Tag Archives: May 2016

Funding Opportunity: Home and Abroad Scholarships (SRAS)

Deadline for Applications: May 25, 2016

Home and Abroad Scholarships
$5,000 – $10,000
– Develop Your Language Skills, Boost Your Career –

SRAS’s Home and Abroad Scholarship program combines intensive language study with a generous scholarship and a resume-building internship. Designed for maximum flexibility, this program will help support and nurture student interests in fields as diverse as journalism, economics, history, and art.

The scholarship will apply $5000 to a semester of Russian as a Second Language in select SRAS locations. Students begin their intensive internship from home and continue it while abroad. Students who complete a full semester abroad can elect to continue their studies for an optional second semester, with up to an additional $5000 applied to any SRAS program.

– Dates –

June 1 – December 18
Apply by May 25 
Internship from Home Begins: June 1
Program Abroad Begins: September 5

Nov 1 – May 17
Apply by Oct 15 
Internship from Home Begins: November 1
Program Abroad Begins: February 1

For more information and to apply online, visit their website here.

CFP: Vestnik, The Journal of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS)

Deadline: May 31, 2016

Students can publish their work in Vestnik, The Journal of Russian and Asian Studies, an academic journal designed to help exceptional students improve their writing further as well as gain early academic exposure. A $200 jury award is given each issue to the best (most interesting, original, well-written, and well-argued) submission.

Submissions on any topic related to Russia, the USSR, or any country formerly a part of the USSR are currently being accepted.

Deadline: May 31, 2016. Find out more at http://sras.org/Vestnik.

Professional Development: Franklin Fellows Program (U.S. Department of State)

Deadline: May 23, 2016

President Obama has stated that “government does not have all the answers, and…public officials need to draw on what citizens know.” Therefore, he directed the Administration “to find new ways of tapping the knowledge and experience of ordinary Americans – scientists and civic leaders, educators and entrepreneurs – because the way to solve the problems of our time…is by involving the American people in shaping the policies that affect their lives.”

The Franklin Fellows Program is a unique and innovative executive development vehicle via which the government taps citizens’ knowledge and which enables approved organizations to promote public service by their professionals. Mid-career and more senior Franklin Fellows, both sponsored and self-nominated, work on global issues of vital importance to the United States, such as the environment; counterterrorism; human rights; consular matters; international development assistance; HIV/AIDS and other trans-national diseases; trade, energy and financial policy; and many others. Continue reading

Academic Program: Historical Legacies: Human Rights Today Summer Academy (Poland)

Deadline for Applications: May 9, 2016

Applications are open for Historical Legacies: Human Rights Today Summer Academy, a for-credit opportunity in Poland from June 17-30 offered by the Auschwitz Jewish Center, Museum of Jewish Heritage, and Centre for European Studies at Jagiellonian University.

Human Rights Today Summer Academy takes place in Kraków, Poland from June 17-30, 2016 and is offered by the Auschwitz Jewish Center, Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, and Center for European Studies at Jagiellonian University.  The program is taught by top scholars in the field and open to students and early career professionals.

Students and young professionals of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and majors are eligible to apply for the for-credit program. For further information and to submit supplemental application materials, please contact Dara Bramson.

Please visit here to register or for more information.

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K-12: STARTALK 2016 Program for Teachers of Russian (U of Iowa)

Deadline: May 10, 2016

Faculty member in The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages (part of the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Irina Kostina, Senior lecturer; Marina Kostina, CEO of Wired@Heart; and Anastasia Pryanikova, CEO of E-Studio, LLC have received the fifth grant from STARTALK, a unit of the federal National Security Language Initiative, for their program “Bridging the Gap: STARTALK, Teachers and High Tech.”

STARTALK 2016 program for Teachers of Russian will put great emphasis on high technology in education. Our outcomes will be: (1) the creation of innovative learning materials based on contemporary methodology, such as serial lectures for students of Russian based on 21st Century curriculum topics; (2) use of technological tools in the classroom;(3) the creation of learning objects and the use of devices such as iPads and tablets for distance learning.

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Academic job: Russian Language and Area Studies Term Faculty 16/17 (St. Olaf College)

Priority Deadline: May 25, 2016

The Russian Language and Area Studies Department at St. Olaf College, a highly-selective, small liberal arts college in Northfield Minnesota, invites applications for a one-year, full-time (1.0 FTE) position in Russian language, beginning August 15, 2016.  Candidates should have earned their Ph.D. by August 15, 2016, though ABD’s nearing the completion of their degree will be considered.

We seek a gifted and enthusiastic language instructor with a commitment to mentoring undergraduate students and enthusiasm for supporting the growth of the Russian Language and Area Studies on our campus.  Teaching load is six courses with three courses in the fall semester and three courses in the spring semester. We are on a 4-1-4 calendar and there will be no teaching during the January term.  This position will teach language courses from beginning through advanced culture-centered language courses including our fourth-year language capstone course.  Native or near-native proficiency in Russian is absolutely required.

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Travel: Stanford U.S.- Russia (Moscow, Russia)

Deadline: May 15, 2016

The Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum (SURF) is now accepting applications for its 2016-17 program.

SURF is a platform for Russian and American university students to work together on some of the most important issues our nations face today. Participants travel to Moscow for a five-day conference in the fall, conduct collaborative research with their working group peers over the academic year, and ultimately present their work at a capstone conference at Stanford University in the spring. The working group format fosters consensus-building and leverages a cooperation-based approach to produce innovative solutions. Research themes include topics in international relations, the sciences, business and entrepreneurship, regional and humanitarian issues, and others.

SURF welcomes applications from graduate, professional, and undergraduate students in all academic disciplines and majors, regardless of prior exposure to Russia or the United States. Our program covers most expenses, including housing and local transportation. Participants are responsible for covering flight and visa costs. There is no registration or participation fee for our program.

For more information and to apply, please visit here

Scholarship: Explore the World Travel Scholarship

Deadline: May 15, 2016

At HI USA we think travel should be as much about making a difference in the world as it is about seeing it, so we’ve created Explore the World Travel Scholarships. Recipients of the scholarship receive $2,000 to help finance their international trip as long as they have an educational or service component to their itinerary. We give to you so you can give back.

  • Be 18 – 30 years of age
  • Be a permanent, legal resident of the USA
  • Reside or attend school in one of the select metropolitan areas where HI USA has a community presence
  • Have a strong desire and motivation to experience other people and cultures through international travel
  • Plan to take a trip to a destination outside of the 50 United States between now and August 31, 2017 that incorporates volunteerism or service learning
Application Process:

Please Note: Applicants may only submit one application per calendar year. Applicants who are not selected may reapply in the future. However, prior scholarship recipients are ineligible to reapply.

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Study Abroad: Strategic Corporate Finance Program (Moscow, Russia)

Deadline: May 31, 2016

If you wish to for the Russian government fellowship, please apply before May 1, 2016

The Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Higher School of Economics invites fourth year students (seniors) to apply to study for two years in Moscow in the modern and dynamically developing National Research University – Higher School of Economics. The Faculty of Economic Sciences is one of the most highly selective programs both at HSE and in Russia.

The Faculty of Economic Sciences, as well as HSE as an institution, considers international experience as one of the top priorities for students, programs and Deans. The Faculty of Economic Sciences and HSE together have about 200 global partners both in undergraduate and graduate levels of instruction. Undergraduate students enjoy semester or full year study abroad opportunities, while a significant portion of master’s students spend their second year at partner universities and receive two degrees upon graduation – HSE degree and one of European host universities – Sorbonne, Humboldt, Erasmus, and Lancaster to name a few. Faculty of Economic Sciences graduates continue to study abroad at the most prominent PhD and Master’s programs, that include Harvard University, Stanford, Princeton and many more. At the moment HSE hosts about a thousand international students, both exchange and degree seeking. They live in very affordable and safe dormitories, enjoy the cultural richness of Moscow and academically challenging atmosphere at HSE.

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Award: Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize

Deadline: May 15, 2016

The Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize, established in 2006 and sponsored by the KAT Charitable Foundation, is awarded annually (if there is a distinguished submission) for an outstanding English-language doctoral dissertation in Soviet or Post-Soviet politics and history in the tradition practiced by Robert C. Tucker and Stephen F. Cohen. The dissertation must be defended at an American or Canadian university, and must be completed during the calendar year prior to the award. The prize carries a $5,000 award intended to help the author turn the dissertation into a publishable manuscript. The prize is awarded at the ASEEES Annual Convention.

  • The dissertation must be written in English and defended at a university in the United States or Canada
  • The dissertation must be completed and defended during the calendar year prior to the award (for example, the dissertation must have been defended in 2012 to be eligible for the 2013 competition)
  • The dissertation’s primary subject and analytical purpose must be in the realm of the history of domestic politics, as broadly understood in academic or public life, though it may also include social, cultural, economic, international or other dimensions. The dissertation must focus primarily on Russia (though the topic may also involve other former Soviet republics) during one or more periods between January 1918 and the present.

Nominating Instructions:
A nomination will consist of a detailed letter from the dissertation’s main faculty supervisor explaining the ways in which the work is outstanding in both its empirical and interpretive contributions, along with an abstract of 700-1000 words, written by the candidate, specifying the sources and general findings of the research. A faculty supervisor may nominate no more than one dissertation a year.
By May 15 faculty supervisors should send each committee member listed above their letter and the 700-1000-word abstract. (Candidates may also initiate the nomination, but it must come from their advisers.) The committee will read this material and then request copies of the dissertations that best meet the criteria, as defined in the statement above.

2016 Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize Committee:
The winner of the Tucker/Cohen Dissertation Prize will be chosen by the following scholars:
Michael David-Fox, Georgetown University; 2014-2016; Comittee Chair
Andrew Jenks, California State U, Long Beach, 2016-2018
Juliet Johnson, McGill University (Canada); 2015-2017