Funding: M.S. in Global Media and Cultures (Georgia Tech)

Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2019

In addition to FLAS Fellowships, Georgia Tech is now able to offer some graduate assistantships to applicants for the M.S. in Global Media and Cultures. Please share the following links with your students:

Full-year Grad Assistantships and FLAS Fellowships:

Study Abroad and Summer Funding, including FLAS:

Job: Russian Studies Lecturer (University of Cambridge)

Deadline to Apply: February 14, 2019

The Slavonic Section in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages in the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a University Lecturer from 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. While the area of specialisation is open to candidates whose research is in any area of Russian studies, applications from candidates with expertise in Russian linguistics, history of the Russian language, contemporary culture and language use, or Slavonic philology, are particularly welcome.

For further information see:

PD: Submissions Requested for Michigan Quarterly Review Special Issue

The Michigan Quarterly Review is seeking submissions for a special issue reflecting critically on the thirty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and on the current failings and future promises of Europe. We are not interested in nostalgia or celebration. Rather, we want outstanding work in any genre that addresses the dramatic transformations of 1989 as a contemporary issue and that recognizes local, even personal realities as echoes of global social and geopolitical problems. The Guest Editor for this issue is poet, translator, and literary scholar Benjamin Paloff.

The Michigan Quarterly Review is an interdisciplinary and international literary journal, combining distinctive voices in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, as well as works in translation. Our work extends online as well, where we publish cultural commentary alongside reviews and interviews with writers, artists, and cultural figures around the world. The flagship literary journal of the University of Michigan, our magazine embraces creative urgency and cultural relevance, aiming to challenge conventions and address long-overdue conversations. As we continue to promote an expansive and inclusive vision, we seek work from established and emerging writers with diverse aesthetics and experiences.

Prose: 5,000 words max. Poetry: 8 pages max. Translations welcome.

Interviews and Reviews for MQR Online: 3,000 words max.

Click here to submit. Email us at with any questions.

PD: ACTR National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest

Deadline to Register: January 29, 2019

This contest, established in 1999 by ACTR, has become a signature Russian language contest for post-secondary students around the country. ​Students taking Russian in accredited colleges and universities are invited to participate in the annual National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest sponsored by the American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR).

Important Dates and Information

  • Registration fee is $5.00 per student.
  • Codes and essay topic will be emailed by January 31.
  • Essay contest may take place any time, starting from February 1 through 15
  • Judges’ results are expected April 1.
  • Certificates will be mailed out by April 15.
  • Instructors must register students through this webpage (see the Registration section).
  • Submissions will be uploaded to Box. Email attachments will not be accepted.
  • No late registrations or submissions will be accepted.
  • At least one instructor per participating institution must be a current ACTR member, with paid dues.

For more information and to register, please visit our website.

Conf: Southern Conference on Slavic Studies/Assoc. for Women in Slavic Studies (Alabama)

Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) and Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS)

Date: March 14-17, 2019
SCSS and AWSS are meeting together in historic Mobile Alabama in 2019!

SCSS is the oldest and most active regional affiliate of the Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES). It promotes Slavic Studies in all disciplines throughout the Southern region of the United States, encompassing 14 Southern states from Virginia to Texas. The annual meeting provides a supportive and welcoming atmosphere, particularly for students but for established scholars as well, to present research and make connections.

AWSS will hold its 9th Biennial Conference in Mobile in March 14, 2019, in conjunction with SCSS. The AWSS Conference Theme, “Crossing Borders in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Women’s and Gender Studies,” seeks to draw attention to the myriad ways that Slavic Women’s and Gender Studies increasingly breaches national, disciplinary, and chronological boundaries.

AWSS and SCSS participants can register here for both conferences (one registration fee includes both conferences) and are encouraged to engage with both events. The AWSS Conference will be held all day on March 14, 2019, and will culminate in the joint AWSS/SCSS Reception on Thursday evening. The SCSS conference will begin with the Thursday reception and continue through Saturday. Plan to partake of both events.

For more information, visit:

Funding: Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship

Deadline to apply: February 1, 2019

Call for Applications: 2019-2020 Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowships and New Dissertation Completion Fellowship

The 2019-2020 Stephen F. Cohen-Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Fellowship Program in Russian Historical Studies is open for applications.  We thank the KAT Charitable Foundation for its support of the program.

The program offers up to five (5) Dissertation Research Fellowships and one (1) Dissertation Completion Fellowship. The completion fellowship is new for 2019-2020.

The program is now open to US students in PhD programs at Canadian universities as well as US universities.

The stipend amount is maximum $25,000.

For more information and to apply, go to:

Study Abroad: EUSP Summer School: Russian History, Arts & Life (St. Petersburg)

Deadline to Apply: March 31, 2019 ( June School); April 30, 2019 (July School)

European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP) invites bachelor and master degree students, researchers,  journalists, and everyone interested in Russian Studies to learn more about history, culture and the modern lifestyle in Russia at our four-week summer school.

Four EUSP professors will deliver courses tailored for a better understanding of Russia through lectures specifically focusing on St. Petersburg. However, the topics explored in each course will provide keys to comprehend Russia’s history, cultural diversity, and relations of state and society. The highlights of each course will be study trips to museums, historic sites, and theatres. Excursions will also include riding the St. Petersburg metro (subway) to see its impressive architecture under the ground, tasting what Petersburgians prefer to eat at various ‘ethnic cuisines’, and watching ballet – to which Russia also owes its fame.

June School: 03 – 29 June 2019

July School: 01 – 27 July 2019 

For more information:

Study Abroad: Intensive Russian Language Program (Russia)

Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2019

Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP)

Dates: June 6 – August 8, 2019 (Russia)   /   June 11 – August 11, 2019 (Almaty)

Program Features:

  • 20 hours per week of intensive coursework in Russian grammar, conversation, and phonetics, as well as Russian literature, history, political science, and mass media
  • Small class sizes (4 – 6 students) — all courses taught in Russian
  • Weekly cultural activities and extended regional field study excursions led by U.S. resident directors
  • Pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC and in-country orientation
  • U.S. undergraduate and graduate academic credit in Russian language from Bryn Mawr College
  • Special fellowship from U.S. Department of Education — Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (Moscow only): $5,000
  • Special fellowship from U.S. Department of State — Title VIII Language Fellowships: up to $6,000.

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Study Abroad: Czech Program via Harvard (Prague)

Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2019

Harvard in Prague Study Abroad Program
June 2nd – July 28, 2019

Program leader: Dr. Veronika Tuckerova, 

Immerse yourself in Czech language and culture in the heart of Europe…

This program is situated in Prague, Czech Republic, one of the world’s most beautiful cities that for centuries benefitted from its position at the crossroads of cultures and languages. You will learn the Czech language in class, through immersive exploration of the city with its rich history and vibrant present, and through interactions with the locals. You will broaden your global perspectives on politics, philosophy, and history, and expand your knowledge of Central Europe.

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CFP: The New Landscape of International Relations: Globalism vs Populism (Paris)

Abstract Due: January 20, 2019

AGS International Graduate Student Conference 2019

The New Landscape of International Relations: Globalism vs Populism

Event date: Friday, April 26, 2019
Event Location: American Graduate School in Paris, 101 Blvd Raspail, 75006 Paris, France

The American Graduate School in Paris (AGS) is now accepting paper submissions for its 2019 International Graduate Student Conference on the theme: The New Landscape of International Relations: Globalism vs Populism? Continue reading “CFP: The New Landscape of International Relations: Globalism vs Populism (Paris)”

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