Tag Archives: January 2016

CFP: The Birch Journal Publication (Columbia University)

Deadline: January 15, 2016

The Birch Journal, run by Columbia University undergraduates, is the first national undergraduate journal dedicated to Eastern European, Eurasian, and Slavic studies. We invite undergraduates to submit their essays, creative writing, artwork, and photography
to be published both in print and online in our upcoming Spring 2016 edition. We publish works concerning the culture, history, and politics of the region, as well as literary criticism, creative works (short stories, memoirs, poems, translations), and artwork or photography. We encourage you to submit work that you have written for a class in the field of interest, and to get your submissions in early.

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CFP: Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

Deadline for Proposals: January 15, 2016

The Fifty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will be held 17-19 March 2016 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  The meeting will be hosted by the University of Alabama and the City of Tuscaloosa. The SCSS is the largest of the regional Slavic and Eurasian Studies associations and its programs attract national and international scholarly participation.  The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, East European, and Eurasian studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide.  Membership in SCSS is open to all persons interested in furthering these goals. Continue reading

Fellowship: Boren Fellowships 2016-2017

Deadline for Application: January 28, 2016

Boren Fellowships provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study in world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

The fellowship allows graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate studies. Boren Fellows can receive up to $24,000 for overseas study or up to $30,000 for a combination of overseas and domestic study.

Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages, and fields of study, as well as application procedures can be found at www.borenawards.org.

The Boren Fellowship national application deadline is January 28, 2016. For more information about the application process, click here. Boren Scholarship applicants will be notified of their status by mail in mid-late April. Continue reading

Job: BBA IP Program Liaison (Prague, Czech Republic)

Deadline for Application: January 8, 2016

Program Liaisons are an integral part of the BBA Short Term International Programs (BBA SIP) and are responsible for assisting the BBA SIP Program Coordinator and faculty leader(s) in delivering study abroad programs that meet the academic and cultural objectives of the BBA International Programs Office.

General Details

Hiring Department: McCombs School of Business, BBA International Programs. For information on the BBA International Programs, see: https://my.mccombs.utexas.edu/My/BBA/IP

Purpose of the Position: One liaison will be hired to assist with the implementation and assessment of either the Management Program in Prague (or) International Accounting Program in Prague. The program liaison will handle administrative work associated with the program, serve as an on-site program coordinator, and act as a cultural ambassador. As part of this responsibility, the liaison will work closely with BBA IP staff, faculty leaders, and partner university administrators. The program liaison reports to the BBA SIP Program Coordinator.

Location: The program will be held at the University of Economics, Prague, (Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze, abbreviated VŠE, our partner university in Prague, Czech Republic.

Appointment: Summer 2016. The liaison is hired for the duration of the study abroad program. Some position responsibilities will be fulfilled in Austin during the spring semester. For example, the liaison will assist with pre-departure orientation and material development. Continue reading

Workshop: Grant Proposal Writing Workshops (Houston, TX)

Dates: January 25, 2016 & January 26, 2016

NSF Proposal Writing Workshop

This intensive workshop is designed for those who wish to write winning proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF).

After this workshop, you will know how to:

  • Navigate the NSF website
  • Read and interpret RFAs
  • Write the Intellectual Merit and Broader Impact statements
  • Understand the review process
  • Write and submit winning proposals

Location: Houston Marriott Medical Center
Date & Time: January 25, 2016 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Course Fee: $375

For more information click here.

DoD Proposal Writing Workshop

This intensive workshop will demystify the Department of Defense (DoD) and offer practical guidance on how to frame your research in a DoD context.

After this workshop, you will know how to:

  • Read and interpret Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs)
  • Write a White Paper or Quad Chart
  • Identify and follow guidelines
  • Understand the review process
  • Write and submit winning proposals

Location: Houston Marriott Medical Center
Date & Time: January 26, 2016 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Course Fee: $375

For more information click here.

Internship: Library of Congress Junior Fellows Program (Washington, D.C.)

Deadline for Application: January 22, 2016

Title: Junior Fellows Program
Sponsor: Library of Congress
Amount: $3,000

Description: The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern program (10 weeks) offers undergraduate and graduate students insights into the environment, culture, and collections of the world’s largest and most comprehensive repository of human knowledge. Through the Junior Fellows program, the Library of Congress furthers its mission to provide access to a universal record of knowledge, culture, and creativity as exemplified by its collections, while supporting current and future generations of students and scholars. The fellows explore digital initiatives and inventory, catalog, arrange, preserve, and research a backlog of special, legal, or copyright collections in many different formats.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by January 22. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application. 

More Info: http://www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/

Funding Opportunity: Digital Humanities Implementation Grants (NEH)

Deadline for Application: January 6, 2016

Title: Digital Humanities Implementation Grants (CFDA 45.169)
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Amount: $100,000-$325,000/1-3 yrs.

Description: The Digital Humanities Implementation Grants program awards substantial grants to support the implementation of experimental projects that have successfully completed a start-up phase and demonstrated their value to the humanities. Such projects might enhance our understanding of central problems in the humanities, raise new questions in the humanities, or develop new digital applications and approaches for use in the humanities. The program can support innovative digital humanities projects that address multiple audiences, including scholars, teachers, librarians, and the public. Applications from recipients of NEH’s Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants are welcome.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by January 6.

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/digital-humanities-implementation-grants

CFP: 1956, Resistance and Cultural Opposition in East Central Europe

Deadline to Submit Abstracts: January 15, 2016

The Hungarian Historical Review invites submissions for its fourth issue in 2016, the theme of which will be “1956, Resistance and Cultural Opposition in East Central Europe.”

Since 1989, former socialist countries have been in the process of constructing and negotiating their relationships with their recent past, which includes their stories of resistance, revolts and cultural opposition. Opposition is typically understood in a narrow sense as referring to open political resistance to communist governments. We propose a more nuanced historical conception of resistance, opposition and revolts, expanding the concept towards broader frameworks of political participation in order to facilitate a better understanding of how dissent and criticism were possible in the former socialist regimes of Eastern Europe. Since the authorities tried to control public spheres and there were no opportunities for democratic public debates, several critical movements (democratic, Church related or nationalist opposition) decided to establish underground public spheres and declared open opposition to the socialist state. However, several cultural groups with no open political program (e. g. avant-garde art, alternative religious communities, youth culture) were also regarded as forms of opposition and branded as such by the authorities, and, as a result, they were also forced underground.

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CFP: Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

Deadline to Submit Proposals: January 15, 2016

The Fifty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will be held 17-19 March 2016 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  The meeting will be hosted by the University of Alabama and the City of Tuscaloosa. The SCSS is the largest of the regional Slavic and Eurasian Studies associations and its programs attract national and international scholarly participation.  The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, East European, and Eurasian studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide.  Membership in SCSS is open to all persons interested in furthering these goals.

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Graduate Program: Funded MFA Program: Documentary Films at CU Boulder

International Application Deadline: December 1, 2015
Domestic Application Deadline: January 15, 2016

THE MFA IN INTERDISCIPLINARY DOCUMENTARY MEDIA PRACTICES
WELCOMES STUDENT APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2016

Within the newly established Department of Critical Media Practices (DCMP) at the University of Colorado, Boulder, the MFA in Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Practices addresses the changing landscape of electronic media making within a broader context of culture and history. The program provides graduate students with an immersive experience in documentary media practices from a variety of philosophical and cross-disciplinary perspectives, using both traditional and emerging media forms. With state-of-the-art production resources and a wide array of interdisciplinary faculty, the MFA equips students with analytical and practical skills so that they may situate themselves within an evolving documentary tradition.

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