Funding Opportunity: Einstein Fellowship (Einstein Forum)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2017

Title: Einstein Fellowship
Sponsor: Einstein Forum
Amount: Euro 10,000 plus travel expenses

Description: 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.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by April 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.einsteinforum.de/about/fellowship/?lang=en

Study Abroad: “Learn Russian in the European Union” (Daugavpils Univ.)

Deadline for Application: June 23, 2017

Daugavpils University and the “Learn Russian in the European Union” project invite students for customized Semester Abroad programs hosted by Daugavpils University, Latvia.

Semester Abroad programs include:

(1) Intensive “Russian as a Foreign Language” core course (interactive communication skills, grammar, phonetics), provided at Intermediate, Advanced, and Superior target proficiency levels.

(2) Subject matter group and elective courses, depending on the selected program and delivered in English and/or Russian:
– Russian language, literature, and culture;
– East European studies;
– Natural Sciences (mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, environmental studies), theory and laboratory practice;
– Political Science.

Daugavpils University will award up to 30 ECTS credits (Russian – 15 ECTS, subject matter courses – up to 15 ECTS.
No visa is required to study in Latvia for citizens of the USA, Canada, the European Union, and many other countries.

Program features:
– Accommodation with a Russian-speaking host family.
– Native Russian student communication partners.
– Full language and cultural immersion in the European Union’s most Russian city.
– Excursions, field trips, cultural and sports activities.
– Local health insurance, two-way airport transfer, orientation, local mobile phone, and more.
– Optional guided trip to Russia or Belarus. Visas can be obtained from the consulates located in Daugavpils.
– Full-time in-country support.

The application deadline for the Fall 2017 programs is June 23, 2017.

Please find more on the Semester Abroad programs in Daugavpils at http://www.learnrussianineu.com/semester-abroad-programs

Language Training: John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin 2017 (Kosciuszko Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: May 18, 2017

Language courses are available from two to eight weeks for non-intensive, intensive, and highly intensive programs.  Classes begin in July and late July. Class size is limited to approximately 10 students affording each student personalized attention. Applicants may register for classes that range from 5 to 8 hours of instruction daily.  All intensity levels meet from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Intensive and Highly Intensive programs meet for additional classes focused on oral practice from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays.  In addition to the hours listed for PL and PLI, students in the Highly Intensive program also meet one-on-one with a tutor.  Students in the PLH program choose the topic of each day’s tutoring session.  Tutoring is held between 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. or 4:00- 4:45 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays.  Students will be placed in language groups based on a placement exam which is given at the start of the program.  Each program also includes lectures on Polish history, culture, literature, music, the Polish economy and important contemporary issues.

PROGRAM FEES INCLUDE

Tuition, a shared room, 3 meals a day, course materials, various cultural events and sightseeing of Lublin’s Old Town and Sandomierz.  Sightseeing of  Warsaw is included in sessions lasting longer than 3 weeks.

Airfare, optional trips, and single rooms are NOT included in program fees.

HOUSING

Students live in double occupancy rooms at a student dormitory.  Bathrooms are shared. Single rooms are available at the dormitory for an additional fee of $10 per night.

TO APPLY FOR A TRANSCRIPT OF CREDIT

In order to arrange for a transfer of credit you will need to speak to your  academic adviser.   Print a copy of this page, a KF Credit Approval Form (see application forms) and speak to your academic adviser.  If approved, please return the completed Credit Approval Form to the Kosciuszko Foundation.  Address information is provided below.

Students applying for credit must attend classes and pass final exams. Please note that in Poland 1 academic hour = 45 minutes.

TO APPLY FOR PROGRAMS IN LUBLIN

Please indicate the number of weeks you intend to participate in the program; 2 to 8 week programs are available.  Circle PL, PLI or PLH for the level of intensity.  Please indicate whether you will be participating in July or August.  Indicate double or dorm single under Accommodations as per your preference.  Follow additional instructions on the application form.

For more information, including funding information, click here.

Study Abroad: Venice School of Human Rights (EIUC)

Deadline for Applications: March 30, 2017

Admissions to the Venice School of Human Rights – Human Rights as Our Responsibility (9 – 17 June 2017), organised by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) are open until 27 April 2017, early bird 30 March 2017 with 10% discount.

The Opening Lecture of the School will be held by Prof. Manfred Nowak, EIUC Secretary General. Professor of international law and human rights at the University of Vienna, Manfred Nowak has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and member of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. He has been recently appointed by the UN Secretary General to lead the New Global Study on Situation of Children in Detention.

After a first session common to all participants, the programme will develop intothree thematic clusters: – The Implementation of SDGs and Business & Human Rights; – Human Rights Defenders and – Sexual Violence in Conflict in a Changing Global Environment, among which participants will have to choose.

Interested candidates should register by compiling the online application form.

For any query about the Venice School please contact us at veniceschool@eiuc.org

Funding Opportunity: Explore the World Travel Scholarship (Hostelling International USA)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2017

Hostelling International USA is still accepting applications for our Explore the World Travel Scholarship.

This is a $2,000 travel scholarship being offered for Austin Area residents, and this year we’re awarding 5 scholarships.

Also, HIU is hosting a World Travel 101 Travel Class at REI Downtown on Tuesday, Feb 28th at 6:30 pm if you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about international travel and more about the scholarship. Here is a link to learn more about what the class will cover and to RSVP. It’s a free class, but requires an RSVP since they do fill up quickly.

The scholarship is open to individuals, ages 18-30, who will engage in an educational or service learning component during their trip.  Eligible candidates must also meet specific financial need requirements. More information can be found at www.hiusa.org/travel-scholarships.

Application deadline: March 15, 2017

Study Abroad: Faculty of Economic Sciences (Higher School of Economics)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2017

The Moscow-based Faculty of Economic Sciences at the Higher School of Economics, a highly selective educational institution specializing in economics and finance,  would like to invite undergraduate and Master’s-level students to experience study abroad at one of Russia’s best universities.

HSE is one of Russia’s largest and most modern state universities. Established in 1992 as a program in economics, HSE currently offers 87 programs in 16 areas of study for undergraduate students and 129 Master’s programs in 28 areas of study. 25 Master’s programs are currently taught entirely in English. At its four campuses – in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Perm and Nizhny Novgorod – HSE offers instruction to more than 30,000 students each year.

Because HSE attracts the best and brightest from throughout Russia, most students have a high level of proficiency in English. The undergraduate program offers a wide variety of courses taught in English in the fields of economics, humanities, finance and the social sciences. Students from abroad can take classes in English from other HSE programs as well as study Russian as a Foreign language.

Undergraduate students enjoy a wide variety of liberal arts courses that combine humanities and science in a balanced way that suits majors such as:

  • Slavic Languages and Literatures

  • Economics

  • Economics and Mathematics

  • Finance

  • Political Science

  • Russian and East European Studies

  • Global Affairs

  • Humanities

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Study Abroad: Summer Intensive Russian and Kazakh and Elective Courses in Eurasian Studies (Astana, Kazakhstan)

Deadline for Applications: March 01, 2017

Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan), in collaboration with the University of Arizona, is pleased to announce the Second Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES). We are now accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as working professionals for our 2017 summer session. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2017. Program dates for SSRES 2017: May 26-July 22 (8 weeks)

The main component of SSRES in 2017 will be an Intensive 8-week Course in Russian Language (all levels are welcome) OR an Intensive 8-week Course in Beginner’s Kazakh Language. The program offers 120 contact hours of in-class instruction in all aspects of these languages and one elective course in the Eurasian Studies curriculum taught in English. Students can choose one from the following elective courses:

  • HST 100 History of Kazakhstan (6 ECTS or 3 Carnegie)
  • HST 104 Central Asian History II (6 ECTS or 3 Carnegie)
  • WLL 230 Survey of Post-Soviet Russian Literature and Culture (6 ECTS or 3 Carnegie)

In additional to the core program, the students will have an opportunity to learn some elementary Kazakh and get an introduction to Kazakh culture by taking a weekly non-credited practical course in Kazakh Language and Culture (once a week on Fridays, free and included in the program). Students, enrolled in Kazakh, will be able to take a similar course in Russian Language and Culture.

American students have an option to apply to the program through The University of Arizona Global Initiatives and earn US-based academic credits. The University of Arizona offers full health insurance coverage, pre-departure orientation and advising sessions, and 24/7 counselling services to all program participants.  For more information, visit the program’s website at https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/program/arizona-kazakhstan.

For more information about the program, including its cost, course descriptions, and the cultural program, visit our website: http://shss.nu.edu.kz/shss/academics/ssres and the program blog at http://ssres-nazarbayev-university.com/. Please address all questions to Professor Victoria Thorstensson (victoria.thorstensson@nu.edu.kz). 

Questions about the application process through the University of Arizona should be addressed to Professor Liudmila Klimanova, Director for the Arizona in Kazakhstan Program (klimanova@mail.arizona.edu).  Continue reading “Study Abroad: Summer Intensive Russian and Kazakh and Elective Courses in Eurasian Studies (Astana, Kazakhstan)”

Job: Resident Director in Narva, Estonia (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) is seeking a qualified Resident Director (RD) to accompany a group of undergraduates to Narva, Estonia this summer.  The program runs for 8 weeks—from June 18 – August 13, 2017—though the RD will likely need to arrive one week before the students.  While in Narva, the students will engage in the intensive study of Russian at the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-year levels.  In addition to formal class time, students participate in a comprehensive set of lectures and excursions.

The RD receives a generous salary as well as roundtrip airfare to Narva, Estonia, accommodations in Narva, daily breakfasts (7 days a week), and work-day lunches (5 days a week). Continue reading “Job: Resident Director in Narva, Estonia (U. of Pittsburgh)”

Academic Program: Trans-Siberian Study Abroad Program (Univ. of New Hampshire)

Application deadline: March 3, 2017

Unique Trans-Siberian Study Abroad Program, University of New Hampshire

What is the program?
The UNH Russia Program is a unique summer study abroad opportunity for all interested students to experience first-hand the vastness of Russia. Students travel with UNH faculty and study Russian language, culture, and history with stays in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and a trip across the country on the Trans-Siberian Railroad! Visits include cultural, historical, and political venues (including the Duma, Kremlin, Hermitage, WWII bunker, Gulag Museum, Tatar hat workshop, hiking around Lake Baikal, participate in traditional Russian folk wedding, Lenin’s house in Gorki, banya, Russo-Japanese war fortresses and bunkers in Vladivostok) with readings and discussion at each site.

4 Week and 8 Week Programs
4 Week program: Earn 8 UNH credits studying culture and history while traveling to St. Petersburg, Moscow and on to Siberia, with stops in Kazan, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk,Lake Baikal, Arkhan (a village in Buryatiya) and ending in Vladivostok. No prior study of Russian language is required. Survival Russian included in pre-departure and in-country work. All students with an interest in Russian history, politics and culture should apply.

8 Week program: After the above 4 weeks of travel, students stay in Moscow and have language classes taught by faculty from Language Link. Earn an addition 8 credits studying Russian language (grammar, conversation and phonetics at the appropriate level.)

Pre-departure orientation sessions (via Skype/video) and pre-departure assignments (reading, lectures and work done on-line with a UNH faculty member.)

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the full expanse of Russia!

How do I apply or learn more?
· Find program details and application instructions online at https://cola.unh.edu/study-abroad/program/russia-moscow.

Application deadline: March 3, 2017.
· Contact Arna Bronstein, Associate Professor Russian, Program Director (arna.bronstein@unh.edu) or Ekaterina Burvikova, Resident Director (ekaterina.burvikova@unh.edu) or James Parsons, COLA Study Abroad Coordinator (James.Parsons@unh.edu)

Study Abroad: Summer University Programs (NRUHSE)

Deadline for Applications: April 03, 2017

The Summer University at the HSE is a new initiative designed to provide students, PhD candidates, postdocs and professionals from around the world with unique opportunities to enhance their knowledge in area studies and beyond. Offering a broad interdisciplinary selection of courses, the Summer University is open to all students and will be of particular interest to those who study International Relations, History, Political Science and other social sciences and humanities. Many of the courses, taught in English, focus on the politics, history, economics and culture of Russia and Eurasia.

International Summer University HSE Moscow
International Summer University in HSE Saint Petersburg
International Summer University in HSE Nizhny Novgorod

Tuition and Fees

Programme fee:

  • $150 USD per credit
  • $177 USD per credit (if participant takes less than 3 ECTS credits total)
  • Online processing fee: 3000 RUB (non-refundable; registration fee will be waived for HSE students)

Programme fee covers:
– tuition,
– accommodation support*,
– visa support,
– at least one sight-seeing tour and social events.

*Accommodation support involves help with booking a place in one of HSE dormitories. The cost of accommodation (5 400 RUB/month) is not included in the programme fee.