Maybe you’re part of a new RuNet literacy project or effort to collect online repositories of Central European historical newspapers. What have been the challenges, the lessons, and the outcomes of such projects, and what work still needs to be done?
The Mellon/ACLS Scholars and Society program aims to amplify the broad potential of doctoral education in the humanities by supporting doctoral faculty as they pursue publicly engaged scholarship and advocate for diverse professional pathways for emerging PhDs. The program offers opportunities for faculty with fulltime appointments in PhD-granting humanities departments or programs in the United States to engage significant societal questions in their research, serve as ambassadors for humanities scholarship beyond the academy, and deepen their support for innovations in doctoral education on their campuses.
Scholars and Society fellowships enable faculty who teach and advise doctoral students to pursue research projects while in residence at a US-based cultural, media, government, policy, or community organization of their choice. Fellows and their colleagues at host institutions are expected to create a mutually beneficial partnership in which they collaborate, interact, and learn about each other’s work, motivating questions, methods, and practices. The Scholars and Society program complements the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program, which places recent humanities PhDs in nonprofit and government organizations.
Deadline: (Fall Online Program) August 6; (Spring 2021) October 25; (Summer 2021) May 2021
The University of Arizona (UA), in partnership with the GRINT Centre in Moscow, is accepting applications for the online study of Russian language at all levels for the Fall 2020 session. The Fall program runs from September 14 – December 11, 2020, and students will earn 14-15 UA credits. The language component consists of a mix of synchronous and asynchronous lessons, homework, etc., as well as individualized conversation sessions. In addition to the language classes, students will participate in a culture course and engage in a robust Moscow-based cultural component of online theatre performances, concerts, virtual excursions, and more.
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers opportunities for American academics, artists, and experienced professionals to lecture (4-9 months) or conduct research (3-9 months) at Polish academic and research institutions. Proposals are welcome from candidates in all disciplines with established relations with the host institution.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program allows graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals, and artists to conduct their own research projects for two academic semesters at Poland’s best universities and research centers. Proposals are welcome from candidates in all disciplines with established relations with the host institution.
The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program (ETA) places recent U.S. college graduates and young professionals at universities and institutions of higher education across Poland and allows them to teach or co-teach practical and specialized professional English language classes for two academic semesters. Candidates with prior teaching experience are especially welcome to apply. Beginning in Spring 2020, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State will fully fund a preparatory 60-hour online TESOL course for all incoming ETAs. The Fulbright Specialist Program aims to provide a short-term (2 to 6 weeks), on-demand project collaboration with Polish institutions. Project activities may include delivering a seminar, workshop or guest lecture, consulting on faculty or workforce development, conducting needs assessments or evaluations for a program or institution, or developing academic or training curricula and materials.