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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Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (University of Wisconsin)

Deadline: February 1, 2024

Greetings from UW-Madison’s Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)! We are excited to announce that applications for CESSI 2024 are now open! CESSI typically offers courses in Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Additional Central Eurasian languages (such as Azerbaijani or Kyrgyz) may be added with sufficient student interest.

Several funding opportunities exist for students of any type. Graduate students (including incoming students), post-baccalaureate researchers, and professionals who are U.S. citizens are especially encouraged to apply for the Title VIII Fellowship*, which covers full tuition plus a stipend of $2,500 for the summer. Note: This is a great opportunity for incoming MA and PhD students to develop language skills before embarking on fieldwork. *TVIII funding is provided by the United States government. Funding is conditional on final approval from U.S. State Department.

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Interdisciplinary Summer Courses (CEU Sumner University/Budapest, Vienna)

Deadline: February 14, 2023

CEU Summer University offers high-level, research- and policy-oriented interdisciplinary courses from June 26 to July 31, 2023. All courses will be held in Budapest (with the exception of one, which will be  taught in Vienna.)  

We invite applications from advanced undergraduates, MA and Ph.D. students, postdocs, junior faculty, early-stage researchers, and practitioners for the short, intensive courses taught by teams of internationally renowned scholars and policy experts (including CEU and OSUN professors). Financial aid is available.

First upcoming application deadline: February 14, 2023   

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Free Online Course Lectures: “The Making of Modern Ukraine” (Yale University)

Dr. Timothy Snyder at Yale University is teaching a class on “The Making of Modern Ukraine” this semester. The lectures are being made available on a Youtube channel: the first one is here. They will continue to be published over the course of the autumn. If interested, the syllabus is available here: .

Online Ukrainian Folklore Course

Dates: June 9- July 2, 2022

The Partnership for Russian, East European and Eurasian Folklore, a nonprofit dedicated to cultural exchange and the study of folklore, is honored to present an online course in Ukrainian folklore.

This course is a collaboration between two distinguished folklorists, Dr. Liudmila Ivaniikova (Kiev) and Dr. Yelena Minyonok (Moscow).  Dr. Ivaniikova will lecture in Ukrainian. Dr. Minyonok will deliver an introductory lecture in English and provide English translation for subsequent lectures.

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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

Study Abroad: Hungarian Studies Balassi Scholarship

Deadline: April 29, 2021

Call for scholarship application of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary for the credit-based Hungarian Language and Hungarian Studies Programme in the academic year of 2021/2022.

The scholarship is intended for individuals of non-Hungarian citizenship (and of non-Hungarian decency) to increase their Hungarian language competence and “Hungarology” knowledge acquired at universities outside Hungary.

The objective of the Hungarian Language and Hungarian Studies scholarship is to improve, broaden and strengthen the Hungarian language skills and “Hungarology” knowledge of graduate or undergraduate students of Hungarian studies. The two-semester course takes place in the MFA in Budapest with the cooperation of the University of Pécs and with KKM Magyar Diplomáciai Akadémia Kft. (KKM MDA Kft., a background institution of the MFA)

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Study Abroad: Nemtsov Summer Journalism School (Prague)

Deadline: April 10, 2021

The Boris Nemtsov Foundation is pleased to announce its 4th Summer School of Journalism to be held in mid-July, 2021. It is a fully-funded program. The deadline for submitting applications is April 10th, 2021 (23:59 Prague time (UTC + 1). You can apply by clicking on the link:

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