Grad. Program: Franco-Russian Masters’ programs in History and Sociology (Paris/Moscow)

Deadline: March 1, 2020; May 1, 2020

French-Russian Master in History EHESS (Paris) / HSE (Moscow)
From the beginning of the 2018 academic year, EHESS and the Moscow Higher School of Economics (HSE, Государственный Университет “Высшая школа экономики” known as “Vyshka”) will offer a two-year bi-national (Franco-Russian) master’s degree course.

Students are admitted to the Program after their Master’s admission to their institutions: 
HSE – Students admitted to the HSE Masters programmes “Historical Knowledge”, “Medieval Studies”, “History of Culture and Arts”, “The Art Market” may participate in the Programme provided they meet the criteria for admission to the EHESS Masters programme;
EHESS – Students admitted to a Master’s degree in “Social Sciences” with a specialization in History of EHESS may participate in the Programme provided they meet the criteria for admission to a Master’s degree at HSE.

This course comprises a two-year programme with a possible one-year stay in each of the two institutions, a wide choice of courses, a follow-up requiring research under two co-directors (one from each institution), and a diploma qualifying in each of the institutions. 

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Study Abroad/Funding: Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarship Programs (Poland)

Deadline: March 10, 2020

Year Abroad Program

The Year Abroad Scholarship supports Polish language studies at the Jagiellonian University’s Center of Polish Language and Culture in Cracow, Poland. Scholarships are awarded under the auspices of the Foundation’s Exchange Program with Poland.  Students who are awarded a scholarship are accepted to attend the Center for Polish Language and Culture program at the Jagiellonian University. The scholarship includes a tuition waiver and 1,600 zloty per month for living expenses as well as $900 per semester in additional support. 

Eligible candidates include undergraduate sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are US citizens.  

GRADUATE STUDY & RESEARCH PROGRAMS
Study full-time or conduct research at leading Polish universities and research institutions. The scholarship provides a stipend for housing and living expenses in Poland.
ELIGIBILITY: US citizens, graduate-level students, or university faculty members.

Prof. Dev. : Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellowships (University of Helsinki)

Deadline: February 12, 2020

ALEKSANTERI INSTITUTE VISITING FELLOWSHIPS 2020-2021
The Aleksanteri Institute is pleased to invite applications for its Visiting Fellowships for the academic year 2020-2021 from scholars holding a PhD degree and pursuing research that relates to the Institute’s research profile. The Fellowship carries a monthly grant of 3400 euros to cover all of the expenses related to the research visit, which can range from one to three months. The Visiting Fellowship scheme is intended for scholars who reside outside Finland.

The deadline for applications is 12 February 2020.

For the Call for Proposals, and for more information about the Visiting Fellows Programme, please see the programme website.

The Aleksanteri Institute (University of Helsinki) is the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European studies, with a multidisciplinary research profile based on social sciences and humanities.

Grad. Program: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (University of Illinois)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications to our MA degree programs. The deadline for application has been extended to January 15.  

The Master of Arts in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) at the University of Illinois is a two-year program designed for students preparing for further academic study as well as those aiming to pursue careers in government, NGOs, business, the media, international law, private foundations, or cultural exchange. The program provides broad exposure to the history, cultures, politics, and societies of the area as well as to many disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to its study. Take courses from leading experts in history, literature, political science, sociology, business, anthropology, economics, law, linguistics, religion, and more. Over 100 graduate-level disciplinary courses are available to students! REEES MA alumni have gone on to work at the Eurasia Foundation, FEMA, the FBI, the State Department, American Councils for International Education, and study at Columbia University, Yale University, the University of Indiana, and UC Santa Barbara, among others. 

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Grad. Program: Russian Culture/Soviet Cinema/Russian Literature (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

The University of Pittsburgh Slavic Department (https://www.slavic.pitt.edu/) invites applications to its graduate program, which provides a full range of courses, with particular strengths in the study of Russian culture, Russian/Soviet cinema, and Russian literature.  We offer two tracks described below.  For full scholarship consideration, please submit all application materials by Wednesday, 15 January 2020 (apologies for cross-posting).

Alternative # 1 (Slavic).  Our literature and culture program has supported dissertations in such diverse areas as contemporary Russian prose, interwar émigré philosophy, Soviet postmodern culture, Thaw cinema, 1930s-40s Soviet civic poetry, prison culture of the Belomor Canal, post-Soviet philosophy, the St. Petersburg cityscape, the Soviet anekdot, and Stagnation-era television serials.  Financial aid (both non-teaching fellowships and teaching assistantships) is available to qualified applicants. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, 15 January 2020 and must be submitted electronically at https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=up-as.  For more information, see https://www.slavic.pitt.edu/graduate/graduate-requirements.

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Grad. Program: Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies (University of Oregon)

Deadline: February 1, 2020

The Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Program at the 
University of Oregon (REEES) invites applications for its two-year 
M.A. degree.  REEES is the home of undergraduate and graduate programs 
in all fields connected to Russia, Eastern Europe, and former Soviet 
Eurasia at the University of Oregon.

REEES is one of the oldest programs devoted to the study of Russia, 
Eastern Europe, and Eurasia in the United States. Established in 1968, 
it was a founding institutional member of the American Association for 
the Advancement of Slavic Studies. In its first three decades, REEES 
brought together scholars with a shared interest in the region for 
occasional lectures, collaborative projects, and social events, and it 
allowed students in other departments to earn a certificate of mastery 
in the Russian and East European area. REEES today reflects this 
long history of interdisciplinary scholarly interaction, but the 1998 
merger of REEES with the Russian Department has transformed a loose 
collegial grouping into a comprehensive degree-granting program at the 
bachelor’s and master’s levels.  Our roster of 16 participating 
faculty members and numerous associated, emeritus, and courtesy 
faculty comprises innovative and committed teachers, with 
distinguished and in many cases internationally-recognized records of 
scholarly publication.

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Grad. Program: Russian and Slavic Studies (University of Arizona)

Deadline: March 1, 2020

The University of Arizona’s Department of Russian and Slavic Studies invites applications to our MA degree program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with a final deadline of March 1, 2020 to be considered for financial aid. Early applications are encouraged.

The Masters of Arts in Russian and Slavic Studies offers a diversified program of study with courses in language, literature, linguistics, and culture. The MA Program has two tracks that offer students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to gain expertise in their specific fields of interest. Students in the Language, Literature, and Linguistics (LLL) track complete a rigorous program of study that culminates in MA Exams; graduates on the Russian and East European Studies (REES) track develop a specific area of focus and complete a MA thesis.

In years past, the department has been able to fund or partially fund eligible graduate students’ study through teaching assistantships and fellowships. Generous funding packages for qualified students include tuition remission, health insurance, and a monthly stipend during the academic year. Students who are residents of Arizona, Nevada, Utah or New Mexico are eligible for in-state tuition.

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Grad. Program: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (University of Illinois)

Deadline: January 1, 2020

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications to our MA degree programs. The deadline for application is January 1.  

The Master of Arts in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) at the University of Illinois is a two-year program designed for students preparing for further academic study as well as those aiming to pursue careers in government, NGOs, business, the media, international law, private foundations, or cultural exchange. The program provides broad exposure to the history, cultures, politics, and societies of the area as well as to many disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to its study. Take courses from leading experts in history, literature, political science, sociology, business, anthropology, economics, law, linguistics, religion, and more. Over 100 graduate-level disciplinary courses are available to students! REEES MA alumni have gone on to work at the Eurasia Foundation, FEMA, the FBI, the State Department, American Councils for International Education, and study at Columbia University, Yale University, the University of Indiana, and UC Santa Barbara, among others. 

REEEC also offers a joint MA/MS degree in REEES and Library and Information Sciences. This joint degree includes language and area studies coursework combined with coursework in the top-ranked Illinois School of Information Sciences. The degree pairs regional expertise with professional training in informatics as well as information management, preparing students for a career in librarianship, archives and special collections, data management, reference, or digital humanities, all focused on the REEE region.

Abundant opportunities to develop language proficiency and expertise! Illinois offers instruction in ten languages of Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia: BCS (Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian), Bulgarian, Czech, German, Polish, Old Church Slavonic, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Yiddish. Study Georgian and other REEE languages through the Big Ten (BTAA) academic alliance and other partnerships.

Students in the MA program who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships offered under the Higher Education Act, Title VI, US Department of Education. FLAS fellowships provide a tuition and fee waiver and a stipend of $15,000 for academic-year fellowships ($2,500 for summer fellowships). A limited number of teaching and graduate assistantships, which include a tuition and fee waiver and/or stipend, may be available to outstanding students through REEEC and other units.

For more information, please visit: https://reeec.illinois.edu/

Questions should be directed to Dr. Maureen Marshall, Associate Director, at: memarsh@illinois.edu.

Grad. Program: Global Media and Cultures (Georgia Tech)

Deadline: February 15, 2020

Master of Science degree in the fields of language, cultural studies, and media studies at Georgia Tech. The M.S. in Global Media and Cultures, a joint degree by the School of Modern Languages and School of Literature, Media, and Communication, is currently offered with tracks in Russian, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

As a professional master’s degree, the MS-GMC reflects the rising importance of humanistic study for many career fields in the 21st century, ranging from media, education, and international business to non-profit and engineering. The degree builds on a rapidly expanding global media ecosystem in Atlanta, where humanities fields and their graduates are providing sought-after cultural and creative industry competence. We aim to help students apply their skills in language and analysis—as well as their passion for cross-cultural communication, social justice, and media—to a successful, impactful career.

The program site can be accessed at: https://grad.modlangs.gatech.edu/

In addition to coursework on the Georgia Tech campus, we also have a generous scholarship to which students can apply that covers tuition and dormitory for those completing their final project in St. Petersburg.

Upcoming deadlines are:

Jan. 3, 2020 — application deadline for the FLAS (GRA support also available).  Application at: https://grad.modlangs.gatech.edu/funding

Jan. 15, 2020 — priority application date for the MS GMC.

Feb. 15, 2020 — final application deadline for the MS GMS

A flyer related specifically to the Russian track can be accessed at: https://grad.modlangs.gatech.edu/sites/default/files/2019-12/Georgia%20Tech_Russian%20Grad%20Programs.pdf.

Grad. Program: International and Regional Studies, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Specialization (University of Michigan)

Deadline: December 15, 2019

The University of Michigan welcomes applications to our MIRS: REEE Studies Specialization. Please note the deadline is December 15!

The Masters in International and Regional Studies (MIRS) Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies specialization is designed for students with an interest in engaging in interdisciplinary research and training on Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. Students choose to focus their studies on humanities, social sciences, and professional coursework related to Russia, Eastern Europe, and/or Eurasia.

Anchored in the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES), which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, the MIRS REEES specialization draws upon CREES’s depth of scholarship and research. CREES has over 50 affiliated faculty members from all across the University of Michigan, including from 17 departments in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and from 9 professional schools, including: Architecture and Urban Planning; Art and Design; Business; Environment and Sustainability; Law; Medicine; Music, Theatre & Dance; Public Health; and Public Policy. CREES affiliated faculty are area specialists and visiting scholars who offer more than 150 courses each year on the business, cultures, demography, economics, history, languages, law, literatures, politics, public policy, and social organization of the region.

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