Undergraduate and Graduate Student Essay Prize Competition (Midwest Slavic Association, ASEEES)

Deadline: May 1, 2024

2024 Midwest Slavic Association Student Essay Prize Competition

The Midwest Slavic Association, with support from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), is now accepting submissions for its annual essay prize competition for undergraduate and graduate students. Students can submit a paper on any topic related to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies to the Midwest Slavic Association for consideration. The best undergraduate paper received will win a one-year membership to ASEEES, and the graduate winner will receive a one-year membership to ASEEES, as well as then being considered for the ASEEES Graduate Student Essay Prize national level competition. The graduate winner of the ASEEES Student Essay Prize at the national level wins travel, lodging, and registration for the Annual ASEEES Convention and membership for the following year. The prize is presented during the awards presentation at the Annual Convention.

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Call for Applications: Hellenic Research Fellowship Program 2024-2025 (Sacramento, CA)

Deadline: May 3, 2024

Call for Applications

Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection

Hellenic Research Fellowship Program 2024-2025

Thanks to generous funding from the Tarbell Family Foundation, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the Endowment Fund of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation of Sacramento, the University Library at California State University, Sacramento is pleased to offer the continuation of the Hellenic Research Fellowship Program (HRFP) for a 12th year. The HRFP, the only residential fellowship program west of the Mississippi in Hellenic studies broadly conceived, enables visiting scholars to conduct research using the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection in Sacramento, CA. This year we are happy to inaugurate writer-in-residence fellowships as an addition to the Program. The HRFP provides a limited number of fellowships in the form of reimbursement to help offset transportation and living expenses incurred in connection with the awards. The fellowship application deadline is May 3, 2024. No late applications will be considered. See below for full program information and application instructions.

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Online Languages from UT Austin Open to All for College Credit

The University of Texas at Austin’s Extension offers online courses that are open to all for college credit.

Slavic Languages

Fall 2024 – Online, Semester-Based


Summer 2024 – Online, Semester-Based

Fall 2024 – Online, Semester-Based


Fall 2024 – Online, Semester-Based

Call for Contributions: Anthology: Soviet Cultural and Education Policy 

Deadline: April 28, 2024

Anthology: Soviet Cultural and Education Policy | H-Soz-Kult

After 1989, the Western narrative of the triumph of free-market capitalism and liberal democracy spread rapidly, along with the promise of prosperity for more and more people. However, since the global crises from 2007 onward, it has become clear that the liberal vision of the end of history has not been realized. The economization of the former socialist states did not lead to an increase in living standards, on overage, these have declined significantly and were largely deindustrialized to the advantage of the leading economies. This has in many cases been associated with political crises and the rise of right-wing governments. Therefore, a renewed thinking about alternatives to the present organization of society gains once again actuality.

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Paid study on Russian Writing Styles (University of Maryland)

The University of Maryland, College Park is seeking native and non-native (advanced) speakers of Russian to participate in an ongoing paid study on the diversity of writing styles around the globe. This study is approved by the internal review board (IRB) of the University of Maryland, College Park, and our team hopes that the documents we collect will help provide some insight into how individual writing styles differ by region and document type.

Participants in this study will be asked to author original writing samples for several different genres. Participation is entirely online, and compensation will be provided upon proper completion of study participation tasks. There is also a corresponding study in English. Participants who are bilingual are welcome to complete either or both the Russian and English versions of our study. 

Russian study:


English study:


If you have any questions about the study, please email Gretchen McKnight at gbelnap@umd.edu

Tamizdat Project Summer School (Tallinn, Estonia)

Deadline: April 1, 2024

You are cordially invited to join our Tamizdat Project Summer School 2024! In
partnership with Nemirovsky Summer School and Hunter College CUNY, this year
we plan to spend four weeks in Tallinn, Estonia, exploring the first
publications, circulation, and reception of banned books from the Soviet Union
and Eastern Europe abroad during the Cold War. Please join us for this
exciting journey!

By enrolling in the program, you will able to take our special course
Tamizdat: Contraband Literature from the USSR and Eastern Europe through
Hunter College, sign up for Russian language courses offered by our hosts in
Tallinn, and listen to a variety of lecture courses by some of the most
prominent scholars and cultural figures from around the world! The program
also features field trips to Helsinki, Finland, and Riga, Latvia.

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Call for Applications: The FY 2024 Group Project Abroad Program Competition Is Now Open 

Deadline: March 18, 2024

The U.S. Department of Education, International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE), FY 2024 GPA program competition is now open. The deadline to apply is March 18, 2024.

Please visit Applicant Information — Fulbright-Hays–Group Projects Abroad Program for additional information about the competition.

Program Description

This program provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or advanced intensive language programs.

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Multilingual Academic Corpus of Assignments for Russian Language Classrooms

MACAWS (Multilingual Academic Corpus of Assignments – Writing and Speech) is looking for teachers interested in implementing their corpus-based activities in their Russian language classrooms.

Eligible participants:* Are teaching Russian in 2024

* Are interested in implementing corpus-based activities, especially spoken corpus activities

* Are available for an introductory workshop prior to implementing activities

If you join our research, we are pleased to offer a $25 gift card to participating instructors and $5 gift cards to their students. If interested, please contact Shelley Staples (slstaples@arizona.edu) or Valentina Vinokurova (vvinokurova@arizona.edu) to learn more.

What is MACAWS?

MACAWS (Multilingual Academic Corpus of Assignments – Writing and Speech) is a corpus of learner texts from two foreign language programs, Portuguese and Russian, built at the University of Arizona. Currently, we have 1539 Russian texts (219,515 words), and our corpus is growing!

Where can I find MACAWS?

MACAWS can be accessed via an online interface. To view the corpus, you will need to request a login and password on the interface webpage free of charge.

How can I use MACAWS in my classroom?

MACAWS has a variety of applications in the classroom, such as:

  • noticing activities to help students recognize grammatical or lexical patterns
  • awareness raising to help students understand features of spoken Russian such as fillers, discourse markers, and active listening strategies
  • building confidence through exposure to authentic texts produced by other learners

For detailed information on how to use MACAWS in the classroom, please visit our website.

CUNY REEES Workshop: “Marrying Sun Yat-senism and Turanism. Leveraging Ancestral Nationalism in Interwar Sino-Hungarian Cultural Diplomacy”

Event Date: March 22, 2024 | Online

Historian Mátyás Mervay, “Marrying Sun Yat-senism and Turanism. Leveraging Ancestral Nationalism in Interwar Sino-Hungarian Cultural Diplomacy,” on Friday, March 22nd at 12:30 pm via Zoom.

Zoom registration link: https://gc-cuny-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pceGgqj4uHtDR04bjwgK-vncMtvAeEeZz#/registration

Papers for the workshops will be circulated one week prior to the event date and a reminder email will be sent at that time. We will meet once per month throughout the semester. March, April and May dates will be announced shortly. We look forward to seeing you!

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