Tag Archives: January 2018

Funding: Title VIII Research Scholarships (Kennan Institute)

Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2018

Kennan Institute Title VIII Research Scholarships

3-9 months duration

Title VIII Research Scholarships lasting three to nine months are available to academic participants in the early stages of their career (before tenure) or scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected. Eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level for academic participants, although doctoral candidates in the process of completing a dissertation may apply (the dissertation must be successfully defended before taking residence at the Kennan Institute). Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Research proposals examining the countries of Eurasia are eligible. Those proposals related to regional Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, Belarus, the Caucasus, and contemporary issues are particularly welcome. The Title VIII Research Scholar grant offers a stipend of $3,500 per month, research facilities, computer support, and some research assistance. Grant recipients are required to be in residence at the Institute in Washington, D.C. for the duration of their fellowship.

One round of competitive Title VIII Research Scholar selection is held per year. The deadline for receipt of applications and supporting materials is January 31, 2018. Application materials may be submitted by email. Please download application packet on this page. Decisions on appointment will be made in early March; awardees are able to commence their appointments as early as July.

The Research Scholar Program is supported by the Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII) of the United States Department of State.

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Funding: Title VIII-Supported Summer Research Scholarships (Kennan Institute)

Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2018

Kennan Institute Title VIII Summer Research Fellowships

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. Policy-relevant research is preferred. The summer research fellowship must be used for two consecutive months between May-September 2017, and applicants are required to hold an MA degree or higher.  The Summer Research Scholarships will provide a stipend of $7,000 for 2 months, research facilities, computer support, and some research assistance.  Travel and accommodation expenses are not directly covered by this fellowship.

Applicants are required to submit a concise description (700-800 words) of his or her research project, curriculum vitae, a statement on preferred dates of residence in Washington, D.C., and two letters of recommendation specifically in support of the research to be conducted at the Institute.  All of these materials may be submitted via email to kennan@wilsoncenter.org. (Letters of recommendation may also be sent by email as scanned, signed letters.)  Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Closing date is January 31, 2018.

Language Training: Summer Language Study (ASU Critical Languages Institute)

Deadline for applications: January 26, 2018

The Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University’s Melikian Center is accepting applications for its 2018 summer language programs in the U.S. and abroad.

CLI offers intensive courses in less commonly taught languages in the U.S. and overseas. CLI students pay a flat fee of $1,500 for up to 13 semester credits, in addition to study-abroad fees if they opt to study overseas.

Generous scholarships are available for undergraduate students, graduate students, and non-students:

– Department of State Title VIII Fellowships for selected languages

– ROTC Project GO Scholarships for selected languages

– Melikian Scholarships for all languages

– Language-specific support for several languages

See https://cli.asu.edu for details and to apply.

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Study Abroad: Summer Research Trip (Suceava County, Romania)

Deadline for Scholarship: January 30, 2018

Students are invited to join a research trip to Arbore Commune, Suceava County, Romania, to document how modernization, especially in traditional belief, has changed rural lives.  Cultural anthropologists Professor James M. Nyce (Ball State University, retired) and Alexandra Cotofana,  ABD (IUB), will teach methods for conducting fieldwork interviews with village residents. Students should be able to arrange college credit for the three weeks (6-8 credit hours) through their home institutions.

Approximate dates:   July 19 – August 9, 2018 (3 weeks)
Start/end point:     Cluj, Romania
Team size:   5-10
Expedition languages:  English, Romanian. Local language: Romanian.

Projected fee:   $2910 – $4136, depending on the number of volunteers. Fee includes room, board, local travel, instruction and translation services. Airfare is not included.

Details and application forms at: www.russianfolklorefriends.org

Examples of previous student work: http://libx.bsu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/RomHisPil

AFRF is offering a $1,900 scholarship, applicable to any of our 2018-January 2019 expeditions  Any American citizen (18 or older) may apply, but we are especially looking for candidates who will help us to further American understanding of traditional village life.   Past scholarship recipients have included undergraduate students, graduate students, elementary school teachers, and a professional photographer.  Recipients are required to produce a paper, article, exhibit or other work about folklore or about their experience on the expedition, which we will then share with the public.

You’ll find the FAQ and application form below.  Deadline is January 30, 2018.

Prof. Devel.: “Applying Flagship Practices to Enhance Language Learning” (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)

This webinar will take place on Thursday, January 25, 5:00-6:30 PM EST

Russian Flagship Program: Applying Flagship Practices to Enhance Language Learning
Led by Karen Evans-Romaine (University of Wisconsin – Madison)
 

The Language Flagship, an initiative of the National Security Education Program (thelanguageflagship.org), is a national initiative to change the way Americans learn languages through a groundbreaking approach to language education. Successful graduates of the Russian Flagship Program will have developed Superior-level language and cultural proficiency in Russian and can apply that proficiency to their field of choice.

The goal of the Language Flagship is to create a replicable program model that can be implemented for any language on any campus. In this webinar, following up on a two-part article in the ACTR Letter, Karen Evans-Romaine will describe the main features of the Russian Flagship Program at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and talk about ways in which aspects of Flagship programs can be implemented in other Russian programs.

Karen Evans-Romaine is Professor of Russian at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and Director of the UW-Madison Russian Flagship Program. Her research focuses on both Russian Modernist poetry, with particular reference to intersections between poetry and music, and Russian language pedagogy. She is co-author of the two-volume introductory Russian textbook Golosa, now in its fifth edition (Pearson, 2012/2014); co-editor of the collection Exploring the US Language Flagship Program: Professional Competence in a Second Language by Graduation (Multilingual Matters, 2017); and co-editor of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture (2007).

To register for this webinar, click here.

CFP: Energy and Power in Russia and Eurasia (U. of Houston)

Deadline for Submissions: January 24, 2018

The Honors College at the University of Houston, in collaboration with UH Energy and the American Councils/U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Alumni Development Fund, invites paper abstracts for a one-day interdisciplinary conference, Energy and Power in Russia and Eurasia. From the oil boom in Baku more than a century ago, to the pipelines crisscrossing Russia and Eurasia today, energy and global politics have long gone hand in hand. Enormous energy resources in the region are critical factors in how countries throughout Eurasia relate to one another and to the rest of the world. This conference seeks to explore the historical and contemporary significance of energy in Russia and Eurasia in all of its dimensions, and to consider questions relevant to its future. The goal is to create a dialogue across disciplines about the topic, and to connect academics, students and industry people with expertise and interest in the region. Professionals who work in the global energy industry centered in Houston, and who have experience with Russia and Eurasia, will be invited to attend and actively participate in the conference.

We welcome academic papers that explore the theme from different disciplinary approaches including (but not limited to) political science, technology, geology, international affairs, history, literature, and cultural studies. Post-docs, graduate students and advanced undergraduate students may apply. Please submit an application that includes the items listed below to energyconference2018@gmail.com by January 24, 2018. Applications will be reviewed and applicants notified of their acceptance status by February 1, 2018. All-day conference will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

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Job: Senior Organized Crime Adviser (Belgrade, Serbia)

Deadline for Applications: January 29, 2018

Senior Organized Crime Adviser
Level: Senior Professional
Vacancy Number: VNSRMS00508
Duty Station: Belgrade, Serbia
Apply by: 29 January 2018 for full consideration
View the job description: https://www.pae.com/careers-react-opportunities

In order to receive full consideration, interested parties should create an online application and enter the relevant vacancy number at: https://www.pae.com/careers-react by 29 January. Only finalists will be contacted.  PAE-REACT will interview short-listed candidates in order to make nominations by the OSCE deadline.

Requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
  • University education in law or significant work experience in criminal justice and/or law enforcement (the latter required for police corrections officer training)
  • Advanced degree in relevant field
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
  • Experience in the practice of law, e.g. judges, prosecutors, lawyers, etc.
  • Previous experience in law enforcement and/or public administration
  • Experience in project management, including planning, budgeting, implementation and evaluation
  • Knowledge of courtroom proceedings and criminal law and procedure
  • Knowledge of international legal procedure standards and instruments
  • Knowledge of the standards and practices of modern criminal justice systems
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good drafting skills and the ability to tailor reports and presentations to the needs of a specific audience
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities
  • Ability to operate Windows applications including word-processing and e-mail
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames

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Prof. Devel.: 2018 Project-Based Language Learning Professional Learning Events (NFLRC)

Deadline for Registration: January 15, 2018

The NFLRC will start with their free 2018 PBLL Online Symposium: “Envisioning Project-Based Language Learning” on January 17-18, 2018, a great introduction to the topic, with plenty of examples to see PBLL in action. Register today: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/108/ . The registration deadline for the symposium is January 15, so register soon!
For those who want to learn more in-depth about PBLL, there’s our subsequent 2018 Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning Online Institute, which this year focuses on PBLL and pragmatics and will cover what you need to know to develop good projects for your language class. The registration fee is $25, and registrants can sign up for either the live facilitated version (option 1: January-February) or the self-study version (option 2): http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/109/
Finally, for those who complete the digital badge requirements for the Online Institute and want to take their project designs to the next level, ready for the classroom, they can apply for the Pragmatics in PBLL Intensive Summer Institute in Honolulu, Hawai‘i (June 13-20, 2018). Partial travel funding available for top accepted applicants. See website for full details: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/110/

CFP: 2018 Midwest Slavic Conference (OSU)

 

Deadline for application: January 16, 2018

2018 Midwest Slavic Conference
The Ohio State University
March 23-25,  2018

The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University (OSU) Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) are pleased to announce the 2018 Midwest Slavic Conference to be held at OSU March 23-25, 2018. Conference organizers invite proposals for panels or individual papers addressing all topics related to Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Southeastern Europe. The conference will open with a keynote address by Tara Zahra based on her latest book The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World, on Friday, March 23rd. Two days of panels will follow the keynote address.

Building on the title of the keynote address, this year we also invite interdisciplinary papers or panels that focus on migration from historical or contemporary perspectives. The Conference will open with a plenary panel “Borders, Barriers, and Belonging: A Spotlight on Global Migration” on Saturday morning that will feature five migration experts who will discuss mobility in five world regions. There will also be a lunchtime lecture sponsored by the Slovene Research Initiative featuring Michael Biggins on Slavic literary translation.

Please send a one-paragraph abstract and a brief C.V. in a single PDF format to csees@osu.edu by January 16th. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate. Prepaid lodging is available for undergraduate and graduate students presenters. A block of rooms is available at a discounted rate for all other participants. More information is available at the Conference website.

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Graduate Program: European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)

Deadline for Applications: January 22, 2018

The European Interuniversity Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) and 41 participating universities from all member states of the European Union are proud to present to you the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) 2018/2019.

E.MA is an intensive one-year course aimed at educating up to 90 professionals annually in the field of human rights and democratisation. The Master’s Degree is also an action- and policy-oriented approach to learning that combines legal, political, historical, anthropological, and philosophical perspectives with skills building activities, an in-depth study of the following areas: Human Rights Institutions, Mechanisms and Standards; Human Rights in Context: Historical, Philosophical, Religious and Anthropological Perspectives; Democratisation; Human Rights and Globalisation; Human Rights and Security. E.MA is the foundation for a successful career in national, international, governmental, inter- and non-governmental organisations, as well as academic institutions dealing with human rights and democratisation.

5 reasons why people choose E.MA:

  • Possibility to do internships and fellowships in leading human rights organisations;
  • Ties with EU institutions and links with international governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations for a regional and at the same time global experience;
  • Attractive placement opportunities;
  • Extensive worldwide E.MAlumni Association for contacts, job opportunities, career development, projects, research;
  • unique human experience during which all those involved (students, faculty and resident staff) develop long-term bonds and networks with each other.

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