Summer Research Laboratory (University of Illinois)

Deadline: March 3, 2023

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and the Slavic Reference Service at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are pleased to announce a call for applications to the 50th annual Summer Research Laboratory (SRL). The program will take place June 12 – August 4, 2023. Funded in part by the U.S. Department of State’s Title VIII Program, the SRL program provides research support for graduate and post-graduate level research on Central and East Europe and the Independent States of the former Soviet Union.

We will provide support for both in-person and virtual associateships for scholars to conduct summer research concerning all aspects of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Please note that the majority of Associateships will be in-person.

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Study Abroad: Security and Society in the Information Age (SRAS)

Deadline: March 1, 2023

You are invited to an Info Session about the Security and Society Summer School, hosted by Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland. This Info Session will take place on Saturday, October 29, 11:00am – 12:00pm EASTERN and will start with an introductory lecture “Terrorism and other Security Threats – CEE Perspectives” followed by Q&A and information on the summer school.

SIGN UP HERE FOR THE INFO SESSION & INTRODUCTORY LECTURE

Now in its 9th year, the Security and Society Summer School has provided participants with unique perspectives on security issues in Central Europe. It is a 4-week in-person course, based in Warsaw with travel to Berlin and Krakow, followed by two additional weeks online completing a research paper as part of an internship with the Terrorism Research Centre. These papers will be published in Volume 6 of Security and Society in the Information Age.

The course offers a broad overview of the modern security challenges faced by the countries of Central Europe and more broadly by NATO and the European Union. This year we will focus on the regional and global implications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, along with the broad topics of war, international law relating to war, and peacebuilding. Other topics include hybrid threats, cybersecurity, and terrorism.

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Sumners Foundation Scholarships (SMU Dedman School of Law & Oklahoma City University School of Law)

Deadline: March 3, 2023

The Sumners Foundation provides two types of scholarships

  • Scholarships for rising juniors for their junior and senior years at a Texas or Oklahoma College or University.  Scholarships are $15,000/year for each of those last two years of undergraduate work ($30,000 total) to cover tuition, on-campus room and board, fees, and books.  Students must be U.S. citizens and permanent residents of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Arkansas, or Kansas.  Scholarships will be awarded in the spring of 2023 to be initially be applied in the fall of 2023.  
  • FULLRIDE law school scholarships at SMU Dedman School of Law and Oklahoma City University School of Law.  Students must be starting law school in the fall of 2023.  Application codes must be obtained from the law schools.  Students must be U.S. citizens and permanent residents of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Arkansas, or Kansas.  
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Russian Language & Area Studies Program in Armenia (American Councils)

Deadline: October 15 (Spring); February 15 (Summer); March 15 (Fall)

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce that its Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) will be offered for semester as well as summer study in Yerevan, Armenia beginning in spring 2023. For more than 40 years, American Councils programs have provided U.S. students of Russian unique opportunities to engage with the Russian speaking world through intensive study and cultural immersion designed to produce measurable gains in language proficiency and cultural understanding.  

Hosted by the Faculty of Russian Philology at Yerevan State University, the program provides 20 hours per week of intensive in-class Russian language instruction, housing with Russian speaking host families, weekly meetings and activities with conversation partners, weekly cultural activities, extended group travel to explore Armenia, and a rich array of opportunities to engage with the host country culture through university extracurricular activities, internships, and community service. A fully trained U.S. Resident Director provides ongoing logistical support and assistance, including 24-hour emergency aid, to participants throughout the program. The American Councils office in Yerevan is also available to assist and support program participants throughout their time in-country. The program is open to both graduate and undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of Russian language study.   

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Submissions Wanted: Language, Identity and Conflict: A Cultural Perspective from Above and from Below (Societies Journal Special Issue)

Deadline: March 15, 2023

The main objective of this Special Issue is to scrutinize the concepts of conflict, language, and identity, factors of their relationship formation and transformation across different countries and communities in a diverse context. This Special Issue attempts to connect the analysis of top-down discourses with the analysis of bottom-up reactions to them. Contributions have to follow one of the three categories of papers (article, conceptual paper or review) of the journal and address the topic of this Special Issue. Papers might present the analysis and description of a situation at a macro-level (i.e., the analysis of public and political discourses, including discourses of national authorities, mass-media and expert communities) and/or at a micro-level (life stories of members of various linguistic and/or cultural groups, their linguistic biographies and cultural memory, and personal experiences). The goal of this Special Issue is to create a shared inclusive platform that would help to prevent tensions between the countries and communities caused by linguistic and cultural conflicts, and, thus, to foster social cohesion and sustainable development within societies.

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