Critical Languages Training, Funding, and Info Sessions (Arizona State University)

Info Sessions: October 5, 15, 28, 2020

From Arizona State:

As we did in 2019, CLI 2020 offered training in 12 less-commonly-taught languages: Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Hebrew, Indonesian, Macedonian, Persian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Uzbek. However, this summer’s program was our first (involuntary) foray into online learning. Students and faculty from across the country and across the world came together on Zoom 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. Many of them also joined us for virtual co-curricular activities, which included cultural presentations, expert talks, and grant and career info sessions. In the end, CLI served more students than ever before and both internal and independent proficiency testing has demonstrated that these students made substantial gains in fluency and comprehension. (For instance, our internal testing showed that nearly 60% of first-year students reached intermediate proficiency or higher after 7 or 8 weeks! Independent proficiency testing showed that our Title VIII fellows in programs ranging from first-year Armenian to fourth-year Russian gained an average of 3.2 proficiency levels.) This is a reflection not only of their focus and determination, but of the dedication, energy, and creativity of our CLI faculty.  

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International Peace Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2020

International Peace Scholarship, established in 1949 to provide scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the US or Canada. The maximum amount awarded to a student is $12,500. There are two parts to the application process. The first is filling out an on-line eligibility form, which is due December 15.  If you qualify (based on the eligibility form), you will be sent materials to complete the full application. The deadline for that is March 1.

 An applicant must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study and working toward a graduate degree in an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. A student who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada is not eligible. Scholarships are not given for online courses, research, internships or for practical training if not combined with coursework. In order to qualify for her first scholarship, an applicant must have a full year of coursework remaining, be enrolled and in residence for the entire school year. Doctoral students who have completed coursework and are working only on dissertations are not eligible as first-time applicants.

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Funding: National Digital Newspaper Program (National Endowment for the Humanities)

Deadline: January 14, 2021

The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress to create a national digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1690 and 1963, from all the states and U.S. territories. This searchable database will be permanently maintained at the Library of Congress (LC) and will be freely accessible online (see the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers website).  An accompanying national newspaper directory of bibliographic and holdings information on the website directs users to newspaper titles available in all types of formats.  During the course of its partnership with NEH, LC will also digitize and contribute to the NDNP database a significant number of newspaper pages drawn from its own collections.

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Viadrina International Program for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers

Deadline: November 1, 2020

The Viadrina International Program – for Graduates (VIP) as a funding program for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers has funds for 2021.The program is funded by the European University Viadrina and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The VIP aims to support the international networking of doctoral candidates and their stronger involvement in international research contexts and discourses.

International doctoral candidates may apply for research stays in 2021 at the European University Viadrina to get familiarize with the research environment at the Viadrina. These fellowships allow international doctoral candidates to get in touch with Viadrina professors for research co-operations or potential doctoral opportunities (e.g. joint degrees and cotutelle agreements). International doctoral candidates may apply for the following funding line:

•             Fellowships for research stays at the European University Viadrina (max. 3 months)

The application deadline is November 1, 2020 (23:59 pm CET).

For detailed information please see the individual calls on the website of the VIP.

U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships Grants Program (American Councils)

Deadline: October 23, 2020

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce a request for project proposals for the U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships Grants Program 2020-21.  

Funded by the U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan, the U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships Grants Program aims to establish new partnerships between higher education institutions, strengthen educational ties between the two countries, and bolster English-language programming. 

Administered by American Councils for International Education (American Councils), these grants are designed to adapt policies, practices, and administrative structures for teaching and learning English and English for special purposes in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); and modify teaching and curriculum for student outcomes in those areas. 

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Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies

Deadline: December 15, 2020

The Petro Jacyk Education Foundation is accepting proposals from universities in North America to establish a new Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies. The objective of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship is to annually support one of the most promising junior scholars studying contemporary Ukraine and thereby to advance academic understanding of Ukrainian politics, history and society.

Eligibility:

The Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship is available to universities in North America with an existing department, research centre or program in Ukrainian studies.  The Fellowship will be open to recently awarded PhDs.

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Critical Languages Scholarships, Russian (US Department of State)

Deadline: November 17, 2020

Program Overview

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

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Critical Languages Scholarship (US Department of State)

Deadline: November 17, 2020

The application for the 2021 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is now open! Apply now to learn a critical foreign language next summer on a fully-funded study abroad program.The application is now live and available online at: https://www.clscholarship.org/apply

The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Most languages offered by the CLS Program (9 of 15) do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages.

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

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Funding: National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Program

Deadline: October 8, 2020

The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. The Dissertation Fellowship program receives many more applications than it can fund. This year 35 fellowships will be awarded.

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Mellon/American Councils for Learned Societies Fellowship

Deadline: October 28, 2020

The Mellon/ACLS Scholars and Society program aims to amplify the broad potential of doctoral education in the humanities by supporting doctoral faculty as they pursue publicly engaged scholarship and advocate for diverse professional pathways for emerging PhDs. The program offers opportunities for faculty with fulltime appointments in PhD-granting humanities departments or programs in the United States to engage significant societal questions in their research, serve as ambassadors for humanities scholarship beyond the academy, and deepen their support for innovations in doctoral education on their campuses.

Scholars and Society fellowships enable faculty who teach and advise doctoral students to pursue research projects while in residence at a US-based cultural, media, government, policy, or community organization of their choice. Fellows and their colleagues at host institutions are expected to create a mutually beneficial partnership in which they collaborate, interact, and learn about each other’s work, motivating questions, methods, and practices. The Scholars and Society program complements the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program, which places recent humanities PhDs in nonprofit and government organizations.

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