Job Posting: Openings at the Visegrad Insight, Res Publica Foundation

Deadline: Open Until Filled

We are announcing new job openings at Visegrad Insight, Res Publica Foundation, to enable our pan-European expansion. We are hiring:

Visegrad Insight is the leading Central European platform of debate and analysis that generates future policy directions for Europe and transatlantic partners. It was established in 2012 by the Res Publica Foundation — an independent think tank in Warsaw Res Publica Foundation. Funded independently through a subscription service, several multi-year grants from donors, multiple ad-hoc grants, donations, and corporate sponsorship, we are expanding our operations in Europe.

In particular, we are set to:

Starting as of January 2023, we are hiring new team members.

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Funding: Kennan Institute’s Title VIII Research Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2023

The deadline for the Kennan Institute’s Title VIII Research Scholarship is next Tuesday, January 31. The Kennan Institute is proud to host Title VIII Research Scholarships lasting three to nine months available to academic participants in the early stages of their career (before tenure) or scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. 

For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected. Eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level for academic participants, although doctoral candidates in the process of completing a dissertation may apply (the dissertation must be successfully defended before taking residence at the Kennan Institute). Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Research proposals examining the countries of Eurasia are eligible. Those proposals related to regional Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, Belarus, the Caucasus, and contemporary issues are particularly welcome. The Title VIII Research Scholar grant offers a stipend of $3,500 per month, research facilities, computer support, and some research assistance. Grant recipients are required to be in residence at the Institute in Washington, D.C. for the duration of their fellowship.

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Funding: Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowships

Deadline: February 6, 2023

Established in 2015, the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowships provide a maximum stipend of $25,000 for doctoral students at US and Canadian universities, who are citizens or permanent residents of the US, to conduct dissertation research in Russian Studies. The program is open to students in any discipline whose dissertation topics are within 19th-early 21st century Russian historical studies.

As of 2022, ASEEES is offering a new Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship for Women’s and Gender Studies with the same provisions and eligibility as the other Dissertation Research Fellowships.

Eastablished in 2019, the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Completion Fellowships provide a maximum stipend of $25,000 for doctoral students at US and Canadian universities, who are citizens or permanent residents of the US, to complete their dissertation. The program is open to students in any disciplinewhose dissertation topics are within 19th-early 21st century Russian historical studies.

A flyer describing this program is available here.

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Lang. Training: 2023 CESSI Summer Institute

Deadline: February 1, 2023

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) is an 8-week summer intensive language learning program for languages such as Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek and hosted in Madison, Wisconsin. More information about CESSI can be found at

If you are interested in applying for any CESSI-administered funding, like the Title VIII fellowship or CESSI Tuition Remission, now’s the time to get all your materials in! This includes the following items: 

The General Application Form, submitted via our website  A CV or resume Copies of all prior transcripts from higher institutions $25 application fee 2 letters of recommendation 

As a note, it’s okay if we receive your letters of recommendation a couple of days after the priority deadline, so long as you give us notice and you have all of your other materials in before midnight on February 1, 2023. 

You can find more information about the CESSI application on our website here. Also, if you want to learn more about CESSI beyond what the website offers, we’ve recorded a short informational video on our YouTube channel.

After the February 1 priority deadline, we will still accept applications on a rolling basis until April 1, 2023. Applications received by the priority deadline will determine which courses we will be able to offer for summer 2023, and applying by the priority deadline is your best chance to receive funding for the summer.  We expect to send out admissions decisions to priority applicants throughout March and April, though we will keep everyone updated should this change. 

As always, feel free to reach out to us at for any questions.

Study Abroad: RLASP Program in Tbilisi, Georgia with American Councils

Deadline: February 15, 2023

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce that its Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) will also be offered for summer study in Tbilisi, Georgia beginning in 2023. For more than 40 years, American Councils programs have provided U.S. students of Russian unique opportunities to engage with the Russian speaking world through intensive study and cultural immersion designed to produce measurable gains in language proficiency and cultural understanding.   

The program provides approximately 20 hours per week of intensive Russian language instruction, housing with Russian speaking host families, practice with conversation partners, weekly cultural activities, extended group travel to explore Georgia, and a rich array of opportunities to engage with the host country culture through extracurricular and volunteer activities. A fully trained U.S. Resident Director provides ongoing logistical support and assistance, including 24-hour emergency aid, to participants throughout the program. The American Councils office in Tbilisi is also available to assist and support program participants throughout their time in country. The program is open to both graduate and undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of Russian language study.    

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CFP: Character Assassination, Illiberalism, and the Erosion of Civic Rights

Deadline: February 15, 2023

On June 21-23, the University of Amsterdam and VU University in collaboration with CARP (the Research Lab for Character Assassination and Reputation Politics) and the Illiberalism Studies Program will host the interdisciplinary conference “Character Assassination, Illiberalism, and the Erosion of Civic Rights”. We invite all scholars of Slavic, East European Studies and Eurasian Studies to submit an abstract.

Liberal democracies face multiple external challenges from autocracies across the world, as well as internal challenges from populist politicians, nativism, and the normalization of incivility in media and political discourses. Character assassination (CA) often accompanies these political and social conflicts, especially when unresolved ideological and moral issues are involved. Social conflicts become aggravated when moral issues intermix with political and economic factors. Factions then resort to persuasive attacks on character to delegitimize and disempower their opponents. This increased polarization and aggressiveness of elite rhetoric likely foster voters’ cynicism and discontent with politics as usual. The increasing gap between liberal elites and the disgruntled electorate, in turn, likely provides even more fertile ground for intra-elite conflict, and paves the way for illiberal conceptions of the democratic order. 

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Prof. Dev: 2023 ACTR Summer Russian Language Teacher Professional Development Program and Fellowship Opportunity

Deadline: March 1, 2023

American Councils and ACTR are pleased to announce the 2023 Summer Russian Language Teacher Professional Development Program and Fellowship Opportunity at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan. We kindly ask your assistance in drawing this opportunity to the attention of potentially interested colleagues.    

Fifteen (15) U. S. teachers will be accepted and funded for participation in the 2023 program, which will consist of small group work, individual tutorials, and seminars based on a curriculum which emphasizes four-skill communication in contemporary Russian, clarity and confidence of teacher self-expression, advanced grammar in context, and an expanded understanding of the diverse peoples and cultures that make up the Russian-speaking world today. 

The ACTR Board has recommended a priority in 2023 for in-service K-12 teachers and university-level instructors or teaching fellows holding a teaching appointment for AY 2023-24. Applications from teachers serving historically under-represented US populations are particularly encouraged.   

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CFA: TANDEM, “Author with Translator – Translator with Author” Fellowships at New Europe College

Deadline: February 26, 2023

New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest is launching a new fellowship program with the support of S. Fischer Stiftung, Berlin:

TANDEM, Author with translator – Translator with author is a program exclusively dedicated to literati, writers and translators, with the aim to promote authors from the Black Sea Region by encouraging the translation of their work into the local languages. Moreover, the program will deepen and disseminate the knowledge in and about the literary landscapes around the Black Sea and raise esteem for people and procedures involved.

The fellowship program targets writers and translators from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine. Applicants from the Baltics or the Western Balkans may be considered under special circumstances.

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Job Posting: Academic Program Administrator, NYU Prague

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Position Summary

NYU is committed to providing a campus community that reflects and enacts the values of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity that inform academic excellence. The Academic Program Administrator is expected to support, execute and promote this commitment in their day-to-day responsibilities.  Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President for Academics, Global Programs in New York, this position, located in Prague, Czech , will provide direct academic operational support to NYU’s Global Study Away Sites. Administer academic programs and logistics; Coordinate matters related to academic developments and registrations at the global sites; and with schools and departments in New York, Shanghai and Abu Dhabi;  Investigate and resolve student inquiry; Assist with academic accessibility compliance; Assist with new software,applications and technology or enhancements to existing technology; Provide real-time training to academic teams and faculty as needed; Facilitate student tutoring arrangements; Conduct analysis as needed and generate reports; and, Maintain websites for completeness and accuracy. This position is expected to work up to three days per week in the office and remote otherwise.

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CFA: Global Russian Academy

Deadline: February 28, 2023

The war in Ukraine and ongoing crackdown in Russia threaten to plunge Russian social sciences and humanities into a new isolation and wipe out over three decades of internationalization and transnational exchange.

To address these challenges, the Russian Global Academy helps the Russian academic diaspora to self-organize and maintain a degree of solidarity and cohesion. We aim to preserve Russian scholarly communities by supporting digital professional ecosystems and offering flexible solutions in a transition period.

A DC-based consortium of three universities (GWU, Georgetown, and American University), the Academy delivers short-term non-residential fellowships to Russian scholars in emigration, provides support for conference travel, and assists in editing and publishing scholarly work.

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