Tag Archives: November 2017

Travel: American Home’s Alternative Spring Break in Russia (Vladimir/Murom, Russia)

Deadline: November 10 and December 1, 2017

Participants do not have to speak Russian to join the program.

CLICK HERE to download the full brochure on both trips! 

Links to pictures, participant blogs, and television news reports are below.  They give you a sense of some of the things that students can do, see, and experience while participating in the Alternative Spring Break program.

If you have questions about any aspect of the American Home’s work, please do not hesitate to contact me and please feel to look at event’s website – www.serendipity-russia.com/edex/html
I hope that we will have the privilege to work with you and your students in Vladimir!

Below is a short description of the two options for Alternative Spring Break:

VLADIMIR (March 3-11, 2018):  Help several community organizations, including the Youth Health and Education Center, Karl Liebnicht Orphanage, Russian Orthodox Church, Handicapped Children’s Association “Light”, Vladimir Regional Veterans’ Home and others, while interacting with Russian university students and experiencing the delight and wonder of provincial Russia.

MUROM (March 10-18, 2018): Help university students at the Murom Institute (an affiliate of Vladimir State University) to improve their English language skills; prepare audio and video materials for their English language program.  During the Soviet period Murom was a closed city.  Today it remains isolated from traditional tourist routes.  Foreign language faculty and students are eager for contact with native English speakers.

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Academic Job: Language Workshop Associate Director (Indiana University)

Deadline for application: November 23, 2017

The Indiana University Summer Language Workshop, within the School of Global and International Studies, seeks applicants for the administrative position of Associate Director. This full-time position is integral to the day-to-day functions of the Workshop and requires a Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in academic or non-profit administration.

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Funding: Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (NEH)

Deadline for Applications: November 30, 2017

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support digital projects throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and long-term sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this grant category, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities.

This program is offered twice per year. Proposals are welcome for digital initiatives in any area of the humanities.

Through a special partnership, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) anticipates providing additional funding to this program to encourage innovative collaborations between museum or library professionals and humanities professionals to advance preservation of, access to, use of, and engagement with digital collections and services. Through this partnership, IMLS and NEH may jointly fund some DHAG projects that involve collaborations with museums and/or libraries.

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants may involve

  • creating or enhancing experimental, computationally-based methods, techniques, or infrastructure that contribute to the humanities;
  • pursuing scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society, or explores the philosophical or practical implications and impact of digital humanities in specific fields or disciplines; or
  • revitalizing and/or recovering existing digital projects that promise to contribute substantively to scholarship, teaching, or public knowledge of the humanities.

Program Statistics

In its initial competition the Digital Humanities Advancement Grants program received 164 applications and made 27 awards, for a funding ratio of 16 percent.


Contact the Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) via e-mail at odh@neh.gov. Applicants wishing to speak to a staff member by telephone should provide in an e-mail message a telephone number and a preferred time to call. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing can contact NEH via Federal Relay (TTY users) at 800-877-8399.

Funding: Digital Extension Grants (ACLS)

Dealdine for Applications: November 30, 2017

ACLS invites applications for the ACLS Digital Extension Grant Program, made possible by the generous assistance of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. It is hoped that these grants will help advance humanistic scholarship by enhancing established digital projects, extending their reach to new communities of users, and supporting teams of scholars at all career stages as they participate in digital research projects.

This program aims to extend the opportunity to participate in the digital transformation of humanistic inquiry to a greater number of humanities scholars. To this end, projects supported by ACLS Digital Extension Grants may:

  • Develop new systems of making existing digital resources available to broader audiences and/or scholars from diverse institutions
  • Extend existing digital projects and resources with content that adds diversity or interdisciplinary reach
  • Foster new team-based collaborations between scholars at all career stages. Projects that convene, train, and empower communities of humanities faculty and/or graduate students around established digital research projects, as well as projects that allow scholars from institutions with limited digital infrastructure to exploit digital resources or to participate in existing labs or working groups, are especially welcome
  • Create new forms and sites for scholarly engagement with the digital humanities. Projects that document and recognize participant engagement are strongly encouraged.

ACLS will award up to five Digital Extension Grants in this competition year. Each grant provides funding of up to $125,000 to support a range of project costs, including, where necessary, salary replacement for faculty or staff, software, equipment, travel, project related convenings, and consultant fees. ACLS especially welcomes projects that demonstrate concrete plans to extend their reach through developing new collaborations with partners at different institutions and/or engaging in community building activities with scholars at all career stages from US higher education institutions of diverse profiles; such projects are eligible for maximum funding of up to $150,000. Allocation of funds between collaboration and basic project costs may be determined by the applicant (see “Budgeting for New Collaborations” below).

Applicants must list current and past funding sources for their projects; in the case of joint funding sources for the project, applicants should indicate clearly in their budget plans how each source of project funding will be used during the ACLS grant period.

ACLS grants do not support projects whose focus is the production of creative works (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translations, or purely pedagogical projects. Institutional indirect costs will not be covered.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Job: Administrative Officer, OSCE Monitoring (Peace Corps)

Deadline for application: November 17, 2017

About the organization

Through the Rapid Expert Assistance and Cooperation Teams (REACT) contract, PAE provides personnel and related personnel support services to rapidly deploy U.S. citizens on behalf of the U.S. Department of State to advance the democratization, elections, human rights and rule of law efforts of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Balkans, and Central and Eastern Europe.

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Academic Job: Faculty Associate, Russian (Arizona State U)

Deadline for application: 27 November, 2017

The Critical Languages Institute at the Melikian Center on the Tempe Campus at Arizona State University invites applications for the position of Faculty Associate. The successful candidate will be expected to teach intensive Russian in summer 2018. This is a part-time appointment. The successful candidates will teach Elementary or Intermediate Russian 4 hours a day, five days a week, for eight weeks and will contribute to cultural programming.

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Academic Job: Faculty Associate, Ukrainian (Arizona State U)

Deadline for application: November 27, 2017

The Critical Languages Institute at the Melikian Center on the Tempe Campus at Arizona State University invites applications for the position of Faculty Associate. The successful candidate will be expected to teach intensive Ukrainian in summer 2018. This is a part-time appointment. The successful candidates will teach Elementary Ukrainian 4 hours a day, five days a week, for seven weeks and will contribute to cultural programming.

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Academic Job: Open-rank Position in Russian Lit. & Culture (U. of Southern California)

Deadline for Applications: November 15, 2017

The department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invites applications for an open-rank position (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor) with specialization in Russian literature and culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.  Particular consideration will be given to scholarly focus on the Silver Age and Modernism; or to the later twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In addition to Ph.D. by August 2017 and significant scholarly potential or accomplishment, native or near-native fluency in Russian and English are required.  The successful applicant will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses, including courses in the University’s general education program.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/professor-open-rank-of-slavic-languages-and-literatures/1209/6104064 . Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of scholarly writing, and the names of three individuals who may be contacted by USC for letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship. Further information is available by contactinguschr@usc.edu.

Study Abroad: Alternative Spring Break (American Home)

Deadline for applications: November 15, 2018

The first application deadline for the American Home’s March 2018 Alternative Spring Break Program in Vladimir, Russia, is November 15 (www.serendipity-russia.com/edex.html).

The program includes community service, homestays, excursions to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, interaction with Russian university students who are studying English, and basic Russian lessons.

Participants do not have to speak Russian to join the program.

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Study Abroad: Eastern Europe/Russia Extended Deadline (SRAS)

Deadline for application: November 15, 2017

The School of Russian & Asian Studies (SRAS), an organization dedicated to educational opportunities offered by Russia and Eurasia, would like to announce extended application deadlines for the following selected spring programs abroad.

You can find all these programs listed, with hyperlinks, on the SRAS website.

You can also find information on the select programs below:

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