Tag Archives: April 2016

Fellowship: ASEEES New Dissertation Research Grant Program

Deadline: April 30, 2016

The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is delighted to announce a new Dissertation Research Grant Program for doctoral students at US universities. Thanks to the generosity of donors and members, we are sponsoring up to ten grants annually, at a maximum of $5,000 each, for the purposes of conducting doctoral dissertation research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia in any aspect of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies in any discipline.  These awards may be held concurrently with other partial funding sources, but are intended to support students whose projects have not yet been fully supported.

  • Applicant may be a graduate student of any nationality, in any discipline currently enrolled in a PhD program in the United States
  • Applicant must have successfully achieved PhD candidacy (ABD status) by the start of the proposed research travel
  • Applicant must have language proficiency to conduct the proposed research
  • Applicant must be a student member of ASEEES at the time of application
  • Applicant must plan to conduct research in one or more of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
  • Applicant must plan to start the research travel within the same calendar year following the receipt of the fellowship (Ex: Upon notification of the fellowship in the summer of 2016, the grant recipient must start his/her research travel no later than December 31, 2016)
  • Applicant must not hold the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays DDRA, SSRC IDRF and other similarly fully-funded fellowships for the same research project

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Graduate Program: ASEEES Mentoring Program

Deadline to Register: April 25, 2016

Program Dates: September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017

Our field boasts a wide range of area studies and disciplinary knowledge, but how one makes one’s way through dissertation rites, funding cycles, postdocs, job markets, and non-academic career trajectories is often left as much to creative invention as it is to shared advice. Early-career scholars rightly lean on their advisors, their universities, and their peer networks with these issues, but the advantage of an association like ASEEES is that we can offer a good deal more.
ASEEES is sponsoring a new network to match volunteer mentors and mentees who are interested in conversation on these and other topics over the course of a single academic year.

Mid-career or senior scholars, as well as professionals from outside the academy.

Graduate students at any stage of their careers or post-graduates within five years of receipt of their terminal graduate degree (including PhD, MLS, MA and JD). Mentees must be members of ASEEES.

Program Process:
  • Mentors and mentees are matched by the ASEEES Mentoring Committee
  • This one-year mentoring relationship is intended for September 2016 through August of 2017
  • Communications may take place as often as once a month, either electronically or where possible, in-person, but are intended more commonly as three to four conversations over the course of a year about the state of a given field; an exchange of experiences on entering these fields; and how a mentor can offer a fresh perspective on a junior colleague’s plans
  • Participants are encouraged, but not required, to meet once in person at the annual ASEEES convention
  • Mentoring conversations are intended to be reciprocal, in the sense that junior and senior colleagues are interested in sharing ideas and experiences at different locations on a career spectrum
  • While reading of dissertation chapters or grant proposals aids every young scholar, this program defers that labor to the mentee’s local networks. No commitment to reading is required of the mentor in this program.

How to Participate: 
Click your intention to take part in these conversations, either as mentor or mentee.

CFP: Transnational Modern Languages (London, UK)

Deadline: April 30, 2016

Location: The Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8NX
Dates: December 2 -3, 2016

Teaching and research in Modern Languages are conventionally structured in ways which appear to insist on national or linguistic specificity. Work on the transnational inevitably poses questions on the nature of the underlying framework of Modern Languages: whether the discipline should be construed and practiced as the inquiry into separate national traditions or as the study of cultures and their interactions. These structures seem inadequate at a time when the study of cultures delimited by the concept of the nation/national identities is becoming more difficult to justify in a world increasingly defined by the transnational and trans-lingual, and by the material and non-material pressures of globalization. Challenging the assumption that cultures are self-contained units that correspond to sharply defined national boundaries must become an essential part of all disciplinary fields and sub-fields that make up Modern Languages, as they seek to avoid the risk of methodological nationalism and of participating in the very structures that it is their purpose to critique. At the same time, how might the transnational acknowledge the residual pull of the nation as a potent, albeit porous, container of cultural identity, and broker of citizenship?

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Graduate Program: College Fellow in Russian Language and Literature (Harvard University)

Deadline: April 30, 2016.

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is seeking applications for a College Fellow in Russian language and literature. Teaching duties will include teaching a combination of language and literature courses, two one semester and one the other semester, with 25% of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research. The Fellow may also advise and evaluate senior theses.  Doctorate or terminal degree is required by the start of the 2016-17 academic year, and must have been received no earlier than 2012. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

Detailed requirements and information, as well as a link to the online application, are available here!  Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted before the deadline!

Study Abroad: Security and Society Program – SRAS (Warsaw, Poland)

Deadline for Applications:  April 15, 2016

The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS), a UT affiliate study abroad partner, is offering scholarship​s (in the form of reduced tuition)​ for a limited number of UT students for study in Poland this summer!

Students interested in this opportunity can choose from 3 courses being offered on the Security & Society Program in Warsaw (syllabi for each course attached):
  • Crossroads I – The History and Culture of Central Europe: June 4-June 26, 2016
  • Crossroads II – Security Issues and Central Europe: June 25 – July 10, 2016
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity Policy: July 9 – 24, 2016
The Scholarship​ offer is​: $2000.00 for first course, $1500.00 for the second course and $1000 for the 3rd course. ​Course costs and credits are included below:
  • Crossroads I (history and society), 3 US academic credits,​ June 4-June 26, 2016,​ $3995
  • Crossroads II (security studies​,​ timed with the NATO summit in Warsaw this coming summer), 3 US academic credits, June 25 – July 10, 2016, $2995.00
  • Intro to Cybersecurity Policy: 3 US academic credits, July 9 – 24, 2016, $2995.00
  • Additional option: A beginner’s Polish course is also offered from May 28th – June 5th, 1 US academic credit, $995.00 (or $350 if enroll in all three courses listed above)

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Job: Education Research Analyst (Washington, D.C.)

Deadline: April 15, 2016

Work Schedule: Full-Time – Permanent
Salary Range: $92,145.00 to $119,794.00 / Per Year

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office. The incumbent performs professional work for a group of education programs and performs research and analysis of education problems.

  • You must be a U. S. Citizen
  • You may be subject to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • Must complete a Background Investigation and fingerprint check
  • Selective Service Registration (males born after 12/31/1959)

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Graduate Programs: MA Degree Programs (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Deadline for the Fall 2016: April 30, 2016
Deadline for the Spring 2017: October 30, 2016

The European University at Saint-Petersburg (EUSP) is calling out to open minds interested in all aspects of Russian Studies. Join one of our international Master’s degree programs in Russian and Eurasian Studies, Energy Politics in Eurasia, or Russian Cultural History and the Arts.

EUSP Means:
  • Private graduate school in Russia
  • Top research university for the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • MA degree in 1 or 2 years
  • Language of instruction – English\
  • 3:1 student/faculty ratio
  • Individual guidance and personal attention
  • 24/7 staff assistance in English
  • Life and study experience in enchanting

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Job: Chief, Political and Reporting Unit (Skopje, Macedonia)

Deadline: April 21, 2016

PAE Government Services, under contract for the U.S. Department of State, is seeking applications from well-qualified U.S. citizens for the following position within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

Minimum Requirements:
  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements:
  • University education in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields
  • Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with international organizations or governments
  • Experience in preparing analytical reports
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills
  • Knowledge of regional political history and developments
  • Diplomatic and negotiating skills
  • Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments

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Academic Position: Lecturer in Russian (Nashville, TN)

Deadline: April 15, 2016

The Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a one-year Lecturer position. Specialization is open, but applicants with expertise in nineteenth-century Russian literature and culture will be given particular consideration.

The successful candidate must have experience in teaching Russian language, literature, and culture at all levels. The teaching load is three courses per semester, which includes both language courses taught in Russian and courses on Russian literature and culture taught in English. Ability to teach a freshman writing seminar is a plus.

The position requires native or near-native fluency in both Russian and English and a Ph.D. in hand by August 1st, 2016. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application Process:
All materials should be submitted via Interfolio
  • Letter of application
  • CV
  • Teaching evaluations
  • Official graduate school transcript
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Study Abroad: Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (Nazarbayev University)

Deadline: April 5, 2016

SSRES (Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies) at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan is an intensive academic program that offers students the chance to immerse themselves in the Russian language and to experience Kazakh language and culture in the heart of Eurasia.

The main component of SSRES in 2016 will be an Intensive 6-week course in Russian, which will offer 20 contact hours per week of in-class instruction in all aspects of the Russian language (for a total of 120 contact hours over 6 weeks). The Russian curriculum will be taught using the communicative method of instruction in the situation of linguistic and cultural immersion. Students will be placed into appropriate levels of Russian, based on the results of a placement test and according to their level of proficiency (as specified in ACFFL Proficiency Guidelines). Russian courses will be taught by professionals trained in current methodologies and experienced in teaching international students.

In addition to taking an intensive course in Russian, the students will have an opportunity to learn some elementary Kazakh and get an introduction to Kazakh culture by taking a weekly practical course in Kazakh Language and Culture (free and included in the program).

In addition, students will be able to sign up for an elective course, which will be offered as part of the Nazarbayev University Summer School curriculum and will be open for both local and international students. To complete this course, students will need to stay an additional two weeks. All elective courses will be taught in English. Nazarbayev University is a world research leader in Eurasian studies. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University offers an MA in Eurasian Studies, a two-year interdisciplinary area studies program taught in English. It is the first of its kind to be offered in Kazakhstan, and one of only a handful across the Eurasian region.

Nazarbayev University will assist students in transferring credits earned in this course to their home institutions. The students will live on the campus of Nazarbayev University in the new capital of Kazakhstan, Astana. The program is open to international students from undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as to working professionals.

For more information about the program and to apply, please visit here!