Thanks to the generosity of donors and members, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is sponsoring up to 16 grants annually, at a maximum of $6,000 each, for the purposes of conducting doctoral dissertation research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia in any aspect of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies in any discipline.  These awards may be held concurrently with other partial funding sources, but are intended to support students whose projects have not yet been fully supported. The grant recipient cannot concurrently hold the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays DDRA, SSRC IDRF and other similarly fully-funded fellowships.  The grant is for primary dissertation research, not for dissertation write-up.


Funding Opportunities to Learn a Central Eurasian Language with CESSI

CESSI is an intensive, eight-week language program held each summer in Madison, Wisconsin. CESSI will be held from June 15 to August 7, 2020.

Students receive the equivalent of one year of language study during this time and earn eight credits upon completion of the program.  In addition to language classes, CESSI students have the opportunity to attend lectures on Central Eurasia; participate in cultural events, including traditional cooking demonstrations; engage with local Central Eurasian communities; and network with other scholars of Central Eurasia. CESSI is a great way for students to gain language skills before studying abroad, applying for jobs, or conducting fieldwork in the region.

Students of all disciplines and academic programs are welcome!

For more information and to apply, visit or contact

Grad. Program: 2020 Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute

Deadline: March 20, 2020

June 20–August 8, 2020

The 2020 Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute offers unique courses in Ukrainian studies taught by Harvard and visiting faculty. These courses are intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduates who are concentrating in Ukrainian studies or who wish to broaden their educational experience. Students intending to participate in the HUSI program are asked to submit a HUSI enrollment form. Students must also complete the Harvard Summer School registration process and enroll in the classes they intend to take as part of HUSI.

Tuition for HUSI is commensurate with tuition rates charged for all other Harvard Summer School courses. Tuition for 2020 and the cost of on-campus room and board are posted on the Harvard Summer School website

Applicants may register for 8 or 4 credits to participate in the program. Applicants seeking the I-20 certificate for the student F-1 US visa must register for 8 credits.

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Call for Nominations: 2020 ASEEES Distinguished Contributions Award

Deadline: April 1, 2020

ASEEES Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Award honors members of the profession who have made major contributions to the field through scholarship of the highest quality, mentoring, leadership, and/or service to the profession. The prize is intended to recognize diverse contributions across the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies field.

The deadline for nominations is April

Funding: ASEEES Internship Grant Program

Deadline: February 17, 2020

Thanks to the generous support of the US-Russia Foundation, ASEEES is pleased to announce the new Internship Grant Program:

This program provides MA, PhD, and professional school students and recent graduates with grants that make it possible for them to accept unpaid or underpaid internships in areas directly related to Russian studies. The program promotes the entry of young scholars with considerable Russian studies expertise into sectors outside of traditional academia. These internships must be in the US and should be substantial in duration and responsibilities, lasting two months for summer internships and four months for internships during a semester in the regular academic year. The grant offers $2,000 a month, to be paid directly to the grantee during their internship. ASEEES is also working to secure funding for a similar program to support internships related to non-Russian aspects of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies.

CFP: 2020 Annual ASEEES Convention (Washington, DC)

Deadline: (Extended) February 17, 2020

  • Because February 15th falls on a Saturday, the deadline is extended for ALL  panel, roundtable, individual paper, lightning round presentation submissions to February 17, 11:59pm PT:
  • Please carefully review the rules for participation.
  • ALL individual paper and lightning round presentation submitters and panel/roundtable organizers in the US and abroad MUST be ASEEES members in order to submit a proposal. Please review the membership rules for participation. Renew your membership today:
  • Starting this year, we are accepting film screening proposals online. All film screening proposals and affiliate group meeting requests are due by April 1.
  • Other ancillary event space requests must be submitted by August 3.
  • Looking for a panel to join or need paper presenters, chairs, or discussants? See the Panel/Paper Wanted Board
  • With any inquiries about the convention, please contact Margaret Manges, the convention manager, at  If you need assistance logging into the ASEEES members site or are experiencing other technical difficulties, please contact 

Study Abroad: Faculty Opportunities/Custom Programs with Council on International Educational Exchange (Russia)

Deadline: Ongoing

In addition to semester and summer programs, the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) offers custom programs in Russia. Our experienced onsite staff work with faculty and study-abroad advisors to plan and deliver rigorous, culturally rich, safe—and enjoyable—programs. We offer many options to ensure a top-quality program that meets your academic requirements and provides U.S. students with total immersion in a fascinating cultural experience. 

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Job: Teach English in Vladimir, Russia (The American Home)

Deadline: March 1, 2020

1) American English Program Teaching Positions – Application Deadline March 1, 2020 (

The American English Program has been helping Vladimir residents to learn English since 1992 and currently has more than 600 students each semester who are taught by 10 American and 4 Russian teachers.

PROGRAM BENEFITS: monthly stipend, room and board with a Russian family, three hours per week of one-to-one Russian lessons with experienced instructors, thorough teacher orientation and ongoing teaching support from 2 full-time teacher supervisors, textbooks customized specifically for our program, a pleasant and well-equipped teaching environment, full Russian visa application support, complete on-site administrative support from an excellent Russian staff, and much more.

TEACHER OBLIGATIONS: Plan and teach four (possibly 5) 1½ hour classes that meet twice a week, hold office hours, present a brief “Saturday lecture” on any aspect of American culture, airfare to and from Moscow, visa fee, obtain TESOL certification.

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