Study Abroad: 2017 International Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies (Singidunum U.)

Deadline for Applications: March 13, 2017

2017 International Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies
June 25 to July 2, 2017
Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS) at the Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK),
Singidunum University, Belgrade

Call for Applications

The Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS) at the Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK), Singidunum University invites you to apply for the 8th International Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies. The 2017 Summer School will take place at the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade, from June 25 to July 2, 2017.

The Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies provides a learning opportunity for students interested in the study and analysis of societies in and post-conflict. Interdisciplinary in its nature, drawing from the fields of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, History, Philosophy, Anthropology, Education, Law and International Relations, the Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies provides students with an interactive learning experience utilizing frontal lectures and class discussions focusing on comparative conflict analysis of different case studies.

**Language of instruction for all courses is English**

** Students who complete the course requirements may transfer the course credit to their home institution (5 ECTS)**
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Language Training: Summer Study Abroad Programs (Poland)

Deadline for Applications: March 20, 2017

This is to let you know that the 2017 Summer Study Abroad programs and application forms have posted to the Foundation’s web-site.  All programs and sessions are now open and we invite you to apply!

It’s going to be an exciting summer!  There are 3-, 4-, and 6 week programs at the Jagiellonian University (JU) and 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, and 8-week programs at the John Paul II Catholic University in Lublin aka KUL.

Apply either as a paying student or for a KF scholarship.  All paying students who will be 18 years old and will have a high school diploma by the first day of the program will be accepted.

Not all students who apply for a scholarship will receive funding, but we’ll save a seat for you in the program in case you intend to go whether you receive funding or not.

An important note: There is a limited amount of space in Session A which spends 3 weeks in Krakow and 1 week in the resort town of Szczawnica.  To guarantee your space in the program, apply by March 20th! Payment is required when you apply.

We’re accepting applications and payment for all other programs through May 18th.  All students who are eligible are accepted. 

Students who are applying for a KF scholarship must apply by April 17th See details posted under the heading Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarships, Frances E. Wyszynski Scholarship and Wisconsin Study in Poland Scholarship.  Details vary so read carefully! We’re reserving a number of spaces in Session A for any scholarship applicant who applies for Session A so that scholarship applicants need not worry about the March 20th deadline for Session A.  Scholarship decisions will be announced in May.

All details and application forms are found at:  https://www.thekf.org/kf/programs/study/

Language Training: Russian Language Summer Schools (Omsk State University)

Deadline for Applications: June 10, 2017

With a mission to deliver a learning experience that is exciting and engaging, Dostoevsky OmSU offers 2 summer courses with fixed start dates in July and August for international students who are interested in learning Russian language and would like to delve into Russian traditional culture.

Russian Language Summer School in July (Intensive General Russian) is a 3-week intensive program that aims to provide students with the opportunity to practice all main skills in Russian, reinforce and enrich their knowledge of Russian and includes 102 academic hours of tuition.

Course Fees: 45 000 RUB (approx. 700 €/750 USD)

Upon the completion of the program, students will get the Russian Language School Certificate (6-7 ETCS).

Russian Language Summer School in August is a 2-week program that covers a balance of language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), grammar at an appropriate level from beginner to advanced and includes 72 academic hours of tuition.

Course Fees: 30 000 RUB (approx. 470 €/500 USD)

Upon the completion of the program, students will get the Russian Language School Certificate (3 ETCS).

Russian Language classes are taught by experienced language teaching professionals (teachers of Russian as a Foreign Language) and follow a communicative approach to language teaching. In addition to in-class Russian language instruction, students will attend lectures of cultural and academic interest.

The social and cultural programs of Summer Schools are designed to help participants gain a valuable overview of Russian culture based on local heritage. We want to show participants the wide diversity of Russian culture, which is why we have built a great program for participants to keep them learning, exploring Omsk and experiencing new things.

Please check out our Gallery to see what we got up to in 2016, read our Testimonials page to find out what our participants said about us http://www.omsu.ru/about/structure/general/omp/english-version/rlss/review.php , or check the information about recent Summer School http://www.omsu.ru/about/structure/general/omp/english-version/rlss/

Funding Opportunity: Fellowships for Digital Publication (NEH)

Deadline for Applications: April 12, 2017

Title: NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Amount: $50,400 

Description: Through NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication, the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation jointly support individual scholars pursuing research projects that require digital expression and digital publication. To be eligible for this special opportunity, an applicant’s plans for digital publication must be essential to the project’s research goals. That is, the project must be conceived as digital because the nature of the research and the topics being addressed demand presentation beyond traditional print publication. Successful projects will likely incorporate visual, audio, and/or other multimedia materials or flexible reading pathways that could not be included in traditionally published books. Applications submitted for this special opportunity will be evaluated separately from other NEH Fellowship applications, but, like applications submitted to the NEH Fellowships program, will be held to the highest standards of scholarship. Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years prior to the application deadline are also eligible.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by April 12. See the award announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application. 

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/neh-mellon-fellowships-digital-publication

Funding Opportunity: Fellowships (NEH)

Deadline for Applications: April 12, 2017

Title: Fellowships (CFDA 45.160)
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Amount: $50,400 

Description: NEH Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development. U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States for at least the three years prior to the application deadline are also eligible.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by April 12. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/fellowships

Funding Opportunity: Language Legacies Award (Endangered Language Fund)

Deadline for Applications: March 20, 2017

Title: Language Legacies
Sponsor: Endangered Language Fund
Amount: $4,000, average $2,000

Description: The Endangered Language Fund provides grants for language documentation and revitalization, and for linguistic fieldwork. The work most likely to be funded is that which serves both the native community and the field of linguistics, although projects which have immediate applicability to one group and more distant applicability to the other will also be considered. Support for publication is a low priority, although it will be considered. Proposals can originate in any country. The language involved must be in danger of disappearing within a generation or two. Endangerment is a continuum, and the location on the continuum is one factor in our funding decisions. Language activists and researchers from any country are eligible to apply.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental and Contracts Specialist or Brook Davis (davis@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and the return Proposal Review Form by March 20.

More Info: http://www.endangeredlanguagefund.org/request.php

Funding Opportunity: Joseph B. & Toby Gittler Prize (Brandeis U.)

Deadline for Applications: April 01, 2017

Title: Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize
Sponsor: Brandeis University
Amount: $25,000

Description: Recipients of the Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize will have produced a body of published work that reflects scholarly excellence and a lasting contribution to racial, ethnic and/or religious relations anywhere in the world. Recipients need not be American citizens or reside in the United States. To be considered for the Prize, candidates must be formally nominated. Self nominations are not accepted.

How to Apply: Send nominations directly to the sponsor by April 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the nomination. 

More Info: http://www.brandeis.edu/gittlerprize/criteria.html

Academic Job: Instructor of Russian-CLI (ASU-Tempe)

Deadline for Applications: February 17, 2017

Instructor of Russian — CLI

Arizona State University seeks a faculty associate to teach intensive Russian in its 2017 summer Critical Languages Institute. Candidates must have a Master’s degree or higher in philology, linguistics, language teaching or a closely related field; possess native proficiency in Russian; and have at least one year’s experience teaching Russian at the university level to non-native speakers. Strong preference will go to candidates who have successfully taught in intensive language programs, to candidates with experience teaching independently, and to candidates with high levels of proficiency in English. The successful candidates will teach Russian 4 hours a day, five days a week, for eight weeks and will contribute to cultural programming.

Information on the ASU summer Russian program is available at https://cli.asu.edu/first-year-russian. Applications received by February 17, 2017, will have priority. Thereafter applications will be reviewed weekly until the search is closed.

Application package must include a letter explaining the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for teaching summer Russian at Arizona State University; a CV; and contact information for two references, one of whom should be able to comment on the applicant’s teaching. Candidates unfamiliar with U.S. standards for CV and references should contact CLI in advance for guidance. Materials should be sent to cli@asu.edu.

Background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please see ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at: https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

Location: ASU Tempe Campus
Application Deadline: Friday, February 17, 2017 – 5:00pm
Job Display: Critical Languages Institute

Prof. Devel.: Summer Institute on Slavic & Eurasian Language Pedagogy, Research & Testing (Duke U.)

Session 1 Dates: July 12-14, 2017
Session 2 Dates: July 14-16, 2017

SLAVIC AND EURASIAN LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTER, DUKE UNIVERSITY
is pleased to announce its Summer Institute on Slavic & Eurasian Language Pedagogy, Research & Testing

Session 1 (July 12-14)—Acquisition, Techniques, and Technologies
Session 2 (July 14-16)—Russian Proficiency Testing

The Duke Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center will host a summer institute from July 12-16 for instructors (K-12 and university faculty) and language program coordinators in Slavic and Eurasian languages.

The summer institute will be held in two sessions offered back-to-back. Participants may attend one or both sessions. Both sessions will be held on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Session 1 (July 12-14): The first session will include presentations by speakers from Duke University, Indiana University, the University of Arizona, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration, and other leading institutions on topics including:
•       Teaching language and culture through film
•       Specialized language instruction at the advanced and superior levels
•       The use of technology in the language classroom
•       Integrating heritage students in the language classroom
•       Addressing the needs of differently-abled students
•       Using computer technologies to create pedagogical materials
•       The role of grammar in proficiency-based instruction
•       Popular culture and language instruction
Web resources for Slavic and East European language teachers

Session 2 (July 14-16): The second session will consist of a workshop on Russian language proficiency testing conducted by a leading Russian language proficiency test developer who is a TRKI [тестирование русского как иностранного] examiner. TRKI is the Russian Federation language proficiency testing system for five areas of linguistic competence (aural comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar/lexicon) developed and administered by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, and is the Russian component of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) developed by the Council of Europe. Continue reading “Prof. Devel.: Summer Institute on Slavic & Eurasian Language Pedagogy, Research & Testing (Duke U.)”

Prof. Devel.: Certificate in Applied Translation (U. Houston-Victoria)

Deadline for Applications: March 01, 2017

Applied Literary Translation

SUMMER 2017 (June 12-September 8) Application Deadline: March 1 The University of Houston-Victoria and Dalkey Archive Press invite applications from emerging translators for the Certificate in Applied Literary Translation, a three-month intensive online program that leads to the publication of students’ first book-length translation. Additionally, for students interested in an MFA option for literary translation, UHV is now offering an MFA in Creative Writing in Applied Literary Translation. For more information, please see the link below. Emerging Translators will:

  • Work closely with a Dalkey Archive editor to review your translations in weekly Skype sessions
  • Earn an industry-recognized Certificate and 12 credit hours 
that can be put towards an MFA in Translation, Publishing, or Creative Writing
  • Write readers reports and prepare sample translations • Discover writers that haven’t yet been translated into English
  • Be given the opportunity to participate in an optional two-week visit to Dalkey’s office in Dublin, Ireland, to meet with guest translators, authors, and critics.
  • Write book reviews of translations
  • Learn the principles of marketing literary translations
  • Analyze the practices of the media in relation to translation
  • Study the relationship between commercial publishing and small presses in relation to translation
  • Learn the basics of the business of publishing literary translations

The Certificate Program in Applied Literary Translation:

  • Offers both intense training and the publication of a book
  • Encourages applications of non-native English speakers with advanced English-language skills
  • Strongly recommends early applications

For more information about the program, including how to apply and a list of FAQs, visit: http://www.uhv.edu/arts-and-sciences/graduate-programs/literary-translation/ or http://www.dalkeyarchive.com/applied-literary-translation/ For more information about the MFA in Creative Writing – Applied Literary Translation, visit: http://www.uhv.edu/arts-and-sciences/graduate-programs/creative-writing/ Any further questions may be directed to: translation@dalkeyarchive.com.