Lessons of the Cold War? – Visegrad Scholarship at the Blinken OSA Archivum Fellowship

Deadline: November 15, 2023


Location: Hungary

Subject Fields:

Eastern Europe History / Studies, European History / Studies, Human Rights, Modern European History / Studies, Social History / Studies

In the context of the current invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing tragic war, many analysts have claimed that we face the real end of (or the confirmation) of the Cold War and its dichotomies. What we witness would be the outright confrontation between civic liberalism and autocracy, or the “West” and the “East”. According to Stephen Kotkin, even if post-communist societies have changed, a military-police dictatorship in some former satellite countries is still fighting a “West” seen as enemy, and this has the reverse consolidating effect on the West which re-emerged and stood up against Putin.

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Critical Languages Scholarship Program (US Department of State)

Deadline: November 14, 2023

The application is now open for the U. S. Department of State’s 2024 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program and its virtual initiative, CLS Spark! We welcome your students to apply now to learn a critical language on a funded virtual or overseas summer program. The application is available at https://clscholarship.org/apply. The deadline for applications is 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

The CLS Program provides intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Depending on language and level, U.S. students can either apply for the overseas CLS Program or its virtual initiative, CLS Spark. The CLS Program offers in-person cohort-based programs at partner institutions abroad that provide instruction at various levels for U.S. graduate and undergraduate students in 13 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.

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Learn Russian in Armenia, Scholarships available

Deadline: July 25, 2023

10 scholarships are available through ASPIRANTUM’s Dostoyevsky scholarship scheme to those students who meet the eligibility criteria presented below and are interested to learn Russian in Armenia during the 4-8 weeks of Russian language winter school – https://aspirantum.com/courses/russian-language-winter-school 

The participation fee for the 4-8 weeks Russian Language course is $2500-$4920 ($4920 – 8 weeks, $4350 – 7 weeks, $3700 – 6 weeks, $3100 – 5 weeks, $2500 – 4 weeks). The Dostoyevsky scholarship will cover $500-$700, and the student, if awarded the scholarship, will have to pay $500-$700 less for the course. 

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2024-25 Fulbright Scholar Program

Deadline: September 15, 2023

Greetings from the Fulbright Scholar Program,

We are pleased to share that the Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition for the 2024-25 academic year is still accepting applications.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 400 unique awards for U.S. citizens to teach, research, and conduct professional projects in more than 130 countries. In the current competition, there are 403 awards, with opportunities open to all disciplines. Explore awards available in the 2024-25 competition. You can join the more than 400,000 Fulbrighters who have come away with enhanced skills, new connections and greater mutual understanding.

We encourage you to visit our website for application resources:
Getting Started
Application Guidance
Open Awards in the 2024-25 Competition, searchable by discipline, country/region, etc. 
Webinar Schedule and Archive
Office Hours, a great way to get your questions answered live by Fulbright staff
Fulbright Scholar Program
Contact: scholars@iie.org

Funding: International Vladimir Nabokov Society Research Grants

Deadline: June 20, 2023

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society is pleased to announce a new research support program: small grants to help graduate students and independent scholars travel to access archival and other site-restricted materials. The maximum grant is $600, and the deadline is June 20, 2023. See https://thenabokovian.org/prizes/researchfor more information and a link to the application form.

Funding: 2024 BASEES Women’s Forum Prizes

Deadline: July 1, 2023

Nominations are now open for the 2024 BASEES Women’s Forum Prizes. Nominations for the book and article/chapter prizes should be submitted by 1st July 2023. Please do submit your eligible publications for consideration!

The Forum will offer three prize awards this coming year, for scholarly works of high quality either produced by a woman or which furthers knowledge about gender and diversity relevant to the East European, Russian and Eurasian region, in the following categories:

a) A singly or jointly authored book OR a singly or jointly authored edited collection.
b) A scholarly article or book chapter.
c) A postgraduate conference paper, to be given at the BASEES conference in 2024.

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Funding: Dumbreck Doctoral Research Scholarship in Slavonic Studies

Deadline: May 26, 2023

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC) is offering one Dumbreck Scholarship for doctoral study in any field of Slavonic Studies, tenable from October 2023.

The scholarship (consisting of an award of £12,000 per annum, renewable for a maximum of three years) is open to students to cover tuition fees at the UK rate, with the remainder contributing to maintenance. For current research fees see: https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/fees/

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Sustaining Ukrainian Scholarship

Deadline: June 15, 2023

The New Europe College (NEC Bucharest) and the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Sofia) announce a Call for Applications for their joint programme to support scholars from the regions affected by Russia’s war against Ukraine (Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova, etc.). The programme is aimed at qualified researchers (post-doctoral level) in the humanities and the social sciences, including law and economics, who intend to pursue a project of their own choosing. The selected applicants will have the opportunity to spend an extended period (ideally one or two semesters, between October 2023 and July 2024) as Fellows, resident in either Bucharest or Sofia, where they will enjoy all the benefits associated with a fellowship (stipend, accommodation, academic and administrative assistance, integration into international academic networks).

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Funding: ASEEES Holmgren Graduate Student Essay Prize

Deadline: June 15, 2023

The Beth Holmgren Graduate Student Essay Prize, established in 1990 and named in honor of Professor Holmgren in 2021, is awarded for an outstanding essay by a graduate student in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. The winner of the competition receives $300, free roundtrip domestic airfare to and accommodations at the ASEEES Annual Convention and an honorary ASEEES membership for the following year. The prize is presented during the awards presentation at the Annual Convention.


Rules of eligibility for the Holmgren Graduate Student Essay Prize competition are as follows:

ASEEES Regional Affiliates and Institutional Members are invited to hold their own competitions for best essay among their graduate students, and submit the winning paper to the Holmgren Graduate Student Prize Committee.

Institutional Members not holding internal competitions are still invited to submit a (single) nomination from their Institution. (For example, a student attending a university among our list of Institutional Members might approach their advisor regarding putting forth their essay. The advisor may submit this essay, provided it meets all other eligibiity requirements. We recommend that the advisor checks with their colleagues to ensure that only one essay per Institutional Member is submitted.)

Essay author must be a graduate student and must have written the essay in English while in a graduate program.

Essays can be any of several formats:

  • Expanded versions of conference papers
  • Graduate level seminar papers
  • Master’s Thesis Chapters
  • Dissertation Chapters
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