Funding/ Prof. Dev. : US and Russian Independent Professionals

Deadline: January 31, 2020

Eurasia Foundation’s US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange Program (SEE) invites applications from independent professionals in the U.S. and Russia seeking to establish collaboration with international partner(s) in joint pursuit of solutions to one or more of the following issues: Social Inclusion, Technology and Innovation for Social Good, Social Entrepreneurship, and Youth Engagement. Successful applicants will travel to their counterpart country for a period of up to 21 days. While abroad, participants will be exposed to new skills, methods, and professional networks. After travel, independent professionals will implement activities to convey or apply their new knowledge and expertise for the benefit of their colleagues and community.

Applications are due on January 31, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. 

For additional information, please visit: https://www.usrussiasocialexpertise.org/apply-to-become-a-see-fellow/ 

Funding: US-Russia Partnership Projects

Deadline: January 23, 2020

Eurasia Foundation’s US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange Program (SEE) invites organizations in the United States and Russia to submit proposals for collaborative projects in one or more of the following areas: Social Inclusion, Technology and Innovation for Social Good, Social Entrepreneurship, and Youth Engagement. SEE accepts applications that are jointly developed by at least one U.S. and one Russian partner organization and offers funding up to $43,000 for the implementation of joint initiatives.

Applications are due on January 23, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. 

For additional information, please visit: https://www.usrussiasocialexpertise.org/partnership-projects-post-2/ 

Study Abroad/Internship: Slavic, Folklore, Ethnomusicology, and Cultural Anthropology

Deadline: January 31, 2020

Students and scholars in Slavic studies, folklore, ethnomusicology and cultural anthropology have until January 31, 2020 to apply for scholarships and internships for PREEEF programs in Russia, Siberia and Kazakhstan.

The scholarship amount of $2000 supports participation in a folklore-collecting expedition led by a qualified Russian or Kazakh scholar. These expeditions are opportunities to establish international scholarly ties, improve language skills, and learn fieldwork techniques while conducting interviews, making video and audio recordings, serving as audiences and processing collected field materials.  Expedition teams are immersed in local customs, language and food. Fluency in the local language is helpful, but not required.

The unpaid internship offers inexpensive housing in Moscow in exchange for 4-6 weeks with the Gorky Institute of World Literature, editing rough English translations of articles by Institute scholars. Interns acquire practical experience in scholarly publishing and receive guidance from IMLI staff for any personal research they wish to carry out in Moscow. Internships are offered only to PREEEF folklore expedition participants.

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CFP: 3rd Annual Constructivist Criticism Workshop (NYU and Columbia University)

Deadline: January 14, 2020


February 21-22, 2020
NYU and Columbia University

A workshop for graduate students in the social sciences and humanities, studying Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus to present work-in-progress.

This workshop is organized by a group of graduate students working in the broader Eurasia region, spread throughout the Comparative Literature, History and Anthropology departments at the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, and Columbia University. Our goal is to build community with colleagues along the East Coast (and beyond!) and to create a forum for sharing and workshopping research in progress. Graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania have been holding similar annual workshops for over 5 years. This year, we will be holding the event in New York City for the first time, a collaborative effort between graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania, NYU and Columbia University. The workshop is intended to bring together graduate students with an interest in the region, in order to familiarize ourselves with each other’s work, and to speak across disciplines.

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Prof. Dev. : Grad. Fellowship in Library and Information Sciences (University of Illinois)

Deadline: January 29, 2020

Interested in a career in Slavic/East European/Eurasian libraries and archives?  Know someone else who might be?  The Slavic Library Institute 2020 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is offering a limited number of fellowships (covering tuition, lodging, and up to $500 in travel costs) to participate in the Institute, which will take place at the top-ranked UIUC iSchool and Library in Urbana from May 19th to June 5th, 2020.

Leading national and international experts in the field will provide instruction and training to prepare participants for careers in libraries, archives, museums, government agencies, and other information sciences contexts with a focus on Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies.  The Institute is intended for graduate students in Library & Information Sciences (LIS), graduate students in SEEE-related fields with an interest in LIS careers, and early-career librarians.  Graduate course credit is available.

The application deadline is January 29th, 2020. 

Apply at https://tinyurl.com/sli1970-2020.  

Please contact Kit Condill (condill@illinois.edu) if you have any questions!

Funding: Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline: January 21, 2020

The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies invites applications for the 2019-2020 Stephen F. Cohen- Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Fellowship Program in Russian Historical Studies, funded by the KAT Charitable Foundation.

For the 2019-2020 academic year, the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Fellowship Program will provide:

·       up to five Dissertation Research Fellowships, with a maximum stipend of $25,000, to doctoral students at US and Canadian universities, who are citizens or permanent residents of the US, to conduct dissertation research in Russia;

·       a Dissertation Completion Fellowship, with a maximum stipend of $25,000, to a doctoral student at a US or Canadian university, who is citizen or permanent resident of the US, to complete their dissertation during the fellowship tenure.

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Grad. Program: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (University of Illinois)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications to our MA degree programs. The deadline for application has been extended to January 15.  

The Master of Arts in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) at the University of Illinois is a two-year program designed for students preparing for further academic study as well as those aiming to pursue careers in government, NGOs, business, the media, international law, private foundations, or cultural exchange. The program provides broad exposure to the history, cultures, politics, and societies of the area as well as to many disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to its study. Take courses from leading experts in history, literature, political science, sociology, business, anthropology, economics, law, linguistics, religion, and more. Over 100 graduate-level disciplinary courses are available to students! REEES MA alumni have gone on to work at the Eurasia Foundation, FEMA, the FBI, the State Department, American Councils for International Education, and study at Columbia University, Yale University, the University of Indiana, and UC Santa Barbara, among others. 

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Study Abroad: Spring Break in Russia (SRAS)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

2020 Spring Break: Introduction to Russia

www.SRAS.org/SB

Dates: March 14 – 22, 2020

Cost: $1650

During this one-week trip, SRAS will introduce students to the places and people of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

  • Kremlin Tour
  • SRAS Walking Seminar on the Origins of Modern Russia with SRAS Assistant Director Josh Wilson
  • Bolshoi Backstage Tour
  • Socials with Locals – opportunities to meet young Russians for casual interaction
  • Peter & Paul Fortress , St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Hermitage Museum
  • Catherine’s Palace, Siege Memorial
  • Festive meals to introduce you to local/regional foods
  • Optional activities (theater, banya, cooking, peer tutoring – based on group interests)
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Conference/CFP: European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

On Friday, March 27, 2020, we will sponsor the annual European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium at Pitt. Modeled after traditional academic conferences, this event will give students the opportunity to present their research papers on Europe, Russia and/or Eurasia to discussants and an audience. Please encourage your outstanding undergraduate students to apply to participate in the Symposium. Limited travel grants are available to help defray expenses for accepted participants located outside of the Pittsburgh region. The application form and further information can be found at http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/ursymposium/.

Deadlines:
1) Students must submit applications with 250-300 word abstracts and paper drafts by January 15, 2020.
2) Selected students will be notified by February 2020.
3) Final revised papers are due by March 16, 2020.
4) Presentations will be made at the Symposium on March 27, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact REEES Engagement Coordinator Susan Dawkins at sad96@pitt.edu

Grad. Program: Russian Culture/Soviet Cinema/Russian Literature (University of Pittsburgh)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

The University of Pittsburgh Slavic Department (https://www.slavic.pitt.edu/) invites applications to its graduate program, which provides a full range of courses, with particular strengths in the study of Russian culture, Russian/Soviet cinema, and Russian literature.  We offer two tracks described below.  For full scholarship consideration, please submit all application materials by Wednesday, 15 January 2020 (apologies for cross-posting).

Alternative # 1 (Slavic).  Our literature and culture program has supported dissertations in such diverse areas as contemporary Russian prose, interwar émigré philosophy, Soviet postmodern culture, Thaw cinema, 1930s-40s Soviet civic poetry, prison culture of the Belomor Canal, post-Soviet philosophy, the St. Petersburg cityscape, the Soviet anekdot, and Stagnation-era television serials.  Financial aid (both non-teaching fellowships and teaching assistantships) is available to qualified applicants. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, 15 January 2020 and must be submitted electronically at https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=up-as.  For more information, see https://www.slavic.pitt.edu/graduate/graduate-requirements.

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