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Graduate Program: Masters in Economics, Statistics, and Finance (HSE)

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

Prof. Devel.: Summer Workshop in Language Pedagogy, Technologies, Research and Proficiency Testing (Duke U.)

Deadline for Registration: February 28, 2018

Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center
Summer Workshop in Language Pedagogy, Technologies,
Research and Proficiency Testing
at
Duke University
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 jessica.dougherty@duke.edu 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.

Funding: Language Teaching and Learning Research Grants (U. of Pittsburgh)

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

Academic Job: Russian Program (Queens College)

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.

Study Abroad: Russian and Kazakh (Nazarbayev U)

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.

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CFP: St. Gallen Symposium (St. Gallen University)

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.

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CFP: “Reflecting on Nation-Statehood in Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia” (Tartu, Estonia)

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

Graduate Program: Graduate Studies in Russian (NYU)

Deadline for funding application: February 15, 2018

If you are interested in Russia-related study at the Master’s level, there are open possibilities for graduate work at NYU.

At the Master’s level, NYU offers three options: an interdisciplinary MA in Russian Studies, a Russian Studies MA with a concentration in International Relations, and a joint MA in Russian Studies and Journalism.  All programs give students access to Russia-related courses in departments across the university.

NYU can offer funding (up to full tuition) to the best MA candidates, thanks to the Stephen Cohen fellowship. To be considered for this and other NYU scholarships, applications for fall 2018 must be submitted by Feb. 15, 2018.

In addition to the NYU Russian department’s particular strengths in literature, film, and history, the course of study can encompass a wide variety of specializations, from history and anthropology to politics, music, linguistics, and performance studies. The program can serve as excellent preparation for graduate study at the PhD level as well as providing a thorough grounding in the Russia field for terminal MA students who choose to pursue careers in this area.

Finally,  students benefit from the many events and other intellectual opportunities offered by NYU’s Jordan Center for Russian Studies: http://jordanrussiacenter.org/

For more information about the different MA programs, visit http://as.nyu.edu/russianslavic/graduate.html or contact Anne Lounsbery (anne.lounsbery@nyu.edu, Chair and Acting Director of Graduate Study)

Study Abroad: Trans-Siberian Program (U of New Hampshire)

Deadline for application: February 28, 2018

Unique Trans-Siberian Study Abroad Program, University of New Hampshire
 

What is the program?

The UNH Russia Program is a unique summer study abroad opportunity for all interested students to experience first-hand the vastness of Russia. Students travel with UNH faculty and study Russian language, culture, and history with stays in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and a trip across the country on the Trans-Siberian Railroad! Visits include cultural, historical, and political venues (including the Duma, Kremlin, Hermitage, WWII bunker, Gulag Museum, Tatar hat workshop, hiking around Lake Baikal, participate in traditional Russian folk wedding, Lenin’s house in Gorki, banya, Russo-Japanese war fortresses and bunkers in Vladivostok) with readings and discussion at each site.
 
4 Week and 8 Week Programs
 
4 Week program: Earn 8 UNH credits studying culture and history while traveling to St. Petersburg, Moscow and on to Siberia, with stops in Kazan, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Arshan (a village in Buryatiya) and ending in Vladivostok. No prior study of Russian language is required. Survival Russian included in pre-departure and in-country work. All students with an interest in Russian history, politics and culture should apply. Tentative program dates: May 23-June 25.
 
8 Week program: After the above 4 weeks of travel, students stay in Moscow and have language classes taught by faculty from Language Link. Earn an addition 8 credits studying Russian language (grammar, conversation and phonetics at the appropriate level with 4 additional hours a week of conversational work.) These credits are issued by Language Link.Tentative program dates: May 23-July 23.
 
Pre-departure orientation sessions (via Skype) and pre-departure assignments (reading, lectures and work done on-line with a UNH faculty member.) 
Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the full expanse of Russia!

How do I apply or learn more?

Funding: European Studies Undergraduate Project Prize (CES)

Deadline for application: February 1, 2018

The European Studies Undergraduate Project Prize is designed to encourage interest and collaborative, interdisciplinary work in the field of European Studies by rewarding talented undergraduates who have conducted original research in the field. The European Studies Undergraduate Project Prize is awarded to the best research paper written in English on any subject in European Studies as part of an undergraduate university degree program. Projects that incorporate another discipline and a second contributor are strongly encouraged.

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