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Funding Opportunity: Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship (NED)

Deadline for Applications: November 01, 2017

Summary
Named in honor of NED’s principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell (D-Fl.), the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is a federally funded, international exchange program that offers practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world the opportunity to spend five months in residence at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington, D.C., in order to undertake independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. Located within NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, the program provides a rich intellectual setting for educational exchange and professional development. While in residence, fellows reflect on their experiences; engage with counterparts; conduct research and writing; consider best practices and lessons learned; and develop professional relationships within a global network of democracy advocates.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Conference: A Research Introduction to Jewish Life and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Deadline for applications: September 15, 2017

Seminar to take place January 8-12, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites applications for the international seminar “A Research Introduction to Jewish Life and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union.” This seminar will be held January 8-12, 2018, at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

This seminar will acquaint undergraduate, MA, and early PhD students with the central topics, issues, and sources related to the study of Jewish life and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union, including prewar life, evacuation, mass shootings, rescue, forced labor, and issues of commemoration and memory, with a prominent geographical focus on Ukraine. Mandel Center scholars will lead discussions, and the seminar will include group analysis of many of the types of primary source material available in the Museum’s collections. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore the Museum’s extensive library, archival, and other collections. Continue reading

CFP: Asia in the Russian Imagination Conference (U. of Utah)

Deadline for submissions: October 15, 2017

Asia in the Russian Imagination

The University of Utah’s Asia Center and Russian Program are hosting an interdisciplinary conference on Siberia, Central Asia, and the Russian Far East and North Pacific, organized around the theme of “Asia in the Russian Imagination.” The conference will be held at the University of Utah’s campus in Salt Lake City on March 23-24, 2018. Over the past three years, the Russian Program’s “Siberian Initiative” has sponsored talks on anthropology, environmental studies, history, film studies, and linguistics, and we are continuing this interdisciplinary approach to Russia in Asia/Asia in Russia at our conference. We welcome proposals exploring political, economic, and socio-cultural interactions from a variety of fields and perspectives.

We foresee extended discussions on Russian-Asian connections and networks, as well as policies, processes, and populations in “Russian Asia,” within the imperial, Soviet, or post-Soviet eras. We hope that this conference honors the interdisciplinary tradition established by the British Universities Siberian Studies Seminar, last held in 2007. Following the conference, the organizers intend to publish a selection of the essays either as a special issue of a journal or as an edited volume.Please submit proposals for individual papers no later than 15 October 2017 to the Events Coordinator of Utah’s International Studies program, Rocío Torres rocio.torresmora@utah.edu.

Please include a subject line of “Asia-Russia 2018” to make sure you receive full consideration. Submissions should include a 250-word abstract as well as a brief (1-2 page) C.V. The organizers will make their decisions by early December.

Funding Opportunity: Resident Fellowships (School for Advanced Research)

Deadline for applications: November 6, 2017

The deadline for Resident Scholar Fellowship applications is the first Monday in November each year.

Resident scholar fellowships are awarded annually by the School for Advanced Research (SAR) to up to six scholars who have completed their research and who need time to prepare manuscripts or dissertations on topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from the perspective of anthropology or from related fields such as history and sociology. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply.

The resident scholar selection process is guided by the School’s longstanding commitment to support research that advances knowledge about human culture, evolution, history, and creative expression. SAR views its mission, its scholars, and its attractive campus environment as the connective tissue that supports the kinds of research that underlie its national reputation. Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Title VIII Short Term Grants (Wilson Center)

Deadline for applications: September 15, 2017

The Kennan Institute offers Title VIII Short-Term Grants to scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on Russia Ukraine, and the countries of Eurasia, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area. Policy-relevant research is preferred. Academic participants must either possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for Title VIII Short-Term Grants.

For more information and to apply, click here. Please send all questions and application materials to kennan@wilsoncenter.org.

Funding Opportunity: George F. Kennan Fellowship (Wilson Center)

Deadline for applications: September 1, 2017

The Kennan Institute is holding the next round of competitions for its George F. Kennan Fellowships. Fellows will be based at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. for three-month residencies focused on diverse, policy-oriented sectors such as media, business, local government, law, civil society, and academia to examine important political, social, economic, cultural, and historical issues in Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Among the aims of the new fellowships are to build bridges between traditional academia and the policy world, as well as to maintain and increase collaboration among researchers from Russia, Ukraine, the U.S., and around the globe. The fellowships are funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. There are no citizenship requirements for this grant.

Applications may apply individually or as a team. If applying as a team of two (or three) applicants, the applicants must be citizens of at least two different countries.

For more information and to apply, click here. Please send all questions and application materials to kennan@wilsoncenter.org.

Job/Travel: Summer 2018 Openings Now Available (Peace Corps)

Deadline for applications: October 1, 2017; January 1, 2017

We’re accepting applications for hundreds of positions in 53 countries – including Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Macedonia, Moldova, and Ukraine – with departures in spring and summer 2018. Find an opening that fits your skills and interests, or choose to serve where you are needed most.

Departures in April, May, and June 2018 – Apply by October 1, know by December 1.

Departures in July, August, and September 2018 – Apply by January 1, know by March 1.

12% of volunteers serve in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Apply early for the best chance to serve in the country and program of your choice!

For more information and to apply, click here.

 

CFP: Slavic Conference (U of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for proposals: August 31, 2017

Wisconsin Slavic Conference
October 6-7, 2017
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Abstracts for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Slavic literatures, cultures (including film,
music, and the visual arts), linguistics, and history are invited for the annual Wisconsin Slavic
Conference (formerly titled AATSEEL-Wisconsin). Comparative topics and interdisciplinary
approaches are welcome and encouraged. The conference will be held at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison on Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7, 2017.

The most recent conference program is available at http://gns.wisc.edu/event/848/
This year’s keynote lecture will be delivered by Professor Pavle Levi (Stanford University).

To present a paper at the Wisconsin Slavic Conference, please submit a proposal by August 31,
2017. Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: 2017 German Chancellor Fellowship for Tomorrow’s Leaders (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)

Deadline for applications: September 15, 2017

The German Chancellor Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is targeted at university graduates from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA, who have already acquired initial leadership experience and are interested in spending a year working on research-based, self-developed projects with a host of their choice in Germany, under the patronage of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. Participants must have received a Bachelor’s degree within twelve years of the program start date.

Deadline information: Applications opened on March 15 and will close on September 15. Due to the time-intensive nature of the application, students are encouraged to begin securing host affiliations as early as possible.

If you have questions or would like additional information on fellowship opportunities, feel free to contact one of our US-based team members at info@americanfriends-of-avh.org.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Funding Opportunity: U.S. Department of State Title VIII Research Fellowships in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe (American Councils for International Education)

Deadline for applications: October 2, 2017

American Councils for International Education is currently accepting applications for the next cycle of U.S. Department of State Title VIII Research Fellowships in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships are offered in two categories:

Title VIII Research Scholar Program:
Provides full support for research in policy-relevant fields in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.

Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program:
Provides full support for research and individualized language instruction in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; logistical support; and up to 10 academic hours per week of language instruction. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty. Continue reading