Acad. Job: PhD Positions for “Translating Memories” (Tallinn University)

Deadline: April 15, 2020

Eneken Laanes, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Cultural Analysis
at Tallinn University School of Humanities, is recruiting 3 PhD students for their European Research Council (ERC) project “Translating Memories: The Eastern European Past in the Global Arena”.

More information about the PhD positions can be found here:
https://www.tlu.ee/en/ht/translating_memories_PhD_positions

Acad. Job: Postdoc Researchers for “Translating Memories” (Tallinn University)

Deadline: April 15, 2020

Eneken Laanes, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Cultural Analysis
at Tallinn University School of Humanities, is recruiting 2 postdoctoral researchers for their European Research Council (ERC) project “Translating Memories: The Eastern European Past in the Global Arena”.

More information about the postdoctoral positions can be found here:
https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/491201

Acad. Job: Senior Researcher (Tallinn University)

Deadline: April 15, 2020

Eneken Laanes, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Cultural Analysis
at Tallinn University School of Humanities, is recruiting 1 senior researcher for their European Research Council (ERC) project “Translating Memories: The Eastern European Past in the Global Arena”.

More information about the senior researcher position can be found here:
https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/491203

Einstein Fellowship

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Awarded by the Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation
The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein.

The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin. The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses.

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Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (Nazarbayev University)

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Nazarbayev University (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan) is still accepting applications for our Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES), an 8-week intensive program in Russian or Kazakh languages. We operate on rolling admissions until April 1 and there is no application fee.

Classes follow standardized US curricula and textbooks, which means that students can return seamlessly to language programs at their home institutions.

At NU, students study languages on our modern campus in an environment that minimizes culture shock and maximizes close contact with multilingual local students.

Program dates:

May 23 – July 22 (equivalent to one academic year)

Program fees:

$5000  (for Russian)    OR       $4000 (for Kazakh)

The fee includes entrance and exit proficiency testing, 8-week language course, dormitory housing in a shared 2-person room, meal plan, cultural program, weekly excursions, local health insurance, airport pick up and drop off, tutoring, books (on loan), gym pass, and official Visa Invitation Letter.

For more information, please visit our website or check out our program video. 

Study Abroad in Siberia (SRAS)

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Invite your students to experience this awesome 5-week summer opportunity: New Global Seminar from University of California, San Diego and supported by SRAS: Mission Siberia!

LTEU 152GS looks at indigenous identity through a comparison of Native Americans in the US and the largest indigenous group in Russia, the Buryats, and issues of race, ethnicity, and power vis a vis the dominant culture. Emphasis is on the strength of indigenous identity based on literature and culture, tradition, and religion, as well as its intersections with gender, sexuality, age, and other categories of identity.  An extensive program of field trips and meetings with members of the Buryat community, along with abundant internet resources related to Native American culture and identity will provide a rich base of primary source material for students’ analysis.

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Online Russian Culture Course (Wayne State, Summer 2020)

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Intro to Russian Culture (RUS 2710)

1) TUITION: How much does an online course (4 cr) cost for non-Wayne students?

Non-WSU students can register as guests. They will have to pay full tuition based on their residency status.  You can compute the tuition at the following link: apps.reg.wayne.edu/tuition

2) DISCOUNTS & SPECIAL PROGRAMS

There are several special programs that allow students to take courses at Wayne through their home institution or at a discounted rate:

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Summer Translation Internship in Russia

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Summer translation in Russia
(Program details

The day-to-day work spans the creative and the practical. 

This year (2020), we are looking for students to translate a series of audio-guides on the history of Russian regions, with a focus on the stories of aristocratic manor houses that dot the countryside.We are also looking for students to help out at a Voronezh-based translation agency with a variety of business-oriented projects — websites, press articles, bank statements — the kinds of work that a professional translator would see day-to-day.   
A locally based professional translator provides a kick-off training on the tools of the trade and is available to provide support and extra training throughout the stay.  

  • Timing: One to three months. Can be combined with other Crossroads Eurasia internships (e.g. teaching or camp)
  • Russian proficiency: The better your Russian, the more challenging we can make it. At the very least, we require four semesters of Russian or equivalent. 
  • Past experience: None required. 
  • Deadline to apply: March 15, 2020.   

Apply online at www.CrossroadsEurasia.com

Study Abroad in Russia and Kazakhstan (American Councils)

Deadline: March 16, 2020

American Councils Study Abroad is now accepting applications for Fall and Academic Year 2020 study abroad programs in Russia and Kazakhstan. Applications are due March 16, 2020.

Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP)

RLASP offers participants the unique opportunity to study Russian language and area studies in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir, Russia or Almaty, Kazakhstan while pursuing volunteer opportunities, internships, and cultural interests in an overseas immersion setting. Small class sizes and local conversation partners to assist participants with language learning. Prerequisite: two semesters of Russian.

Business Russian Language & Internship (BRLI) Program

BRLI combines Russian language courses and an internship in Moscow, St. Petersburg, or Almaty. Internships are available in regional offices of U.S. businesses, U.S.-Russian joint venture companies, press offices, Russian- or Kazakh-owned businesses, international trade organizations, and non-profits. Prerequisite: four semesters of Russian.

Heritage Speakers Program (HSP)

On the Heritage Speakers Program participants work with American Councils staff and host university faculty to develop an individualized program serving your unique needs as a language learner. The curriculum focuses on intensive language gain in the areas of grammar, conversation, and vocabulary development. Available in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir, or Almaty.

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Research and Journalism Internship in Russia

Deadline: March 15, 2020

(Program details
This internship combines small-group classroom instruction, hands-on field research, and intensive writing. It is led by the editor-in-chief of Downtown.ru, a popular Voronezh newspaper.

The first week is the classroom week — you refine your topic, learn how to gather information, and structure your research. You can explore any topic you like, and if you don’t have one, that’s OK. We can give you ideas. The second and third week is the research itself. You are out and about, doing interviews, observing, running surveys, etc. During the fourth week, you write. You can write in Russian or in English.

A Russian tutor is around the entire time to help out where your Russian isn’t strong enough and some work may even be published.

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