Tag Archives: May 2016

Professional Development: 2016 Discover Russian STARTALK (Fairfax, VA)

Deadline for Applications: May 20, 2016

Dates: July 18 – 29, 2016

American Councils for International Education and Fairfax County Public Schools/TJHSST will offer a professional development program for teachers of Russian. Integrating Technology into the Teaching and Learning of Russian through Standards-Based Instruction

This standards-based course is designed to provide teachers with the necessary skills to integrate technology and current pedagogical theory into the teaching and learning of Russian. Participants will also learn how technology can help their students increase language proficiency, and how to develop assessments that target the three learning modes. Other discussion topics will include how to use technology tools to create comprehensible input in classes that leads to comprehensible output, as well as more advanced elements of differentiated instruction. Micro-teaching and observation will be integral parts of the course.  A two day MOPI (Modified Oral Proficiency Interview) training workshop will be included in this program.

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Prof. Development: STARTALK Institute at Middlebury School of Russian: Proficiency-based Pedagogy for Teachers of Russian (Middlebury, VT)

Deadline to Apply: May 1, 2016

The institute is for current and prospective teachers of Russian. The principles of second language acquisition, proficiency-based instruction, and the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century will serve as the foundation for this intensive pedagogy program.

During the program, participants will observe classes taught by Russian School faculty and have discussions with them in both formal and informal settings.  They will experience the teaching and linguistic expertise of Middlebury faculty, who will also lead a series of workshops and seminars as guest lecturers of the institute.  Participants will incorporate everything they have learned into a teaching portfolio, numerous classroom activities, and mini-lessons that they will design and implement in the Russian School.  When not in the classroom, participants will have access to the robust, immersive co-curricular programs of the Middlebury Language Schools that are an important component in developing cultural competency.  By living in the language, participants themselves will see how a learning community of people who speak Russian with varying levels of fluency can be built and sustained.

The program will consist of two sessions:
Online session: June 27- July 1.
Residential session on campus in Middlebury, VT: July 7- 16.

Tuition, lodging expenses, meals, textbooks, and classroom materials will covered by grant funding, and each participant is eligible to receive a travel reimbursement of up to $300. Participants receive one course unit of graduate credit.

For information and to submit an application, please, visit here

Scholarship: Patricia Witherspoon Award 2016

Deadline: May 3, 2016

University of Texas at Austin graduate students are invited to apply for The Patricia Witherspoon Research Award to offset costs associated with conducting original research in the areas of public service, government, community service, civic life, citizenship, or politics.

Previous research topics have included faith-based organizations, family policy, immigration, and educational interventions. Past award winners have used the funding to pay for focus groups, survey instruments, and other aspects of their research. Amount of the stipend: $2,000.

  • Original research must be conducted in public service, government, civic life, citizenship, or politics
  • Preference will be given to students working on master’s theses or doctoral dissertations
  • All research must be overseen by a faculty member
  • The research must be conducted for a course taken for credit

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Funding Opportunity: Catherine Prelinger Award (CCWH)

Deadline for Applications: May 15, 2016

Title: CCWH Catherine Prelinger Award
Sponsor: Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH)
Amount: $20,000

Description: The CCWH Catherine Prelinger Award is a scholarship of $20,000 which will be awarded to a scholar of excellence. This award, named for Catherine Prelinger, a former CCWH president and nontraditional scholar, is intended to enhance the work of a contemporary scholar whose academic path has not followed the traditional path of uninterrupted study, moving from completed secondary, to undergraduate, then graduate degrees, followed by a tenure-track faculty position. This award is intended to enhance the ability of the recipient to carry on these CCWH traditions through contributions to women in history, either through scholarly or professional activity. Eligible applicants must be members of CCWH and must hold either A.B.D. status or the Ph.D. at the time of application. They shall be actively engaged in scholarship that is historical in nature, although the degree may be in related fields. Applicants will show evidence of a nontraditional professional career and describe a project that will further enhance women’s roles in history. The Prelinger Committee encourages applications from independent and non-academic scholars. 

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

More Info: http://theccwh.org/ccwh-awards/catherine-prelinger-award/

CFP: Vestnik, The Journal of Russian and Asian Studies

Deadline: May 31, 2016

VESTNIK has been created by The School of Russian and Asian Studies in an effort to effectively encourage the study of Russia and those states formerly a part of the Soviet Union. VESTNIK is a scholarly journal which publishes the best in undergraduate and graduate research on any subject of relevance to that geographic region. It is designed to showcase exceptional work by students of all levels, subjects, and backgrounds who are researching and writing about Russia or those states formerly a part of the Soviet Union.

For every issue of Vestnik, one $200 Jury Award is presented. After publication, the editorial board will select the best (most interesting, original, well-written, and well-argued) submission. The recipient will be sent an official letter of congratulations along with a $200 check. This process will take into account as well how receptive the author was to improving the paper before publication under the guidance of our editorial board.

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Study Abroad: SRAS’s Home and Abroad Scholarships

Deadline for Fall 2016 Application: May 15, 2016
Deadline for Spring 2017: October 15, 2016

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.

  • Must possess native or near-native English skills and strong writing and research skills
  • Be well-organized, motivated, have his/her own laptop, and be able check email once per day
  • Must be able to work independently and creatively
  • Be adventurous and eager to explore a new land and culture and to excite others about doing so as well

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Funding Opportunity: European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize

Deadline: May 30, 2016

The European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize is designed to encourage interest in the field of European Studies by rewarding talented undergraduates who have conducted original research in the field. Thus, the European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize is given for the best advanced research paper written in English on any subject in European Studies as part of an undergraduate university degree program.

Two prizes will be awarded in 2016, one for a paper in the Humanities and one for a paper in the Social Sciences. A multi-disciplinary selection committee appointed by the Council’s Executive Committee will choose the winners. Each prize winner will receive a check for $500, along with public recognition in the European Studies Newsletter and on the Council’s social media sites. In addition, those prize winners who are interested in attending the CES conference may request one conference registration waiver for any conference in the three years following their award. Nominations will be accepted from November 2, 2015 until May 30, 2016.

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