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Conference: 2016 ASEEES Annual Convention (Washington DC)

Deadline for Early Registration: August 19, 2016

The 2016 ASEEES Convention in Washington, DC, promises to be an exceptionally well-attended and lively event.  The acceptance notifications were sent out on April 22.  If you have not received a notification, please check your spam folder first and then contact The email is coming from  We suggest that you white list this email address so that the e-mails through the convention management system do not fall into your spam folder in the future. We will post the preliminary schedule by no later than mid June.

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Award: Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize

Deadline: May 15, 2016

The Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize, established in 2006 and sponsored by the KAT Charitable Foundation, is awarded annually (if there is a distinguished submission) for an outstanding English-language doctoral dissertation in Soviet or Post-Soviet politics and history in the tradition practiced by Robert C. Tucker and Stephen F. Cohen. The dissertation must be defended at an American or Canadian university, and must be completed during the calendar year prior to the award. The prize carries a $5,000 award intended to help the author turn the dissertation into a publishable manuscript. The prize is awarded at the ASEEES Annual Convention.

  • The dissertation must be written in English and defended at a university in the United States or Canada
  • The dissertation must be completed and defended during the calendar year prior to the award (for example, the dissertation must have been defended in 2012 to be eligible for the 2013 competition)
  • The dissertation’s primary subject and analytical purpose must be in the realm of the history of domestic politics, as broadly understood in academic or public life, though it may also include social, cultural, economic, international or other dimensions. The dissertation must focus primarily on Russia (though the topic may also involve other former Soviet republics) during one or more periods between January 1918 and the present.

Nominating Instructions:
A nomination will consist of a detailed letter from the dissertation’s main faculty supervisor explaining the ways in which the work is outstanding in both its empirical and interpretive contributions, along with an abstract of 700-1000 words, written by the candidate, specifying the sources and general findings of the research. A faculty supervisor may nominate no more than one dissertation a year.
By May 15 faculty supervisors should send each committee member listed above their letter and the 700-1000-word abstract. (Candidates may also initiate the nomination, but it must come from their advisers.) The committee will read this material and then request copies of the dissertations that best meet the criteria, as defined in the statement above.

2016 Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize Committee:
The winner of the Tucker/Cohen Dissertation Prize will be chosen by the following scholars:
Michael David-Fox, Georgetown University; 2014-2016; Comittee Chair
Andrew Jenks, California State U, Long Beach, 2016-2018
Juliet Johnson, McGill University (Canada); 2015-2017

Fellowship: ASEEES New Dissertation Research Grant Program

Deadline: April 30, 2016

The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is delighted to announce a new Dissertation Research Grant Program for doctoral students at US universities. Thanks to the generosity of donors and members, we are sponsoring up to ten grants annually, at a maximum of $5,000 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.

  • Applicant may be a graduate student of any nationality, in any discipline currently enrolled in a PhD program in the United States
  • Applicant must have successfully achieved PhD candidacy (ABD status) by the start of the proposed research travel
  • Applicant must have language proficiency to conduct the proposed research
  • Applicant must be a student member of ASEEES at the time of application
  • Applicant must plan to conduct research in one or more of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
  • Applicant must plan to start the research travel within the same calendar year following the receipt of the fellowship (Ex: Upon notification of the fellowship in the summer of 2016, the grant recipient must start his/her research travel no later than December 31, 2016)
  • Applicant must not hold the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays DDRA, SSRC IDRF and other similarly fully-funded fellowships for the same research project

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Graduate Program: ASEEES Mentoring Program

Deadline to Register: April 25, 2016

Program Dates: September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017

Our field boasts a wide range of area studies and disciplinary knowledge, but how one makes one’s way through dissertation rites, funding cycles, postdocs, job markets, and non-academic career trajectories is often left as much to creative invention as it is to shared advice. Early-career scholars rightly lean on their advisors, their universities, and their peer networks with these issues, but the advantage of an association like ASEEES is that we can offer a good deal more.
ASEEES is sponsoring a new network to match volunteer mentors and mentees who are interested in conversation on these and other topics over the course of a single academic year.

Mid-career or senior scholars, as well as professionals from outside the academy.

Graduate students at any stage of their careers or post-graduates within five years of receipt of their terminal graduate degree (including PhD, MLS, MA and JD). Mentees must be members of ASEEES.

Program Process:
  • Mentors and mentees are matched by the ASEEES Mentoring Committee
  • This one-year mentoring relationship is intended for September 2016 through August of 2017
  • Communications may take place as often as once a month, either electronically or where possible, in-person, but are intended more commonly as three to four conversations over the course of a year about the state of a given field; an exchange of experiences on entering these fields; and how a mentor can offer a fresh perspective on a junior colleague’s plans
  • Participants are encouraged, but not required, to meet once in person at the annual ASEEES convention
  • Mentoring conversations are intended to be reciprocal, in the sense that junior and senior colleagues are interested in sharing ideas and experiences at different locations on a career spectrum
  • While reading of dissertation chapters or grant proposals aids every young scholar, this program defers that labor to the mentee’s local networks. No commitment to reading is required of the mentor in this program.

How to Participate: 
Click your intention to take part in these conversations, either as mentor or mentee.

Job: Chief, Law and Justice Section (Pristina, Kosova)

Deadline: May 13, 2016

PAE Government Services, under contract for the U.S. Department of State, is seeking applications from well-qualified U.S. citizens for the following position within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

Minimum Requirements:
  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements:
  • University education in law or significant work experience in criminal justice and/or law enforcement (the latter required for police corrections officer training)
  • Experience in the practice of law, e.g. judges, prosecutors, lawyers, etc.
  • Knowledge of courtroom proceedings and criminal law and procedure
  • Knowledge of international legal procedure standards and instruments
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills

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Academic Job: Lecturer of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (Ohio State University)

Deadline: Ongoing

Review of applications begin on May 15, 2016

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, seeks to fill a part-time Lecturer positions in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language, effective autumn 2016. The BCS lecturer position will involve teaching one course per semester in Elementary BCS in 2016-2017 academic year.

  • A dynamic instructor with excellent teaching skills
  • Be familiarize with the North American education system
  • Must have an MA degree
  • Be a native or near-native command of BCS and English
  • Be knowledgeable of South Slavic culture
  • Have evidence of successful teaching experience
Application Process
The applicant must submit the following to
  • Cover letter
  • C.V.
  • Teaching statement
  • 3 profession references

Candidates who advance to the interview stage will be asked to submit student evaluations (if available)

For further information, contact Dr. Larysa Stepanova, Language Program Coordinator:
Phone number: 614-292-6783

Travel: International Summer Language Camp (Novosibirsk, Russia)

Deadline: Ongoing

Availability: 2 Vacancies

For many years our Educational Center “Cosmopolitan” has run highly successful and unique educational and cultural programs in delightful countryside outside Novosibirsk. At the Summer Camps from June through to August children and students from all over Siberia are brought together to study English and other languages under the guidance of both Russian and volunteer teachers from all over the world, and international students from all the different countries join the program to learn the Russian language and get exciting first-hand cultural experiences.

In the summer we run ‘LINKING THE PLANET’ International Summer Language Camp. It is an educational multi-cultural program that our Educational Center “Cosmopolitan” runs in a picturesque wooded area outside of the city of Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia, in four consecutive two-week sessions, with participation of local Russian children, youth and adults, and volunteer teachers and international students from around the globe.

Summer Sessions:
  • Session 1 (the ALTAI session) – June 17th until June 30th
  • Session 2 – July 5th until July 18th
  • Session 3 (the ALTAI session) – July 26th until August 8th

Prospective participants choose themselves which session(s) they want to attend. There is no limit of number of sessions attended. Participation in two and more sessions will certainly give you more opportunities to experience the culture, learn the language, interact with people, enjoy a larger excursion, cultural and socializing program.

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Job: Senior Research Assistant ( Bavaria, Germany)

Deadline: May 15, 2016

The Chair of Slavic Literatures and Cultures at the University of Passau invites applications for the position of Senior Research Assistant or Assistant Professor, starting October 15, 2016.

This is a part-time position, amounting to 0.5 full time equivalent (FTE), based on a limited-term contract valid for a period of three years, until October 14, 2019, with the option of renewal.

  • Plan, administer, and deliver classes of a total of 2.5 hours
  • Collaborate on research projects
  • Pursue your doctoral studies or postdoctoral project (habilitation)
Personal Requirements:
  • A Master’s degree in Slavic Literary and Cultural Studies or in a respective interdisciplinary program focusing on Eastern Europe
  • Excellent command of Russian and English and proficiency in German (or the willingness to learn German within two years)
  • Good computer skills
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with Polish or Czech language, literature, and culture
  • Interest in digital research (Digital Humanities, Internet Studies)
  • Teaching experience
What we offer you:
  • Reremuneration in accordance with pay grade E13 of the German public-sector collective agreement TV-L, salary level dependent on qualifications and experience
  • A rewarding, diverse, and challenging academic position on a modern, verdant campus located on the banks of the river Inn, a few minutes’ walk from the historic Old Town of Passau
  • A great work climate in a family-friendly environment

To apply, please send your full application (including school, training, and work certificates) as a single pdf file to by no later than May 15, 2016. Once the application process has been completed, we will retain your application on file for five months before deleting it from our computer systems.

If you have any further questions about this position, please contact Ms Monika Hilbert by email ( or by telephone (+49 851 509 2951).


Study Abroad: International Summer School of Belarusian Studies

Deadline: May 2, 2016

Dates: June 30, 2016 – July 15, 2016

The National Institute for Higher Education and the Belarusian State University invite students, post-graduate students, employees of educational and research institutions, interpreters and other persons that wish to master the Belarusian language and Belarusian studies for the summer semester of International Summer School of Belarusian Studies.

Educational Program Includes:
  • An intensive course of the Belarusian language for the Elementary and Intermediate levels (48 hours)
  • Lectures on topical issues of Belarusian Linguistics, Literature Studies, the History of Belarus, Ethnology, Linguistic Culturology
  • At students’ request – individual consultations with prominent Belarusian researchers
  • Interactive events, master-classes, round-table discussions
Cultural Program Includes:
  • Excursion tours to historical sites of Minsk and Belarus
  • Visiting museums, exhibitions, libraries and other cultural establishments of the city and the country
  • Meetings with figures of Belarusian culture, art and science

Educational and cultural programs and visa will be paid by the hosting organization. Travel expenses, meals and accommodation (the hostel of the National Institute for Higher Education: a single room is 15 Euros, a double room is 10 Euros, a triple room is 5 Euros) are at the cost of the participants of the seminar.

Applications for participation in the seminar are to be sent and are to include the full name, country, education, place of work or study, contacts (the application form is attached), the level of the language courses; for the third level it is required to indicate an approximate list of topics for individual consultations.

Professional Development: Grant Development Workshop (Houston, TX)

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: University of Houston
Dates: April 25 – 26, 2016
Time: 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Cost: $535
Registration: Here!
There is a $45/person discount available for registering two or more individuals from the same organization. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis and includes materials, a certificate of completion, and continental breakfast. 

We are offering this workshop in your area in a few weeks and thought you would benefit from it. Our Professional Grant Development Workshop is perfect for beginners or those who want to strengthen their grant writing skills.

You will learn the fundamentals of grant writing that will allow you to reach the top of competitions, such as: presenting a compelling Need Statement, navigating the world of grant procurement, understanding proposal writing guidelines, preparing for the evaluation process, and searching for foundation and corporate giving opportunities.

Once you finish this workshop, you will be fully prepared for the entire grant application process and have a head start toward success!

If you are unable to join us on this date, we will also be hosting NSF, DOD and NIH workshops at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Please visit here to register and learn more about these workshops. If you cannot make any of these, then please Check Out Our 3-week Online Course