Category Archives: Graduate Programs

Graduate programs, both domestic and abroad.

Funding Opportunity: 2 Scholarships for International Doctoral Candidates (U. of Passau)

Deadline for Applications: September 04, 2017


The interdisciplinary and inter-faculty DFG Research Training Group 1681/2: Privacy and Digitalisation, co-embedded at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Faculty of Law of the University of Passau, in co-operation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), invites applications for 2 scholarships for international doctoral candidates (€1,000 per month) to start 1 April 2018. The three-year funding line is provided by the DAAD. In addition to the stipend, the scholarship holders will be awarded a fixed sum for travel expenses, health, accident and liability insurance as well as a contribution towards their research expenses.

About the Research Training Group (RTG)

The doctoral programme focuses on the privacy-related aspects of digitalisation and thus engages in a highly topical and politically relevant theme of outstanding social and academic importance. The aim of the doctoral programme is to assess the significance of privacy under the conditions of digitalisation and increasing informational heteronomy and to evaluate the existing privacy concepts in this context. This takes place in the three fields of enquiry ‘digitality’, ‘surveillance and control’ and ‘self-determination and responsibility’.

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Graduate Prog.: International Double Degree Master Programme (Higher School of Economics)

Deadline for Applications: July 01, 2017

This is a new master’s programme. The first intake will be in 2017.

This programme offers the opportunity to study the history of the cultural and intellectual interaction between the East and Western Europe from the Middle Ages to the present day. This process will be examined in all its forms – from the history of cultural relations and reception of traditions to the vulgarization of knowledge and the generation of conflicts.

The programme is a wide-ranging inter-faculty and inter-university project that is unique in its combination of two components. Alongside common courses, future Master’s students will be able to create their own educational programme based on individual interests and objectives.

The International Double Degree Master Programm at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow is a 24-month programme with joint teaching in Cologne, Warsaw, and Moscow (18 months in Moscow + 6 months in Cologne or in Warsaw).

For more information and to apply click here.

Funding Opportunity: Graduate Student Funding (U. of St Andrews)

Deadline for Applications: May 15, 2017

The School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews invites outstanding PhD Candidates to apply for:

TWO School of Modern Languages PhD Scholarships, commencing in September 2017. Each scholarship covers home fees and a stipend of £15k per annum for three years.
The closing date for applications is 15 May 2017 5pm.

The School also invites the strongest applications to:

TWO Forum for Modern Language Studies scholarships (£7,500 each), open to students in any field of Modern Languages who have been admitted to one of the School’s MLitt programmes.

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Academic Program: Rutgers in Russia 2017 (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Deadline for Applications: March 01, 2017

The Department of German, Russian, and East European Languages and Literatures and the Center for Global Education at Rutgers University, New Brunswick are pleased to announce our summer 2017 study abroad program—Rutgers in Russia: St. Petersburg.

The eight-week language and culture program will begin on June 3 and end on July 29, 2017. The program includes intensive language courses taught by instructors of the Derzhavin Institute (, excursions to museum and cultural sites of St. Petersburg, home stays with Russian families and peer tutors.

Students from all majors and universities are eligible and invited to apply. No knowledge of Russian is required for admission, although some university Russian is preferred. All New Jersey residents, regardless of college affiliation, are eligible for in-state tuition. Admissions decisions will be offered on a rolling basis, so it is best to apply early. The final application deadline is March 1. For a full program description please go to our website:

Applications are now being accepted at:

For further details and questions about the program, please email Cori Anderson (Director, Rutgers in Russia):

Prof. Devel.: Online Dissertation Workshop for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Students (U. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Date & Time: February 23, 2017, 9:00-3:30pm (CT)

The Slavic Reference Service is teaming with Slavic librarians from prominent research institutions to offer an online doctoral dissertation workshop for REEE students on Feb. 23, 2017, from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm (Central Time).  There are eight individual sessions as part of this workshop.

Register at:


Workshop Program:

9:00 am – 9:15 am: Introduction (Joe Lenkart)
9:15 am – 9:45 am: REEE materials and Interlibrary Loan (Jan Adamczyk)
10:00 am – 10:30 am: Collections and Access Services for International Researchers at the Slavonic Library, National Library of Finland (Irina Lukka)
10:45 am – 11:20 am: Collections and Services at the Library of Congress (Angela Canon) 11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Regional Research Resources for Doctoral Students (Joe Lenkart) 12:30 am – 1:15 pm: REEE Collections at Princeton University (Thomas F. Keenan)
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm: REEE Collections at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Kit Condill and Larry Miller)
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm: REEE Collections at Yale University (Anna Arays)
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Strategies for Research Trips (Joe Lenkart)

Academic Program: Summer Program for Carpatho-Rusyn Language and Culture (Prešov University)

Deadline for Applications: April 1, 2017

The Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center affiliate of ASEEES and the Institute for Rusyn Language and Culture at Prešov University in Prešov, Slovakia, announce the eighth annual 3-week Studium Carpato-Ruthenorum International Summer School for Rusyn Language and Culture (June 4-24, 2017). The cost of the program, including tuition, university dormitory accommodations, all meals, and all excursions is $1350.

The Studium offers a unique experience to Slavic scholars and students interested in exploring the history, culture, and language of an East Slavic people located on the border between East and West Slavic linguistic and cultural worlds.

Participants receive intensive daily language study on the beginning and intermediate/advanced levels; lectures in Carpatho-Rusyn history and folklore, with parallel instruction offered in English and Rusyn; pysankȳ, folksong, and folk dance workshops; excursions to the famous Carpathian wooden churches, museums, the Svidník folk festival, the Lemko Rusyn region in Poland, the early 14th-century village of Topol’a, birthplace of the Carpatho-Rusyn national awakener, Aleksander Dukhnovych, and to the adjacent Poloniny National Park with its primeval Carpathian beech forests of the (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Scholarship aid is available for students registered in a North American college or university, and Prešov University offers a certificate which students can present to their home institutions to earn credits for the program. For further detailed information and an application, visit:  (Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center).

Applications should be sent to the head of the Department of Rusyn Language and Culture by April 1, 2017, as directed on the application form. Letters requesting financial aid may be emailed to Professor Patricia Krafcik along with a copy of your application. Please contact Pat (faculty at The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington) off-list with any questions at

Academic Program: Summer Program for Croatian Language (Zadar, Croatia)

Deadline for Applications: March 01, 2017


Language Institute in Zadar, Croatia

The University of Kansas Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Office of Study Abroad offer students the opportunity to spend the summer in Zadar, Croatia, studying Croatian language and culture. The University of Kansas has more than 30 years of involvement in Croatian language programs.

Location: Zadar, Croatia
Language of Instruction: Croatian
Term: Summer
Academic Disciplines: Slavic Languages & Literatures
Program Type: Faculty-led


  • Spend 6 weeks in the summer studying intensive Croatian language
  • Live in a small ancient Dalmatian town right along the Adriatic coast completely immersed in Croatian culture
  • Enjoy afternoon and evening lectures (in Croatian), films, and visits to museums
  • Take day trips and excursions to nearby islands, historical attractions and national parks

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Academic Program: Politics & Public Diplomacy in Contemporary Russia (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2017

Politics & Public Diplomacy in Contemporary Russia
Program dates: June 20 – July 23, 2017

Are you interested in learning about the political situation in Russia today?  This five-week summer program is designed to give participants new insights into the historical and cultural trends that have shaped Russia in the late 20th and early 21st century. Through readings and intensive coursework in the form of lectures, seminars, and discussions conducted with faculty of Moscow International University, program participants gain a fuller understanding of the complex factors underlying politics and public diplomacy in Putin’s Russia.

The academic program features approximately twenty hours per week of in-class instruction.  As part of the academic program, participants receive six hours of instruction in Russian language each week. Participants are grouped according to language level for the Russian classes; no prior study of Russian is required.

The program includes weekly excursions and cultural activities, housing in MIU dormitories, two meals per day, a pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC, and visa and logistical support.

Applications are due by February 15, 2017, and can be found online.

Please direct any questions regarding the application process to the AC Study Abroad Team at American Councils for International Education (Phone: 202-833-7522;

For more information regarding the Politics & Public Diplomacy in Contemporary Russia Program, please visit their website. Financial aid is available on all programs.

Academic Program: Art and Museums in Russia (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Deadline for Applications: April 1, 2017

Art and Museums in Russia

Russia’s rich cultural heritage is complimented by a unique emphasis that Russians place on history and education. This has helped Russia produce one of the world’s most extensive museum systems, one well-known for not only for impressive collections but also thematic versatility, multiplicity of display modes, and sheer number of institutions. With private and public support, many of Russia’s museums are being modernized and new museums are being established. Russians have also supported this as some of the world’s most avid museum enthusiasts.

Art and Museums in Russia seeks to understand the Russian museum phenomenon and covers wide subject matter. Topics include: the history of collecting, the “museumification” of historic and cultural sites, museum operations (including storage facilities, restoration labs, exhibition curation, education, and development), integration of technology and interactivity, and museum educational work.

Art and Museums in Russia is for students looking to understand not only Russia’s cultural and historical heritage, but also how cultural and historical heritage can be best preserved and transmitted. Over an intensive three weeks in beautiful St. Petersburg, Russia, we will take a behind-the-scenes look at the Hermitage Museum, and explore a plethora of others including educational museums at schools of higher learning, scientific museums, museums of ethnography, memorial apartment museums, literary museums, political history museums, and more.

– Dates and Costs –

Cost: $3,995
June 18 – July 9, 2017

Application deadline: April 1, 2017

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Academic Program: Siberian Summer Adventure (SRAS-Siberia)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2017

Siberian Summer Adventure
A Cultural and Environmental Trip!

Every summer, the Great Baikal Trail (GBT) leads international groups into the Baikal wilderness to build trails and other infrastructure to support ecotourism. Participants spend six hours a day working, have all meals provided, and spend the rest of their time socializing with Russians and other members of the crew. You’ll also enjoy a cultural program and take advantage of the gorgeous outdoor wilderness.

The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) has partnered with GBT to provide any interested volunteer with a well-rounded educational experience and unforgettable summer adventure in Siberia.

Students will prepare with intensive courses in Russian language and covering the specific environmental challenges facing Siberia over four weeks. Then, put your language skills to use and gain first hand knowledge of the local environment when you join GBT on a trail building expedition for two weeks!

– Dates and Costs –

Cost: $5,295
June 26 – August 7, 2017

Application deadline: March 15, 2017

Semester Options:
See Siberian Studies

For more information, and to apply, click here.