Grad. Program: Slavic Languages and Literatures (USC)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

The department of Slavic Languages and Literatures invites applications from well-qualified students.

Our dynamic faculty have wide-ranging research interests with particular concentration in Russian literature and culture of the modern era.  In addition to the core of faculty whose focus is literature (Greta Matzner-Gore, Sarah Pratt, Kelsey Rubin-Detlev, Thomas Seifrid, and Alexander Zholkovsky) we have a specialist in eastern European cinema (Anna Krakus). We have just been joined by Professor Colleen McQuillen, a scholar of Russian modernism, who comes to us from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

We offer excellent opportunities for graduate support leading to the PhD, starting with standard five-year packages that include three years of fellowship support and two teaching years, tuition, and health insurance. 

Additionally, the Los Angeles area itself, with its abundance of cultural resources makes USC an exciting place at which to do graduate work (for a sampling of the areas attractions, see http://dornsife.usc.edu/life-in-la/).

Basic information about our faculty and program is available on our web site – http://dornsife.usc.edu/sll/  For information on how to apply, please see http://dornsife.usc.edu/sll/how-to-apply/.

Funding for graduate study at USC is generous but competitive, and deadlines for application matter. We continue to accept applications through March for the following fall semester, but the chance receiving funding diminishes significantly after January. Our financial support is intended to fund the entire course of PhD study (see Financial Support) and we admit only those students whom we are able to fund.

Funding: Dissertation Fieldwork Grants in Anthropology (Wenner-Gren Foundation)

Deadline: May 1 and November 1

Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation’s overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity’s cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.

The maximum amount of the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant is US $20,000.  Please note that the Foundation has suspended the Osmundsen Initiative supplement  Grants are non-renewable.

Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (or equivalent, if applying from outside the United States) at the time of application. Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply.  There is no time limit on the duration of the grant, and funding may be requested to cover distinct research phases (for example, two summers) if this is part of the research design. Application deadlines are May 1 and November 1. Final decisions are made six months later.

Applicants must submit application materials using the Foundation’s online application submission procedure.

For more detailed information on program requirements, application procedures, and review criteria, please refer to the links below:

Eligibility
General Criteria of Evaluation
Application Procedures
Application Deadlines and Decision Notification
Access the Online Application
Final Reports required from Dissertation Fieldwork Grantees

Study Abroad/Grad Program: Higher School of Economics (Moscow)

Deadline for Spring Semester: September 30, 2019

HSE is one of Russia’s largest and most modern state universities. Established in 1992 as a program in economics, HSE currently offers 223 programs for undergraduate students Master’s students. 28 Master’s programs and 6 undergraduate programs are currently offered entirely in English. At its four campuses – in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Perm and Nizhny Novgorod – HSE offers instruction to more than 32,000 students each year.

Because HSE attracts the best and brightest from throughout Russia, most students have a high level of proficiency in English. The study programs offer a wide variety of courses taught in English in the fields of economics, humanities, finance and the social sciences. Students from abroad can take classes in English from other HSE programs as well as study Russian as a Foreign language. The International Office at the Faculty of Economic Sciences is willing to work to satisfy any necessary requirements to make this possible. For more information, please review the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences International webpage.

More about international students’ experience at the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences can be found at Moscow is a hidden gem;  Russia is a place to study and travel

Starting 2019-2020 AY, Faculty of Economic Sciences opens English taught track in master program Applied Economics, which, by itself increase the number of master level courses open for international students’ enrollment. Special research seminar dedicated to the Russian economy and Economics of Development will also accept applications from non-degree exchange and visiting students.   

Additional links:
Course Catalogs

HSE Istudent portal
A short video about a day of international students at HSE

Master programs

Bachelor programs

International Laboratories

Related Fees:

Tuition fee (Spring 2020 semester)   US$ 3,000 (waived for exchange students nominated by partner universities). Application fee is waived.

Dormitory, meals, city transportation, and entertainment (monthly, approximate cost) US$ 400

Prof. Devt: Grad Student Rep on ASEEES Board

Deadline for Nominations: May 13, 2019

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: GRADUATE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The ASEEES Board of Directors invites nominations for the position of the Graduate Student Representative on the ASEEES Board (service dates Jan. 1, 2020 – Dec. 31, 2021.)

Students can self-nominate or be nominated by a faculty who is a member of ASEEES. The Nominating Committee will then review all nominations and select two to stand as candidates. The two candidates’ names will be placed on the ASEEES Board election ballot to be voted on by all ASEEES members. For more information- click here!

All materials should be emailed ASEEES@pitt.edu by May 13, 2019

Conference/PhD Course: “Aspect in the Arctic” (Norway)

Deadline to Apply: June 1 for autumn semester; December 1 for spring semester
(UiT PhD students register for class and exam by September 1st in autumn semester and February 1st in spring semester)

“Aspect in the Arctic”  International conference
September 5-6, 2019
UiT The Arctic University of Norway

This conference follows a PhD course at UiT The Arctic University of Norway:
See URL: https://uit.no/utdanning/emner/emne/620639/hif-8038
Please note International Applicants should apply here: https://fsweb.no/soknadsweb/login.jsf

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Grad. Program: Ph.D. Research on Muslims in Russia/USSR (Amsterdam)

Deadline for Applications: April 28, 2019

PhD position ‘The Muslim Individual in Imperial and Soviet Russia’
Faculty of Humanities – Amsterdam School for Regional and Transnational and European Studies

Research at the Faculty of Humanities is carried out by six research schools under the aegis of the Amsterdam Institute of Humanistic Research. The Amsterdam School for Regional and Transnational and European Studies, one of the six research schools, currently has two vacant PhD positions as part of the ERC-funded project MIND: The Muslim Individual in Imperial and Soviet Russia, led by dr Alfrid Bustanov (University of Amsterdam). Applications are now invited from excellent candidates who wish to conduct research on the history of Muslim subjectivity in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union. Continue reading “Grad. Program: Ph.D. Research on Muslims in Russia/USSR (Amsterdam)”

Grad. Program: Funded Ph.D in Russian and Translation Studies (Exeter)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2019

The University of Exeter is calling for applications for three fully funded PhD studentships in the history of Russian-to-English literary translation. The third studentship offers the opportunity to research an aspect of the history of literary translation from Russian into a third language. Applications from international students (i.e. neither UK nor EU nationality) are welcomed.

These studentships, beginning in September 2019, for 3.5 years are hosted at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus. They are open to students of any nationality. Each studentship will cover University tuition fees for UK,EU and/or international students with a stipend equivalent to the Research Councils UK national minimum stipend (£14,777 in 2018/19).

Read more on the program page

Note that the deadline for applications, including referees’ letters, is April 15th. 
Please write to muireann.maguire@exeter.ac.uk with any queries.

Grad. Program: French-Russian MA in History (Paris/Moscow)

Deadline for Applications: May 1, 2019

★★★ International Courses / Call for Applications ★★★

Two French-Russian Masters in Partnership with Moscow Higher School of Economics (HSE)

The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences in Paris (EHESS) invites all students interested in studying History or Sociology in France and Russia to join their double master’s degree programs! Continue reading “Grad. Program: French-Russian MA in History (Paris/Moscow)”

Grad Program: Summer Medieval Slavic Institute (Ohio State)

Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2019

Medieval Slavic Summer Institute 2019
June 17-July 12, 2019
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, USA

A four-week intensive program hosted by the Hilandar Research Library, the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies, and the department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University.  The Institute (MSSI) offers lectures in two areas: Practical Slavic Codicology and Readings in Church Slavonic. Manuscript material on microform from the Hilandar Research Library’s extensive holdings forms a large part of the lectures and exercises. There is also a program of lectures on related topics, and other activities.

The 10th Biennial Medieval Slavic Summer Institute is open to qualified graduate students from universities that do not have a tradition of teaching Slavic Cyrillic palaeography, codicology, and readings in Church Slavonic.

For more information: https://rcmss.osu.edu/mssi
Apply online: https://rcmss.osu.edu/mssi/su-inst/app

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019