Tag Archives: April 2017

Funding Opportunity: J.M.K Innovation Prize (J.M. Kaplan Fund)

Deadline for Applications: April 07, 2017

Title: J.M.K. Innovation Prize
Sponsor: J.M. Kaplan Fund
Amount: $175,000

Description: The J.M.K. Innovation Prize is an exciting initiative of The J.M. Kaplan Fund, a New York-based family foundation.  The Prize seeks to support innovation in the fields of the environment, heritage conservation and social justice.  The Prize is particularly designed for early stage ideas being piloted or prototyped by dynamic visionaries. This year, prize recipients will ideally present innovative concepts that fall within, in-between or in a matter related to the Fund’s three funding categories: The Environment – Reducing the pace and impacts of climate change; Heritage Conservation – Conserving America’s greatest monuments and places; and Social Justice – Supporting decarceration and humane immigrant integration.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Vanessa Lopez (volopez@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by April 7.

More Info: http://www.jmkfund.org/introduction2017-j-m-k-innovation-prize/2017-j-m-k-innovation-prize/

Funding Opportunity: Elizabeth Barman Museum Internship (Archaeological Institute of America)

Deadline for Applications: April 01, 2017

Title: Elizabeth Bartman Museum Internship
Sponsor: Archaeological Institute of America
Amount: $2,000 – $4,750

Description: A scholarship established in honor of AIA Past President Elizabeth Bartman to assist graduate students or those who have recently completed a master’s degree with the expenses associated with participating in a museum internship either in the United States or abroad. The internship fund is intended to help graduate students, or those who have recently completed a master’s degree, in Archaeology or a related field (e.g., Anthropology, Art History, Classics, History, etc.) meet expenses associated with undertaking a museum internship (minimum duration a summer or semester). Specific projects will vary and might include the following: collection cataloguing, provenance or archival research, exhibition preparation, the writing of labels and/or didactic panels, assisting with websites and presentations in other media, such as audio guides and exhibition videos, and participating more broadly in museum activities, working with conservators, art handlers, designers, and other museum professionals. Applicants must be members of the AIA at the time of application. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by April 1. See the announcement for a list of materials to be submitted with the application. 

More Info: https://www.archaeological.org/grants/16811

Study Abroad: Faculty of Economic Sciences (Higher School of Economics)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2017

The Moscow-based Faculty of Economic Sciences at the Higher School of Economics, a highly selective educational institution specializing in economics and finance,  would like to invite undergraduate and Master’s-level students to experience study abroad at one of Russia’s best universities.

HSE is one of Russia’s largest and most modern state universities. Established in 1992 as a program in economics, HSE currently offers 87 programs in 16 areas of study for undergraduate students and 129 Master’s programs in 28 areas of study. 25 Master’s programs are currently taught entirely in English. At its four campuses – in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Perm and Nizhny Novgorod – HSE offers instruction to more than 30,000 students each year.

Because HSE attracts the best and brightest from throughout Russia, most students have a high level of proficiency in English. The undergraduate program offers a wide variety of courses taught in English in the fields of economics, humanities, finance and the social sciences. Students from abroad can take classes in English from other HSE programs as well as study Russian as a Foreign language.

Undergraduate students enjoy a wide variety of liberal arts courses that combine humanities and science in a balanced way that suits majors such as:

  • Slavic Languages and Literatures

  • Economics

  • Economics and Mathematics

  • Finance

  • Political Science

  • Russian and East European Studies

  • Global Affairs

  • Humanities

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Study Abroad: Summer University Programs (NRUHSE)

Deadline for Applications: April 03, 2017

The Summer University at the HSE is a new initiative designed to provide students, PhD candidates, postdocs and professionals from around the world with unique opportunities to enhance their knowledge in area studies and beyond. Offering a broad interdisciplinary selection of courses, the Summer University is open to all students and will be of particular interest to those who study International Relations, History, Political Science and other social sciences and humanities. Many of the courses, taught in English, focus on the politics, history, economics and culture of Russia and Eurasia.

International Summer University HSE Moscow
International Summer University in HSE Saint Petersburg
International Summer University in HSE Nizhny Novgorod

Tuition and Fees

Programme fee:

  • $150 USD per credit
  • $177 USD per credit (if participant takes less than 3 ECTS credits total)
  • Online processing fee: 3000 RUB (non-refundable; registration fee will be waived for HSE students)

Programme fee covers:
– tuition,
– accommodation support*,
– visa support,
– at least one sight-seeing tour and social events.

*Accommodation support involves help with booking a place in one of HSE dormitories. The cost of accommodation (5 400 RUB/month) is not included in the programme fee.

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: 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 Program: Summer Program for Carpatho-Rusyn Language and Culture (Prešov University)

Deadline for Applications: April 1, 2017

The Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center affiliate of ASEEES and the Institute for Rusyn Language and Culture at Prešov University in Prešov, Slovakia, announce the eighth annual 3-week Studium Carpato-Ruthenorum International Summer School for Rusyn Language and Culture (June 4-24, 2017). The cost of the program, including tuition, university dormitory accommodations, all meals, and all excursions is $1350.

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.

Participants receive intensive daily language study on the beginning and intermediate/advanced levels; lectures in Carpatho-Rusyn history and folklore, with parallel instruction offered in English and Rusyn; pysankȳ, folksong, and folk dance workshops; excursions to the famous Carpathian wooden churches, museums, the Svidník folk festival, the Lemko Rusyn region in Poland, the early 14th-century village of Topol’a, birthplace of the Carpatho-Rusyn national awakener, Aleksander Dukhnovych, and to the adjacent Poloniny National Park with its primeval Carpathian beech forests of the (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Scholarship aid is available for students registered in a North American college or university, and Prešov University offers a certificate which students can present to their home institutions to earn credits for the program. For further detailed information and an application, visit: https://www.c-rrc.org/studium-carpato-ruthenorum-2017/  (Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center).

Applications should be sent to the head of the Department of Rusyn Language and Culture by April 1, 2017, as directed on the application form. Letters requesting financial aid may be emailed to Professor Patricia Krafcik along with a copy of your application. Please contact Pat (faculty at The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington) off-list with any questions at patkrafcik@gmail.com.

Prof. Devel.: Distinguished Contributions Award (ASEEES)

Deadline for Nominations: April 1, 2017


Established in 1970 the Association’s Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Award honors eminent members of the profession who have made major contributions to the field through scholarship of the highest quality, mentoring, leadership, and/or service to the profession. The prize is intended to recognize diverse contributions across the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies field.

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 achievments in Slavic, East European and Eurasian studies; a list of publications and editorships; a list of awards and prizes; his or her contributions in mentoring and training; and his or her involvement in and service to ASEEES and/or the profession, if any.

Self-nomination is not accepted.

Committe members also survey the field for possible awardees.

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Funding Opportunity: Dissertation Research Grant (ASEEES)

Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2017


Thanks to the generosity of donors and members, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is sponsoring up to ten grants annually, at a maximum of $5000 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. The grant recipient cannot concurrently hold the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays DDRA, SSRC IDRF and other similarly fully-funded fellowships.  The grant is for primary dissertation research, not for dissertation write-up.


  • 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 countries within the region covered by ASEEES, including: 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 2017, the grant recipient must start his/her research travel no later than December 31, 2017)
  • 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


The grant amount is maximum $5000, which must be spent on expenses outside the US conducting research in the eligible country or countries, listed above. NOTE: The fellowship does not support tuition and fee payments to the applicant’s US home institution.  Continue reading