Tag Archives: June 2017

K-12 Opportunity: Russian Language “Summer Camp” for 9th-12th Graders (Online)

Dates: June 12-23, 2017

See message below for details:

“In response to a request this spring, I’ll be offering again an online Russian Language ‘Summer Camp’ for 9th-12th graders this June.

When: June 12-23, 2017; Live Sessions MTWThF 9:30-11am Pacific Time
Where: Online – participants require a computer with broadband access and a pair of working headsets with a microphone; wireless device can work in a pinch as well (if traveling for part of the ‘camp’)
What: It’ll be a 2-week ‘taster’ course in which we explore a variety of language functions with minimal vocabulary (cognates where possible) to make the quick pace doable and fun.
Who: 9th-12th graders (entering 9th grade and just graduated 12th grade are welcome); minimum of 2 participants, maximum of 15
Purpose: to give a taste of what studying Russian is like for those who are considering taking a longer and more comprehensive class and to get a chance to interact with peers from all over.
And feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Emily Saunders “

Funding Opportunity: Centennial Center Research Grants (APSA)

Deadline for Applications: June 15, 2017

Title: Centennial Center Research Grants
Sponsor: American Political Science Association (APSA)
Amount: $1,000-$10,000

Description: The Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs assists APSA members with the costs of research, including travel, interviews, access to archives, or costs for a research assistant. Funds can also be used to assist scholars in publishing their research.

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

More Info: http://www.apsanet.org/centennial/grants

Funding Opportunity: Strategy and Policy Fellows Program (SRF)

Deadline for Applications: June 02, 2017

Title: Strategy and Policy Fellows Program
Sponsor: Smith Richardson Foundation (SRF)
Amount: $60,000 

Description: The Smith Richardson Foundation sponsors an annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of scholars and researchers conducting policy analysis in these fields. The Foundation will award at least three research grants of $60,000 each to enable the recipients to research and write a book. Within the academic community, this program supports junior or adjunct faculty, research associates, and post-docs who are engaged in policy-relevant research and writing. Within the think tank community, the program supports members of the rising generation of policy thinkers who are focused on U.S. strategic and foreign policy issues. Applicants must be an employee or affiliate of either an academic institution or a think tank. Please note that the Fellowship program will only consider single-author book projects.  It will not consider collaborative projects (e.g., edited or multi-authored books, conference volumes or reports, or a collection of previously published articles, chapters or essays.)

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Vanessa Lopez (volopez@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by June 2.

More Info: https://www.srf.org/programs/international-security-foreign-policy/strategy-policy-fellows-program/

Study Abroad: Semester Abroad Programs Fall 2017 (Daugavpils U.)

Deadline for Applications: June 23, 2017

Daugavpils University and the “Learn Russian in the European Union” project are accepting student applications for customized Semester Abroad programs hosted by Daugavpils University, Latvia:
– Russian Language, Literature and Culture (all in Russian);
– Russian Language and East European Studies (in English/Russian);
– Russian Language and Political Science (in English/Russian);
– Russian Language and Natural Sciences (mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, and environmental studies), theory and laboratory practice (in English/Russian).

The application deadline for the Fall’2017 programs is June 23, 2017.

No visa is required to study in Latvia for citizens of the USA, Canada, the European Union, and many other countries.
Daugavpils University will award up to 30 ECTS credits (Russian – 15 ECTS, subject matter courses – up to 15 ECTS.

For full details please visit http://www.learnrussianineu.com/semester-abroad-programs. Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy (WPI)

Deadline for Applications: June 01, 2017

Title: Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy
Sponsor: Women’s Policy, Inc. (WPI)
Amount: $3,400/mo., 7 mos. plus $1,000 for health insurance

Description: Women’s Policy, Inc. has been the home for the Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy since 2014 (formerly the WREI Fellowships). The fellowships are extended each year to a select number of students pursuing a graduate degree or those who have recently completed a master’s, doctorate, or professional degree with a proven commitment to equity for women. Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August in congressional offices. Fellows receive stipends toward living expenses. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by June 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.womenspolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2018-Fellows-Application-FINAL-1.pdf

Academic Job: Russian Teaching Positions-Summer Lang. Workshop (Indiana U.)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled


The Indiana University Summer Language Workshop invites applications from teachers of Russian as a foreign language to fill anticipated openings in its eight-week program of intensive Russian instruction that will run June 5-July 28, 2017. Positions for comprehensive classes (4 skills plus grammar/lexicon) at introductory through advanced levels, as well as for specialized classes in phonetics, listening comprehension, and speaking may be available. Minimal qualifications:

–Master’s degree (or equivalent) or current enrollment in graduate study
–Experience and interest in proficiency-oriented Russian language instruction
–Willingness to contribute to extensive supplementary cultural program
–Current legal authorization to work in the United States (US citizenship, US permanent resident status, or possession of appropriate US visa)

Applicants should submit the following items by email to swseel@indiana.edu with “Application for Russian teaching position” in the subject line:

–letter of interest
–CV or resume
–list of three references with contact information

For more information on the Summer Language Workshop: http://www.indiana.edu/~swseel/

Job: Summer Intensive Lang. Program TA/Activity Coordinator (Middlebury Institute)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

JOB TITLE: SILP Tutor/Activity Guide – Russian
DEPARTMENT: Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP)
LOCATION: MIIS at Monterey Main Campus
DATES: June 11 – August 9, 2017

Under the direct supervision of Language Program Coordinators, Tutors/Activity Guides assist Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) students in their academic coursework outside of class (10+ hours/week) and facilitate co-curricular activities (5-10 hours/week). We are looking for qualified candidates to perform the combined role of Tutor/Activity Guide in all five SILP languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish. Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (NEH)

Deadline for Applications: June 29, 2017

Title: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (CFDA 45.149)
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Amount: Unspecified

Description:  The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR) program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation.  HCRR offers two kinds of awards: 1) for implementation and 2) for planning, assessment, and pilot efforts (HCRR Foundations grants).

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Brook Davis (davis@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by June 29.

More Info: https://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/humanities-collections-and-reference-resources

Funding Opportunity: Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives (NHPRC/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: June 07, 2017

Title: Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives
Sponsor: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Amount: Varies 

Description: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invite proposals for Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives. Working together, the Cooperatives will develop technical and human infrastructures to support the digital publication of documentary and scholarly editions and to provide for their long-term preservation, discovery, and use. This initiative responds to the urgent need of scholars and documentary editors for reliable, sustainable, authoritative, and field-driven outlets for publication and discovery of digital editions. At the same time, we hope to investigate the possibility of creating a federated system or systems for publishing and sustaining digital editions.  Developing the Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives will be a two-stage process for Planning and Implementation.  Up to eight planning grants will provide funds to support the first stage of this multi-year endeavor, beginning no later than February 1, 2018. Each project team will consist of a principal investigator to spearhead the initiative, a lead representative from each of at least three participating editions and the host institution(s). During the Planning stage, each team will develop a proposal for implementing a Digital Edition Publishing Cooperative. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Vanessa Lopez (volopez@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by June 7.

More Info: https://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/editions.html

Funding Opportunity: Bobby R. Inman Award (Clements Center for National Security)

Deadline for Applications: June 30, 2017

The Inman Award competition is designed to recognize outstanding research and writing by students at the undergraduate or graduate levels on topics related to intelligence and national security. There is no prescribed topic, format, or length for papers submitted. It is presumed that most papers will have been prepared to satisfy a course or degree requirement of the author’s academic program. Co-authored and “team project” papers will be accepted.

The Bobby R. Inman award recognizes more than six decades of distinguished public service by Bobby R. Inman, Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.). Admiral Inman served in multiple leadership positions in the U.S. military, intelligence community, private industry, and at The University of Texas. His previous intelligence posts include Director of Naval Intelligence, Vice-Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Director of the National Security Agency, and Deputy Director of Central Intelligence. He continues to serve as a teacher, advisor, and mentor to students, faculty members, and current government officials while occupying the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. His areas of teaching and research are focused on political, economic, and military activities, policy processes and institutions, international affairs and diplomacy, and intelligence and national security.

Eligibility: All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at an accredited U.S. higher education institution during the 2016-17 academic year are eligible to participate. A student may submit only one paper.

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Submission Requirements: Papers should be submitted electronically to Ashley Thibodeau at ashley.thibodeau@austin.utexas.edu and include a short biographic profile of the author with current contact information, the date when the paper was completed, and a description of any course requirement that was satisfied by the paper. All papers should be appropriately attributed using footnotes or endnotes. Continue reading