Davis Center Postdoc Fellowship (Harvard University)

Deadline: January 11, 2021

Harvard University, Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies

More information on our website: https://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/research/individual-research/postdoctoral-fellowships/how-apply

The Davis Center Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers comprehensive research, training, and professional development opportunities for scholars advancing their careers in history and the humanities. Fellows pursue their research with support from an interdisciplinary community of experts, and with access to world-class resources. The program provides scholars with experiences and connections that endure well beyond their fellowship year.

The Davis Center will award one postdoctoral fellowship in history and one postdoctoral fellowship in literature and culture. We welcome research proposals on topics related to the study of Eurasia.

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Language Teaching and Learning Research Grants (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: February 10, 2021

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) at the University of Pittsburgh will award up to two Language Teaching and Learning Research (LTLR) grants for scholars to conduct research projects on-site or remotely at Pitt’s Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) in June–July 2021. Funded projects must focus on the teaching and learning of one or more of the following priority languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Other languages that are taught at the SLI may be included in a project proposal in addition to these priority languages; see sli.pitt.edu for the complete list of language courses offered.

Applicants may propose to be in residence in Pittsburgh for all or a portion of the two-month duration of the SLI, according to the needs of their projects. However, please note that applicants should be prepared to conduct their projects entirely remotely in the event that pandemic conditions prevent the 2021 SLI from offering in-person instruction, and/or if University of Pittsburgh restrictions on non-essential travel prohibit the use of grant funds to cover travel expenses in Summer 2021.

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Grad Program: PhD study in the humanities at SSEES, University College London

Deadline: December 11, 2020

PhD Research Funding for UK and International Students

The School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London <https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ssees/> is welcoming applications to UK Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Wolfson Trust-funded PhD positions in the history, languages and cultures (including literature, film and other media) of Russia and East-Central Europe. UCL SSEES has unrivalled expertise in humanities studies of the region, with over 40 full-time academic staff dedicated to this endeavour. We invite outstanding applicants to join our research community in London, in a funded capacity.

In particular, we would like to invite prospective students to apply for a funded Humanities PhD with us via the following schemes:

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Funding: Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Grant

Deadline: December 1, 2020

Aim and Mission

  • To support emerging scholars through small grants;
  • To promote scholarship with a social policy application; and
  • To encourage projects that address contemporary issues in the social sciences.


Grants are based solely on merit. Each is worth a total of $7,500; $5,000 is awarded initially and $2,500 upon completion of the project.

For grant recipients to be entitled to their second installment, they must show evidence of one of the following:

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Funding: Title VIII CEE Area Studies Fellowship

Deadline: December 31, 2020

The Title VIII CEE Area Studies Fellowship is a highly competitive program that provides American graduate level students, post-doctoral scholars, and early career professionals with the opportunity to gain expertise and strengthen their strategic knowledge of Central and Eastern Europe and U.S.-CEE relations. The program will allow fellows to research and analyze a proposed topic or issue related to a specific CEE country or sub-region at CEPA. The main goal of the fellowship program is to cultivate U.S. expertise on the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and to develop relevant and timely analysis on the CEE region for the U.S. policy community.

The fellowship offers a stipend of $3,500 per month and an established platform for a virtual program. Fellows will be required to write an analytical paper for publication and conduct (virtual) briefings with the wider U.S. policy and expert community on their research and analytical findings. The 2021 program is expected to run from late-March through late-September 2021.

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Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship for PostDoc Candidates

Deadline: December 4, 2020

The School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sheffield invites outstanding postdoctoral candidates to apply for the 2021 round of the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme. (This scheme is directed at those holding a degree from or a post at a UK HEI.)

Our School has a thriving research community of academic staff and postgraduate students. We engage in research which spans a wide range of languages (Catalan, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish), geographical regions (Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East) and disciplinary and thematic specialisms (Intellectual History and Politics; Linguistics; Migration, Culture and Community; National and Transnational Literatures; Visual Cultures, Film and Performance).

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Funding: Title VIII Funding for Summer Intensive Language Training, Critical Languages Institute (Arizona State)

Deadline: January 25, 2021

ASU’s Critical Language’s Institute will welcome their 8th cohort of Title VIII Fellows in summer 2021! The Department of State’s Title VIII program funds graduate students with U.S. citizenship to study the less commonly taught languages of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. If you are a current or incoming graduate student who would benefit for language training and Title VIII funding, please use the link below.

Their 7- or 8-week programs provide 8 credits, equivalent to a full two-semester sequence during the academic year, and offer online and in-person components providing cultural and geopolitical context, including a 1-credit online graduate class specifically designed for Title VIII recipients. This course connects students in different language programs, provides comparative perspectives on the post-Soviet world, and builds professional capacities in communicating their expertise to audiences beyond their academic specialty. Languages currently eligible for Title VIII support are Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Kazakh, Macedonian, Polish, Russian (3rd year or higher), Ukrainian, and Uzbek.

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Pitt Project GO (Global Officers) Scholarship for ROTC students

Deadline: January 13, 2020

The University of Pittsburgh invites Army, Navy/Marine, and Air Force ROTC students from any US college or university to apply for a Pitt Project GO (Global Officers) scholarship for intensive study of 1st-4th year Russian in Summer 2021. Project GO is an initiative sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Students who have not yet begun their pursuit of Russian are encouraged to apply for an 8-week beginning-level class, which will cover the equivalent of one academic year’s worth of language training. The beginning-level classes, offered by Pitt’s Summer Language Institute (SLI), are held at the University’s main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh from June 7–July 30, 2021. Pitt Project GO scholarships for Beginning Russian cover:
•       Full tuition for 8 University of Pittsburgh credits
•       Housing and a living stipend
•       Travel between the student’s home city and Pittsburgh
•       Textbooks

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Grad. Program: International Relations (NYU)

Deadline: February 15, 2021 (funding)

If you have students interested in an MA degree in Russian studies, do consider forwarding them the following information about NYU’s Interdisciplinary MA, stand-alone, in a joint program with Journalism or with a concentration in International Relations.

Thanks to the Stephen Cohen fellowship, we can cover full tuition and offering living stipend to our best candidates. To be considered for this and other NYU scholarships, applications must be submitted by Feb. 15, 2021. Otherwise, admission is on a rolling basis.

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Research Fellowships for UT Faculty and Graduate Students (Harry Ransom Center)

Deadline: December 1, 2020

Awards for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, invites applications from the UT-Austin community for its 2021–2022 research fellowships.

In this next award cycle, the Ransom Center will grant 12 fellowships—approximately 6 to UT faculty and 6 to UT graduate students—for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections and critically or creatively engage the collections. The Ransom Center’s internationally renowned collections support research in all areas of the humanities including literature, photography, film, art, performing arts, music, cultural history, and humanity more broadly.

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