Job: Assoc. Director Center REEES (Arizona State U.)

Deadline for Applications: April 2, 2019

Associate Director and Administrative Professional (ASU Job # 12763)
Arizona State University – Melikian Center for Russian Eurasian and East European Studies

The Melikian Center for Russian Eurasian and East European Studies at Arizona State University is seeking an Associate Director with a concurrent appointment as Administrative Professional, for Education and Training to lead its summer intensive language program, the Critical Languages Institute (CLI) and assist center Director in other Education and Training related projects. This is a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) benefits-eligible, non-tenure track position, renewable on an annual basis contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. The anticipated start date is April 22, 2019 or soon thereafter.  This position reports to the Director of the Melikian Center. Continue reading “Job: Assoc. Director Center REEES (Arizona State U.)”

Funding: $8,000 Language Fellowships for Summer 2019 Intensive Language Study Abroad Programs (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2019

Don’t forget: American Councils is hosting a webinar, February 6 at 2pm Eastern about all the financial aid available on our study abroad programs. Join by clicking this link tomorrow at 2pm: https://zoom.us/j/396484178. Can’t make it? No problem. They will record the session and post it on their social media for later viewing.

American Councils has Title VIII Language Fellowships available to help students pursue intensive language study in RussiaEurasia, and the Balkans with American Councils this coming summer.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, Title VIII fellowships are available to students enrolled in or intending to enroll in graduate study in a field relevant to U.S. policy regarding Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Fellowships for the Summer 2019 term are awarded in the amount of $3,000 to $8,000 on the basis of financial need and academic merit and are available for use on any of the following AC Study Abroad programs:  Continue reading “Funding: $8,000 Language Fellowships for Summer 2019 Intensive Language Study Abroad Programs (American Councils)”

Internship: The Altai Project (Altai)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

The Altai region, encompassing land in Russia, Kazakhstan, China, and Mongolia, is a unique environment home to many threatened and endangered species. Historical artifacts, such as petroglyphs and burial mounds, dating all the way back to the Stone Age are located in the relatively untouched region, with local significance for indigenous populations and international visitors. The region is in danger from climate change, poaching, and increased tourism leading to more construction and energy projects.

The Altai Project has regular short-term opportunities and internships for people with relevant expertise to get involved: natural sciences, issues of concern to indigenous peoples, climate change, alternative energy and energy conservation, natural building and sustainable design, land use planning, wildlife biology.

They are also in regular need of volunteer translators (Russian, Altaian, and English), web support, graphic designers/desktop publishing, and writers/editors.

To participate with them, contact the Altai Project with a proposal or email Jennifer Castner, Director of the Altai Project, at jennifer@altaiproject.org 

Funding: Call for Proposal on Partnership Grants (US Embassy, KZ)

Deadline for Submissions: November 12, 2018

U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnership Coaching Program

Call for Proposals FOR Partnership Grants

Purpose of Grants: Funded by the U.S. Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan, five grants will be awarded to U.S. universities to establish partnerships between faculty and administrators at U.S. and Kazakhstani universities or advance current U.S. and Kazakhstani collaborations in higher education. Administered by American Councils for International Education, the grants will support direct travel, honoraria, materials, and conference fees for faculty or administrators in the U.S. and Kazakhstan. Grants are intended to support institutional capacity building, professional development for administrators, joint curriculum and co-curriculum, joint faculty research, student exchanges, and other new areas of collaboration. Proposals that support international student tuition or faculty salaries will not be eligible. Continue reading “Funding: Call for Proposal on Partnership Grants (US Embassy, KZ)”

Study Abroad: Russian Language Programs (American Home)

Deadline for Applications: Varies by Program – January 20, 2019; March 1, 2019

American Home is offering multiple programs for travel and study abroad in Russia with applications open now.

1) Vanderbilt University’s Maymester in Russia – Application Deadline January 20, 2019 (https://as.vanderbilt.edu/german/undergraduate/russian/Maymester-2018.pdf)

The program includes community service, lectures on topics being explored by student-participants (politics, economics, sociology, culture, history, art, etc.), Russian language lessons, interaction with Russian university students, excursions to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and provincial towns, home stays, and opportunities for reflection.

2) Intensive Russian Program – Applications Accepted All Year (www.serendipity-russia.com/studyrussian.html)

Approximate program fee: one-to-one instruction group instruction (2-5+ people, 15-35% discount)

Four weeks $3,651 $2,994 – 2,254

Six weeks $5,009 $4,133 – 3,044

Eight weeks $6,367 $5,272 – 3,834

Longer and shorter programs, from one week to a year, are also possible.

The benefits of the American Home’s long-standing Intensive Russian Program – the main program offers one-to-one instruction to each participant – are provided to group participants:

+ experienced faculty specializing in teaching Russian to non-native speakers;

+ program and schedule customized to the needs of each group of students;

+ study from one week to one year;

+ individual home-stay with a Russian family;

+ “Russian friend-conversation partner” program;

+ on-site administrative support;

+ well-equipped classrooms in a comfortable, home-like, atmosphere;

+ excursions in Vladimir and to Suzdal (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and Bogoliubovo;

+ opportunities to meet and socialize with some of the more than 400 Russians participating in the American Home English Program and others;

+ opportunities to participate in a variety of activities—for example, volunteering at an orphanage

3) American English Program Teaching Positions – Application Deadline March 1, 2019 (www.serendipity-russia.com/teach.html)

Program benefits: small stipend, room and board with a Russian family, three hours per week of one-to-one Russian lessons, teacher training and lesson planning assistance, a pleasant, well-equipped, and organized teaching environment.

Teacher obligations: Plan and teach four (possibly 5) 1½ hour classes that meet twice a week, hold office hours, present a brief “Saturday lecture” on any aspect of American culture, airfare to Moscow, visa fee, obtain TESOL certification.

Study Abroad: Eurasian Regional Language Program (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2018

American Councils is currently accepting applications for its summer 2018 Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP).  The application deadline is February 15, and applications can be submitted here.

About the Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)

The American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, working professionals, and scholars intensive individualized instruction in the languages of Eurasia. Participants may choose to study one of 16 regional languages:

Armenian, Azeri, Bashkir, Buryat, Chechen, Dari, Farsi, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Pashto, Romanian, Tatar, Ukrainian, Uzbek, or Yakut

PROGRAM DATES, Summer 2018

June 6 – August 9, 2018

KEY FEATURES

  • Expert university faculty with a unique understanding of U.S. students and American academic culture;
  • Classrooms of only 1 to 5 participants to maximize individual attention to each learner’s needs;
  • 15-20 hours per week of in-class target language instruction in grammar, conversation, culture and area studies;
  • U.S. academic credit for coursework in the target language;
  • Home-stay housing with carefully vetted host families;
  • Conversation partners who assist U.S. students with language learning and help them find a niche in their host-country communities;
  • Weekly cultural activities that go beyond typical tourist destinations and offer students new insights into the host country life and culture;
  • Comprehensive pre-departure orientation as well as on-site orientation in each host city;
  • An active and extensive alumni network that includes international business consultants, professional translators, area-studies experts, and journalists reporting from the region.

COST

Program cost includes tuition, room and board, cultural activities, visa support, comprehensive overseas insurance, 24/7 emergency support, pre-departure orientation, and academic credit through Bryn Mawr College.

FINANCIAL AID

Students admitted to American Councils programs are eligible to receive financial support from a wide range of sources, including the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII), Boren, Gilman, FLAS, and the American Councils Study Abroad Scholarship Fund.

Additionally, American Councils is pleased to offer special funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Fellowship of $4000 is available to overseas Persian language students in Dushanbe, Tajikistan during the Summer 2018 session. Please see the program website for more information.

QUESTIONS?

For program applications and detailed information, please visit the program website or send an email. American Councils staff will also be glad to speak with you and can be reached at 202-833-7522.

Academic Job: Russian Teaching Positions-Summer Lang. Workshop (Indiana U.)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

RUSSIAN TEACHING POSITIONS AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY SUMMER LANGUAGE WORKSHOP

The Indiana University Summer Language Workshop invites applications from teachers of Russian as a foreign language to fill anticipated openings in its eight-week program of intensive Russian instruction that will run June 5-July 28, 2017. Positions for comprehensive classes (4 skills plus grammar/lexicon) at introductory through advanced levels, as well as for specialized classes in phonetics, listening comprehension, and speaking may be available. Minimal qualifications:

–Master’s degree (or equivalent) or current enrollment in graduate study
–Experience and interest in proficiency-oriented Russian language instruction
–Willingness to contribute to extensive supplementary cultural program
–Current legal authorization to work in the United States (US citizenship, US permanent resident status, or possession of appropriate US visa)

Applicants should submit the following items by email to swseel@indiana.edu with “Application for Russian teaching position” in the subject line:

–letter of interest
–CV or resume
–list of three references with contact information

For more information on the Summer Language Workshop: http://www.indiana.edu/~swseel/

Funding Opportunity: Library of Congress Mellon Fellowship (CLIR)

Deadline for Applications: February 28, 2017

Call for Applications: CLIR/Library of Congress Mellon Fellowship

Maximum award: $31,000
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Duration: 9-12 months
Location: Washington, DC

Fellowship Overview:

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is offering one fellowship award to support original source dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences at the Preservation Research and Testing Division of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The fellowship is offered as part of CLIR’s long-established Mellon Fellowship program and is generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

The total award ranges from $23,500 to $31,000, depending on the length of the project. Fellows must begin their research between June 1 and September 1, 2017 and end within 12 months of commencing.

Information about the Preservation Research and Testing Division is available on the Library of Congress website:http://www.loc.gov/preserv/rt/. The full fellowship description, including instructions for submitting an application can be found on CLIR’s website: http://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon/preservation.html. Continue reading “Funding Opportunity: Library of Congress Mellon Fellowship (CLIR)”