Funding: ACTR Professional Development Fund

Deadline: April 1, 2023

We encourage you to apply/to invite your graduate students to apply for the second round of the ACTR Professional Development Fund in honor of Olga E. Kagan, with a deadline of April 1, 2023. 

The purpose of this award is to support the professional development of Russian language instructors. This year it will offer support to graduate students ($300) to help offset the cost of professional development in language pedagogy. Eligible reimbursable expenses include travel to professional and academic conferences, conference registration fees, pedagogical workshops, and other professional development and/or training activities which focus on language pedagogy. See below for some suggestions (and please feel welcome to email with additional opportunities that we may have missed). 

  Requirements for this award period:   

  1) Applicants must be enrolled in an MA or PhD program in Russian language, literature or cultural studies or in a related discipline  

 2) Applicants must submit a letter from their program director or department chair stating that the full cost of the professional development opportunity cannot be covered by other resources available to the applicant at their home institution  

  3) Awards will be disbursed upon presentation of receipts, which must be within 12 months of notification of the award   

For the application, see 

Recipients will be announced by May 1. 

  We look forward to receiving your/your graduate students’ applications.   

ACTR Post-secondary Awards Committee 

Evgeny Dengub, Irina Dubinina, Olga Klimova, Susan Kresin (chair), Kaylin Land, Benjamin Rifkin