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.

CFA: International Vladimir Nabokov Society Prizes

Deadline: April 30, 2022

In 2018, the International Vladimir Nabokov Society established a group of prizes generously funded by the Vladimir Nabokov Literary Foundation. The first three rounds of prizes (2019, 2020, 2021) have been awarded and the winners of these prizes are listed below. IVNS is now accepting submissions for its 2022 round of prizes. Applications are encouraged for all eligible work.

Administration and Funding: These prizes are administered, selected, and awarded by the International Vladimir Nabokov Society, and funded by the Vladimir Nabokov Literary Foundation. In all cases they will be awarded only where there is work of sufficient merit. In the case when two winners share one prize, the prize money will be shared between them. 

Timing: Prizes awarded in 2022 will be for work either submitted (in the case of undergraduate and postgraduate essays, theses and chapters), examined and accepted (in the case of the best dissertation prize) or published (in the case of the other prizes) in the calendar year 2021, except for the Brian Boyd Prize. The Brian Boyd Prize was awarded in 2019 for work published 2016 – 2018 and will next be awarded in 2022 for work published 2019 – 2021.

Language: Work can in principle be considered in any language. However, the judges have to be able to judge all entries fairly against one another; thus the only language in which contributions can be guaranteed consideration is English. If the judges have sufficient linguistic competence, they can judge work in other languages, and if they wish, commission expert reviewers in that language and consult with them.

Submission: All academic work and publications to be considered for prizes need to have reached the judges’ attention by April 30. Please contact the President and Vice-President of the IVNS, Siggy Frank and Marie Bouchet,

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Harriman Institute Translation Contest

Deadline: March 21, 2022

The Harriman Institute, Columbia University, is pleased to announce a competition for best translation of a poem by Maria Stepanova, who will be Harriman Writer in Residence in March-April 2022. Two poems from Stepanova’s recent book Holy Winter 2020/21, selected in consultation with the poet, have been chosen for the competition. Contestants should choose ONE poem to translate and submit for the contest.
The contest is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students.

The competition will be judged by Ainsley Morse (Dartmouth College), Matvei Yankelevich (Ugly Duckling Presse), and Ronald Meyer (Harriman Institute).

Submission deadline: March 21, 2022.

First Place: $500.00
Runner-Up: $200.00

In addition to the cash prizes, the winning translations will be published in Harriman Magazine and on the Harriman Institute website.

For complete information, including the Russian texts, please follow this link: 

Direct any questions to Ronald Meyer at

Funding: ASEEES Internship Grant Program

Deadline: March 1, 2022

Call for Applications: ASEEES Internship Grant Program

We invite applications for the ASEEES Internship Grant

This program provides MA, PhD, and professional school students and recent graduates with grants that make it possible for them to accept unpaid or underpaid internships in areas directly related to Russian studies. The program promotes the entry of young scholars with considerable Russian studies expertise into sectors outside of traditional academia. These internships must be in the US and should be substantial in duration and responsibilities, lasting two months for summer internships and four months for internships during a semester in the regular academic year. The grant offers $2,000 a month, to be paid directly to the grantee during their internship. 

*Please help us disseminate the information about this new program by sharing this announcement with any interested graduate students and recent graduates.

Deadline: March 1, 2022

Fellowship: Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program (University of Toronto)

Deadline: March 15, 2022

THE PETRO JACYK PROGRAM is pleased to announce the call for applications for its 2022-2023 Visiting Scholars Program

Scholars studying Ukraine outside Ontario are invited to apply for funding available through the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine at the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES), the University of Toronto for the 2022-2023 academic year. Successful applicants will conduct research and interact with Canadian scholars during their stay at CERES. They will also be invited to give a presentation on the topic of their research and are expected to take part in relevant scholarly events. As a rule, engagements will be scheduled during the fall and winter sessions of the university, that is between September and April.

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