Funding: Kennan Institute’s Title VIII Research Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2023

The deadline for the Kennan Institute’s Title VIII Research Scholarship is next Tuesday, January 31. The Kennan Institute is proud to host Title VIII Research Scholarships lasting three to nine months available to academic participants in the early stages of their career (before tenure) or scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. 

For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected. Eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level for academic participants, although doctoral candidates in the process of completing a dissertation may apply (the dissertation must be successfully defended before taking residence at the Kennan Institute). Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Research proposals examining the countries of Eurasia are eligible. Those proposals related to regional Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, Belarus, the Caucasus, and contemporary issues are particularly welcome. The Title VIII Research Scholar grant offers a stipend of $3,500 per month, research facilities, computer support, and some research assistance. Grant recipients are required to be in residence at the Institute in Washington, D.C. for the duration of their fellowship.

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Funding: Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowships

Deadline: February 6, 2023

Established in 2015, the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowships provide a maximum stipend of $25,000 for doctoral students at US and Canadian universities, who are citizens or permanent residents of the US, to conduct dissertation research in Russian Studies. The program is open to students in any discipline whose dissertation topics are within 19th-early 21st century Russian historical studies.

As of 2022, ASEEES is offering a new Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship for Women’s and Gender Studies with the same provisions and eligibility as the other Dissertation Research Fellowships.

Eastablished in 2019, the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Completion Fellowships provide a maximum stipend of $25,000 for doctoral students at US and Canadian universities, who are citizens or permanent residents of the US, to complete their dissertation. The program is open to students in any disciplinewhose dissertation topics are within 19th-early 21st century Russian historical studies.

A flyer describing this program is available here.

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Prof. Dev: 2023 ACTR Summer Russian Language Teacher Professional Development Program and Fellowship Opportunity

Deadline: March 1, 2023

American Councils and ACTR are pleased to announce the 2023 Summer Russian Language Teacher Professional Development Program and Fellowship Opportunity at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan. We kindly ask your assistance in drawing this opportunity to the attention of potentially interested colleagues.    

Fifteen (15) U. S. teachers will be accepted and funded for participation in the 2023 program, which will consist of small group work, individual tutorials, and seminars based on a curriculum which emphasizes four-skill communication in contemporary Russian, clarity and confidence of teacher self-expression, advanced grammar in context, and an expanded understanding of the diverse peoples and cultures that make up the Russian-speaking world today. 

The ACTR Board has recommended a priority in 2023 for in-service K-12 teachers and university-level instructors or teaching fellows holding a teaching appointment for AY 2023-24. Applications from teachers serving historically under-represented US populations are particularly encouraged.   

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CFA: TANDEM, “Author with Translator – Translator with Author” Fellowships at New Europe College

Deadline: February 26, 2023

New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest is launching a new fellowship program with the support of S. Fischer Stiftung, Berlin:

TANDEM, Author with translator – Translator with author is a program exclusively dedicated to literati, writers and translators, with the aim to promote authors from the Black Sea Region by encouraging the translation of their work into the local languages. Moreover, the program will deepen and disseminate the knowledge in and about the literary landscapes around the Black Sea and raise esteem for people and procedures involved.

The fellowship program targets writers and translators from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine. Applicants from the Baltics or the Western Balkans may be considered under special circumstances.

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CFA: Global Russian Academy

Deadline: February 28, 2023

The war in Ukraine and ongoing crackdown in Russia threaten to plunge Russian social sciences and humanities into a new isolation and wipe out over three decades of internationalization and transnational exchange.

To address these challenges, the Russian Global Academy helps the Russian academic diaspora to self-organize and maintain a degree of solidarity and cohesion. We aim to preserve Russian scholarly communities by supporting digital professional ecosystems and offering flexible solutions in a transition period.

A DC-based consortium of three universities (GWU, Georgetown, and American University), the Academy delivers short-term non-residential fellowships to Russian scholars in emigration, provides support for conference travel, and assists in editing and publishing scholarly work.

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Funding: American Councils Title VIII Funding Opportunities

Deadline: October 1, 2023

American Councils is once again pleased to remind you that Title VIII funding through the US Department of State supports graduate students participating in three distinct American Councils language programs. Individual scholarships can cover up to 75% of the costs of the following programs: 

Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program, currently offered at: 

Yerevan State University in Yerevan, Armenia  

Al Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty, Kazakhstan  

Balkan Language Initiative, which offers the following languages and locations:    

Albanian in Tirana, Albania   

Bosnian in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina   

Bulgarian in Sofia, Bulgaria   

Macedonian in Skopje, North Macedonia   

Serbian in Belgrade, Serbia   

Montenegrin in Podgorica, Montenegro  
  

Eurasian Regional Language Program, offering 15 different languages, including:    

Kazakh in Almaty, Kazakhstan   

Azerbaijani and Turkish in Baku, Azerbaijan    

Kyrgyz in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan   

Romanian and Ukrainian in Chisinau, Moldova   

Pashto, Persian (Dari/Farsi/Tajiki), and Uzbek in Dushanbe, Tajikistan   

Chechen, Georgian, and Ukrainian in Tbilisi, Georgia   

Armenian in Yerevan, Armenia 

The application deadline for Summer 2023 is February 15, 2023. 

The application deadline for Fall 2023 and Academic Year 2023-24 is March 15, 2023.  

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Funding: 2023 DIA STOKES Scholarship

Deadline: January 25, 2023

Open to: High school seniors, college freshmen and sophomores

Majors/fields: Foreign area studies, computer science, business administration, human resources, public administration, international relations, legal studies, political science, STEM fields, engineering or intelligence analysis

When: May to August over a 10–12-week period. Internship announcements typically open in September or October.

STOKES is a needs-based program offering tuition assistance to students enrolled at accredited colleges or universities, while providing challenging summer work and guaranteed employment in their field of study upon graduation. You will attend classes full-time during the academic year and work at DIA full time during the summer in positions related to your course of study. Once you graduate, you must commit to working at DIA for up to 18 months of continued service for each academic year of the STOKES educational sponsorship. You will also receive other federal and DIA benefits like annual and sick leave, federal holidays, the Civilian Fitness Program, foreign language program and Mass Transit Benefit Program.To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be enrolled or seeking enrollment in an undergraduate degree program.
  • Be a high school student in your senior year at the time of application.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Have exhibited leadership abilities through your extracurricular student activities, civic involvement, volunteer work or part-time employment.
  • As a college freshmen or sophomore, you will need to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • All immediate family members have U.S. citizenship.
  • Maintain a security clearance. Dual citizenship holders are not eligible to receive a security clearance through this program.
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Funding: Sumners Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: March 3, 2023

The Sumners Foundation provides two types of scholarships

  • Scholarships for rising juniors for their junior and senior years at a Texas or Oklahoma College or University.  Scholarships are $15,000/year for each of those last two years of undergraduate work ($30,000 total) to cover tuition, on-campus room and board, fees, and books.  Students must be U.S. citizens and permanent residents of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Arkansas, or Kansas.  Scholarships will be awarded this spring to be applied in the fall of 2023.  Second semester sophomores this spring are the ideal candidates. 
  • FULLRIDE law school scholarships at SMU Dedman School of Law and Oklahoma City University School of Law.  Students must be starting law school in the fall of 2023.  Application codes must be obtained from the law schools.  Students must beU.S. citizens and permanent residents of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Arkansas, or Kansas.  

In addition to the scholarship, students have special access to programs funded exclusively for their benefit that are designed to broaden their knowledge of civic education and engagement.

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Funding: 2023 William T. Grant Scholars Program

Deadline: July 5, 2023

The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas. The online application is now open, and the application deadline is July 5, 2023 at 3:00 pm ET.

The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas.

Applicants should have a track record of conducting high-quality research and an interest in pursuing a significant shift in their trajectories as researchers. We recognize that early-career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take measured risks in their work, so this award includes a mentoring component, as well as a supportive academic community. 

Awards are based on applicants’ potential to become influential researchers, as well as their plans to expand their expertise in new and significant ways. The application should make a cohesive argument for how the applicant will expand his or her expertise. The research plan should evolve in conjunction with the development of new expertise, and the mentoring plan should describe how the proposed mentors will support applicants in acquiring that expertise. Proposed research plans must address questions that are relevant to policy and practice in the Foundation’s focus areas.

Funding: Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund

Deadline: March 15, 2023

Are you an alumni of a U.S. government sponsored exchange program ready to use skills and knowledge gained during your exchange experience to create change? Do you have a great public service project in mind, but need funding to get it off the ground?

If you answered yes, then you could apply for – and win! – up to $10,000 through the 2023 Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund for U.S. Alumni. The competition provides small grants to teams of two or more U.S. government-sponsored exchange alumni to carry out public service projects related to one of the following five themes:

  • Strengthening Democratic Institutions & Fighting Disinformation
  • Protecting the Environment
  • Building Community Through Arts, Sports, Language, and Technology
  • Human Rights, Refugees, and Migrants
  • Fostering Alumni Network Development 
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