Category Archives: Professional Development

Prof. Devel.: Designing Russian Courses for Advanced Proficiency (ACTR)

Deadline for application: December 6, 2017

Join ACTR for the webinar “The Backwards Flip: Designing Russian Courses for Advanced Proficiency”

Led by Thomas Garza (University of Texas at Austin)
Wednesday, December 6, 4:00-5:30 PM EST
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Prof. Devel.: Summer Workshop in Language Pedagogy, Technologies, Research and Proficiency Testing (Duke U.)

Deadline for Registration: February 28, 2018

Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center
Summer Workshop in Language Pedagogy, Technologies,
Research and Proficiency Testing
at
Duke University
July 23-25, 2018

The Duke Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center will host a summer workshop from July 23 to July 25, 2018 on Language Pedagogy, Research & Proficiency Testing, and is pleased to invite applications from interested K-12 and university faculty, scholars, graduate students, and professionals to enroll in the workshop.

There is an additional session devoted exclusively to Russian language proficiency testing training and certification in CEFR proficiency testing from July 26-29, 2018.

Topics of presentations at previous workshops have included:
•       Neuroimaging and multilingualism
•       Teaching language and culture through film
•       Language proficiency testing
•       Specialized language instruction at the advanced and superior levels
•       The use of technology in the language classroom
•       Integrating heritage students in the language classroom
•       Addressing the needs of differently-abled students
•       Using computer technologies to create pedagogical materials
•       The role of grammar in proficiency-based instruction
•       Popular culture and language instruction
•       Web resources for language teachers

Individuals interested in enrolling in the workshop should write to Jessica Dougherty at jessica.dougherty@duke.edu no later than February 28, 2018. There are no registration or participation fees for the workshop. Modest funding support to defray expenses for travel and accommodations is available for participants.

Funding: Course Development Stipends (IFLE)

Deadline for applications: January 5, 2018

The Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at the Ohio State University, the Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington, the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University, the Institute for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University, are running a national competition to solicit applications from faculty and instructors at community colleges and minority-serving institutions to develop new courses that focus on Eastern Europe and/or Eurasia, or to redesign an existing course.

Through funding from the International and Foreign Language Education division of the federal Department of Education, these six Title VI National Resource Centers will give out subawards from $1,000-$3,000. Recipients can use the subaward funds for research related travel, curriculum and research purchases, and salary for research or curriculum design time. The goal of the program is to create more courses with 25% or more content that relates to Eastern Europe/Eurasia, broadening access to area studies coursework at community college and minority-serving institutions.  

Application Deadline: January 5, 2018. For full information, including institution eligibility requirements, and to access the Call for Applications and online application: http://slaviccenter.osu.edu/curriculum-development-stipends.

CFP: European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: January 26, 2017

The Undergraduate Research Symposium (formerly “Europe: East and West”) is an annual event since 2002 designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or other countries of the former Soviet Union. The Symposium is held on the University of Pittsburgh-Oakland campus.

After the initial submission of papers, selected participants are grouped into panels according to their research topics.  The participants then give 10- to 15-minute presentations based on their research to a panel of faculty and graduate students. The presentations are open to the public.

2018 Dates:

  • Students submit an application that includes a 250-300 word abstract and a draft of their entire paper by January 26, 2018.
  • Selected students notified by mid-February 2018.
  • Final revised papers due by March 23, 2018.
  • Presentations made at the Symposium on April 13, 2018. View the 2017 program.

Please email gbpeirce@pitt.edu for more information.

Academic Job: Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships (RSCAS)

Deadline for Applications: October 25, 2017

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) offers one-year Jean Monnet Fellowships to scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship, i.e. 1 September 2018 for the academic year 2018-19. The Fellowship programme is open to post-docs, tenure track academics and those wishing to spend their sabbatical at the Robert Schuman Centre. We invite you to become part of a lively and creative academic community. The Centre offers up to 20 Fellowships a year.

Jean Monnet Fellows are selected on the basis of a research proposal and of their CV. The research proposal should fit well with one of the Centre’s main research themes, programmes and projects. The three main research themes of the RSCAS are:

  • Integration, Governance and Democracy;
  • Regulating Markets and Governing Money; and
  • 21st Century World Politics and Europe.

More information about the Centre’s research programmes and projects can be found on the RSCAS web site. Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship (NED)

Deadline for Applications: November 01, 2017

Summary
Named in honor of NED’s principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell (D-Fl.), the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is a federally funded, international exchange program that offers practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world the opportunity to spend five months in residence at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington, D.C., in order to undertake independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. Located within NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, the program provides a rich intellectual setting for educational exchange and professional development. While in residence, fellows reflect on their experiences; engage with counterparts; conduct research and writing; consider best practices and lessons learned; and develop professional relationships within a global network of democracy advocates.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Funding Opportunity: Faculty Fellows (The Auschwitz Jewish Center)

Deadline for Applications: February 11, 2018

Faculty Fellows

Through travel in Poland for three weeks, during which time Fellows visit Krakow, Warsaw, Lódź, Treblinka, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz), Fellows gain not only knowledge of the Holocaust sites they visit, but also an understanding of the legacy of the Holocaust in Poland, its effects on collective memory, and complexities surrounding such categories as victim, bystander, and perpetrator.

The Fellowship will offer Faculty Fellowships in 2018. These Fellowships will be for faculty who teach the Holocaust in any discipline but have not made its history their primary area of study. The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program – Faculty Fellowship is open to professors of all faiths.  Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Career Development Grants (AAUW)

Deadline for Applications: December 15, 2017

Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents whose last degree was received before June 30, 2013. Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation, and dependent care.

Grants provide support for course work beyond a bachelor’s degree, including a master’s degree, second bachelor’s degree, certification program, or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Course work must be taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States or at a technical school that is fully licensed or accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Funds are not available for doctorate-level work.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Graduate Program: Graduate Student Fellowships (Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study)

Deadline for Applications: October 16, 2017

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) is dedicated to fostering and supporting integrative scholarship addressing ultimate questions at the intersection of the arts, engineering, humanities, law, and formal, natural, and social sciences, especially those that transcend disciplinary boundaries.

The NDIAS encourages graduate student applicants to include questions of values in their analyses, to integrate diverse disciplines, and to ask how their findings advance civilization. The Institute offers its fellows the opportunity to engage not only in analysis but also in evaluating what should be done, to analyze the world in substantive and collaborative ways, and to think through the implications of present behavior for the future of the world.

As a collaborative academic community, the Institute cultivates the contemplative ideal that is an essential factor in the Catholic intellectual tradition and vital for the progression of scholarship. The greatest advances do not occur in solitude, but in the company of others who share a passion for advancement and are open to dialogue and collaboration.

Research Support

The NDIAS offers fellowships to advanced graduate students for a full academic year (fall and spring semesters, August through May). The Institute also encourages graduate students to address ultimate questions and questions of value while a member of the Institute’s academic community.

Graduate fellowships range up to a maximum of $25,000 (gross amount) and include a $1,000 research account, office facilities in the Institute, a computer and printer, access to University libraries and other facilities, and twice-weekly Institute seminars and other events. Continue reading

Academic Job: Residential Fellowships (Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study)

Deadline for Applications: October 16, 2017

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) is dedicated to fostering and supporting integrative scholarship addressing ultimate questions at the intersection of the arts, engineering, the humanities, law, and the formal, natural, and social sciences, especially those that transcend disciplinary boundaries.

The NDIAS encourages scholars to include questions of values in their analyses, to integrate diverse disciplines, and to ask how their findings advance civilization. The Institute offers its fellows the opportunity to engage not only in analysis but also in evaluating what should be done, to analyze the world in substantive and collaborative ways, and to think through the implications of present behavior for the future of the world.

Research Support

The NDIAS offers residential fellowships for periods ranging from three weeks to a full academic year (fall and spring semesters, August through May). Fellowships range up to a maximum of $60,000 (gross amount) per academic year (up to a maximum of $30,000 [gross amount] per semester) or pro-rated amounts for shorter periods. In addition, fellows who do not reside in the greater Michiana area are provided with subsidized visiting faculty housing located adjacent to the University during their fellowship. Applicants who require additional support beyond the fellowship stipend should seek supplementary funding in the form of external grants or sabbatical and other contributions from their home institutions. When preferable due to reasons such as faculty retirement contributions, ongoing employment, or the tracking of external funding, the NDIAS will pay a fellowship stipend directly to a Fellow’s home institution.

Fellowships include research expenditures of up to $1,000, a private office in the Institute, a computer and printer, access to University libraries and other facilities, and twice-weekly Institute seminars and other events. Continue reading