Jacob and Yetta Gelman International Research Workshop (Washington, DC)

Deadline: February 2, 2024

From the Atlantic to the Black Sea: Local Relief and Rescue Operations on the Margins of the Holocaust

August 19–30, 2024

Washington, D.C.

Applications due 2/2/24

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites applications for the 2024 Jacob and Yetta Gelman International Research Workshop From the Atlantic to the Black Sea: Local Relief and Rescue Operations on the Margins of the Holocaust. The Mandel Center will co-convene this workshop with Gaëlle Fisher, Bielefeld University, and Sebastian Musch, University of Osnabrück. The workshop is scheduled for August 19–30, 2024, and will take place at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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ACTR Russian Language Teachers Award Nominations

Deadline: December 15, 2023

Nominations are open for this year’s ACTR awards, recognizing outstanding teachers of the Russian language:

  1. ACTR Teaching Excellence Awards for K-12 Teachers  Please note that there are two separate K-12 awards, one for K-8 and one for 9-12.  
  2. ACTR Teaching Excellence Award for Post-Secondary Instructors  
  3. ACTR Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate Student Instructors 

The deadline for each of these awards is December 15, 2023. For the Post-Secondary Instructors and Graduate Student Instructors awards, both the nominator and the nominee will need to submit materials, so please be sure to submit your nomination with plenty of time for the nominee to put together the necessary materials (one month or more in advance is recommended for nominators). 

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Graduate Student Essay Competition (Jordan Center at NYU)

Deadline: March 15, 2024

The Jordan Center Blog at NYU is pleased to announce the Graduate Student Essay Competition for 2024. Submit by Friday, 15 March 2024 at 11:59 PM EST via this Google form to be considered for a cash prize and publication on the Blog.  

We invite 750-1200 word submissions from full- or part-time MA and PhD students from any accredited academic institution in the United States, on any topic and sub-discipline within Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, broadly defined. Cultural criticism; opinion pieces; public-facing treatments of scholarly work; political analysis; book, film, or event reviews; and more are welcome. All submissions must be in English and observe the blog’s submission guidelines and full competition rules.

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Prof. Development/Study Abroad: Russian Language in Context

Deadline: February 1, 2024

 Russian Language in Context: The Caucasus – a fantastic opportunity for current instructors of Russian to not only refresh their Russian language skills, but to do so within the context of a location that is drawing more and more students each year.

During this 15-day itinerary, educators will explore Georgia (Tbilisi and Batumi) and Armenia (Yerevan) with ample opportunity to

  • Use Russian language extensively in formal and informal authentic settings;
  • Engage in discussions with colleagues (U.S. and non-U.S.) about current approaches to teaching Russian, particularly in a study abroad environment;
  • Learn about the Caucasus region and the opportunities for study abroad and faculty-led programs there;
  • Gain insight on the use of Russian language in the region and the context in which it is taught; and
  • Visit SRAS active study sites to gain firsthand information about the programs offered there.

Dates: June 8 – 23, 2024
Application deadline: February 1, 2024
Cost: $2,450
Program details/inclusions

Space is limited – 15 maximum! We encourage you to apply early – and to reach out to us with any questions.

New Europe College Fellowships

Deadline: January 18, 2024

The applications for the 2024/ 2025 NEC Fellowships are now open! Romanian and international scholars at postdoctoral level in all fields of the humanities and social sciences (including law and economics) are invited to apply.

The deadline for submitting applications has been extended to 18 January 2024. Recommendation letters should be sent by 25 January 2024.

Please find more at: Apply for a fellowship : NEC
Download the Call as PDF.

Professional Development/Fellowship: US Teachers of Russian (Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan)

Deadline: February 15, 2024

American Councils and ACTR are pleased to announce the Summer Professional Development and Fellowship Opportunity for US Teachers of Russian at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan.    

Fifteen (15) U. S. teachers and two alternates will be accepted and funded for participation in the 2024 program, which will consist of small group work, individual tutorials, and seminars based on a curriculum which emphasizes four-skill communication in contemporary Russian, clarity and confidence of teacher self-expression, advanced grammar in context, and an expanded understanding of the diverse peoples and cultures that make up the Russian-speaking world today.  

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Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (University of Wisconsin)

Deadline: February 1, 2024

Greetings from UW-Madison’s Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)! We are excited to announce that applications for CESSI 2024 are now open! CESSI typically offers courses in Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Additional Central Eurasian languages (such as Azerbaijani or Kyrgyz) may be added with sufficient student interest.

Several funding opportunities exist for students of any type. Graduate students (including incoming students), post-baccalaureate researchers, and professionals who are U.S. citizens are especially encouraged to apply for the Title VIII Fellowship*, which covers full tuition plus a stipend of $2,500 for the summer. Note: This is a great opportunity for incoming MA and PhD students to develop language skills before embarking on fieldwork. *TVIII funding is provided by the United States government. Funding is conditional on final approval from U.S. State Department.

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Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia 2024

Deadline: February 1, 2024

The Monterey Initiative in Russian Studies (MIRS) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey invites applications for the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia 2024.

The Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia 2024 will be held in Armenia, Georgia, and Turkey, from July 2 to July 20, 2024. These countries are experiencing radical, and quite different geopolitical challenges, with one constant variable in place – their shared history with the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the Russian Federation. Armenia, Georgia, and Turkey stand at a crossroads of international affairs as a Petri dish of competition and conflict between Iran, the United States, China, and Russia.

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NATO Field and Simulation Program (Simon Frazer University)

Deadline: December 17, 2023

We are excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2024 NATO Field School and Simulation Program. This program is run by Simon Fraser University’s Department of Political Science in collaboration with the NATO Defense College in Rome and Canada’s Joint Delegation to NATO.  It offers a unique opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students from NATO member states to immerse themselves in the fields of international relations, security, and diplomacy while embarking on an unforgettable experience across Europe, including unique and exciting destinations in Latvia, Belgium, Italy, and more!

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Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad

Deadline: January 4, 2024

Download File: FY2024 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad.pdf

The International and Foreign Language Education team is excited to announce the launch of the FY 2024 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad competition. The Seminars Abroad (SA) program provides short-term study abroad opportunities for groups of U.S. educators in the arts, social sciences, and humanities for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. Successful applicants will have their in-country expenses provided for, including air transport, meals, and accommodation. This summer we will be hosting a seminar to Finland for K-8 educators, one to Thailand for 9-12 educators, and a seminar to Colombia for postsecondary educators and administrators. The application deadline is January 4, 2024.

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