Grad Program: Rus-Eng Translation (UW Milwaukee)

Deadline for Applications: April 2019, Ongoing

Online and Onsite MA and Graduate Certificate Programs

UW Milwaukee’s programs are designed for traditional and non-traditional students, and may be completed entirely online or onsite. Students have a number of options for study in Arabic, French, German, Russian or Spanish to English translation, as well as interpreting.

The department offers a 30-credit Master of Arts with a concentration in Translation, within which students may choose the professional or research track. Also offered is a 21-credit graduate certificate in professional translation. Both the Graduate Certificate and the MA (professional or research track) can be earned in two academic years or within five years.

The interdisciplinary nature of Translation is reflected in the coordinated degree programs. It is possible to earn a dual Master degree in Library & Information Sciences and Master in Language, Literature and Translation (51 credits). The MALLT (Translation)/MLIS degree may be completed onsite or entirely online. A coordinated Master of Business Administration and Master in Language, Literature and Translation (61 credits) is also available; the MBA/MALLT-Translation degree may be completed onsite or partially online. These degrees can be earned in three academic years or within seven years.

For more information contact Dr. Annie Fisher at

Grad. Program: Funded PhD Fellowships (Uni. Exeter)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2019

Applications are now open for three fully funded PhD studentships within the European Research Council-funded project, “The Dark Side of Translation: 20th and 21st Century Translation from Russian as a Political Phenomenon in the UK, Ireland, and the USA” (RusTrans), under the supervision of Dr. Muireann Maguire and Dr. Cathy McAteer at the University of Exeter, UK, starting in September 2019.

The studentships are for 3.5 years and are open to students of any nationality. Each studentship will cover University tuition fees with a stipend equivalent to the Research Councils UK national minimum stipend (£14,777 in 2018/19). Candidates will be expected to have completed a Master’s degree by the time of starting the studentship; they should not yet have formally commenced a doctoral project.

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Funding: Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Fellowships (ASEEES)

Deadline: February 1, 2019

ASEEES is accepting applications for two dissertation research fellowships!

Established in 2015, the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowships provide a maximum stipend of $25,000 for doctoral students at US and Canadian universities, who are citizens or permanent residents of the US, to conduct dissertation research in Russia. The Program is open to students in any discipline whose dissertation topics are within 19th – early 21st century Russian historical studies.

As of 2019, ASEEES is offering a Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Completion Fellowship, with a maximum stipend of $25,000, for a doctoral student at US and Canadian universities, who is citizen or permanent resident of the US, to complete their dissertation. The Program is open to students in any discipline whose dissertation topics are within 19th – early 21st century Russian historical studies.

A flyer describing this program is available here.

Reference letter deadline: February 8, 2019 (Referees will be contacted with instructions to submit the letters as soon as the application is received)

For more information visit the website or contact the ASEEES Program Coordinator at

Grad Program: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships

Deadline to apply: March 25, 2019

Deadline for UT grad students: March 11, 2019 | 5 pm

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula.

Program Features

The institutional project period is 18 months. Students may request funding for a period of no less than six months and no more than 12 months. Funds support travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research; maintenance and dependent allowances based on the location of research for the fellow and his or her dependent(s); an allowance for research related expenses overseas; and health and accident insurance premiums. Projects may focus on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories). Continue reading “Grad Program: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships”

Grad Program: Polish/Russian Lit. and Culture (Uni Illinois Chicago)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2019

UIC’s Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures offers entering graduate students a vibrant intellectual environment in which to pursue innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to scholarship within the fields of Slavic studies and Polish Jewish Studies. Department faculty specialize in Modernist and Contemporary Literatures and their Cultural Contexts, Verbal and Visual Avant-gardes, Twentieth-century Philosophical Approaches to Literature, Polish Jewish culture and literatures, and comparative Polish and Yiddish Modernisms. Course offerings by faculty specializing in the fields of Polish, Russian, Lithuanian and Yiddish literatures and cultures approach literature and the arts above all as spaces of encounter –– highlighting the productive interaction among diverse cultural and linguistic traditions that characterizes the region.

To be considered for teaching assistantships or tuition wavers, complete applications must be received by February 15, 2019Detailed application instructions can be found here. Further information about graduate programs can be found on the website. 

For Questions contact Julia Vaingurt, Director of Graduate Studies,

Funding: Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship

Deadline to apply: February 1, 2019

Call for Applications: 2019-2020 Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowships and New Dissertation Completion Fellowship

The 2019-2020 Stephen F. Cohen-Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Fellowship Program in Russian Historical Studies is open for applications.  We thank the KAT Charitable Foundation for its support of the program.

The program offers up to five (5) Dissertation Research Fellowships and one (1) Dissertation Completion Fellowship. The completion fellowship is new for 2019-2020.

The program is now open to US students in PhD programs at Canadian universities as well as US universities.

The stipend amount is maximum $25,000.

For more information and to apply, go to:

Grad Program: MA in Creative Writing in Russian (Moscow)

Application opens February 2019

For fiction/non-fiction writers in Russian.

MA “Creative Writing” is:

  • Practical and theoretical/historical courses, such as Creative Writing WorkshopStorytelling in Different MediaLiterary Editing,Poetics of Novel and Screenwriting;
  • Unique professors and teachers, among them famous Russian writers, screenwriters and critics – Marina StepnovaLyudmila UlitskayaLev DanilkinSergey Gandlevsky and Maya Kucherskaya as well as prominent philologists, authors of academic and non-fiction books Oleg LekmanovEkaterina Lyamina and Alexey Vdovin;
  • Participation in open readings, discussions and literary expeditionspublications in students’ projects;
  • International exchange – lectures and workshops of the leading specialists in Creative Writing, students’ exchange in the best world universities;
  •  Help and support in the process of employment in various publishing houses, editorials, Mass Media, high schools and universities and PR;
  • Creation and participation in cultural projects;
  • Flexible timetable enabling students to work while studying.

Our graduates already work in the best publishing houses, universities and schools in Moscow. Their writing is published in the authoritative literary magazines. Their projects (such as prize “_Litblog” for the best literary blogger and first Creative Writing Internet resource in Russian “Mnogobukv”and collections of prose) have gained much attention.

Language of instruction: Russian

You can apply to non-paid place as a foreign student in February. Looking forward to seeing you at Higher School of Economics!

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Grad Program: 1-year M.S. in Global Media and Cultures  (Atlanta, GA)

Priority Deadline: January 15th 
Final Deadline: March 1st

1-year M.S. in Global Media and Cultures
Chinese | French | German | Japanese | Russian | Spanish

The MS-GMC is a joint degree by Georgia Tech’s School of Modern Languages and School of Literature, Media, and Communication. It offers targeted bilingual preparation for careers in media, international business, and global leadership. We provide experiential training in media studies, cross-cultural communication, and advanced competence in a high-impact language and region. Students build a bilingual portfolio through internships, media production, research, and leadership opportunities. The degree builds on the rapidly growing media industry in Atlanta, the No.1 location in the U.S. for film production and home to over 2000 multinational businesses.

Priority Deadline: January 15th 
Final Deadline: March 1st

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Grad Program: Master’s Degree in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Harvard)

Application Deadline: January 2, 2019, 5PM EST

Master’s Degree in Regional Studies: Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia (REECA)
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
Harvard University 

The REECA Master’s program can help jump-start your career in academia, government service, NGO management, or the private sector. This two-year, interdisciplinary program allows you to:

  • Study with some of the world’s top scholars working on the region
  • Gain a nuanced understanding of history and current affairs
  • Build proficiency in Russian and other regional languages
  • Take courses at Harvard professional schools
  • Tap into the Harvard alumni network

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Grad Program: Modern Language and Cultural Studies (Uni. Alberta)

Deadline for Applications: January 15, 2019

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta is proud to invite applications to its innovative MA and PhD Programs in Modern Languages & Cultural Studies. They offer:

  • an interdisciplinary and transcultural focus
  • collaborative, student-centred programs
  • dual emphasis on academic and professional development

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