Lex Academic Humanities Scholarship (for Dyslexic Scholars)

Deadline: March 2021

Lex Academic Humanities Scholarship.  Lex Academic, recognizes the important contribution of dyslexic individuals to academic research and broader society. Often meeting with discouragement in mainstream education, they believe that exceptionally promising dyslexic students deserve investment and support, helping them to realize the potential of their ideas.

The Lex Academic Humanities Scholarship is granted annually to a student studying any of the following humanities subjects: Art History; Classics; English; History; Modern Languages; and Philosophy. In addition to a grant of £500, Lex Academic Scholars will receive gratis proofreading services for their MA/PhD theses, provided by the Oxbridge-educated editors at Lex Academic. 

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Russian Study Abroad Programs (Daugavpils University, Latvia)

Deadline: June 23, December 1, 2021

“Learn Russian in the European Union” is accepting applications for 2021/2022 academic year and 2021 Fall semester study abroad programs hosted at Daugavpils University, Latvia.

The following customized programs are available to Russian majors and students who are not majoring in Russian, but study the language:
    – Russian Language, Literature, and Culture;
    – Russian Language and Political Science;
    – Russian Language and East European Studies;
    – Russian Language and Natural Sciences/STEM (math, physics, biology, chemistry, and environmental studies) with theory and laboratory practice in Russian/English.

Citizens of the USA and Canada do not need a visa to study in Latvia.

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Resource: Open-Access Russian Textbook

Decoding the 1920s: A Reader for Advanced Learners of Russian

The materials presented in this book were developed for an advanced-level content-based Russian language course at Portland State University entitled “Russian Literature of the Twentieth Century: The 1920s.” Literature of this period is a major part of the Russian canon, but is notoriously difficult for learners of Russian to read in the original, due both to its stylistic complexity and the relative obscurity of its historical, political, and cultural references. And yet, this decade is crucial for understanding Russia – not only in the Soviet period, but also today. This was the period, when Mikhail Zoshchenko, Isaak Babel, Mikhail Bulgakov, and Andrei Platonov meticulously documented the birth of the “New Soviet Man,” his “newspeak” and Soviet bureaucratese; when Alexandra Kollontai, a Marxist revolutionary and a diplomat, wrote essays and fiction on the “New Soviet Woman”; when numerous satirical works were created; when Babel experimented with a literary representation of dialects (e.g.,Odessa Russian or Jewish Russian). These varieties of language have not disappeared. Bureaucrats still use some form of bureaucratese. Numerous contemporary TV shows imitate the dialects that Babel described. Moreover, Bulgakov’s “Heart of a Dog” gave rise, due largely to its film adaptation, to catch-phrases that still appear throughout contemporary Russian media, satirical contexts, and everyday conversation. Thus, the Russian literature of the 1920s does not belong exclusively to the past, but has relevance and interpretive power for the present, and language learners who wish to pursue a career in humanities, media analysis, analytical translation, journalism, or international relations must understand this period and the linguistic patterns it established.

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Hansen Leadership Institute Fellowship

Deadline: March 15, 2021

The Hansen Leadership Institute (HLI) brings together and trains future leaders from across the world in order to promote world peace and international cooperation.

HLI provides training in the principles, practices, and psychology of effective, ethical and visionary leadership. We also train Hansen Fellows to be effective communicators and public speakers. In recent years, we have begun to expand our focus to gender issues in leadership as well. The intense, 24/7 face to face community of our three-week program becomes a path to a vibrant virtual hub, where Hansen alum engage, connect, and mutually support each other’s projects of peace and community building.

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Job: Short-Term Resident Directors for Summer Language Immersion Program (American Councils)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

American Councils for International Education is hiring short-term Resident Directors for summer language immersion programs abroad for American high school and college students studying one of 15 critical languages. Subscribers to SEELANGS may be especially interested to know that positions are available to support learners of Azerbaijani, Persian, Russian, and Turkish.

Resident Directors must be proficient in the target language and typically have experience studying, working, or traveling in the host country. They are responsible for promoting student success by ensuring the health and safety of program participants, helping them to maintain a language policy, and assisting them in acclimating to life in the host country. In-country partner institutes are responsible for administering the academic curriculum. Therefore, the Resident Director position is a non-teaching position.

A full list of available Resident Director positions is available at https://www.americancouncils.org/careers

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

Acad. Job: Summer Language Instructors (SLI, University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Summer Language Institute (SLI) at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking summer instructors to join us for the 2021 institute during June-July in the following languages:  





SLI seeks creative and enthusiastic instructors with experience in proficiency-based pedagogy. We are currently planning to host our students and instructors in-person in Pittsburgh with an option for students to participate remotely, but if conditions do not permit gatherings on-campus, then the institute will be conducted online, synchronously. Please see the job postings at the links below. Direct all inquiries and questions about the positions or SLI’s programs to manukyan1@pitt.edu

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CFP: Graduate Conference on the Late Soviet Union

Deadline: February 19, 2021

Event Date:
April 30, 2021
9 a.m.–3 p.m. EST (virtual)

We invite paper proposals from graduate students (PhD, MA) at any stage working on a topic related to the history of the late Soviet Union (1953–1991). This conference allows graduate students to present their original and ongoing work in a professional environment, and to receive feedback from peers and experts within the field. We also extend an invitation to undergraduate students who have begun rigorous independent research related to the late Soviet Union.

Proposals may include topics related to the political, cultural, social, environmental, or economic history of the Soviet Union between 1953-1991.

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Scholarships to learn Russian, Persian and Armenian

Deadlines in February, March, and April

Several Scholarships are available to learn Russian, Persian, and Armenian during the ASPIRANTUM summer schools in Yerevan

Russian Language Summer School 2021 – https://aspirantum.com/courses/russian-language-summer-school-04-july-24-july-2021-yerevan-armenia

Dostoyevsky Scholarships to Learn Russian – https://aspirantum.com/scholarships/dostoyevsky-grants-to-learn-russian

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Acad. Job: Postdoctoral Fellow in Banking and Household Finance (HSE University, Moscow)

Deadline: February 14, 2021

Center for Institutional Studies in Moscow, Russia, invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of Empirical Banking and Household Finance.


The general requirements for the postdoctoral fellowship positions are the following:

  • Candidates must hold a recent PhD in the field of Economics, Banking, Finance or related areas which was awarded over the last 5 years or received before starting work at HSE in a relevant field by an internationally recognized university;
  • Candidates should have a strong background in Economics, Econometrics, Banking, Finance or Household Finance, interest in applied empirical research in the mentioned fields accompanied by (a) clear research project proposal(s), as well as the ability to work in a team and on his/her own research projects,
  • Fluent English is an obligatory condition as research and other activities are conducted in English. Knowledge of Russian is not required;
  • Relevant experience will be an asset although not required.
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CIUS Postdoctoral Fellowships (Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies)

Deadline: February 15, 2021

The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta is pleased to announce a call for applications for CIUS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021-2022.


The Bayduza Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship for the Study of Modern and Contemporary Ukraine. Applications in all fields of humanities and social sciences are welcome, but proposals in the areas of identities, nationalism, regions, borders, social values, and historical politics and memory will be given a prior consideration.

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