Author Archives: Kira Azulay

Internship: Student Spring Program (U.S. Dept. of State)

Deadline for Applications: June 1, 2018

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Spring 2019 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

Please visit the Intern page of the Careers site for more information about the U.S. Department of State Spring 2019 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJOBS. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is June 1, 2018

Visit USAJOBS.gov to view the announcement: U.S. Department of State Spring 2019 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

It is suggested that applicants submit an application as early as possible to insure that all documents have been uploaded properly and to account for any technical glitches that may occur.

U.S. citizenship is required. For any questions or to search for topics of interest, please visit forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

Funding: Summer Language Workshop (Indiana Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Title VII Fellowships are still available for graduate students who want to attend an intensive language training at the Indiana University Summer Language Workshop.

Languages offered

  • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
  • Estonian
  • Georgian
  • Hungarian
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Russian (Years 3-6)
  • Ukrainian

Fellowships are available for tuition and expenses and are up to $5,500.

For more information and to apply, visit http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu

Funding: Core (Fulbright Scholar Program)

Deadline for Applications: August 1, 2018

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers nearly 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants.

Find an Award:
The 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition is now open. Explore open opportunities in the Catalog of Awards.
2019-2020 Catalog of Awards

Grant/Program Dates or Duration:

Two to 12 months

Deadline:
August 1, 2018

Contact: 
scholars@iie.org

Funding: Distinguished Chair Awards (Fulbright)

Deadline for Applications: August 1, 2018

The Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards comprise approximately forty distinguished lecturing, distinguished research and distinguished lecturing/research awards ranging from three to 12 months. Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Candidates should be eminent scholars and have a significant publication and teaching record.

Find an Award:
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar awards for academic year 2019-2020 are now open. Please register  interest at My Fulbright to receive the latest program updates and announcements.

For information on other Fulbright Scholar Programs, visit the Programs page.

Grant/Program Dates or Duration:
Grant lengths vary in duration: applicants can propose projects for a period of three to 12 months, as specified in the award description.

Deadline: August 1, 2018

Funding: Collaborative Research Grants (AAR)

Deadline for Applications: August 1, 2018

To fulfill its commitment to advance research in religion, the American Academy of Religion each year grants awards ranging from $500 to $5000 to support projects proposed by AAR members and selected by the AAR Research Grants Jury. The research projects can be either collaborative or individual.

Collaborative research grants are intended to stimulate cooperative research among scholars who have a focus on a clearly identified research project. They may also be used for interdisciplinary work with scholars outside the field of religion, especially when such work shows promise of continuing beyond the year funded. Collaborative project proposals are expected to describe plans for having the results of the research published.

Grant awards range from $500 to $5000. These grants can provide funds for networking and communication. Funds may also be used to support small research conferences. Conference proposals will be considered only if they are designed primarily to advance research. Conferences presenting papers that report on previous research will not be considered.

Examples of previously funded collaborative research projects include:

  • Symposium to comment on and critique chapters for an edited book
  • Developing a typology of religious board games and toys
  • Research, interviews, and observations of reconciliation programs in Ireland
  • Conference to discuss approaches to translating, and writing interpretive chapters for, a book

Funds are not provided for research assistance, supplemental salary, stipends, or released time, publication and/or subvention costs, transcription costs, or travel to attend the AAR Annual Meetings.

Please view the Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

2018–2019 Research Grant Application Cycle: May 1 to August 1, 2018

Deadline: Proposals must be uploaded to the AAR website by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on August 1, 2018.
Submissions should be sent through this portal

For more information see the AAR website

Internship: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Deadline for Applications: June 8, 2018

Work with MoMA curators and educators and gain experience in the museum field. Internships offered seasonally and for 12 months.

  • Learn about our mission, collections, and organizational systems
  • Gain practical and theoretical training in museum work
  • Contemplate the role of museums in contemporary society
  • Work closely with a member of the MoMA staff
  • Attend curator talks and a weekly lecture series
 Apply on Museum of Modern Art website

Funding: U.S.- RUS Relations Fellowship (IREX)

Deadline for Applications: May 7, 2018

IREX has announced a call for applications for the U.S. Russia Experts Program.  The program supports and develops the talents, skills and proficiencies of U.S. graduate students interested in Russia, and U.S .- Russian relations.  The fellowship program is designed to deepen expertise and knowledge, strengthen U.S.-Russian connections and linkages, and improve U.S.-Russian understanding.

Program Guidelines and Eligibility

Fellowships for up to $5,000 will be awarded to fund customized research and professional development activities related to U.S.-Russian relations from June 2018 – January 2019.  The fellowship is open to U.S.-based current and recent graduates of master’s and professional development programs in the fields of Russian-area studies, business, law, public policy and the social sciences. U.S. and Russian citizens may apply.

The fellowship application deadline is May 7, 2018. The online application is available here.

Study Abroad: Russian Summer Program (Yanka Kupala State Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: May 25, 2018

We would like to introduce you the opportunity for your students to take part in Russian Language Summer School 2018 at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Belarus.

Russian Language Summer School is a 3-week Intensive course aimed at development / improvement of the Russian language speaking fluency and immersion in Belarusian culture.

Course duration: August, 5-25
Course timetable: 70 h
Course levels: from beginner to advanced
Groups: up to 8 students in a group
Homepage: www.rls.grsu.by
Deadline for the application: 25.05.2018
Participation fee: 325 Euro

The course includes:

  • a four-hour Russian lesson a day with an experienced teacher (60 hours in total)
  • a 10-hour elective course (Country Studies through Language / Business Russian / Karaoke in Russian / Belarusian language)
  • a cooking class
  • film viewings
  • lectures on Belarusian history and culture
  • excursions around the city of Grodno
  • a visit to one of the enterprises of Grodno
  • a daily opportunity to practice Russian with Belarusian students

    At extra cost:

  • day-tours outside Grodno at the weekends.

Past Participant Feedback on their website or FB group

For more information please see the homepage or contact us by e-mail rls@grsu.by

CFP: “Jewellery Art of the 19th and Early 20th C” (Faberge Museum)

Deadline for Submissions: May 15, 2018

The call for papers for the International Academic Conference “Jewellery Art of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries”, to be held September 20–22, 2018 at Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg, will soon be over. The final paper submission deadline is May 15, 2018.

In the period from the early 19th to the early 20th centuries, jewellery art tread the path from the Empire style to Art Nouveau, saw the appearance of a constellation of brilliant jewellers, got itself noticed at World’s Fairs, contributed to the revival of old jewellery techniques, and began to be collected by both connoisseurs and museums.

  • What changes occurred in the typologies, style, and techniques used in the jewellery art throughout that period?
  • What role did the personal preferences of royals, nobles, bourgeois play in the evolution of the jewellery art?
  • How were political and military cataclysms, socio-economic changes, and the technological progress reflected in the jewellery art of the time?
  • How did collectors’ tastes change, and what part did jewellery art play in private and museum collections?

These and other questions will be among the topics discussed at the Fabergé Museum conference dedicated to the history of the jewellery art worldwide from the early 19th century to 1917.

Fabergé Museum is expanding its range of topics, covering a very wide geographic area. However, Russian jewellery art will remain the center of its focus and research.
To apply for the conferece, please submit a 300-word abstract with a short academic CV to conference@fabergemuseum.ru. All participants will be also asked to fill out the registarion form.
Papers must be original. Reviews of published books, chapters, articles, or any other previously published material will not be considered.
The conference languages are English and Russian. A publication is planned.

Conference Secretary: Maria Kosheleva
Tel.: +7 (812) 333 26 55
E-mail: conference@fabergemuseum.ru

Fabergé Museum International Academic Conference
“Jewellery Art of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries”
September 20–22, 2018
Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg

Internship: Culture.pl in Warsaw (Adam Mickiewicz Institute)

Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2018

Intern at Culture.pl of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw​
INTERNSHIP IN WARSAW FOR UT STUDENTS

NOTE: Specialized internships can also be arranged for the following areas of focus:

  • graphic design
  • podcasting
  • film editing
  • translation

Deadline for ​Fall 2018 internship: April 30.

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, which is funded by the Polish Ministry of Culture,​ is accepting applications for semester-long unpaid internships during the academic year. The internship is open to UT graduate students and undergraduate students in their junior and senior years as well as recent graduates. Internships will take place at the Warsaw editorial office of Culture.pl, a leading website about Polish culture run by the institute.

Requirements:

• Current student at UT-Austin
• Outstanding writing and editing skills (in English)
• Previous experience with website content management systems and/or social media
• Interest in Polish culture

Knowledge of Polish or enrollment in Polish language study or tutoring is preferred, but not required.

Duties:

Interns will collaborate with the editorial team of the English version of Culture.pl. They will be expected to work on-site, Monday-Friday from 10am to 4pm during the duration of the 2-3 month internship (exact dates to be arranged with Culture.pl staff).

The intern’s daily duties will include:

• Preparing press materials for publication on the website
• Compose or edit written content about Polish culture
• Promote the website through link building and social media activity
• Publish content on the website
• Assist the web publishing team with the upkeep of the website

Please clearly state your interest in whichever area you are hoping to work
and describe your qualifications in the area in your cover letter.

The Offer:

• A friendly, English-speaking work environment in Warsaw’s trendiest district
• An introduction to the basic techniques of internet marketing
• Opportunities to publish original articles on one of Poland’s leading English-language websites
• Connections to potential housing options in Warsaw
• $1,000 professional development award from the UT Polish Studies Endowment for interns who qualify.

Note: Must either plan to study Polish while in Warsaw, be interested in Polish cultural studies, or have Polish language background to qualify for this funding.

Interns must cover all travel costs as well as rent, food and entertainment while in Warsaw. Interns who receive the professional development award must also agree to and complete the following conditions:

1. Write and submit a news article with photos about their experience while abroad to be published on both the Slavic Department and Austin Polish Society website.
2. Write a thank you letter to the donors of the Austin Polish Society, who have made funding for the scholarship possible, and plan to speak about the experience at an Austin Polish Society member meeting upon return to Austin.

To Apply:

Submit the following materials to the UTBox upload widget at this address by the application deadline:

– Current CV & Reference (1-2 page CV, file name: LastName-CV.pdf) – Be sure to include contact information for a professional or academic reference at the bottom or last page of the CV file, including their title, name, email and phone number, as well as how/when you worked together. It is best practice to notify the person you are including as a reference in case they are contacted about your application.
– Cover letter (file name: LastName-CoverLetter.pdf)
– English-language writing sample (file name: LastName-Sample.pdf) – a blog post, article, or paper from a class will do

Please direct inquiries to:

Agnes Sekowski, CREEES
Office hours: 10am–5pm in BUR 440
agnes.sekowski@utexas.edu
512-232-9123 <(512)%20232-9123>

Adam Zulawski, Adam Mickiewicz Institute
azulawski@iam.pl