Deadline for application: February 15, 2018
American Councils is pleased to announce a new scholarship for internships in Armenia, made possible by funding through the U.S. Department of State via the U.S. Study Abroad Grant. This scholarship offers U.S. undergraduate and graduate students exposure to the global workplace through six-week summer 2018 internships in Armenia. Students gain valuable insight and experience into Armenian businesses and industries while developing professional and intercultural skills demanded by today’s market. Internships are conducted in English, with placements available in IT, agribusiness, marketing, renewable energy, civil society, and other sectors.
Deadline for Applications: February 22, 2018
Understanding Europe in an Age of Uncertainty
April 8th – April 19th, 2018
The objective of the academic course “Spring University Prague 2018: Understanding Europe in an Age of Uncertainty” is to provide students with a broad understanding of the most significant political and social issues in contemporary Europe.
Instead of relaxing at the “End of History” after the collapse of Eastern Bloc in 1989, Europe is facing new challenges at the beginning of the 21st century. These new challenges – including the economic and financial crisis, ageing population, complicated relations with Russia and Turkey, terrorist attacks connected with the activities of the Islamic State and most currently, the strong immigration flow – are raising concerns and leading to significant political radicalisation and social unrest. On the one hand, this challenging period raises feelings of uncertainty: Are we moving from solid to “liquid times”? What will “Europe” mean in the future? How does all this influence our everyday lives? On the other hand, this “Age of Uncertainty” is an ideal time to revise common approaches and look for new perspectives. We will, together, analyse and discuss the current development of Europe in an inspiring environment made up of students coming from countries all over the world.
The course provides an interdisciplinary approach and combines multiple learning methods, such as lectures, workshops, round-table discussions, field work, group-work and student presentations. Students will not only have the opportunity to explore a range of interesting topics and gain valuable insights into the current challenges and risks to the development of Europe, but will also have occasion to improve their research and presentation skills.
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Deadline for Applications: February 28, 2018
Moscow-based Faculty of Economic Sciences at the Higher School of Economics invites highly motivated international students who excel in mathematics to apply to do master studies in economics, statistics and finance. If you have any student who is interested to study in Russia please advise them to look at the faculty of economic sciences at the Higher School of Economics (HSE) located in Moscow, Russia.
Deadline for full scholarship application is February 28, 2018
Graduate study at HSE in Moscow provides students with dual degrees opportunities, career development, and employment opportunities.
Affordable and safe dormitories are provided for all enrolled students.
HSE offer two master’s programs are taught in English:
– ICEF’s Financial Economics, taught in cooperation with University of London (London School of Economics and Political Science), and
– Strategic Corporate Finance program
To study in these programs students do not need Russian language. They need to have strong quantitative skills, solid mathematics background, be interested in finance and economics, and be willing to study in Moscow. Continue reading
Deadline for Registration: February 28, 2018
Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center
Summer Workshop in Language Pedagogy, Technologies,
Research and Proficiency Testing
July 23-25, 2018
The Duke Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center will host a summer workshop from July 23 to July 25, 2018 on Language Pedagogy, Research & Proficiency Testing, and is pleased to invite applications from interested K-12 and university faculty, scholars, graduate students, and professionals to enroll in the workshop.
There is an additional session devoted exclusively to Russian language proficiency testing training and certification in CEFR proficiency testing from July 26-29, 2018.
Topics of presentations at previous workshops have included:
• Neuroimaging and multilingualism
• Teaching language and culture through film
• Language proficiency testing
• 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 language teachers
Individuals interested in enrolling in the workshop should write to Jessica Dougherty at email@example.com no later than February 28, 2018. There are no registration or participation fees for the workshop. Modest funding support to defray expenses for travel and accommodations is available for participants.
Deadline for Applications: February 01, 2018
The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies will award up to two Language Teaching and Learning Research (LTLR) Grants for scholars to conduct research projects on-site at the Summer Language Institute in June – July 2018. Funded projects must focus on the teaching and learning of one or more of the following priority languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Other languages that are taught at the SLI may be included in a project proposal in addition to these priority languages; see www.sli.pitt.edu for the complete list of language courses offered. Applicants may propose to be in residence in Pittsburgh for either all or a portion of the two-month duration of the SLI, according to the needs of their projects.
Guidelines: Applicants should propose projects that will take advantage of the unique environment and resources available at an intensive campus-based summer language institute, while not placing excessive demands on the time of SLI instructors or students. Projects involving the development of online language instructional materials are of particular interest, but other types of projects that make significant contributions to language teaching and learning will also be considered. Successful applicants will be responsible for obtaining IRB approval or exemption for research projects involving human subjects and for obtaining the informed consent of research subjects, if applicable, before starting to work on their projects.
Applicants may request a total of $2,000 to $4,000 for housing, food and other living expenses; round-trip travel to Pittsburgh, if applicable; and research-related costs such as materials or software purchases, statistical or technology consulting services, etc. (please note that hardware purchases are not eligible for LTLR funding). All expenses should be justified in a brief budget narrative. Applicants are encouraged to seek supplemental funding from their home institutions. Continue reading
Deadline for applications: Until filled
The Russian Program at the Department of European Languages and Literatures, Queens College, CUNY, invites applications for a position of adjunct instructor in Russian for the Spring 2018, subject to budgetary approval. Native and near-native fluency in Russian and English, experience in teaching Russian at a North American University, and ABD in Russian are required, Ph.D. preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses at all levels, working in close connection with the Russian coordinator as part of the Russian program. Please email your c.v., cover letter, and three letters of recommendation to Svetlana.Cheloukhina@qc.cuny.edu. Queens College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Deadline for Applications: February 25, 2018
Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan), in collaboration with the University of Arizona, is pleased to announce our next session of the Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES). We are now accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as working professionals for our 2018 summer sessions.
American students have an option to apply to the program through The University of Arizona Global Initiatives and earn US-based academic credits. The University of Arizona offers full health insurance coverage, pre-departure orientation and advising sessions, and 24/7 counselling services to all program participants. For more information, visit the program’s website.
Deadline for applications: February 1, 2018
We live in times where healthy debates driven by tomorrow’s generation are needed more than ever. 600 Leaders of Today will join 200 Leaders of Tomorrow at the 48th St. Gallen Symposium from 2–4 May 2018 to debate «Beyond the end of work» in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Compete for the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award and qualify for participation as a «Leader of Tomorrow» in the world’s premier opportunity for intergenerational debates: The St. Gallen Symposium.
Deadline for Submissions: February 20, 2018
You are invited to submit proposals for panels, roundtables and papers for the Third Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies on 10-12 June 2018, Tartu, Estonia under the theme “Reflecting on Nation-Statehood in Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia.”
The Tartu Conference is a venue for academic discussion of the fundamental cultural, social, economic and political trends affecting all aspects of people’s life in Russia and Eastern Europe. Inaugurated in June 2016, this forum brings together scholars from across multiple disciplines, from the region and beyond. As in previous years, the organizers expect the number of participants to reach or exceed 200.
The year 2018 marks a century since the introduction of nation-statehood as the main frame for political, cultural and economic life for the peoples of Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia. While the discursive and cultural roots of nationhood go back at least another one hundred years, until the First World War the region was dominated by three multi-ethnic empires. Their collapse was a decisive moment which established popular sovereignty as the key organizing principle. Its implementation, however, took decades and, in more than one sense, is still incomplete. While remaining the principal foundation for democracy, nation-statehood continues to present a broad range of intellectual challenges until this day. Please find the full details of the Call at the conference website. Continue reading