Prof. Devel.: Training Seminar for International Electoral Observers (EIUC)

Deadline for Applications: February 12, 2017

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Training seminar for International Electoral Observers

Admissions to the two, three-day, modules (20-22 March 2017 and 23-25 March 2017) of the Training seminar for International Electoral Observers are open until 12 February 2017.

Open and legitimate elections are the indispensable foundation for sustainable development and an effective democracy. Actions supporting the right to participate in genuine elections can play a major role in sustaining peace, security and conflict prevention. Support takes the form of electoral assistance projects and election observation missions. This requires skilled and trained observers.

Target: The two modules are devoted to those applicants with no experience in election observation or to those observers who have participated to a maximum of two missions as short term observers.

Eligibility: Lectures are conceived for an audience of graduates mainly in Law, Political Sciences, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology or similar who want to address international election observation from a multi-disciplinary approach that will be useful in further engagements on the field.

Training language: all courses will be held in English. It is, therefore, essential that all participants understand and speak English fluently.

More information on the Training seminar for International Electoral Observers and the programme can be found here: www.eiuc.org/ieo

Prof. Devel.: Online Dissertation Workshop for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Students (U. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Date & Time: February 23, 2017, 9:00-3:30pm (CT)

The Slavic Reference Service is teaming with Slavic librarians from prominent research institutions to offer an online doctoral dissertation workshop for REEE students on Feb. 23, 2017, from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm (Central Time).  There are eight individual sessions as part of this workshop.

Register at: https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/3380414

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Workshop Program:

9:00 am – 9:15 am: Introduction (Joe Lenkart)
9:15 am – 9:45 am: REEE materials and Interlibrary Loan (Jan Adamczyk)
10:00 am – 10:30 am: Collections and Access Services for International Researchers at the Slavonic Library, National Library of Finland (Irina Lukka)
10:45 am – 11:20 am: Collections and Services at the Library of Congress (Angela Canon) 11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Regional Research Resources for Doctoral Students (Joe Lenkart) 12:30 am – 1:15 pm: REEE Collections at Princeton University (Thomas F. Keenan)
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm: REEE Collections at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Kit Condill and Larry Miller)
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm: REEE Collections at Yale University (Anna Arays)
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Strategies for Research Trips (Joe Lenkart)

Job: ESL Teacher (Vladimir, Russia)

Deadline for Applications: March 07, 2017

TEACH ENGLISH AT THE AMERICAN HOME IN VLADIMIR, RUSSIA – Application Deadline March 1, 2017 (www.serendipity-russia.com/te ach.html)

Program Benefits: small stipend, room and board with a Russian family, three hours per week of one-to-one Russian lessons, teacher training and lesson planning assistance, a pleasant, well-equipped, and organized teaching environment.

Teacher obligations: Plan and teach up to five classes a week, hold office hours, present a brief lecture on any aspect of American culture, airfare to Moscow, visa fee, obtain TESOL certification.

Experience Russia in a uniquely supportive atmosphere and accomplish something worthwhile in the process! Live in the truly Russian city of Vladimir, gain an understanding of provincial Russian culture, and improve your Russian language skills—while you learn to teach effectively and make a positive contribution to the community. Former teachers have found good positions in education, government, and business, both in Moscow and the United States, and been accepted to major graduate programs and law schools.

Russian news report about the American Home’s American English Program:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =QBya_6FQxmw&feature=youtube

Prof. Devel.: Peace Fellowship (Rotary)

Deadline for Applications: May 31, 2017

Peace Fellowship Application

Each year, Rotary funds some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to study at Rotary Peace Centers. Through training, study, and practice, Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders and catalysts for peace and conflict resolution; many go on to careers in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.

Applications for the 2018-19 Rotary Peace Fellowship program are now being accepted. The deadline for applicants to submit applications to their district is 31 May. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.

“The world is in great need of more peace fellows who can work hand in hand with governments and communities to counterbalance the outbreak of war and conflict.” – Abu Sufian Taj Elassfia, 2011-13 Rotary Peace Fellow  Continue reading “Prof. Devel.: Peace Fellowship (Rotary)”

Prof. Devel.: Webinar: Two-Part Series on Grants (ASEEES)

Dates of Webinar: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2:00-3:00 pm ET & Thursday, Feb. 23, 2:00-3:00 pm ET

ASEEES WEBINARS

Working with our committees, members and other organizations, ASEEES offers webinars throughout the year to help members engage in professional development by providing information on research methodologies and sources, teaching methods and resources, publishing, funding, and careers in and outside academia.

2017 Webinar Series

Two-Part Series on Grants, presented by Amanda Jeanne Swain, executive director of the Humanities Commons at UC Irvine. In her position, Swain provides training and mentoring for faculty and graduate students in developing research and grant proposals. She oversees faculty research support services such as research clusters, research residencies and School-based centers. Amanda co-leads Humanities Out There Public Fellows, an internship program for humanities PhD students, along with coordinating School-wide graduate professional development programming. Swain holds a PhD in History and a Master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Washington.

Finding Grants for Your Research Project: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2:00-3:00 pm ET

The first step in getting grants is finding funding sources that match your research needs and areas of scholarship. Amanda Swain will provide strategies for identifying potential funding sources, determining best fit, and organizing the application process. The webinar will focus on funding resources for graduate students and early career scholars.

Structuring Your Grant Proposal: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Grant reviewers typically read a lot of proposals in a short period of time. How can a grant proposal best communicate the value of your project and how it fulfills the grant-makers’ criteria and priorities? Amanda Swain will discuss best practices for structure a project narrative that showcases your scholarship and recognizes that funders have their own goals in grant-making

To register, please go to the ASEEES Member Site.

Prof. Devel.: Distinguished Contributions Award (ASEEES)

Deadline for Nominations: April 1, 2017

DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTIONS AWARD

Established in 1970 the Association’s Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Award honors eminent members of the profession who have made major contributions to the field through scholarship of the highest quality, mentoring, leadership, and/or service to the profession. The prize is intended to recognize diverse contributions across the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies field.

The Committee accepts nominations in writing or via e-mail from any member of ASEEES.

Submit the nomination letter(s) to the Committee Chair.

The nomination letter should include: biography focusing on the individual’s distinguished achievments in Slavic, East European and Eurasian studies; a list of publications and editorships; a list of awards and prizes; his or her contributions in mentoring and training; and his or her involvement in and service to ASEEES and/or the profession, if any.

Self-nomination is not accepted.

Committe members also survey the field for possible awardees.

The deadline for nominations is April 1. Continue reading “Prof. Devel.: Distinguished Contributions Award (ASEEES)”

Prof. Devel.: 2017 Discover Russian STARTALK Teacher Professional Development (Fairfax, VA)

Deadline for Applications: May 19, 2017

2017 Discover Russian STARTALK Teacher Professional Development

American Councils for International Education and Fairfax County Public Schools/TJHSST will offer a professional development program for teachers of Russian: “Roadmap for the Teaching and Learning of Russian with the World-Readiness Standards”

Program Dates: July 17 – 28, 2017 (FAIRFAX, VA)

Arrival Date: Out of town participants may arrive on Sunday,  July 16, 2017.
Last Day of Program: Friday, July 28th is a half day. Program ends at Noon.

This standards-based course is designed to provide teachers of Russian an intensive two week professional development program that focuses on current pedagogical theory in the teaching and learning of Russian. Program discussions will the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements and ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. Participants will also learn how technology can help their students increase language proficiency, and how to develop assessments that target the three learning modes. Other discussion topics will include how to create comprehensible input in classes that leads to comprehensible output, as well as more advanced elements of differentiated instruction. Micro-teaching and observation will be integral parts of the course.  A two day MOPI (Modified Oral Proficiency Interview) training workshop will be included in this program. Continue reading “Prof. Devel.: 2017 Discover Russian STARTALK Teacher Professional Development (Fairfax, VA)”

Prof. Devel.: Language Teaching and Learning Research Grants (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: February 17, 2017

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies will award up to two Language Teaching and Learning Research (LTLR) Grants for scholars to conduct research projects on-site at the Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) in June – July 2017. Funded projects must focus on the teaching and learning of one or more of the following priority languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Other languages that are taught at the SLI may be included in a project proposal in addition to these priority languages; see www.sli.pitt.edu for the complete list of language courses offered. Applicants may propose to be in residence in Pittsburgh for either all or a portion of the two-month duration of the SLI, according to the needs of their projects.

Guidelines: Applicants should propose projects that will take advantage of the unique environment and resources available at an intensive campus-based summer language institute, while not placing excessive demands on the time of SLI instructors or students. Projects involving the development of online language instructional materials are of particular interest, but other types of projects that make significant contributions to language teaching and learning will also be considered. Successful applicants will be responsible for obtaining IRB approval or exemption for research projects involving human subjects and for obtaining the informed consent of research subjects, if applicable, before starting to work on their projects.

LTLR grant recipients will be expected to submit a report of their research results to REES by October 2017; to acknowledge REES and the SLI as sponsors in any publications based on their funded projects; and to make their research products (including raw data, if possible) available for dissemination to other language instructors and scholars on a University of Pittsburgh website. Continue reading “Prof. Devel.: Language Teaching and Learning Research Grants (U. of Pittsburgh)”

Funding Opportunity: Peace Fellowship Application (Rotary)

Deadline for Applications: May 31, 2017

Peace Fellowship Application

Each year, Rotary funds some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to study at Rotary Peace Centers. Through training, study, and practice, Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders and catalysts for peace and conflict resolution; many go on to careers in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.

Applications for the 2018-19 Rotary Peace Fellowship program are now being accepted. The deadline for applicants to submit applications to their district is 31 May. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.

Eligibility requirements

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Our fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace.

Applicants must also meet the following requirements:

  • Proficiency in English; proficiency in a second language is strongly recommended
  • Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Master’s degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor’s degree
  • Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Prof. Devel.: 11th Annual Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis (HSE)

Deadline for Applications: March 20, 2017

The 11th Annual Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis “The EU Practices for Young Researchers: Studying Economics of Institutional Development” (RSSIA 2017) is organized by the Center for Institutional Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics (CInSt, HSE). We focus on recent developments in NIE and possibilities and challenges of applied research in the institutional economics framework. RSSIA 2017 is aimed at disseminating the best practices of institutional change and effective institutional reforms to assure their successful application at the less developed markets and the economies in or immediately after the transition. The schedule of the Summer School includes lectures, seminars and plenty of possibilities to discuss the participants’ research projects.
Priority in the selection will be given to research projects that are related to the following fields:
— Economics of public sector, bureaucracy, and procurement
— Economics of education

— Banks and financial markets
— Industrial organization, government regulation, and law enforcement
— Property rights, institutions and economic development
There is no registration fee. Organizers cover participants’ accommodation and meals costs. However, participants cover their travel and visa costs.
All RSSIA participants will have an opportunity:
— to attend the lectures of distinguished experts in various spheres of institutional economics and adjoining disciplines;
— to present and discuss research during seminars;
— to exchange the research experience with other RSSIA participants and faculty members;
— and consequently, to improve their research significantly.

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School page: https://rssia.hse.ru/
How to apply: https://rssia.hse.ru/how_to_apply/