Study Abroad: Learn Russian in the European Union (Daugavpils, Latvia)

Deadline: November 21, 2022

Learn Russian in the European Union (Daugavpils, Latvia) is accepting applications for the following in-person undergraduate Russian study abroad programs hosted at Daugavpils University. 

–          2023 Winter; 

–          2023 Spring semester; 

–          2023 Fall semester; 

–          2024 Spring semester. 

Please share this information with your students and colleagues.

US citizens need no visa to study in Latvia.

2023 Winter Program

Students can earn 6 ECTS (3 US) credits in the Russian language. The program will also include content lectures on different aspects of Russian and Baltic culture, traditions, history, and present – all provided in adjusted Russian. The program will be efficient for students with at least three full semesters of university Russian.

The application deadline is November 21, 2022.

Learn more about the Winter Program.

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CFA: Title VIII Short Term Grant and George F. Kennan Fellowship (Woodrow Wilson Center)

Deadline: September 30, 2022

The Kennan Institute is pleased to announce its competitions for both the Title VIII Short-Term Grant and the George F. Kennan Fellowship.

Detailed information about each grant is below, and more information about all other opportunities can be found here: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/kennan-institute-fellowships-and-internships

TITLE VIII SHORT-TERM GRANTS | DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

This grant is for those scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on Russia, Ukraine, and the countries of Eurasia, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area. Policy-relevant research is preferred. Applicants are required to hold an MA degree or higher, or demonstrate commensurate professional achievement. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. More information on that grant can be found here: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/kennan-institute-title-viii-supported-short-term-grant

GEORGE F. KENNAN FELLOWSHIP | DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

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CFA: Title VIII Research Programs (American Councils)

Deadline: October 1, 2022

This is a reminder that the American Councils Title VIII Research Scholar and Title VIII Combined Research & Language Training Programs application deadline is October 1, 2022.   

Research can be conducted in the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan 

Designed to expand the accessibility of overseas research while increasing U.S. knowledge and expertise on Eastern Europe and Eurasia, the programs support fellows seeking to complete overseas, policy-relevant research. Fellowships last three to nine consecutive months and include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support. Following the completion of the research term, fellows will return to the U.S. and share their findings through presentations, articles, and lectures in order to strengthen and broaden current scholarship on the region.   

Please do not hesitate to contact me at mshelton@americancouncils.org with further questions.  

Fulbright Scholar Awards

Deadline: September 15, 2022

Which Award is Right for Me?

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 800 awards in more than 135 countries for U.S. citizens to teach, conduct research and carry out professional projects around the world.  College and university faculty, as well as artists and professionals from a wide range of fields can join over 400,000 Fulbrighters who have come away with enhanced skills, new connections, and greater mutual understanding.

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Balkan, Russian, Eurasian Language Programs (American Councils)

Deadline: October 15, 2022

American Councils Study & Research Abroad is pleased to announce that our applications for Spring 2023 are now open. Prospective participants are encouraged to apply to the American Councils programs below. For all Spring 2023 programs, the application deadline is October 15, 2022. 

  • Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program, currently offered at: 
    • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan
    • Yerevan State University in Yerevan, Armenia 
  • Balkan Language Initiative, which offers the following languages and locations: 
    • Albanian in Tirana, Albania
    • Bosnian in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
    • Bulgarian in Sofia, Bulgaria
    • Macedonian in Skopje, North Macedonia
    • Serbian in Belgrade, Serbia
    • Montenegrin and Serbian in Podgorica, Montenegro
  • Eurasian Regional Language Program, offering 15 different languages at the sites below, including: 
    • Kazakh in Almaty, Kazakhstan
    • Azerbaijani and Turkish in Baku, Azerbaijan 
    • Kyrgyz in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    • Romanian and Ukrainian in Chisinau, Moldova
    • Pashto, Persian (Dari/Farsi/Tajiki), and Uzbek in Dushanbe, Tajikistan
    • Chechen, Georgian, and Ukrainian in Tbilisi, Georgia
    • Armenian and Kurmanji in Yerevan, Armenia
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Russian Language & Area Studies Program in Armenia (American Councils)

Deadline: October 15 (Spring); February 15 (Summer); March 15 (Fall)

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce that its Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) will be offered for semester as well as summer study in Yerevan, Armenia beginning in spring 2023. For more than 40 years, American Councils programs have provided U.S. students of Russian unique opportunities to engage with the Russian speaking world through intensive study and cultural immersion designed to produce measurable gains in language proficiency and cultural understanding.  

Hosted by the Faculty of Russian Philology at Yerevan State University, the program provides 20 hours per week of intensive in-class Russian language instruction, housing with Russian speaking host families, weekly meetings and activities with conversation partners, weekly cultural activities, extended group travel to explore Armenia, and a rich array of opportunities to engage with the host country culture through university extracurricular activities, internships, and community service. A fully trained U.S. Resident Director provides ongoing logistical support and assistance, including 24-hour emergency aid, to participants throughout the program. The American Councils office in Yerevan is also available to assist and support program participants throughout their time in-country. The program is open to both graduate and undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of Russian language study.   

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Centre for Research on Minorities and University of New Europe (UNE) Winter School “How to Document the Present: Oral History and Memory of the War”

Deadline: October 31, 2022

We would like to share with you the call for participation in the winter school on oral history and memory research and their uses for studying the ongoing Russian invasion in Ukraine. The school will take place in Como (Italy) on January 23-27 2023 and is the result of cooperation between the University of Insubria (https://www.uninsubria.eu/) and the University of New Europe (https://neweurope.university/). It is going to cover both classic approaches to oral history and memory research in the context of armed conflicts and more innovative digital-oriented techniques, including the ones dealing with the machine learning and algorithm audits and their potential uses in the field. Applications are invited from both scholars of different levels and and non-academics interested in oral history and memory research. More information is available via the link:

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Learn Russian in the EU Study Abroad Program (Daugavpils University, Latvia)

Deadline: July 31, 2022

2022 Fall Semester Abroad Programs at Daugavpils University, Latvia
Learn Russian in the European Union (Daugavpils, Latvia) reminds July 31 is
the deadline for the 2022 Fall Semester applications.

The following undergraduate study abroad programs hosted at Daugavpils
University are available:
    – Russian Language, Literature, and Culture;
    – Russian Language and Political Science;
    – Russian Language and East European Studies;
    – Russian Language and Natural Sciences/STEM with theory and laboratory
practice in Russian/English.

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