CFA: Title VIII Short Term Grant and George F. Kennan Fellowship (Woodrow Wilson Center)

Deadline: September 30, 2022

The Kennan Institute is pleased to announce its competitions for both the Title VIII Short-Term Grant and the George F. Kennan Fellowship.

Detailed information about each grant is below, and more information about all other opportunities can be found here: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/kennan-institute-fellowships-and-internships

TITLE VIII SHORT-TERM GRANTS | DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

This grant is for those scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on Russia, Ukraine, and the countries of Eurasia, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area. Policy-relevant research is preferred. Applicants are required to hold an MA degree or higher, or demonstrate commensurate professional achievement. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. More information on that grant can be found here: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/kennan-institute-title-viii-supported-short-term-grant

GEORGE F. KENNAN FELLOWSHIP | DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

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Global Disinformation Lab-GDIL (University of Texas)

The Global Disinformation Lab (GDIL) is actively recruiting undergraduate and graduate researchers for all 8 of its student-driven research projects.

  • We are looking for students who are able to commit to on-going and new research projects at UT. No prerequisites required!
  • GDIL meetings are at 2:30pm on Fridays. We ask for a ~10-hour commitment from our student researchers. 
  • Everything you need to know about these projects, including how to apply, can be found on this page.
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CFA: Title VIII Research Programs (American Councils)

Deadline: October 1, 2022

This is a reminder that the American Councils Title VIII Research Scholar and Title VIII Combined Research & Language Training Programs application deadline is October 1, 2022.   

Research can be conducted in the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan 

Designed to expand the accessibility of overseas research while increasing U.S. knowledge and expertise on Eastern Europe and Eurasia, the programs support fellows seeking to complete overseas, policy-relevant research. Fellowships last three to nine consecutive months and include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support. Following the completion of the research term, fellows will return to the U.S. and share their findings through presentations, articles, and lectures in order to strengthen and broaden current scholarship on the region.   

Please do not hesitate to contact me at mshelton@americancouncils.org with further questions.  

Fulbright Scholar Awards

Deadline: September 15, 2022

Which Award is Right for Me?

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 800 awards in more than 135 countries for U.S. citizens to teach, conduct research and carry out professional projects around the world.  College and university faculty, as well as artists and professionals from a wide range of fields can join over 400,000 Fulbrighters who have come away with enhanced skills, new connections, and greater mutual understanding.

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National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar in Residence (Center for Jewish History)

Deadline: December 15, 2022

Call for Applications for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) the Center for Jewish History (the Center) invites applications for an NEH Scholar in Residence that will support original research conducted at the Center. Applications are welcome from scholars working in a broad range of fields within the humanities and social sciences. The application deadline is December 15, 2022 for a residency from July 2023 through June 2024.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship “Russian Studies at the Margins: Migration in the Post-Soviet Borderlands” (Arizona State University)

Deadline: September 25, 2022

As part of the new project “Russian Studies at the Margins: Migration in the Post-Soviet Borderlands,” Arizona State University’s Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship with an anticipated start date of October 3, 2022 through June 30, 2023. The application deadline is September 25.

The fellowship is open to early-career scholars who received their terminal degree between May 2017 and July 2022, whose work combines regional focus with global relevance. The fellow’s primary responsibility will be to lead research, writing and testing of curricular materials for high school and community college students on migration and borderland communities in the former Soviet Union (case studies focus on Ukraine/Russia, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus). Post-doctoral appointments at ASU do not offer tenure. The pro-rated salary for the 7.5-month position is set at $41,667.

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Centre for Research on Minorities and University of New Europe (UNE) Winter School “How to Document the Present: Oral History and Memory of the War”

Deadline: October 31, 2022

We would like to share with you the call for participation in the winter school on oral history and memory research and their uses for studying the ongoing Russian invasion in Ukraine. The school will take place in Como (Italy) on January 23-27 2023 and is the result of cooperation between the University of Insubria (https://www.uninsubria.eu/) and the University of New Europe (https://neweurope.university/). It is going to cover both classic approaches to oral history and memory research in the context of armed conflicts and more innovative digital-oriented techniques, including the ones dealing with the machine learning and algorithm audits and their potential uses in the field. Applications are invited from both scholars of different levels and and non-academics interested in oral history and memory research. More information is available via the link:

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Fulbright US Scholar Program Russian Language Opportunities 2023-24

Deadline: September 15, 2022


At a time when we face many global challenges, international engagement is more important than ever. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers opportunities for scholars like you to teach, research and carry out professional projects abroad to advance their professional and academic interests, promote mutual understanding, and collaborate with partners abroad. Many countries are actively seeking experts especially with Russian language skills.

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Workshop: Political Ecology and the New Political Environments in Eastern Europe and Central Asia A Collective Search for Strategies

Deadline: July 31, 2022

Political Ecology and the New Political Environments in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
A Collective Search for Strategies

https://tinyurl.com/yyrkmrz9

1 September 2022, University of Bern

Organizers: Alexander Vorbrugg, Angelina Davydova, Mariia Fatulaeva

This one-day workshop will bring together politically engaged researchers in environmental studies and politics (political ecology, sustainability studies, climate (impact) sciences etc.) who aim at societal impact and work in/on countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia affected by the Russian war and further recent political ruptures. It aims at sharing and developing resources and strategies to continue and adapt our work under challenging new political circumstances.

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