Title VIII Fellowships Available to Study Elementary Kazakh (UW-Madison CESSI)

Deadline: Open

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison still has some seats available in the Elementary Kazakh class and will award two Title VIII fellowships to eligible applicants who are interested in studying Elementary Kazakh this summer!

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Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship Program

Deadline: July 13, 2022

The Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad (FRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities for faculty to engage in full-time research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula. 

Program features

Faculty may request funding to support overseas research for a period of no less than three months and no more than 12 months. Funds support the travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research, maintenance allowances based on the salary paid by the fellow’s U.S. home institution, and an allowance for research-related expenses overseas. Projects may focus on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories).

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CFP: Bobby R. Inman Award

Deadline: June 30, 2022

Overview: The Inman Award competition is designed to recognize outstanding research and writing by students at the undergraduate or graduate levels on topics related to intelligence and national security. There is no prescribed topic, format, or length for papers submitted. It is presumed that most papers will have been prepared to satisfy a course or degree requirement of the author’s academic program. Co-authored and “team project” papers will be accepted.

About: The Bobby R. Inman award recognizes more than six decades of distinguished public service by Bobby R. Inman, Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.). Admiral Inman served in multiple leadership positions in the U.S. military, intelligence community, private industry, and at The University of Texas. His previous intelligence posts include Director of Naval Intelligence, Vice-Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Director of the National Security Agency, and Deputy Director of Central Intelligence. He continues to serve as an advisor and mentor to UT students and faculty members, and current government officials.

Eligibility: All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at an accredited U.S. higher education institution during the 2021-22 academic year are eligible to participate. A student may submit only one paper that has not been published previously.

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CFA: Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowship Program

Deadline: October 2022

American Council of Learned Societies Announces Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowship Program

New Program Will Support Early Career Scholars Pursuing
Innovative Approaches to Dissertation Research in the
Humanities and Interpretive Social Sciences

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the launch of the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowships, a new program designed to support emerging scholars as they advance bold and innovative research in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. The program is made possible by a grant from the Mellon Foundation.

The Dissertation Innovation Fellowship program will make awards to doctoral students who show promise of leading their fields in important new directions. The fellowships are designed to intervene at the formative stage of dissertation development, before writing is advanced, and provide time and support for emerging scholars’ innovative approaches to dissertation research – practical, trans- or interdisciplinary, collaborative, critical, or methodological. The program seeks to expand the range of research methodologies, formats, and areas of inquiry traditionally considered suitable for the dissertation, with a particular focus on supporting scholars who can build a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable academy.

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Funding: Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans Info Session

Event Date: April 20, 2022

The Office of Distinguished and Postgraduate Scholarships (ODPS) is hosting:

PD Soros Fellowship for New Americans Information Session 

April 20, 2022, at 11am (via Zoom) 

This award is for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing any type of fulltime professional or graduate school in the United States. The scholarship is open to seniors or recent graduates in any academic discipline. Come learn more from a PD Soros representative. Register here.

Funding: Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad

Deadline: July 13, 2022

The U.S. Department of Education, International and Foreign Language Education, is relaunching the Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad (FRA) fellowship program! The FRA Program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund faculty (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) who conduct research overseas, in modern foreign languages and area studies. Faculty can receive funding for 3 to 12 consecutive months. The fellowship supports topics focused primarily on non-Western European languages and area studies. 

New for FY 2022, the FRA program features a competitive priority to grant two additional points to applicants applying from Community Colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Minority Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges. You can read the Notice Inviting Applications, along with other competition updates, on our Applicant Page. 

Applications will be available May 9th and close July 13th, 2022. 

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CFA: 2022 Midwest Slavic Association Student Essay Prize Competition

Deadline: May 2, 2022

The Midwest Slavic Association, with support from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), is now accepting submissions for its annual essay prize competition for undergraduate and graduate students. Students can submit a paper on any topic related to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies to the Midwest Slavic Association for consideration. The best undergraduate paper received will win a one-year membership to ASEEES, and the graduate winner will receive a one-year membership to ASEEES, as well as then being considered for the ASEEES Graduate Student Essay Prize national level competition. The graduate winner of the ASEEES Student Essay Prize at the national level wins travel, lodging, and registration for the Annual ASEEES Convention and membership for the following year. The prize is presented during the awards presentation at the Annual Convention.

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CFA: Diplomacy and International Governance Postdoctoral Project (Loughborough Univ., UK)

Deadline: May 16, 2022

The successful candidate will join the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance (IDIG). We are looking for a proposal that will either further our current projects which span digital diplomacy, post-Brexit and bilateral diplomacy, diplomacy for peace and security, the politics of diplomacy, experimentalist governance, and foreign policy; or to bring something new, for example the challenges of diplomacy in the fields of sport, climate change and health.

We also welcome proposals that address the themes of sustainability, development and innovation through approaches that combine diplomacy or international governance with other theoretical or methodological lenses.

We would like to hear from candidates whose background – academic and/or professional – offers potential for international collaboration, and who wish to join a dynamic and diverse campus- Loughborough London – that is research-intensive with an entrepreneurial emphasis. If you have a great idea for a PhD in this area, then we’d love to hear it: do get in touch. You will need to provide a research proposal of no less than 500 words that outlines your idea, its significance, and proposed academic contribution.

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Funding: Texas Career Engagement Internship Fund

Deadline: June 1, 2022; Open Until Filled

UT Austin students have access to funding that supports participation in unpaid internships during spring and summer 2022.

When applying for internships there are many things you might consider, including your income needs. Texas Career Engagement created the Internship Fund to help reduce the financial barriers to internship participation. Through financial support, we aim to increase access to internships for all UT Austin students.

Students with financial need who are participating in unpaid internships are encouraged to apply for the TCE Internship Fund.

Through this Texas Career Engagement grant, students receive funding of $20 per hour up to a maximum amount of $4,000 based on internship hours completed between the first and last class day of the semester or term. Selected students will receive funds in two disbursements: the first after the application has been accepted and the second in the last weeks of the internship. The internship host-employer is required to submit a confirmation of the intern’s hours in order for the second payment to be disbursed. The amount of the funding may be recalculated based on the final total hours completed at the internship.

The amount of this fund is limited; therefore, not all applicants will be selected to receive funding.

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CFA: 2022 Heldt Prizes (Assoc. for Women in Slavic Studies)

Deadline: May 31, 2022

The Association for Women in Slavic Studies is now inviting nominations for the 2022 Heldt Prizes. We have three prizes this year:

Best book by a woman-identifying scholar in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian studies

Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women’s and gender studies

Best article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women’s and gender studies

To be eligible for nomination, books and articles must be in English and should be published between April 15, 2021 and April 15, 2022. https://awsshome.org/awards/heldt-prizes/