Author Archives: Ioulia Poliaeva

Funding: Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute Summer 2016 Language Programs

Deadline: January 2016

The Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute will begin accepting applications for its 2016 summer language programs in the U.S. and abroad in September 2015.

CLI offers intensive courses in Russian and in East European, Mediterranean, and Central Asian languages, either in the U.S., overseas, or if integrated “combination” courses that include both U.S. and overseas components.

Students selected for CLI pay a flat fee of $960 for up to 13 semester credits, plus study-abroad fees if they opt to join an overseas program. Continue reading

Funding: Boren Fellowships 2016

Deadline: January 28, 2016

Title: Boren Fellowships
Sponsor: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Deadline: 01/28/2016
Amount: $24,000

Description: Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. Continue reading

Job: NEW position at Rutgers University: Lecturer in Russian

Priority given to complete applications on file by May 15

The Department of Germanic, Russian, and East European Languages and Literatures at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick, NJ) invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track one-year position as a Lecturer in the Russian and East European Program, effective September 1, 2015.  We seek a vibrant instructor to teach Russian language, literature, and culture at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, including courses on Nabokov and Dostoevsky.  Teaching load is 3:3. The appointed Lecturer is expected to participate in the life of the program, help organize student events, and advise students.  For more information about the program, please see

Ph.D. in Russian or a closely related field strongly preferred, although candidates who are ABD may be considered.  Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English, and evidence of successful teaching experience required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their teaching interests, including in areas not listed above, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio ( to Professor Michael G. Levine, Chair, Department of Germanic, Russian and East European Languages and Literatures, 172 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.  Priority given to complete applications on file by May 15.

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran  status, military service or any other category protected by law.  As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

Travel Funding: Fulbright Grant

Fulbright Grant Information Session

May 6, 2015, 3-4pm, CLA 0.128

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program promotes personal growth, cultural exchange, community engagement, and mutual understanding by funding 9 months abroad to study, conduct research, or teach English in countries around the world. The competition is open to graduating seniors, graduate students, and alumni U.S. citizens.

More Info: Contact in the UT-Austin International Office.

CFP: Women and Food

Abstracts due by May 20

We would like to invite you to submit proposals for articles to appear in a new edited volume on late Soviet Women’s culture (1960s to the present).

Originally the volume was planned as “Women and Food,” with late Soviet women’s identity as related to food. Very quickly, however, it became clear that one cannot write about women without also writing about men and their relationship with food, as much as one cannot write about private life in the former Soviet Union without writing about public life and the government’s efforts to regulate both. Continue reading

CFP: TIPI Student Paper Competition

Deadline: April 30, 2015

Student Paper Competition

The Communication Technology and Society research group, with the support of the Technology and Information Policy Institute (TIPI), is pleased to announce a student paper competition with cash awards. Full papers (approximately 20-25 pages; double spaced; one inch margins all around; 12 point font, and any reference style as long as it is consistent) along with a 250 word abstract should be submitted by April 30, 2015 at Please do not include any personally identifiable information in the document you submit. Continue reading

CFP: Euro-Asia Forum in Politics, Economics and Business – 2015

Abstract submission is open until April 30, 2015

Call for Papers
Euro-Asia Forum in Politics, Economics and Business – 2015
July 2425, 2015
Istanbul, Turkey


On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to invite you to participate in our annual forum which will host well-known academics, journalists, consultants, and practitioners. We aim to become one of the hubs in the Euro-Asia region where participants present research in all major fields and subfields of economics, business, social and political sciences focusing specifically on the Euro-Asia region. Continue reading

Funding: Archives Grants in Aid Program

Title: Archives Grants in Aid Program

Sponsor: Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) – University of Minnesota

Deadline: 06/01/2015

Amount: $500-$1,000

 Description: The IHRC Archives offers Grants In Aid awards of up to $500 to assist graduate students, independent scholars, and other scholars traveling to conduct research for at least one week (five research days) at the IHRC Archives. Post-doctoral scholars are also eligible to apply for additional funding for a maximum award of $1,000. The post-doctoral Grant In Aid supports a two-week residency (ten research days) while conducting research in the collections. Those applying for the post-doctoral Grant In Aid must clearly indicate their qualifications for the award in a letter of application.

 How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by June 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

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Job: College of New Jersey

Deadline for priority consideration is May 1

The College of New Jersey has some part-time positions in Russian for 2015-2016.  They are posted here:
Please note that the deadline for priority consideration is May 1.  (No guarantees that applications received after that date will be reviewed.)
For those interested in applying: please follow the instructions in the advertisement.