Tag Archives: May 2017

Funding Opportunity: Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize (ASEEES)

Deadline for Nominations: May 15, 2017

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.

Rules of eligibility for the ASEEES Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize are as follows:

    • 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.

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.

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. Nominations must be received no later than May 15.

The winner of the Tucker/Cohen Dissertation Prize will be chosen by the following scholars:

Juliet Johnson, McGill University (Canada); 2015-2017, Committee Chair
(e-mail): juliet.johnson@mcgill.ca

Robert English, U of Southern California, 2017-2019
(e-mail): renglish@usc.edu 

Andrew Jenks, California State U, Long Beach, 2016-2018
(e-mail): Andrew.Jenks@csulb.edu

Language Training: John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin 2017 (Kosciuszko Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: May 18, 2017

Language courses are available from two to eight weeks for non-intensive, intensive, and highly intensive programs.  Classes begin in July and late July. Class size is limited to approximately 10 students affording each student personalized attention. Applicants may register for classes that range from 5 to 8 hours of instruction daily.  All intensity levels meet from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Intensive and Highly Intensive programs meet for additional classes focused on oral practice from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays.  In addition to the hours listed for PL and PLI, students in the Highly Intensive program also meet one-on-one with a tutor.  Students in the PLH program choose the topic of each day’s tutoring session.  Tutoring is held between 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. or 4:00- 4:45 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays.  Students will be placed in language groups based on a placement exam which is given at the start of the program.  Each program also includes lectures on Polish history, culture, literature, music, the Polish economy and important contemporary issues.

PROGRAM FEES INCLUDE

Tuition, a shared room, 3 meals a day, course materials, various cultural events and sightseeing of Lublin’s Old Town and Sandomierz.  Sightseeing of  Warsaw is included in sessions lasting longer than 3 weeks.

Airfare, optional trips, and single rooms are NOT included in program fees.

HOUSING

Students live in double occupancy rooms at a student dormitory.  Bathrooms are shared. Single rooms are available at the dormitory for an additional fee of $10 per night.

TO APPLY FOR A TRANSCRIPT OF CREDIT

In order to arrange for a transfer of credit you will need to speak to your  academic adviser.   Print a copy of this page, a KF Credit Approval Form (see application forms) and speak to your academic adviser.  If approved, please return the completed Credit Approval Form to the Kosciuszko Foundation.  Address information is provided below.

Students applying for credit must attend classes and pass final exams. Please note that in Poland 1 academic hour = 45 minutes.

TO APPLY FOR PROGRAMS IN LUBLIN

Please indicate the number of weeks you intend to participate in the program; 2 to 8 week programs are available.  Circle PL, PLI or PLH for the level of intensity.  Please indicate whether you will be participating in July or August.  Indicate double or dorm single under Accommodations as per your preference.  Follow additional instructions on the application form.

For more information, including funding information, click here.

Funding Opportunity: Irene Ledesma Prize (Coalition for Western Women’s History)

Deadline for Applications: May 15, 2017

Title: Irene Ledesma Prize
Sponsor: Coalition for Western Women’s History
Amount: $1,000 

Description: The Irene Ledesma Prize is awarded to a Ph.D. graduate student and is intended to support research in western women’s and gender history. The $1,000 Prize supports travel to collections or other research expenses related to the histories of women and gender in the North American West. The Prize is named in honor of Dr. Ledesma’s important contributions to the fields of Chicana and working-class history until her untimely death in 1997. Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program at the time of application.

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: https://westernwomenshistory.org/awards-prizes/irene-ledesma-prize/

Funding Opportunity: Fichter Research Grants (ASR)

Deadline for Applications: May 01, 2017

Title: Fichter Research Grants
Sponsor: Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR)
Amount: Unspecified

Description: Fichter Research Grants are awarded annually by ASR to members of the Association involved in promising sociological research on women in religion or on the intersection between religion and gender or religion and sexualities.  A total of $12,000 is available to be awarded annually, and this amount is usually distributed among several of the leading applications in the year’s competition. Dissertation research qualifies for funding, as does postdoctoral research by junior and senior scholars.  Although these grants are open to scholars who are pursuing or currently have a Ph.D. in a range of disciplines, the proposed research must be sociological in nature.  Applicants must also be members of the Association for the Sociology of Religion at the time of application.

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

More Info: http://www.sociologyofreligion.com/lectures-papers/fichter-research-grant-competition/

Prof. Devel.: Peace Fellowship (Rotary)

Deadline for Applications: May 31, 2017

Peace Fellowship Application

Each year, Rotary funds some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to study at Rotary Peace Centers. Through training, study, and practice, Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders and catalysts for peace and conflict resolution; many go on to careers in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.

Applications for the 2018-19 Rotary Peace Fellowship program are now being accepted. The deadline for applicants to submit applications to their district is 31 May. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.

“The world is in great need of more peace fellows who can work hand in hand with governments and communities to counterbalance the outbreak of war and conflict.” – Abu Sufian Taj Elassfia, 2011-13 Rotary Peace Fellow  Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: The Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize (ASEEES)

Deadline for Applications: May 15, 2017

ROBERT C. TUCKER/STEPHEN F. COHEN DISSERTATION PRIZE

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.

Leah Daphne Goldman, “Art of Intransigence: Soviet Composers and Art Music Censorship, 1945-1957,” University of Chicago, 2015

Rules of eligibility for the ASEEES Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize are as follows:

  • 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. Continue reading

Prof. Devel.: 2017 Discover Russian STARTALK Teacher Professional Development (Fairfax, VA)

Deadline for Applications: May 19, 2017

2017 Discover Russian STARTALK Teacher Professional Development

American Councils for International Education and Fairfax County Public Schools/TJHSST will offer a professional development program for teachers of Russian: “Roadmap for the Teaching and Learning of Russian with the World-Readiness Standards”

Program Dates: July 17 – 28, 2017 (FAIRFAX, VA)

Arrival Date: Out of town participants may arrive on Sunday,  July 16, 2017.
Last Day of Program: Friday, July 28th is a half day. Program ends at Noon.

This standards-based course is designed to provide teachers of Russian an intensive two week professional development program that focuses on current pedagogical theory in the teaching and learning of Russian. Program discussions will the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements and ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. 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 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. Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Peace Fellowship Application (Rotary)

Deadline for Applications: May 31, 2017

Peace Fellowship Application

Each year, Rotary funds some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to study at Rotary Peace Centers. Through training, study, and practice, Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders and catalysts for peace and conflict resolution; many go on to careers in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.

Applications for the 2018-19 Rotary Peace Fellowship program are now being accepted. The deadline for applicants to submit applications to their district is 31 May. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.

Eligibility requirements

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Our fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace.

Applicants must also meet the following requirements:

  • Proficiency in English; proficiency in a second language is strongly recommended
  • Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Master’s degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor’s degree
  • Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Funding Opportunity: Home and Abroad Scholarships (SRAS)

Deadline for Fall Applications: May 1, 2017

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 –

Fall
Apply by May 1
Finalist Evaluation Dates: May 6 – May 27
Program dates: June 1 – December 18  
Internship from Home Begins: June 1
Program Abroad Begins: September 5

Spring
Apply by Oct 1
Finalist Evaluation Dates: Oct 7 – Oct 21
Program dates: Nov 1 – May 17
Internship from Home Begins: November 1
Program Abroad Begins: February 1

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Academic Program: 2017 Summer Language Workshop (Indiana U. )

Deadline for Applications: May 1, 2017

The 2017 Indiana University Summer Language Workshop is currently accepting applications for intensive study of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Chinese, Estonian, Haitian Creole, Hungarian, Japanese, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Persian, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

* All students pay in-state tuition

* Competitive funding available to qualified students:
— Project GO scholarships for undergraduate students in ROTC in Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, or Turkish
— Title VIII fellowships for graduate students and area studies scholars in Azerbaijani, BCS, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Russian, or Ukrainian
— FLAS funding for Arabic, Azerbaijani, BCS, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Persian, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian

* Classes held June 5 – July 28, 2017
* 4-week option available for Russian (ending on June 30)
* Students earn 4-10 credits

The priority deadline for funding consideration is February 1, 2017. (Project GO applications are due January 17.) General admission applications will be accepted until May 1. Late applications for funding will be considered on a rolling basis if funding is available.

See http://www.indiana.edu/~swseel for more information and to apply today.

Questions? Contact swseel@indiana.edu or 812-855-2889.