Fisher Center Pre-doctoral Fellowship (Hobart & William Smith Colleges)

Deadline: March 30, 2021

The Fisher Center Pre-Doctoral Fellowship is open to pre-doctoral candidates nearing completion of the dissertation and MFA candidates who have completed their coursework and are beginning work on their thesis.

The Fisher Center at HWS brings together faculty, students, and experts in gender-related fields in the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences to foster mutual understanding and social justice in contemporary society.

You can learn more about this opportunity, including the theme set for Fisher Center events from 2021-2022 at the following link:

Scholars in all disciplines are encouraged to apply.  The Fisher Center is especially interested in candidates who would contribute to the diversity of the HWS campus.

Acad. Job: Doctoral Fellowship in Literature & Area Studies (University of Oslo)

Deadline: March 1, 2021

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Slavic Studies is available at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo.

Applicants are invited to submit a project proposal for a doctoral dissertation related to the following research topic: figurative language and its role in crisis understanding and management.

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

Deadline: February 15, 2021

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. The aim is 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.

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MA in Russian and Slavic Studies (University of Arizona)

Deadline: March 1, 2021

The University of Arizona’s Department of Russian and Slavic Studies invites applications to their MA degree program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with a final deadline of March 1, 2021 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.

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Grad. Program: MA in Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies + Dual Degree Programs (University of Texas at Austin)

Deadline: January 5, 2021 (Fall enrollment)

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies is a two-year multidisciplinary program that offers advanced training for those qualified students who seek an integrated knowledge of the language, history, society and culture of the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Eurasia. This graduate degree offers the opportunity to create an individually tailored program. Upon graduation, students will have an extensive understanding of the country or countries of specialization, including a working knowledge of one of the region’s languages. The program primarily serves students preparing for professional careers and those seeking an M.A. before pursuing a professional career trajectory or Ph.D. in a particular discipline.

This region of the world covers over one-sixth of the globe and comprises countries, which differ enormously in language, ethnicity, religion, culture, political history and economic development. Since the mid-1980s, the process of reform, collapse and reconstruction in the region has led to a heightened interest in the area and the need for serious and scholarly understanding of the region. It is the mission of the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies to facilitate such understanding.

The M.A. program offers either a thesis or report option. Click here for more information about degree requirements.

In addition to the standard M.A. program, we currently offer five dual-degree programs, in which students can work towards M.A.s in two disciplines at The University of Texas. These programs are structured in such a way that students can earn both masters degrees simultaneously in approximately three years; students must fulfill all requirements for both degrees.

Students have found that this multidisciplinary approach allows them to respond to an increased need in both the public and private sectors for specialists with a thorough understanding of the culture, economics, geography, history and politics of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Students must apply to both programs in order to be considered for the dual-degree program. *Please note that the admission deadlines for other programs may be earlier than the deadline for the CREEES program.

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Grad. Program: PhD in Slavic Literatures and Cultures (University of Illinois)

Deadline (extended): December 18, 2020

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Slavic literatures and cultures to apply to our graduate program. Qualified students beginning their graduate career at Illinois are guaranteed five years of financial support (contingent on satisfactory progress). This includes fellowships, teaching, research, and graduate assistantships, summer support, and the opportunity for an editorial assistantship at Slavic Review, one of the world’s leading academic journals in our discipline. We also welcome applicants who have completed an M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures or related fields. 

While the Russian classics continue to be a focus of our program, oriented toward students concentrating on 18th- through 21st-century Russian literature, our Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures also offers a cultural studies track and other interdisciplinary work. A wide range of opportunities for individual specialization includes the languages, literatures, and cultures of Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Bulgaria, as well as Yiddish. Interdisciplinary study is facilitated by our close ties with other campus units such as the federally funded Russian, East European & Eurasian Center; the Program in Comparative & World Literature; the Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory; the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies; the College of Media; and the Program in Jewish Culture and Society. Students may earn formal graduate minors or certificates from these units or they may create their own minors to satisfy Ph.D. requirements. 

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Fully-funded PhD position in Literary Studies/Post-Yugoslav Literature (University of Oslo)

Deadline: February 1, 2021

Research topic: the translingual writings of the post-Yugoslav diaspora

To apply, please use the following link:

The successful applicant is expected to investigate the translingual writings (across genres) of the post-Yugoslav diaspora. Proposals for the position should demonstrate an awareness of contemporary theoretical developments in literary studies, imaginative autobiographic writing, translation studies and/or bilingualism studies and psycholinguistics. Proposals could be designed either as a comparative study focusing on a selection of writers residing in the US, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, or focus primarily on the Scandinavian context.

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Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies

Deadline: December 15, 2020

The Petro Jacyk Education Foundation is accepting proposals from universities in North America to establish a new Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies. The objective of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship is to annually support one of the most promising junior scholars studying contemporary Ukraine and thereby to advance academic understanding of Ukrainian politics, history and society.


The Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship is available to universities in North America with an existing department, research centre or program in Ukrainian studies.  The Fellowship will be open to recently awarded PhDs.

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Grad Program: Slavic and Eurasian Languages and Literatures (University of Kansas)

Deadline: January 10, 2021

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Languages and Literatures at the University of Kansas invites applications to its MA and PhD programs. 

KU Slavic has a comprehensive program in Russian literature, as well as one of the few full-service linguistics programs nationally. A Slavic department in a proper sense, our department has extensive expertise in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Polish, Slovene, and Ukrainian. We also regularly offer courses in Turkish and Persian.  

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