Tag Archives: March 2016

Fellowships: RCEEE SG Student Award Opportunities for AAG 2016

Deadline: March 15, 2016

The Russian, Central Eurasian and East European Specialty Group (RCEEE SG) is pleased to announce two student award opportunities (Paper Award, and Field Research Travel Award) for the 2015-16 academic year.  We offer a Student Paper Award ($150) and a Field Research Travel Award ($250).

Student Paper Award:

We invite submissions from all students who will present their paper either at the Annual AAG meeting or at a regional AAG meeting if attending the national meeting is impossible during the 2015-16 academic year. An award of $150 will be made to the best undergraduate or graduate student paper submitted to the RCEEE SG Student Paper Award Committee.

Guidelines for the Awards:
  • The competition is open to all student members of the AAG.
  • Papers will be judged on their overall quality, creativity and contribution to furthering the geographical understanding of Russia, Central Eurasia or Eastern Europe. We particularly encourage work that is well-informed about the study region and demonstrates familiarity with the appropriate scholarly literature.
  • Papers should be single-authored, double-spaced, in 12-point font, and no more than 20 pages in length (i.e., a minimum of 5,000 words and a maximum of 8,000), excluding any references, tables, maps and figures, and a required abstract.
  • In the electronic submission, authors should indicate their name, institution, and level of study (BA, MA, PhD), as well as when and at what conference the paper was/will be presented.
  • To be considered for this award, students must submit electronic copies of their paper by March 15, 2016 to the chair of the RCEEE-SG Awards Committee, Nat Trumbull.

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K-12: NEH Central Asia 2016 Summer Institute (Ohio State University)

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Explore the history of Central Asia through a three-week Summer Institute sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities in Columbus, Ohio. Central Asia in World History will offer middle and high school teachers from all subjects an intensive experience to hear presentations by experts, interact with scholars, work with research materials, view and discuss films, and sample the traditional food and music of the region. Participants will also develop a curriculum resource and have the opportunity to consult with a master teacher about pedagogy and how Institute content articulates with current education standards.

Participants will:
  • Receive a stipend of $2,700
  • Receive a certificate for in-service credit and/or professional development hours
  • Have the option of enrolling for three graduate credits from The Ohio State University

For more information and to apply, please visit here!

Professional Development: Export Fellows Program (UT Austin)

Deadline: March 11, 2016

To apply click here!

Get a crash course in exporting from members of the Camino Real District Export Council, ranked #1 among U.S. District Export Councils. Program leaders are experienced exporting professionals who donate their time to give you the straight scoop in just three sessions. Student teams select a country and product and create a viable market entry analysis plan.

  • The EFP is underwritten by the District Export Council and free to attend
  • There is no prerequisite coursework
  • There is no UT credit
  • Participants receive a certificate from the U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Open to registered UT undergraduate non-business majors
Three workshop sessions will be held on campus:
  • Wednesday, March 23rd at 5-8pm
  • Wednesday, March 30th at 5-8pm
  •  Wednesday, April 6th at 5-8pm

Student plans are presented and certificates are awarded at a dinner on April 20th

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Fellowship: Future NATO Fellowship Competition (Warsaw, Poland)

Deadline: March 1, 2016

The Atlantic Council, with support from the US Mission to NATO, is excited to announce that we are currently hosting a photo and essay competition for young leaders from European NATO member and Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council countries under thirty-five years old with an interest in foreign policy and international studies.

Fellows receive an expenses-paid travel and participation at the 2016 NATO Future Leaders Summit in Warsaw, Poland on July 8-9, 2016. They will also host a public event in their home city at which they will display the top ten photos and lead a discussion on the Future of NATO.

The top candidates, based on popular voting, will be granted telephone interviews. From this pool, ten winners will be selected for the Future NATO Fellowship, You can access here the competition submission and gallery page with the following link.

Fellowship: George F. Kennan Fellowship

Deadline: March 1, 2016

To apply, click here!

The Kennan Institute seeks fellowship applicants from diverse, policy-oriented sectors such as media, business, local government, law, civil society, and academia to examine important political, social, economic, cultural, and historical issues in Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Among the aims of the new fellowships are to build bridges between traditional academia and the policy world, as well as to maintain and increase collaboration among researchers from Russia, Ukraine, and the U.S. The fellowships are funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.

George F. Kennan Fellows will be based at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. for three-month residencies. Fellows will receive access to the Library of Congress, National Archives, and policy research centers in Washington, D.C., as well as the opportunity to meet with key experts and officials at the State Department, USAID, Department of Defense, and Congress. While conducting research, the George F. Kennan Fellows are expected to actively participate in discussions with the policy and academic communities, including speaking engagements at the Wilson Center as well as potentially outside of Washington D.C., and attending meetings, conferences, and other activities organized by the Kennan Institute and Wilson Center. Upon completion of the fellowships, the grantees become alumni, for whom Kennan will continue to offer opportunities for collaboration and engagement.

U.S., Russian, and Ukrainian citizens are eligible to apply

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Job: Foreign Service Regional English Language Officer

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Open Period: 02/17/2016 – 03/01/2016
Salary: $67,395 – $98,972

We are currently accepting applications for Foreign Service Regional English Language Officer (ELO) positions.

Foreign Service ELOs are responsible for all Department of State-sponsored English teaching activities in a specific country, or as a Regional ELO with responsibilities for English language program activities in several countries, necessitating extensive travel. Take the ELO quiz to find out if this specialization is right for you.

All potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying. When you are ready to begin the online application process, visit the Foreign Service Regional English Language Officer vacancy on USAJOBS. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 1, 2016.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 20 years old to apply and at least 21 years of age to be appointed. By law, all career candidates must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach age 60, except for preference eligible veterans. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances.

If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit our forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

Professional Development: Spring European Diplomacy Workshop: Eastern Partnership (Warsaw, Poland)

Deadline: March 21, 2016

To Apply Click Here!
(Submit a current CV in Europass format)

The European Diplomacy Workshop (EDW) is a week-long program, April 18-23, 2016, devoted solely to the Eastern Partnership, European Neighborhood Policy and European Union Foreign Policy. Based on workshops from experts in the fields of EU Foreign Policy (Eastern Partnership and European Neighborhood Policy), and hands-on skills training in International Negotiations, Leadership and Public Speaking, the European Diplomacy Workshop is designed for emerging political and social leaders, public servants and non-governmental representatives who are eager to learn how to influence the changing context of their country. The EDW is a forum for exchanging experiences, discussing challenges and developing cooperation, giving participants opportunities to broaden their EU and regional specific knowledge and acquire and practice essential skills necessary for shaping the modern world. The program is organised in cooperation with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and PZU.

  • 40 hours of rigorous lecturers, seminars, workshops, study visits and simulations
  • Unique combination of practice and theory, allowing participants to both participate in traditional lectures and engage in the learning process
  • Meetings with top-level EU officials and diplomats. Previous editions have met with Senator Richard Lugar, Professor Danuta Hübner (MEP), Minister Bernard Kouchner, Secretary General Javier Solana, Minister Borys Tarsyuk, Prime Minister Carl Bildt and President Lech Walesa
  • Workshops on multilateral negotiation public speaking and leadership skills
  • Diverse and multicultural participants, which establishes a forum for exchanging experiences and enhancing cooperation. The EDW has hosted more than 250 participants from more than 40 countries in Europe, Africa, North and South Americas, as well as Asia

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CFP: Processes: How do agents, acts and artifacts interact in Literature, Linguistics, Language Pedagogy and Cultural Studies (Portland, OR)

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Date of the Event: May 7, 2016

The Department of World Languages & Literatures at Portland State University invites graduate students of modern and classical foreign languages to present their scholarly research on literature, film, culture, linguistics, applied linguistics, language pedagogy, and interdisciplinary studies (e.g., cognitive literary studies, ecocriticism, communication studies). Participants are encouraged to explore the ways in which agents and authors, acts, and artifacts interact in texts. How are events and artifacts determined by the processes surrounding their realization? How do these processes affect their reception?

Possible topics within this theme include:
  • Evolution
  • Interaction
  • Adaptation
  • Intervention
  • Influence
  • Inspiration
  • Dissemination

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Fellowship: ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs

Deadline: March 24, 2016

ACLS invites applications for the sixth competition of the Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 21 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $65,000 per year, with individual health insurance and up to $3,000 to be used toward professional development activities over the course of the fellowship term. Tenure: Two years; start date on August 1 or September 1, 2016, depending on the position

This initiative, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to expand the role of doctoral education in the United States by demonstrating that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. The ACLS Public Fellows program allows PhDs to gain valuable, career-building experience in fields such as public policy, development, conservation, arts and culture, and digital media.

ACLS seeks applications from recent PhDs who aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences.

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