Call for Applications: 2024 Research Training Workshop

Deadline: March 1, 2024

At the Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

June 14-15, 2024

Professor Anna Whittington (Department of History, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
Dr. Nataliia Laas (Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs)

Soviet Citizenship in Flux: New Perspectives on Late Socialism and After

The Russian war on Ukraine has raised the question of why the relations between the citizens and the state diverge greatly in different post-Soviet states. This research training workshop starts from the supposition that many of these differences stem from differentiated and unequal practices of citizenship in the late Soviet era. We seek to bring together scholars working across a wide geographic and temporal spectrum, illuminating both differences in the discourses and practices of citizenship and their evolution over time and space. Key themes include the relationship between center and “peripheries”; the tensions between citizenship as conceived by political and cultural elites and citizens; the formation of new rituals and practices to promote belonging; the transformation of citizenship practices at times of upheaval and uncertainty; and the varied and contested legacies of Soviet citizenship across the former Soviet Union. We are especially interested in papers that offer political, social, economic, and ecological perspectives on late socialism and early independence.

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Interdisciplinary Workshop: “Ukrainian Refugees in Germany and the United States after the War: Implications for Global Refugee Policy” (University of Passau, Germany)

Deadline to attend: April 1, 2024

June 28-29, 2024
American Studies, University of Passau
Organizers: Grit Grigoleit-Richter (University of Passau, Germany) and Claudia Sadowski-Smith (Arizona State University, USA)

Keynotes: Miriam Finkelstein (University of Vienna, Austria), Halyna Lemekh (St. Francis College, USA), and Jannis Panagiotidis (University of Vienna, Austria)

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Prof. Dev. : Learning Series tailored to online Russian language instructors

Deadline: February 29, 2024

The National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa is planning on offering a professional learning series in 2024 specifically tailored to online Russian language teachers. 

As we believe that professional development for online teachers should meet their unique needs, we would like to request your assistance in participating in and/or sharing a brief survey (link below) to your online Russian language teachers. Their feedback will inform the development of an online summer workshop. We sincerely appreciate your help in this endeavor. We request completion of the survey by February 29, 2024:

Post-doc position in Warsaw, Poland: research on oral history of Ukrainian refugees in Poland

Deadline: February 29, 2024

The Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences announces a competition for the position of post-doc in the project “Researching the Collecting, Preserving, Analysing and Disclosing of Ukrainian Testimonies of the 2022 War” headed by dr Anna Wylega?a.

For a full job description, please visit:

Project funded by the National Science Centre as part of the competition “OPUS-24 LAP”, no. DEC-2022/47/I/HS6/03071.

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2024 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowships

Deadline: March 29, 2024

Download File: Newsletter – FY 2024 DDRA Competition.pdfThe International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) team at the U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the launch of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) fellowships competition. Please find attached the competition announcement newsletter.

The DDRA fellowship program provides opportunities for doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula. Students may request funding to support overseas research for a period of no less than six months and no more than 12 months. Funds support travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research; maintenance and dependent allowances based on the location of research for the fellow and his or her dependent(s); an allowance for research-related expenses overseas; and health and accident insurance premiums. Projects may focus on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories).

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Slavic Studies Summer School Scholarships (ASPIRANTUM)

Deadline: February 1, 2024

We are pleased to announce Dostoyevsky scholarships for eligible students in Slavic Studies and associated disciplines to attend ASPIRANTUM’s 2024 summer school for the Russian language.

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Undergraduate (BA), graduate (MA), and postgraduate (Ph.D.) students, as well as researchers in Slavic Studies and related fields, enrolled in universities and other academic institutions from the below-specified countries, are eligible to apply for the Dostoyevsky scholarship.

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CFP: TROIKA Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Journal

Deadline: February 15, 2024

TROIKA publishes academic writing, artwork, photography, creative writing, translations, opinion columns, etc. This year we do not have a theme, and we will consider all work! 

If any of your students are interested in submitting work to the magazine for consideration, please have them email submissions or questions to The deadline is February 15, 2024. 

Submission Criteria: 

 1. Undergraduate work or art concerning Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies  2. MLA formatting for academic papers 

 3. No more than 10 pages double-spaced (longer papers may be considered but will likely be abridged)  4. .doc/.docx file format 

 5. JPG/PNG formatting for images 

Past editions can be seen on our website:

Fieldwork in Russian, Kazakh and Moldovan Folklore Expeditions

Scholarship Deadline: March 1, 2024

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in Russian, Kazakh or Moldovan traditional culture have until March 1, 2024 to apply for a scholarship to join field research teams documenting Russian, Kazakh and Moldovan folklore.  

Expeditions take place in Kazakhstan the summer of 2024, and in Moldova in January 2025.  Scholarship amount:  $2000

Teams are led by qualified Russian and Kazakhstani scholars. Proficiency in Russian, Kazakh or Romanian is helpful, but not required. Individual research interests can usually be accommodated.  

Summer 2024 expeditions

  • Predgornoye village, Glukovskii district, Ust-Kamenogorsk province, Kazakhstan.   Document songs, stories, rituals and oral histories in a Cossack stanitsa founded here centuries ago .
  • Bayanaul National park, Pavlodar province, Kazakhstan.  Record and compare legends about the spectacular local landscape as told in Russian, Kazakh and English.

January 2025 Expedition

  • Document the musical folk drama “Tsar Maximilian” as performed in Moldova’s Ocniţa district during the Malanca holidays.

Expedition languages are English, Russian, Kazakh and Romanian.



SCAS and Virtual Ukraine Institute for Advanced Study (VUIAS)

Deadline: January 28, 2024

CAS and Virtual Ukraine Institute for Advanced Study (VUIAS)
The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study participates in a recently launched initiative to support Ukrainian scholars in their effort to found a Ukraine Institute for Advanced Study (UIAS) in Kyiv. Behind the initiative is the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, in close cooperation with partner institutes in Ukraine, other parts of Europe, and the United States.

The operations of a virtual institution, VUIAS, commenced in September 2023, whereas full-scale institutional activities on-site in Ukraine will only be possible at a later stage. The goals of the newly founded institution are manifold: VUIAS will mobilize support for scholarships under conditions of war and contribute to rebuilding Ukrainian academia once the war is over. By connecting Ukrainian scholars in and outside Ukraine, VUIAS
will more strongly integrate Ukrainian scholars into the international academic landscape and broaden and deepen knowledge on Ukraine within global academia.

In the initial phase, two kinds of fellowships are offered: VUIAS Fellowships abroad and VUIAS Fellowships in Ukraine. The SCAS-VUIAS Fellowship Programme offers 1 or 2 VUIAS Fellowships abroad to Ukrainian scholars.

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IRES Visiting Researcher Program Spring 2024

Deadline: January 21, 2024

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Link to application:

The Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES) at Uppsala University announces the call for applications for the IRES Visiting Researcher Program for spring 2024. The program offers a one-month research fellowship at IRES, including travel, accommodation and a stipend of 20 000 SEK. Full access to IRES premises and Uppsala University library resources is provided throughout the research period. The current round of applications offers one individual fellowship.

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