Tag Archives: January 2016

Academic Program: CLI Summer Intensive Language & Study Abroad Programs (Arizona State University)

Deadline for Application: January 29, 2016

Participants earn up to 13 regular ASU credits and cover one year of foreign language in a single summer. CLI does not charge ASU tuition, but rather a flat fee of $1,000 (plus study-abroad fees if applicable). All participants, regardless of residency, receive a tuition waiver and are charged this flat rate.

We are also proud to offer Title VIII fellowships to graduate students at the novice or intermediate levels of proficiency in AlbanianArmenianBosnian/Croatian/SerbianMacedonianUzbek, or Russian.

Novice programs combine 7-8 weeks of intensive training in the U.S. with 4 weeks of overseas immersion. Intermediate programs are conducted in 8-week overseas immersion programs.

Please forward this message to anyone that may benefit from these amazing funding opportunity. See http://cli.asu.edu for details and to apply. The deadline to apply for funding is January 29, 2016.

Travel: Harvard Summer Program 2016 (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Deadline for Application: January 28, 2016

The Harvard Summer Program in Tbilisi will provide students with a hands-on experience living and studying in the capital of the Republic of Georgia along with a full course in intermediate Russian language meeting daily. Additional lectures with Harvard faculty and other experts include Russian and Georgian culture, history, literature, film, and urban studies will be provided in topic modules meeting 2-3 times each week. Prof. Julie Buckler will teach a module on Tbilisi as a city, Prof. Stephanie Sandler will teach on Georgian and Russian film and Prof. Justin Weir will present a module on topics in pre-revolutionary Russian literary works dealing with the Caucasus and their cultural mythology (Pushkin, Lermontov, Tolstoy). Prof. Stephen Jones (Harvard Davis Center and Mount Holyoke College) will conduct an introductory module on Georgian politics, history, and culture. These modules will provide a larger context for Georgia-US relations as well as Georgia-Russia relations and will make use of Tbilisi as a laboratory, including meetings with writers, politicians, and NGOs. All modules and topics will be accompanied by excursions and trips within Tbilisi and throughout Georgia. Prof. Steven Clancy will offer a pre-departure introduction to Georgian language for participants and an optional track in introductory Georgian language may be arranged instead of the Russian language program for those desiring to study Georgian. Lectures and other materials will be in English, but many excursions, museum tours, etc., will be conducted in Russian. In Summer 2016, the program in Georgian language is tentative and dependent on sufficient student interest. Those desiring to study Georgian instead of Russian should contact Steven Clancy <sclancy@fas.harvard.edu> to ensure that we have sufficient interest in the optional track in Georgian. In future summers, we expect to establish more firmly the language options of Russian or Georgian for the Harvard in Tbilisi experience. Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Kennan Institute Summer Research Scholarships (Washington, D.C.)

Deadline for Application: January 15, 2016

Title: Kennan Institute Title VIII-Supported Summer Research Scholarships
Sponsor: Woodrow Wilson Center
Amount: $6,400 

Description: Scholars who conduct research in the social sciences or humanities focusing on Russia and the other countries of Eurasia, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area should consider applying for the summer research fellowship. The summer research fellowship must be used for two consecutive months between May-September 2016, and applicants are required to hold an M.A. degree or higher. The Summer Research Scholarships will provide a stipend of $6,400 for 62 days ($103.22/day), research facilities, computer support, and some research assistance. Travel and accommodation expenses are not directly covered by this fellowship.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by January 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/kennan-institute-title-viii-supported-summer-research-scholarships

Funding Opportunity: Multi-Country Research Fellowships (CAORC)

Deadline for Application: January 30, 2016

Title: Multi-Country Research Fellowships
Sponsor: Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)
Amount: $10,500

Description: The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately nine awards of up to $10,500 each will be given. Funding is provided by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by January 30. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.caorc.org/#!fellowships/c17cq

Funding Opportunity: Pre-Dissertation Fellowships for Research in Europe (Columbia University)

Deadline for Application: January 16, 2016

Title: Pre-Dissertation Fellowships for Research in Europe
Sponsor: Council for European Studies – Columbia University
Amount: $4,000 

Description: The Council for European Studies (CES) invites eligible graduate students to apply for the 2016 CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships. Each fellowship includes a $4,000 stipend, the opportunity to publish in Perspectives on Europe, a semi-annual journal of the Council for European Studies, and other professional development activities. CES Pre-Dissertation Fellowships fund two months’ travel to Europe to conduct the exploratory phase of a projected dissertation project in the social sciences or humanities which will require a subsequent stay in Europe. The program is intended to facilitate the transition from coursework to fieldwork, and to enable students to make rapid progress in refining their initial ideas into a feasible, interesting, and fundable doctoral project. Recipients are expected to use CES support to lay such research groundwork as determining the availability of archival materials, scouting possible field sites, testing research design, securing ties with relevant European scholars or institutions. Typically, they submit applications for dissertation research funding soon after completing CES-funded preliminary research. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by January 16. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application. 

More Info: http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/grants-and-awards/pre-dissertation-research

Funding Opportunity: Research Fellowships (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center)

Deadline for Application: January 15, 2016

Title: Research Fellowships
Sponsor: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center – University of Texas at Austin
Amount: Varies

Description: The Harry Ransom Center annually awards more than 50 fellowships to support short-term residencies for research projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships range from one to three months, with stipends of $3,000 per month. Also available are $1,200 to $1,700 travel stipends and dissertation fellowships with a $1,500 stipend. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by January 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application. 

More Info: http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fellowships/

Funding Opportunity: Andrew W. Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowships

Deadline for Application: January 15, 2016

Title: Andrew W. Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowships
Sponsor: Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)
Amount: $33,500

Description: CAORC is pleased to announce a new focused regional fellowship program enabling pre- and early post-doctoral scholars to carry out research in the humanities and related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers. Funding for this program is generously provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Scholars must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident; be a doctoral candidate or a scholar who obtained his/her Ph.D. within the last ten years (September 2005 or later); propose a three to nine month humanities or related social science research project; and propose travel to one or more Mediterranean region country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by January 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.caorc.org/#!fellowships/c17cq

Funding Opportunity: Long-term Research Fellowships (MHS)

Deadline for Application: January 15, 2016

Title: Long-term Research Fellowships
Sponsor: Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS)
Amount: $4,700/mo., 4-12 mos.

Description: The Massachusetts Historical Society will award at least two long-term MHS-NEH fellowships for the academic year 2016-2017. The stipend, governed by an National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) formula, is $4,200 per month in 2015 for a minimum of four months and a maximum of 12 months. Applicants must specify the number of months for which they are applying. Tenure must be continuous. Within the constraints of the NEH’s guidelines, the Society will supplement each stipend with a housing allowance of up to $500 per month plus an allowance for professional expenses. MHS-NEH fellowships are open to U.S. citizens and to foreign nationals who have lived in the United States for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline. New NEH guidelines require prospective fellows to have completed their training for the terminal degree in their field (ordinarily the Ph.D.) by the application deadline. NEH-sponsored fellowships are not available to graduate students.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by January 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.masshist.org/2012/research/fellowships/long-term

Scholarship: Melikian Center Scholarships for Polish (Arizona State University)

Deadline for Application: January 29, 2016

First-Year Polish [apply]
Students with no previous experience learn to understand Polish culture and to speak Polish at the Novice High or Intermediate Low level, preparing them to participate in intermediate courses in the U.S. and abroad.

COURSE DATES
May 31 to July 15, 2016

ACADEMIC CREDIT
1st-Year:
8 credits of PLC 101/102

ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to ASU and Non-ASU students
  • Open to non-U.S. students who hold student visas
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Open to working professionals and teachers and to retirees
  • Open to Phoenix-area high-school juniors and seniors
  • Second-Year courses require completion of a placement test

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CFP: Europe: East and West – The Undergraduate Research Symposium (U of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: January 19, 2016

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event since 2002 designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or other countries of the former Soviet Union. The Symposium is held on the University of Pittsburgh-Oakland campus.

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