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Funding: Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: February 01, 2019

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is now accepting applications! We offer courses in intensive elementary and intermediate Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Additional levels and languages (such as Kyrgyz) may be added with sufficient student interest.

Graduate students, researchers, and professionals who are US citizens are especially encouraged to apply for the Title VIII fellowship, which covers full tuition plus a stipend of $2,500 for the summer. FLAS fellowships are also available for eligible undergraduate and graduate students, and all applicants are eligible for tuition remission scholarships. More information about funding opportunities can be found here.

About the program:

CESSI is an intensive, eight-week language program held each summer in Madison, Wisconsin. CESSI will be held from June 17 to August 9, 2019. 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!

The priority application deadline is February 1, 2019. For more information and to apply, visit cessi.wisc.edu or contact cessi@creeca.wisc.edu.

Funding: Fellowships for Research in Turkey (NEH)

Deadline for Applications: November 01, 2018

THE FELLOWSHIPS: The American Research Institute in Turkey takes pleasure in inviting applications for one to three long-term advanced fellowships for research in Turkey made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The fields of study cover all periods of history in the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics, as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history. The fellowships support research tenures of four to twelve continuous months during 2019-2020. Stipends of $4,200 per month are awarded on the basis of individual proposals.

ELIGIBILITY: Scholars who have completed their formal training by the application deadline and plan to carry out research in Turkey for four months or longer may apply. They may be citizens or on-going three-year residents of the U.S. Please consult the ARIT U.S. office concerning eligibility. Advanced scholars may apply for ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/ARITFellowships.html].

INSTITUTES: ARIT maintains two research institutes in Turkey. The ARIT Istanbul library concentrates on Byzantine and Ottoman Turkey and facilitates archival research in the city. ARIT Ankara focuses on art, archaeology, and ancient history in its library, and serves Turkish and American archaeologists through its programs. [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/index.html]. Both centers support research on modem Turkey. Both offer research and study facilities, as well as connections with colleagues, institutions, and authorities in Turkey.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: In order to be considered, applicants should provide complete application information. Application materials and three letters of recommendation must be submitted by November 1, 2018. For full instructions, please refer to the application form accessible via the ARIT-NEH Fellowship webpage at [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/NEHFellowships.html]. Submit your application by email to aritoffice@gmail.com. Letters of reference may be sent directly to ARIT by mail or email. The letters should support the value of the proposed research and the applicant’s capacity to carry out the project. Supporting documents may be mailed to the American Research Institute in Turkey, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19104-6324. For further information email aritoffice@gmail.com or call (215) 898-3474. ARIT expects to notify applicants of the decision of the Committee on Fellowships by late January 2019.

RESEARCH PERMISSION: ARIT fellows are responsible for obtaining the appropriate research permissions and visas. In general, researchers should seek permission to carry out research directly from the director(s) of the institution(s) where they intend to work, including most libraries housed within Turkish museums. Scholars wishing to conduct research in Turkey for longer than three months should apply for the research permit and in addition secure a research visa prior to entering the country.

Researchers who wish to work in collections and some libraries housed in the Turkish museums, however, should make their applications through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums. If the material they wish to study is part of an excavation, researchers must submit a letter with their application that is signed by the excavation director giving permission to carry out the research. The research permit application regulations and format are accessible at [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/ResearchPermit.htm]. Non-U.S. researchers should consult the Turkish Consulate for specific procedures. ARIT may withhold payment of fellowship stipends if official research permission is not obtained.

Funding: Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Turkey (ARIT)

Deadline for Applications: November 01, 2018

ARIT FELLOWSHIPS IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES IN TURKEY 2019-2020

THE FELLOWSHIPS: The American Research Institute in Turkey is pleased to offer ARIT Fellowships for research in Turkey for 2019-2020. Grants for tenures up to one academic year may be supported; applications for projects of shorter duration are also considered. ARIT offers research and study facilities for researchers, as well as connections with colleagues, institutions, and authorities through its centers in Istanbul and Ankara [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/index.html].

ELIGIBILITY: Scholars and advanced graduate students engaged in research on ancient, medieval, or modem times in Turkey, in any field of the humanities and social sciences, are eligible to apply. Student applicants must have fulfilled all requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation by June 2019, and before beginning any ARIT­sponsored research. Non-U.S. applicants who currently reside in the U.S. or Canada are expected to maintain an affiliation with an educational institution in the U.S. or Canada. Scholars who have completed their formal training may apply for ARIT-NEH Fellowships sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/NEHFellowships.html]. For questions of eligibility and application procedures, please check with the ARIT office in Philadelphia.
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Funding: Call for Proposal on Partnership Grants (US Embassy, KZ)

Deadline for Submissions: November 12, 2018

U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnership Coaching Program

Call for Proposals FOR Partnership Grants

Purpose of Grants: Funded by the U.S. Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan, five grants will be awarded to U.S. universities to establish partnerships between faculty and administrators at U.S. and Kazakhstani universities or advance current U.S. and Kazakhstani collaborations in higher education. Administered by American Councils for International Education, the grants will support direct travel, honoraria, materials, and conference fees for faculty or administrators in the U.S. and Kazakhstan. Grants are intended to support institutional capacity building, professional development for administrators, joint curriculum and co-curriculum, joint faculty research, student exchanges, and other new areas of collaboration. Proposals that support international student tuition or faculty salaries will not be eligible. Continue reading

Funding: Scholarship and Research Grants (DAAD)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2018

DAAD Study Scholarships and Long-Term Research Grants for 2019/2020

Deadline for pre-selection at the University of Texas at Austin: 10/15/2018

In order to foster academic exchange at the graduate level, DAAD offers grants and scholarships for students with at least a Bachelor’s degree to either study or research in Germany.·

Terms of Award:

  • Monthly stipends are approximately € 750 for graduate students/€ 1000 for doctoral students and postdocs. DAAD will cover health insurance and provide a flat arte subsidy for travel costs. In addition, limited funds are available for a rent subsidy and family allowance.

Funding Period:

If you would like to submit an application please feel free to contact Dr. Barbara Laubenthal for further information:  Barbara.Laubenthal@austin.utexas.edu

Study Scholarships are offered for a full Master’s degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master’s degree program completed in the home country.

Long-term Research Grants are awarded to candidates who have completed a Master’s degree, postdocs, individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany, or in exceptional cases those with a Bachelor’s degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research.

  • Study Scholarship: between 10 and 24 months depending on the length of the chosen study program
  • Long-term Research Grants are awarded for periods of 7-10 months. Applicants wishing to complete a doctoral degree program in Germany can only apply for the long-term research grant. They may receive up to three one-year extensions.

Application:

The application should include the following documents:

  • Full resume
  • study proposal of max. 3 pages that includes a narrative about academic and personal reasons for the planned study explaining why a particular program has been chosen and how it will further your educational and career goals. No format restrictions regarding font, spacing and paragraphs
  • transcript of all university studies with individual grades

Please note: Applicants for grants in the fields of architecture, music, performing arts and fine art, design/Visual Communication and Film must submit their applications directly to DAAD Bonn, Germany (also, different deadlines); they can not participate in the UT preselection. Candidates from all other fields can apply for the UT preselection process.

Please submit applications both via the DAAD online application portal and per email as a PDF file to Dr. Barbara Laubenthal, Department of Germanic Studies, by 10/15/2018Barbara.laubenthal@austin.utexas.edu

Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Laubenthal with any questions. Further information is available at: https://www.daad.org

Funding: Scholarships for Language Immersion (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2018

There are many scholarships and fellowships available to help students pursue intensive language study in RussiaEurasia, the Balkans, and Indonesia with American Councils next semester:

  • Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Fellowships: Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays fellowships are available to undergraduate juniors and seniors, graduate students, and US K-12 teachers pursuing advanced overseas Russian or Persian language study on American Councils’ Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program in Moscow or Eurasian Regional Language Program in Dushanbe. Granted on the basis of financial need and academic merit, awards are made in the amount of $7,000 for semester programs.
  • Title VIII Fellowships for Overseas Language StudyFunded by the U.S. Department of State, Title VIII fellowships are available to students enrolled in or intending to enroll in graduate study in a field relevant to U.S. policy regarding Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit and may cover as much as 75% of total program costs on any of the following programs:

o   Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP)
Offered in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir, and Almaty, RLASP combines intensive language instruction with a wide range of extracurricular activities, including internships and community service, regional field study excursions, meetings with conversation partners, and discussion groups with local students.

o   Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)

Providing immersion in 18 Eurasian languages across 9 countries in the region, ERLP offers highly-individualized instruction, homestays, specially designed cultural programs, and expert logistical support to participants studying the languages of Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Russia, Ukraine, and Moldova.

o   Balkan Language Initiative (BLI)

Combining personalized academic programming in Albanian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Serbian with structured overseas immersion, BLI enables participants to make rapid gains in language proficiency and cultural knowledge while living and studying in Southeast Europe.

  • Dan E. Davidson FellowshipsEstablished in honor of American Councils’ founder and President Emeritus, the Dan E. Davidson Fellowships support highly qualified and deserving individuals who demonstrate a dedication to successful international collaboration and the development of greater mutual understanding between the U.S. and countries around the world. Fellowships of up to $6,000 for Spring 2019 semester study will be awarded for use on American Councils intensive language programs including the Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program, Eurasian Regional Language Program, Balkan Language Initiative, and Indonesian Overseas Program.

  • Need-Based and Diversity Scholarships: Committed to improving access to international education for groups traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, American Councils offers scholarships of $500 to $2,500 to support applicants from diverse academic, cultural, and academic backgrounds. These scholarships are available to participants on all AC Study Abroad programs.

More information about each of the funding opportunities above is available on the American Councils financial aid webpage.

The deadline to apply to all Spring 2019 American Councils programs and financial aid on the AC Study Abroad website is October 15, 2018. Please direct any questions regarding financial aid or the application process to the AC Study Abroad team at outbound@americancouncils.org.

Funding: Study Abroad Scholarship (SRAS)

Deadline for Applications: October 1, 2018

SRAS’s Home and Abroad Scholars program offers students up to $10,000 to study abroad while serving an ambitious and portfolio-building internship. Applications are due by October 1! More information can be found at http://sras.org/ha. Any questions may be addressed to Josh Wilson, Asst. Director, at jwilson@sras.org.

SRAS is currently accepting applications for spring semester programs across Poland, Ukraine, Russia, and Kyrgyzstan – many with unique travel opportunities and hands-on learning experiences in subjects as diverse as security, language study, economic development, conflict studies, environmental studies, the arts, business, and more. See all programs at http://sras.org/programs . Application deadlines start October 1! Questions may be addressed to Lisa Horner, Program Consultant, at lhorner@sras.org .

Academic Job: Postdoctoral Fellowships (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: November 15, 2018

The University of Pittsburgh is offering two postdoctoral fellowships—one in the arts and humanities; and one in the social sciences and/or professional disciplines—to begin in September 2019 for scholars whose work focuses on Russia, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet regions of Eurasia. These fellowships are designed to offer junior scholars the time, space, and financial support necessary to produce significant scholarship early in their careers while simultaneously building their teaching records. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2018. More information is available on the application portal, https://ucis.submittable.com/submit/48448/ucis-postdoctoral-fellowships-in-russian-east-european-and-eurasian-studies-for.

Funding: Documenting Endangered Languages (NSF)

Deadline for Applications: September 17, 2018

This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year senior research grants as well as fellowships from six to twelve months.

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