Tag Archives: April 2016

Award: Distinguished Contributions Award

Deadline to Submit Nominations: April 1, 2016

Established in 1970 the Association’s Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Award honors senior scholars who have helped to build and develop the field through scholarship, training, and service to the profession.

Nominating Instructions:
  • The Committee accepts nominations in writing or via e-mail from any member of ASEEES
  • Submit the nomination letter(s) to the Committee Chair
  • The nomination letter should include: biography focusing on the individual’s distinguished achievements in Slavic, East European and Eurasian studies; a list of publications and editorships; a list of awards and prizes; and his or her involvement in and service to ASEEES, if any.
  • Self-nomination is not accepted
  • Committe members also survey the field for possible awardees

2016 Distinguished Contributions Award Committee 
The winner of the Distinguished Contributions to Slavic Studies Award will be chosen by members of the Honors and Awards Committee:
Andrew Wachtel, American University of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan), 2014-2016; Committee Chair
Jan Kubik, U College London (UK), 2016-2018
Denise Youngblood, University of Vermont, 2015-2017

Internship: Fall Internship (Moscow, Russia)

Deadline: April 15, 2016

The Faculty of Economics Sciences at Higher School of Economics (HSE) is proud to begin receiving applications for semester-long unpaid internships during the Fall 2016. UT students in their junior and senior years as well as recent graduates are invited to apply.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, click here!

Graduate Program: University of Tartu MA Programs (Tartu, Estonia)

Deadline: April 15, 2016

With its vibrant international study environment the UT Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies is a very attractive place for graduate studies in the social sciences, hosting students from around the world. Our MA programs are most suited for people with a background in government and politics, public administration, law and economics or business administration, but motivation and interest in the field are more important than your previous degree.

Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies offers four MA programs in English and one in Estonian (click to read more):
Why study in Tartu, Estonia?:
  • Estonia offers very good education at all levels. The University of Tartu belongs to the TOP 3% of the world’s best universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-14)
  • We are the centre for an international team of scholars and students working together in an English-speaking environment
  • Our programs offer various mobility opportunities – you can go on an exchange for a semester or a year in our numerous partner universities across the world, participate in summer or winter schools, do an internship, etc
  • A degree from Estonia is great value for money: you will receive a high-quality European education at an affordable cost
  • Estonia is safe, clean and dynamic. It has a modern infrastructure, such as e-government and free WiFi almost everywhere
  • Tartu is a university town whose academic life has been historically linked with both Russia and Western Europe. It offers something to everyone: cozy bars and nightclubs in the centre, with nature parks and trails nearby, world-class culture and much more!
  • For additional reasons to consider Tartu and Estonia, click here!

We welcome applications from all disciplines and backgrounds. All programs combine comprehensive academic knowledge with training in core competences, preparing you for a career in the public as well as private sector or academia.

For more information, please visit contact Oliivia Võrk!

CFP: Summer Research Lab 2016 (U of Illinois)

Deadline for Grant Funding: April 15, 2016

REEEC will continue to receive applications for the Summer Research Lab after the grant deadline, but housing and travel funds will not be guaranteed!

The Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia is open to all scholars with research interests in the Russian, East European and Eurasian region for eight weeks during the summer months from mid-June through the first week of August. The SRL provides scholars access to the resources of the University of Illinois Slavic collection within a flexible time frame where scholars have the opportunity to seek advice and research support from the librarians of the Slavic Reference Service (SRS).

During the first four weeks of the Lab, the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center also organizes conferences, noontime speakers, and social events for Lab associates.

For graduate students, it provides an opportunity to conduct dissertation research prior to going abroad and a way to prioritize which resources to target after exhausting materials found within the US.

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CFP: The Prigov Encyclopedia: The 6th International Prigov Symposium (St. Petersburg, RU)

Deadline: April 10, 2016

Please send your abstract (300 words) and a short bio: d.a.prigov2016@yandex.ru 

The Institute of Russian Literature (The Pushkin House, Russian Academy of Sciences), the State Hermitage Museum, the Russian Museum, and the Prigov Foundation announce the 6th International  Prigov Symposium to be held in St. Petersburg, May 16-18, 2016. The encyclopedia and encyclopedic knowledge is the central theme of this symposium. Since the Enlightenment, the main means of  imparting the human knowledge a systemic character, the encyclopedia has been reconsidered by the  20th century’s thinkers as a Utopian discourse and as a vehicle of imaginary worlds. This reinterpretation of the encyclopedia triggered the need to systematize creative and scholarly approaches in search of the perfect language (to use Umberto Eco’s formula). Seen in this context, Prigov’s oeuvre represents possibilities of the language and various media in the production of universalizing discourses, each displaying encyclopedic ambition to embrace the entire world. We invite papers focusing on Prigov’s treatment of the encyclopedic discourse and discussing his interpretation of relationships between the word and the image, expansion of genres into various medial spheres, as well as  Prigov’s global life-long creative project, which by itself constitutes the “encyclopedia of the Russian life”.

Presenters are allocated 20 minutes each + 5 min. for comments and questions after each presentation. Papers will be presented in Russian and English.

A limited number of travel grants of  up to $500 are available upon admission to the conference program. Accommodation for 3 nights will be provided and partially covered.

Funding Opportunity: Dissertation Fieldwork Grants (Wenner-Gren Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: April 11, 2016

Title: Dissertation Fieldwork Grants
Sponsor: Wenner-Gren Foundation
Amount: $20,000

Description: Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation’s overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity’s cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Jason Leubner (jsn.leubner@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by April 11.

More Info: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/dissertation-fieldwork-grants

Funding Opportunity: Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships (Wenner-Gren Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: April 11, 2016

Title: Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships
Sponsor: Wenner-Gren Foundation
Amount: $40,000

Description: Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships support the writing-up of already completed research. The fellowship is awarded to scholars in the earlier stages of their careers, when they frequently lack the time and resources to develop their research for publication. Scholars with a Ph.D. in hand for no more than ten years (from the application deadline) are eligible to apply. A maximum of eight Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually. By providing funds for scholars to devote themselves full-time to writing, the Foundation aims to enable a new generation of scholars to publish significant works that will impact the development of anthropology. The program contributes to the Foundation’s overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity’s cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Jason Leubner (jsn.leubner@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by April 11.

More Info: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/hunt-postdoctoral-fellowships

Summer Program: Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Deadline: April 1, 2016

Please click here to fill out a CESSI 2016 application

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the member programs of the CESSI Consortium are pleased to announce the sixth annual Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute, CESSI, to be held at UW-Madison from June 13-August 5, 2016.

In summer 2016, intensive courses in beginning and intermediate Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek will be offered. Scheduling of all courses is contingent upon enrollment. Students should apply to CESSI as early as possible to help ensure that their desired class will be offered. CESSI 2016 will also feature a weekly lecture series (in English) on various topics of interest to people in the field of Central Eurasian studies and a rich program of cultural events and field  trips related to the countries of Central Eurasia.

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Travel: Studium Carpato-Ruthenorum 2016 ( Prešov, Slovakia)

Deadline: April 1, 2016

The Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center affiliate of ASEEES and the Institute for Rusyn Language and Culture at Prešov University in Prešov, Slovakia, announce the 7th Annual 3-week Studium Carpato-Ruthenorum International Summer School for Rusyn Language and Culture (June 5-25, 2016). The cost of the program, including tuition, university dormitory accommodations, all meals, and all excursions is $1310. Travel to other destinations in central Europe is convenient from eastern Slovakia prior to or following the Studium.

The Studium offers a unique experience to Slavic scholars and students interested in exploring the history, culture, and language of an East Slavic people located on the border between East and West Slavic linguistic and cultural worlds. The Rusyn language (codified in Slovakia in 1995) and Carpatho-Rusyn culture may also be of special interest to those who study the formation of nationality. Participants in the Studium observe how the ancestral Rusyn language is being preserved, how traditional culture is being renewed and propagated, and how Carpatho-Rusyns have been brought closer to their heritage through traditional and modern means, in particular the Internet and its various social media instruments.

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Travel: Czech Language Summer FLAS Program (Prague, Czech Republic)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2016

Czech Language Programme SUMMER FLAS PRAGUE

Course Details

The Czech language programme – SUMMER FLAS PRAGUE is an intensive seven week language course arranged exclusively for US undergraduate and graduate students who are in receipt of a summer fellowship from the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship programme.

The Czech language programme – SUMMER FLAS PRAGUE meets criteria set by U. S. Department for Education for approving overseas summer programmes.

The course is organized by Centre for Language Learning (CLL), Institute for Learning and Preparatory Studies (ILPS), Charles University in Prague.

Course Programme

The course contains 140 hours of language instruction on intermediate level. The required minimum knowledge of applicants is Novice High, best Intermediate Low of the American language framework ACTFL. You can see the exact language levels descriptions here and you can test your language knowledge using Can do statements according to ACTFL here.

The course also offers non-language activities – some of them are part of the study program me – such as orientation, Prague city walks, library excursions, film screening.  Other extra – curricular cultural / social events are optional and their costs are not included in the price of the course (exhibitions, theatre or music performances).  We also offer outside Prague weekend trips.  See the detailed summer course 2016 schedule.

The course focuses on practical as well as academic language and communication. We strike a balance between spoken and written communication, as well as between reading and listening skills, without overlooking grammar. It corresponds to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages as well as to American Language Framework ACTFL. Individual student support is an integral part of the programme, as well as consulting students´projects and their presentation.

For more information, click here.