Grad Program: International Master’s programs for EU citizens (University of Verona)

Deadline: July 1, 2021

The University of Verona hereby announces a public selection for pre-admissions to International Master’s degree programmes for EU citizens (except Italian citizens) holding a foreign degree and living outside Italy. The University of Verona shall award no. 25 student support and benefits for top candidates for the 2021-2022 academic year, which include tuition fee and accommodation at ESU student residence in a double room with a 12-month contract.  
Call opened on 1 June 2021
Deadline for application: 1 July 2021
Link to the call for applications

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Graduate and Undergraduate Essay Contest on Dostoevsky-Related Topics

Deadline: June 1, 2021

We are excited to announce that the Readers’ Advisory Board of the North American Dostoevsky Society is running another student essay contest! This year, we are looking for outstanding undergraduate- and graduate-student essays on Dostoevsky-related topics. Nominate your best students… or nominate yourself! See the two separate CFPs below for more details. Good luck!

Note: because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have extended the competition to encompass 2019-21. Please note the updated submission date of June 1, 2021 (submissions are welcome on a rolling basis).

Undergraduate CFP

The North American Dostoevsky Society (NADS) invites IDS/NADS members in good standing to nominate outstanding student essays on Dostoevsky-related topics. (If you are not a member of IDS or NADS, you can join at https://dostoevsky.org/). Students are welcome to nominate their own work, in which case IDS/NADS membership is not required. The topic is open; however, Dostoevsky and his works should be the main focus of the essay. The winner of the undergraduate contest will receive free membership in NADS for one year and a Dostoevsky-themed swag.

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Fully-Funded Academic Fellowships in Russia (American Councils)

Deadline (extended): February 15, 2021

Provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York, the American Councils Academic Fellowships in Russia program (AFR) will support U.S. graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars as they conduct research for three to nine consecutive months on topics within the social sciences disciplines in Russia. 

The total value of each fellowship ranges from $10,000 – $45,000, with actual level of support depending on the duration of the overseas research period and the academic rank of the awardee. Typical awards include: 

  • International airfare 
  • Academic affiliation with a leading local university or educational institution 
  • Visa(s) arranged by American Councils in collaboration with host institutions 
  • Housing and living stipends 
  • Health insurance 
  • Ongoing logistical support from American Councils 
  • 24-hour emergency assistance 
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Funding: Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Grant

Deadline: December 1, 2020

Aim and Mission

  • To support emerging scholars through small grants;
  • To promote scholarship with a social policy application; and
  • To encourage projects that address contemporary issues in the social sciences.

Funding

Grants are based solely on merit. Each is worth a total of $7,500; $5,000 is awarded initially and $2,500 upon completion of the project.

For grant recipients to be entitled to their second installment, they must show evidence of one of the following:

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Grad Program: MA and PhD in Literature and Slavic Linguistics (University of Washington)

Deadline: December 15, 2020

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Washington invites applications to its M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Literature and Slavic Linguistics starting in Fall, 2021.

We offer our top applicant a three-year initial funding package (1 year of tuition/fee waiver and a generous stipend, plus two years of TAships/RAships) plus a recruitment allowance of $3,000-5,000.

We seek students who have had at least four years of Russian language training and other related coursework (although those with less will still be considered). We also welcome applicants who have completed an M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures (or related fields). Please note we require a Skype/Zoom interview, conducted partly in the relevant language, as part of our application process.

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Grad Program: PhD Fellow in Linguistics– Keyword/Keymorph Analysis of Russian and Norwegian News Media (The Arctic University of Norway)

Deadline: September 30, 2020

A PhD position in Linguistics is available at the Department of Language and Culture (ISK)Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (HSL). The position is part of the THREAT-DEFUSER project which explores the role of “soft” information strategies propagated through mass and social media that can be used in hybrid warfare. We investigate Norwegian perceptions of Russia, as well as Russian perceptions of Norway, in the context of Norwegian national security.

The position is affiliated with both the CLEAR (Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian) and Sami language technology (Giellatekno) research groups.

ISK offers one-year programmes, as well as full Bachelor and Master programmes in the following fields: General linguistics, literature, art history, media and documentation studies, English, Kven, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian, Sami, Spanish, and German. It also offers PhD programmes in linguistics, cultural/literary studies, art history, as well as media and documentation studies.

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Grad Program: PhD in Russian Linguistics – Language of perceived threats in Russian Media (The Arctic University of Norway)

Deadline: September 30, 2020

 The position

A PhD position is available at the Department of Language and Culture (ISK) which belongs to the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (HSL). The position is part of the THREAT-DEFUSER project which explores the role of “soft” information strategies propagated through mass and social media that can be used in hybrid warfare. We investigate Norwegian perceptions of Russia, as well as Russian perceptions of Norway, in the context of Norwegian national security.

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Fulbright in Poland

Deadline: October 13, 2020

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers opportunities for American academics, artists, and experienced professionals to lecture (4-9 months) or conduct research (3-9 months) at Polish academic and research institutions. Proposals are welcome from candidates in all disciplines with established relations with the host institution. 

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program allows graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals, and artists to conduct their own research projects for two academic semesters at Poland’s best universities and research centers. Proposals are welcome from candidates in all disciplines with established relations with the host institution. 

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program (ETA) places recent U.S. college graduates and young professionals at universities and institutions of higher education across Poland and allows them to teach or co-teach practical and specialized professional English language classes for two academic semesters. Candidates with prior teaching experience are especially welcome to apply. Beginning in Spring 2020, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State will fully fund a preparatory 60-hour online TESOL course for all incoming ETAs. The Fulbright Specialist Program aims to provide a short-term (2 to 6 weeks), on-demand project collaboration with Polish institutions. Project activities may include delivering a seminar, workshop or guest lecture, consulting on faculty or workforce development, conducting needs assessments or evaluations for a program or institution, or developing academic or training curricula and materials.

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Summer translation in Russia

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
If you have questions, please email vgorshkov@crossroadseurasia.com