Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship Program

Deadline: July 13, 2022

The Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad (FRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities for faculty to engage in full-time 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. 

Program features

Faculty may request funding to support overseas research for a period of no less than three months and no more than 12 months. Funds support the travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research, maintenance allowances based on the salary paid by the fellow’s U.S. home institution, and an allowance for research-related expenses overseas. 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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SRAS Study Abroad Info Sessions

Event Dates: April 7 and April 12, 2022

Please join SRAS info sessions to discuss your future study abroad program! We will go over funding and scholarship opportunities as well. 

SRAS is gearing up for summer programs in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and Batumi, Georgia as well as online from Warsaw, Poland. We are also accepting applications for fall programs in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, as well as Chisinau, Moldova. Both programs will include intensive Russian-language study as well local cultural and travel programs that will introduce students to the unique peoples, cultures, and identities of these locations. 

We will also have our Security and Society in the Information Age program in Warsaw, Poland this fall, a particularly pertinent program looking at European security and global security issues. 

With so many students now in our Bishkek location, we’ve taken the opportunity to update and expand our Vegan and Vegetarian Guide to Bishkek, our guide to Fitness, Training, Gyms, and Jogging in Bishkek, and several other resources, now all linked from our giant SRAS Guide to Living in Bishkek.

Elsewhere on our Family of Sites, we have new articles on the Kyrgyz State Opera and Ballet Theater, a profile of Turkmen poet Magtymguly Pyragy, and a book review of This Thing of Darkness: Eisenstein’s Ivan the Terrible in Stalin’s Russia.

Lastly, we are heartened to report that all our friends and colleagues at Novamova, our partner school in Ukraine, are still safe. If you would like to donate to help them, please click here

Study Abroad: AUCA-Bard College Study Abroad Program (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Bard Abroad is excited to announce the introduction of a Russian Language Track through the AUCA-Bard Study Abroad Program in Kyrgyzstan. This track is open to students with at least two years of college-level Russian.

Although more than 30 years have passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Bishkek remains largely a Russian-speaking city, with Russian used as the common language between the many groups of people that call Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia home. Students will have the opportunity to use Russian in and out of the classroom, in home-stays, with student peers, and in daily life. With a rich history and culture of its own, a shared-Soviet experience and common customs and cultural traditions which transcend borders, Kyrgyzstan is a fascinating place to study Russian (outside of the European context) and experience post-Soviet society.

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Study Abroad: American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC)

Deadline: December 3, 2021

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) invites students and instructors at U.S. degree-granting programs to apply to the Experience the South Caucasus Fellowship Program, taking place June 20 – July 20, 2022 in the countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The program will immerse Fellows in the vibrant cultures and deep histories of the South Caucasus. Experience the South Caucasus offers participants a unique opportunity to gain valuable skills, learn about a little studied, but geopolitically significant part of the world, and visit cultural heritage sites — all through an exciting, experiential learning program. Experience the South Caucasus Fellows will: Gain valuable, unique work experience through engaging international projects, including part-time to full-time internships at non-governmental organizations (NGOs), research institutions, and non-profit organizations. Fellows will be able to indicate their preference for country and project. Training and supervision will be provided by each local institution.Learn about local arts, culture, music, history, and more, through weekly lectures offered by community-based scholars.
Enhance global competence through immersive cultural experiential learning and field trips to cultural sites and museums.
Build communication and presentation skills in a final, two-day workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia, where fellows will share and reflect on their experiences. The workshop will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Fagan (Virginia Commonwealth University). 

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

Deadline: December 1, 2021

In the 2021 Fall semester, numerous US undergraduates are studying in in-person programs provided by “Learn Russian in the European Union” in Daugavpils, Latvia. The students are enrolled in Russian language courses and electives in history, political science, area studies, economics, math, and other subjects at Daugavpils University. 

“Learn Russian in the EU” is accepting applications for the 2022 Spring and 2022/2023 academic year study abroad programs. We welcome your students to apply. 

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Study Abroad: Peace and Security in the South Caucasus (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Deadline: February 15, 2022

Application is open for the American Councils’ Summer 2022 Peace & Security in the South Caucasus Program, run together with partner Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia, and including program trips to Baku and Yerevan. 


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Funding: Pitt Project GO Russian Programs for ROTC Students, Summer 2022

Deadline: January 12, 2022

The University of Pittsburgh invites Army, Navy/Marine, and Air Force ROTC students from any US college or university to apply for a Pitt Project GO (Global Officers) scholarship for intensive study of 1st-4th year Russian in Summer 2022. Project GO is an initiative sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

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Funding: Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program

Deadline: December 28, 2021

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program provides U.S. educators in the arts, social sciences and humanities with opportunities to participate in short-term seminars abroad to improve their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. In 2022, summer seminars will be offered in the Philippines, Hungary, Norway, and Germany.  

Each thematic seminar features educational lectures and interactive, cultural activities specifically designed for elementary, secondary, and postsecondary educators, including visits to local schools and organizations and meetings with education administrators, government officials, policymakers, teachers, and students. Participants draw on their experiences during the program to create new or to enhance existing cross-cultural curricula for use in their U.S. classrooms and school systems. Sixteen educators participate in each seminar. The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program covers airfare, room and board, and program costs. Teacher participants are responsible for a cost-share of $650.

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Teach English/Maymester/Study Russian in Vladimir, Russia (The American Home)

Deadlines: Multiple, See Below

1) American English Program Teaching Positions – Application Deadline March 1, 2022 (http://www.ah33.ru/teach-english/

The American English Program has been helping Vladimir residents to learn English since 1992 and currently has more than 600 students each semester who are taught by a group of American and Russian teachers. 

PROGRAM BENEFITS: monthly stipend, room and board, three hours per week of one-to-one Russian lessons with faculty trained to teach Russian as a foreign language, thorough teacher orientation and ongoing teaching support from 2 full-time teacher trainers, textbooks customized specifically for our program, a pleasant and well-equipped teaching environment, full Russian visa application support, complete on-site administrative support from an excellent Russian staff, and much more. 

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SRAS Study Abroad Programs

Deadline: November 1, 2021

***Deadlines have been extended to November 1 for the following SRAS Spring 2022 study abroad programs.***

Moscow: International Relations and Diplomacy at MGIMO

Select from a wide range of courses taught in English or Russian. 

St. Petersburg: Language and Society

Intensive language study plus range of electives (taught in English) well-suited to a Russian Studies major/minor.

Bishkek: Central Asian Studies

Intensive Language Study (Russian and/or CA languages) + a focus on the history, culture, and geopolitics of the region, including Afghanistan.

Kyiv: Identity and Conflict in the Post-Soviet Space

Intensive Language Study (Russian or Ukrainian) + focus on identity and conflict in the region.