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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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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Research and Pre-Tenure Scholarships (Kennan Institute)

Deadline: January 31, 2024


Title VIII Research Scholarships lasting three to nine months are available to academic participants in the early stages of their career (before tenure) or scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected. Eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level for academic participants, although doctoral candidates in the process of completing a dissertation may apply (the dissertation must be successfully defended before taking residence at the Kennan Institute). Research proposals examining the countries of Eurasia are eligible. Those proposals related to regional Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, Belarus, the Caucasus, and contemporary issues are particularly welcome. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. More:

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Summer Research Laboratory (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Deadline: March 1, 2024

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and the Slavic Reference Service at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are pleased to announce a call for applications to the Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) program. The program will take place June 10 – August 2, 2024. Funded in part by the U.S. Department of State’s Title VIII Program, the SRL program provides research support for graduate and post-graduate level research on Central and East Europe and the Independent States of the former Soviet Union.

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Online Courses in Russian Creative Writing and Advanced Reading

How to Write a Strong Text? Advanced Russian through Creative Writing

This experimental course is designed for heritage speakers and advanced learners of Russian who are interested in enhancing their writing skills. 

Throughout the course, we will explore how to effectively translate emotions into artistic imagery, as well as how to transform personal experiences into works of fiction. In addition to literary analysis, we will engage in various writing exercises and produce numerous short texts during class sessions.

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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.

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