Funding: Postdoc Grants from Bassi Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

The Bassi Foundation is pleased to provide a small number of postdoctoral grants, the sizes of which vary by year. Prospective applicants are asked to submit a 2-page statement of research, a writing sample not exceeding 10,000 words, and a copy of their CV to Applications are assessed as part of a double-blind peer review process.
The results for this cycle will be released in May 2020, contact the foundation for more information

Funding: Bassi Scholarship for Publishing Grad Students

Spring Deadline: March 31, 2021
Summer Deadline: July 27, 2021

The Laura Bassi Scholarship was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed, within their disciplines. The scholarships are open to every discipline and are awarded three times per year: December, April, and August. The value of the scholarships are remitted through editorial assistance as follows:

Master’s candidates: $750
Doctoral candidates: $2,500
Junior academics: $500

These figures reflect the upper bracket of costs of editorial assistance for master’s theses, doctoral dissertations, and academic journal articles, respectively. All currently enrolled master’s and doctoral candidates are eligible to apply, as are academics in the first five years of full-time employment. There are no institutional, departmental, or national restrictions.

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Acad. Job: Lecturer in Polish (Brown U)

Deadline: Open until Filled

The Slavic Studies Department at Brown University invites applications for a lecturer in the Polish language to teach in the academic year of 2021/22 with the possibility of renewal; the duty time will depend on enrollment. Teaching responsibilities include all levels of Polish, organizing and participating in extracurricular activities for the Polish-language students. The teaching load is five courses per two semesters (3/2).
Qualifications: native or near-native proficiency in Polish and English; Ph.D. or MA degree or equivalent in Slavic Studies, preferably in Polish Linguistics/Philology; evidence of successful teaching Polish at the university level in the US. Desirable qualifications include a proven ability to teach an additional Slavic language or any other language spoken in East-Central Europe and a course dedicated to Polish culture.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names, and contact information for three references to our Academic Department Manager, Justine Brown at We will conduct all interviews over zoom. Review of applications will begin on February 24 and will continue until the position is filled.

Acad. Job: Polish Language Preceptor (Harvard)

Deadline: April 2, 2021

The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at Harvard University seeks applications for a position as Preceptor in Polish Language. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2021 with teaching beginning in Fall Semester 2021. The preceptor will be responsible for courses in beginning and intermediate Polish (4 courses per academic year) and additional language tutorials in advanced Polish as needed. The preceptor will work with the Director of the Slavic Language Program to develop courses and materials in Polish language and assist with recruitment of students and expanding interest in the Polish language program. An interest in furthering broader Slavic Language Program goals is highly desirable, including materials development for Polish. There may also be opportunities to develop and lead a Harvard summer study abroad program in Poland. Preceptorships at Harvard are initially for one year, with multi-year contracts possible in subsequent years for up to eight total years, contingent upon performance, enrollments, curricular need, and divisional dean approval.  Interviews will be conducted by phone or video conference in spring 2021.

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Acad. Job: Postdoc in Contemporary Russian Studies (UW-Madison)

Deadline: March 31, 2021

CREECA at UW-Madison invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships for social scientists on Russia. While we encourage applications from young scholars in Russia, there are no citizenship requirements for this fellowship.

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on contemporary Russia in one or more of the five topic areas: 1) Education, labor markets, and inequality; 2) Law and society; 3) Political economy; 4) Identity, place, and migration; and 5) Demographic change. The fellowship is funded with a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. 

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CFP: Queer Life-Writing in Russia and Beyond

Deadline: April 5, 2021


Special Issue of AvtobiografiЯ 2022- Queer Life-Writing in Russia and Beyond
Guest edited by Connor Doak (Bristol)

This special issue of AvtobiografiЯ investigates the poetics of queer life-writing in Russian. What does a queer text in Russian look like? How do queer writers make use of, appropriate, or transform existing forms and genres? How does the queer Russian text evolve over time? How has the queer Russian text developed alongside, and responded to, queer texts that have come into Russia from other cultures? How has the evolution of literary forms and genres in Russian culture, as well as the evolution of information technologies, shaped the poetics of queer life-writing? Note that we have nearly reached our full complement of contributors, but we are seeking one or two further articles, particularly on bisexual and lesbian life-writing.

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Prof. Devt: Virtual Summer Research Laboratory (UIC)

Priority Deadline: March 3, 2021

Virtual Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia
June 14 – August 8, 2021 

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) and the Slavic Reference Service (SRS) at the University of Illinois are excited to announce a Call for Applications for the 48th annual Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) program. Traditionally, the SRL is an in-person event, with scholars receiving support to travel to Champaign-Urbana.  Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, this year’s SRL will be held as a Virtual SRL (VSRL), with REEEC and SRS working to support scholars through remote research assistance, virtual programming, professional development opportunities, and collections and database access. 

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CFP: MLA panel “Border-crossings, Late Arrivals: Literary Migrations from the East”

Deadline: March 15, 2021

We invite paper proposals for a guaranteed Slavic and East European session at the 2022 MLA Convention in Washington, DC:

Border-crossings, Late Arrivals: Literary Migrations from the East
The session explores post-Cold War migration narratives, focusing on East European points of departure and on literature produced in languages acquired under the conditions of displacement. How can literary migration be thought beyond the transnational turn?

If interested, please submit a 300-word abstract and brief bio to Djordje Popović ( and Lilla Balint ( by March 15, 2021.

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CFP: Folklore and Protest (Folklorica)

Deadline: May 1, 2021

Special Issue “Folklore and Protest”: Call for Papers

Folklorica, the peer-reviewed Journal of the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Folklore Association, is accepting submissions for a thematic issue “Folklore and Protest.”

Whether expressing disapproval or advocating for change, protests are integral parts of contemporary political processes. They can vary in size, form, and scope, range from peaceful to violent, and represent a number of positions on various political spectrums. Political protest has become a critical public manifestation of discontent in Eastern Europe and Eurasia today. Among the most recent examples are the abortion protests in Poland, the Armenian demonstrations over Nagorno-Karabakh, marches objecting to Alexei Navalny’s detention in Russia, and the ongoing unrest in Belarus opposing the Lukashenko regime.

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Job: Russian Language Summer Program Instructor (UGA)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The University of Georgia STARTALK Russian Language Summer Immersion Program, Intensive Russian for Future Global Professionals, is seeking a summer instructor to join us for the upcoming program June 1 – July 3, 2021. The program serves university students. We seek creative and enthusiastic instructors with a commitment to and demonstrated experience in immersive, innovative teaching, proficiency-based pedagogy, and curriculum development in content-based and cross-cultural language studies oriented toward international relations, business, STEM, culture, and sustainability.  We are currently planning to host students and instructors in-person in Athens, GA; if conditions do not permit gatherings on-campus, the program will be conducted synchronously online.
Please direct inquiries and questions about the position and send CVs for consideration to program director Dr. Victoria Hasko at