Funding: Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships (UT Austin)

Deadline: February, 1, 2020

CREEES at UT offers FLAS Fellowships to fund highly competitive graduate (incoming and continuing) and undergraduate students for the study of regional foreign languages, including: 

Bosnian • Bulgarian • Croatian • Czech • Polish • Romanian •  Russian • Serbian  Ukrainian • Yiddish* • and more!*

Students should consider applying for FLAS Fellowships with any applicable FLAS-granting centers at UT, including
  • European Studies
  • South Asia Institute
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Latin American Studies
or for summer FLAS awards at other FLAS-granting institutions as relevant to their research interests. FLAS awards are available for both academic year (in residence at UT or abroad) and summer studies (at UT, abroad or elsewhere in the US).

See our non-exhaustive list of CREEES language FLAS eligible language programs!

CREEES is committed to building a diverse FLAS applicant pool and we therefore encourage applications from students of African American and Latino/a descent, students with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ students, and other under-represented groups.

*Applicants pursuing Yiddish or any other languages for which they seek approval must show applicability to the study of our region, which includes the Balkans/Southeast Europe, Central/Eastern Europe, the Baltic states, Russia, Central Asia, the Caucasus and the former Soviet Union. 

https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/slavic/scholarships-funding/FLAS.php

Funding/Study Abroad: Summer Language Workshop (Indiana University, Abroad)

Deadline: (priority) January 31, 2020

January 31 is the deadline to apply for funding for the summer 2020 Indiana University Language Workshop and its overseas programs.

Title VIII, FLAS, and other funding is available to support students of Russian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Ukrainian, Hungarian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Turkmen, Uzbek, and 13 other languages.

Fellowships and scholarships are available for graduate students, undergraduate students, researchers, and lifelong learners.

APPLY AT: http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu/

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Resource: Austin Polish Society

About APS:
We are a Texas non-profit organization established in 2005. Our goal is to spread Polish culture in the Austin area and beyond. Our programs include the Polish language school, Austin Polish Film Festival, monthly movie screenings, Polish History Club, social gatherings, Polish music concerts and more. 

How to join and get involved in the Austin Polish Society?

Volunteer

·   Do you have time, talent, ideas? Is there any specific

·   event or project you would like to contribute to? Sign up here

·   to join a team of volunteers 

Become  a member: Renew or sign up for a membership here!

·   Members are eligible to vote for the board of directors or become a member of the board. Membership dues support this organization financially and help fund events and projects.  

·  Come to the 2020 Annual Planning Meeting on January 19th at the Riverplace Country Club conference room 4207 River Pl Blvd, Austin, TX 78730.

TimeWhole Day 10am – 4pm or Half Day: 1pm – 4pm  

Internship: Summer Internships with Crossroads Eurasia (Russia)

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Summer internships in Russia with Crossroads Eurasia 
Crossroads Eurasia is about complementing your Russian language study with a practical hands-on experience. 

We offer short-term unpaid internships in Russia. A combination of the structured and the spontaneous, our programs take you out of the classroom and away from Moscow and St. Petersburg. You get resume-worthy work experience, all-day Russian practice, and a first-hand look at what modern-day Russia is like.   

You can teach English, work as a camp counselor, do translation, or explore a topic of interest via our research & journalism program.  

Application deadline
March 15, 2020. We fill spots on a rolling basis, so apply early.  

Study Abroad: Summer 2020 Study and Intern Abroad Programs (Russia and Kazakhstan)

Deadline: February 18, 2020

Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP)

RLASP offers participants the unique opportunity to study Russian language and area studies in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir, Russia or Almaty, Kazakhstan while pursuing volunteer opportunities, internships, and cultural interests in an overseas immersion setting. Small class sizes and local conversation partners to assist participants with language learning. Prerequisite: two semesters of Russian.

See also: Business Russian Language & Internship (BRLI) ProgramHeritage Speakers Program (HSP)

Politics and Public Diplomacy in Contemporary Russia (PPD)

Study contemporary Russian politics and society at Moscow International University. Learn about elections and opposition figures, economic policy and sanctions, mass media, and more, all taught in English. Russian language instruction offered daily at all levels.

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Grad. Program: Franco-Russian Masters’ programs in History and Sociology (Paris/Moscow)

Deadline: March 1, 2020; May 1, 2020

French-Russian Master in History EHESS (Paris) / HSE (Moscow)
From the beginning of the 2018 academic year, EHESS and the Moscow Higher School of Economics (HSE, Государственный Университет “Высшая школа экономики” known as “Vyshka”) will offer a two-year bi-national (Franco-Russian) master’s degree course.

Students are admitted to the Program after their Master’s admission to their institutions: 
HSE – Students admitted to the HSE Masters programmes “Historical Knowledge”, “Medieval Studies”, “History of Culture and Arts”, “The Art Market” may participate in the Programme provided they meet the criteria for admission to the EHESS Masters programme;
EHESS – Students admitted to a Master’s degree in “Social Sciences” with a specialization in History of EHESS may participate in the Programme provided they meet the criteria for admission to a Master’s degree at HSE.

This course comprises a two-year programme with a possible one-year stay in each of the two institutions, a wide choice of courses, a follow-up requiring research under two co-directors (one from each institution), and a diploma qualifying in each of the institutions. 

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Study Abroad: Cuba-Russia Connection: Studies in Cultural Diplomacy (Cuba, Russia)

Deadline: March 1, 2020

2020 Cuba-Russia Connection: Studies in Cultural Diplomacy program

Throughout the course of this unique opportunity to visit both Cuba and Russia, students will explore economy, history, culture, political structure, and foreign policy – and meet with locals to get a better understanding of life today. These two countries provide excellent case studies in which to study cultural diplomacy, and students will learn to identify these actions (as opposed to advertising or propaganda), consider historical and current strategies, and observe the impact. For students of Russian/Soviet studies, Cuba will provide an intriguing setting in which to observe Soviet influence as a counterpoint to US influence on a third country.  

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Funding/Prof. Dev. : Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellowships (University of Helsinki)

Deadline: February 12, 2020

The Aleksanteri Institute is pleased to invite applications for its Visiting Fellowships for the academic year 2020-2021 from scholars holding a PhD degree and pursuing research that relates to the Institute’s research profile. The Fellowship carries a monthly grant of 3400 euros to cover all of the expenses related to the research visit, which can range from one to three months. The Visiting Fellowship scheme is intended for scholars who reside outside Finland.

For the Call for Proposals, and for more information about the Visiting Fellows Programme, please see the programme website.

The Aleksanteri Institute (University of Helsinki) is the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European studies, with a multidisciplinary research profile based on social sciences and humanities.

Study Abroad/Funding: Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarship Programs (Poland)

Deadline: March 10, 2020

Year Abroad Program

The Year Abroad Scholarship supports Polish language studies at the Jagiellonian University’s Center of Polish Language and Culture in Cracow, Poland. Scholarships are awarded under the auspices of the Foundation’s Exchange Program with Poland.  Students who are awarded a scholarship are accepted to attend the Center for Polish Language and Culture program at the Jagiellonian University. The scholarship includes a tuition waiver and 1,600 zloty per month for living expenses as well as $900 per semester in additional support. 

Eligible candidates include undergraduate sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are US citizens.  

GRADUATE STUDY & RESEARCH PROGRAMS
Study full-time or conduct research at leading Polish universities and research institutions. The scholarship provides a stipend for housing and living expenses in Poland.
ELIGIBILITY: US citizens, graduate-level students, or university faculty members.

Conference/CFP: In the Dark Spaces of Language. Negotiation of Unintelligibility in Slavic Literatures (Humbolt University, Berlin)

Deadline for papers: February 1, 2020
Event Date: March 26-27, 2020

In Ciemność (Darkness, 1866), the Polish poet Cyprian Norwid replied to his readership, which regarded his poetic language as ‘dark’ and ‘unintelligible’ (Uffellmann 1997; Kasperski 2009). The complex rhetoric structure of Darkness shows that the poem was not intended as a poetological explanation, but as a play with the readers’ uncertainties. The readers lose themselves in a labyrinth of enigmatic rhetoric questions and metaphors, ellipses and dashes; the awaited definition of ‘darkness’ and ‘unintelligibility’ is not delivered. Norwid’s Darkness presents reading as an anti-hermeneutic act: reading is not a straight path towards clearness and understanding, but a process in which the readers get lost in the dark spaces of language. A similar idea can be found in Juraj Briškár’s Sprievodca nezrozumiteľnosťou (A Guide to Unintelligibility, 2015). The instrumental case of nezrozumiteľnosť allows two different interpretations and translations of the title. On the one hand, Briškár’s book presents itself as a guide which aims to help readers find a way out from their incomprehension; on the other hand, the book can be interpreted as an invitation to a journey together with unintelligibility: in this case, unintelligibility itself becomes the aim of every hermeneutic process. In both cases, however, the hermeneutic act is presented as a difficult journey through (dark) spaces. Inspired by Norwid’s and Briškár’s poetic strategies, we would like to investigate how the concepts of ‘unintelligibility’ and ‘obscurity’ are (re)presented, performed and negotiated in Slavic literatures. We welcome abstracts dealing especially with following themes:

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