Internship: Summer Online Research Internship and Submissions Open for Student Journal (SRAS)

Internship Deadline: May 20, 2021
Journal Submission Deadline: August 31, 2021

The SRAS Summer Online Research Internship is a highly flexible program that builds student resumes with publishing experience! Students who complete the program also earn $200 towards a SRAS study abroad program OR $75 that can be spent on SRAS online courses. Writing topics are highly varied and tailored, in part, to student interests. The application deadline is May 20th. More information can be found at

Vestnik, the student journal started and supported by SRAS, is also currently accepting submissions. Student writing on any subject and time period related to Eastern and Central Europe, Russia, Central Asia, and the Caucuses is accepted. Student writing involving primary source research is particularly encouraged. More information can be found at

Any questions on either of these opportunities may be addressed to Josh Wilson at, Assistant Director,, Editor in Chief of Vestnik, The Journal of Russian and Asian Studies

CFP: Student Essay Prize Competition (Midwest Slavic Association)

Deadline: May 14, 2021

The Midwest Slavic Association is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Midwest Slavic Association Student Essay Prize Competition. The deadline is May 14, 2021. Eligible undergraduate and graduate students can submit a paper on any topic related to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies to the Midwest Slavic Association for consideration. See below for eligibility details and guidelines on submissions. The best undergraduate paper will win a one-year membership to the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), and the graduate winner will receive a one-year membership to ASEEES, as well as being considered then for the ASEEES Graduate Student Essay Prize at the national level. This competition is made possible through the support of ASEEES.

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Acad. Job: Postdoctoral Positions in Russian, Japanese, Ottoman, ERC Project up to 5 Year

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Three Postdoctoral Researcher Positions

The “Modernizing Empires: Enlightenment, Nationalist Vanguards and Non-Western Literary Modernities” (NONWESTLIT) Project, funded by the European Research Council, will hire three postdoctoral researchers in the following areas:

–       19th century Russian literature and culture

–       19th century Ottoman literature and culture

–       19th century Japanese literature and culture

The project is a comparative study of cultural reforms, linguistic renewal and literary renaissance movements in three imperial traditions, Russia, Turkey and Japan. The project is hosted by the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LILEC) at the University of Bologna (Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna).

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2021 AWSS Patricia Herlihy Graduate Research Prize

Deadline: September 1, 2021

The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) Patricia Herlihy Graduate Research Prize is awarded annually to fund promising graduate-level research in any field of Slavic/East European/Central Asian studies by a woman or on a topic in Women’s or Gender Studies related to Slavic Studies/East Europe/Central Asia by a scholar of any gender.

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Nominations Open- Prizes for Scholarly Works (BASEES)

Deadline: July 1, 2021

Nominations are now open for the BASEES Women’s Forum Prizes. Nominations for the book and article/chapter prizes should be submitted by 1st July 2021. Please do submit your eligible publications for consideration!

The Forum will offer three prize awards this coming year, for scholarly works of high quality either produced by a woman or which furthers knowledge about gender and diversity relevant to the East European, Russian and Eurasian region, in the following categories:

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Freedom in the World Junior Fellowship

Deadline: April 30, 2021

Location: Remote (New York, NY)

Position Summary

Freedom House is seeking three (3) motivated candidates to inaugurate the nine-month Freedom in the World Junior Fellowship program. Freedom in the World is Freedom House’s flagship analysis on political rights and civil liberties in 210 countries and territories. Produced since 1973, it is the most widely read and cited report of its kind, used on a regular basis by policymakers, journalists, academics, activists, and others. The most recent edition of Freedom in the World, published in March 2021, was cited in the Washington Post, the AtlanticNBC NewsCNN, the BBC, and in a March 3 speech about US foreign policy by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, among many other places.  

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Resources: Online course in Ukrainian literature and culture

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Literatura: an online course in Ukrainian literature and culture

Intensive summer course: 10 June- 29 July 2021

This online course is for anyone who is interested in Ukrainian literature. The course will discuss the romantics and the avant-garde, the modernists and the dissidents, the post-modernists and the feminists as well as the rich literary scene of contemporary Ukraine. Each seminar will be delivered by an expert in the field of Ukrainian literature. All texts will be read in the English translation and made available to students enrolled on the course. No prior knowledge of the Ukrainian language or literature is required to enrol on this course. Those who attend all seminars will receive a certificate of completion.


£200 (£150 students) for 8 seminars OR £25 per seminar

How to enroll

If you wish to join this course or you have any queries, please email

Call for Submissions: Scholarly Papers 2021 Prize (Nabokov Society)

Deadline for Nominations: April 30th, 2021

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society is currently seeking submissions for its 2021 Prizes, generously funded by the Vladimir Nabokov Literary Foundation, for excellence in undergraduate and graduate-level work, published articles, and books. Work can be self-nominated. Instructors are invited to nominate students. The deadline for nominations is April 30th.
Further information is available at:

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Prof. Devt: Russian Teacher Training Workshops (Indiana U)

Deadline: Ongoing

Indiana University invites Russian instructors of all levels to a workshop series on topics in effective language teaching organized by the Russian Flagship program and the Hamilton Lugar School. A limited number of seats are still available. Registration for the remaining seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Conference: NAFSA Int’l Education Virtual Workshops

Deadline: Ongoing

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is hosting their 2021 Annual Conference and Expo. The conference will be held June 1-4, 2021. Registration is ongoing, but early registration ends April 15.

NAFSA 2021 Workshops are available for registration! Perfect for both new and experienced practitioners, NAFSA workshops address recent changes, new approaches, and timely content that continue to advance the field of international education, all from the convenience of your computer or mobile device. Attendance at the NAFSA 2021 Annual Conference & Expo is not required to participate in these trainings!

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