Category Archives: Graduate Programs

Graduate programs, both domestic and abroad.

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, vaingurt@uic.edu

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: www.aseees.org/programs/ctdrf

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!

More information about the programme: https://www.hse.ru/en/ma/litmaster

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

We especially welcome applicants who would enter the program with high proficiency in Russian and/or other regional languages. Continue reading

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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Grad Program: MA in Russian Studies (U. Helsinki)

Deadline for Applications: January 11, 2019

The University of Helsinki, Finland invites applications for its International Master’s Programme in Russian Studies. The application period ends January 11, 2019 for studies starting in August 2019.

The International Master’s Programme in Russian Studies (MARS) at the University of Helsinki is a two-year multidisciplinary programme that focuses on Russia as an important actor in globally shared challenges. The programme is taught in English.
The curriculum of the programme is closely linked with the research conducted at the Aleksanteri Institute, Europe’s largest research institute dedicated to the Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies. Continue reading

Grad Program: Title VIII CEE Area Studies Fellowship (CEPA)

Deadline for Applications: December 10, 2018

The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Title VIII CEE Area Studies Fellowship Program. This is a competitive, nation-wide call for applications open to graduate-level students, post-doctoral scholars, and early career professionals. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

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Funding: Postdoc Fellowship of Soc. Sci (U. Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2018

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for two Wisconsin Russia Project post-doctoral research fellowships for social scientists, funded with a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The fellowships will commence January 15, 2019 and run through July 14, 2020. Continue reading

Grad Program: Rus Research Fellowships (Uni. Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2018

Wisconsin Russia Project postdoctoral research fellowships for social scientists, funded with a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.
January 15, 2019-July 14, 2020.

Fellows are expected to conduct research about Russia in one or more of the five topic areas: 1) Education, labor markets, and inequality; 2) Law and society; 3) Political economy; 4) Identity, place, and migration; and 5) Demographic change. CREECA especially seeks applicants with expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) modeling and/or public policy issues, though these are not absolute requirements for consideration.

Due to the compressed timeline, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for consideration during this round.

A second competition for postdocs will be announced, running September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 that will be open to citizens of the Russian Federation and other countries.

For more information on the postdoctoral research fellowships: https://go.wisc.edu/wrjny0

Applications due December 1, 2018.