Online Third-Year Russian Course, Summer (University of North Georgia)

The Russian program at University of North Georgia is offering an online third year Russian (fifth semester) during Summer 2020. The dates are June 1 – July 31. It is a six-credit-hour class that is going to meet synchronously MWF 10 am – 12 pm (EST) with a short break and TR will be devoted to self-studying. The goal of the course is to bring students to the Intermediate High/Advanced Low proficiency level in speaking on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines scale. The class is taught by an OPI trained instructor. 

For 6 credit hours, the student will pay $1,119.18 in tuition and $281.25 in fees bringing the total to $1,400.43 for the semester. The students will also be responsible for obtaining the textbook Panorama (http://press.georgetown.edu/book/languages/panorama), either a hard or electronic copy. A short interview with the instructor in Russian is required prior to the class registration. 

Those who are interested will have to apply to UNG as transient students. Visit the Admissions page here: https://ung.edu/undergraduate-admissions/index.php

Please send any questions to the class instructor Tatiana.Maslova@ung.edu or the program specialist at UNG Lara.DeBloise@ung.edu

Cultural Exchange Program (Washington, DC/Moscow)

Deadline: April 18, 2020

An important note: we will ensure that all threat of COIVD-19 is gone before moving forward to the exchange component, which is currently postponed.

The application for a fully-funded cultural exchange program is open!

Are you a student aged 18-20 who is interested in history, graphics, and storytelling – and strives to go on a trip to Washington, D.C., and Moscow, Russia? Then this program is just for you! All you have to do is find like-minded people and put together a team of three participants.

The Elbe Arts Project – Shared Victory commemorates the 75th anniversary of the day when American and Soviet troops met on the Elbe River during World War II. We invite you to learn more about Russian-American shared history and the crucial role both countries played in restoring the world’s peace in 1945.

Two winning teams — from Russia and the U.S. – will have a chance to publish a comic book or graphic novel together!

Participation is free – the organizers cover international flights, accommodation, visas, and other expenses.

To take part in the Elbe Arts Project – Shared Victory, fill in the application form on our website: https://elbe-project.online/

Funding: Fellowships from NYU’s Jordan Center

Deadline: May 1, 2020

The NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia offers a variety of funding opportunities and residency programs to students and scholars throughout the year. Learn more about Spring 2020 deadlines below.

Note on Coronavirus: Current NYU policy prohibits university-funded foreign travel and all non-essential, in-person visits from both internationally-based and US-based individuals. We hope that this will not be the case in a few months once the situation has changed globally. Of course, our programs are all conditional upon NYU’s campus reopening in the Summer/Fall and programs such as ours being allowed to fund international travel and host international visitors. Please reach out to jordan.russia.center@nyu.edu with any questions or concerns.
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Online Summer Russian Language Program (Indiana University)

Indiana University has moved its summer language programs, including Russian 1-6, online. They are adding expansion sections to accommodate students whose summer plans have fallen through.

They are working to keep courses FLAS, Title VIII, and Project GO eligible in the online format.

Courses will continue to cover 2 semesters of material over 9 weeks (Russian 1-2) or 8 weeks (Russian 3-6).

The situation is developing faster than they can update their website, so course descriptions, funding details, and other published information may at times be out of date. Please contact languageworkshop@iu.edu for the most recent details.

Applications and course descriptions are at: http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu

Online Russian Language Courses (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Note: The following program has been moved online:

1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-year Russian classes taught at the SLI provide the equivalent of an academic year’s worth of study. Classes meet on the University of Pittsburgh campus, Monday – Friday from 9am to 3pm. In addition to intensive language classes, students also attend Russian films, lectures on politics and culture, singing classes, and cooking classes.

DURATION: 8 weeks: June 15-August 7, 2020 (note these dates are updated as of 3/17)

ACADEMIC CREDIT: 8 CreditsEquivalent to one academic year of study

ELIGIBILITY: Available to undergraduate and graduate Pitt & non-Pitt students, working professionals, and retirees as well as Project GO-awarded ROTC students.

https://www.sli.pitt.edu/program/russian-domestic

****The Russian program will cover 2 semesters in 8 weeks, June 15-August 7 at Beginning through 4th-year levels. Classes for “Virtual SLI” will take place from 11-4:30 EST.
Our website and announcements are also lagging behind the pace of our planning and we are working on our formal announcement for release today. Inquiries may be directed to me: manukyan1@pitt.edu.

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.