Tag Archives: October 2016

Funding Opportunity: Distinguished Visiting Fellowship (ARC-City U. of NY)

Deadline for Applications: October 31, 2016

Title: Distinguished Visiting Fellowship
Sponsor: Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) – City University of New York
Amount: $72,000

Description: The Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) of the Graduate Center invites applicants for Distinguished Fellowships for the 2017–2018 academic year. Applicants should have outstanding records of published research and scholarship. In addition to academic distinction, preference will be given to scholars whose interests strengthen the research priorities of ARC in the following areas: Inequality, Immigration, or Multilingualism. Distinguished Fellows are provided with an office, a computer, and access to the Graduate Center’s academic infrastructure.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by October 31. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application. 

More Info: http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Degrees-Research/Advanced-Research-Collaborative/ARC-Applications

Funding Opportunity: Fellowships (W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2016

Title: Fellowships
Sponsor: W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research
Amount: Varies

Description: The Albright annually provides up to $330,000 in fellowships and awards to 32 recipients. In addition, 32 Associate Fellows including Senior, Post-Doctoral, and Research Fellows receive funding from other sources. Fellowships are open to students and scholars in Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the early Islamic period, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology and religion and related disciplines. The research period should be continuous, without frequent trips outside the country. Residence at the Albright is required. The option to accommodate dependents is subject to space available at the Albright. 

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

More Info: http://www.aiar.org/available-fellowships/

Funding Opportunity: Title VIII Research Fellowships (ACIE)

Deadline for Applications: October 1, 2016

American Councils for International Education is currently accepting applications for the next cycle of U.S. Department of State Title VIII Research Fellowships in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships are offered in two categories:

Title VIII Research Scholar Program:
Provides full support for research in policy-relevant fields in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.

Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program:
Provides full support for research and individualized language instruction in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; logistical support; and up to 10 academic hours per week of language instruction. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty. Continue reading

Travel: ARMACAD Armenian Language Winter School (Yerevan, Armenia)

Deadline for Applications: October 10, 2016

After organizing 3 Armenian Studies Summer Schools in Armenia ARMACAD is now pleased to announce its first International Armenian Language Winter School in Yerevan, Armenia to take place from December 05, 2016 to December 16, 2016.

This 12 days’ summer school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Armenian, reading and interpreting Armenian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in colloquial Armenian.

The program will be launched in Yerevan on December 05 and will continue till December 16, with only 1 free day on December 11.

This school is designed for students, at least 18 years-old, who want to make well-grounded progress in their knowledge of the Eastern Armenian language, deepen their knowledge of Armenian Grammar, colloquial speech and literary language. It offers an intensive Armenian language course spanning 50 hours, divided into 11 days of instruction and focusing on grammar, reading, speaking, and writing. Continue reading

Award: Mark Pittaway Article Prize (The Hungarian Studies Association)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2016

The Hungarian Studies Association announces the Mark Pittaway Article Prize for best scholarly article in Hungarian studies to be awarded in November 2016.

The committee is seeking nominations of scholarly articles in Hungarian studies from any discipline, published in English in 2014 or 2015. (Articles with a publication date of 2016 will be eligible in 2018.) The goal of HSA prizes is to recognize quality scholarship in Hungarian studies. The prize committee particularly encourages nominations of new findings by junior scholars who expand the field and will benefit from the prize early in their careers. The article prize is named in memory of historian Mark Pittaway, who passed away in 2010. Send nominations, including a PDF of the article if possible, to Katalin Fábián (fabiank@lafayette.edu), Karl Brown (brownk@uww.edu), and Jeff Pennington (jpennington@berkeley.edu) by October 15th.

Conference: Russian Documentary Film Festival (NYC)

See email below:

“Dear colleagues,

I would like to inform you about the 9th annual Russian documentary film festival in New York, RusDocFilmFest-3W, which will take place in Manhattan and Brooklyn on October 7-9, 2016. The festival will be at the Anthology Film Archives (32 2nd Avenue, Manhattan), Downtown Community TV Center (DCTV, 87 Lafayette St., Manhattan), and Brooklyn Public Library (10 Grand Army Plaza). – www.rusdocfilmfest.org
There are over 25 documentaries made by filmmakers from Armenia, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, and the U.S. Some screenings will have a Q&A session. Most screenings will be American premieres, and all films will have English subtitles.

I would like to recommend some screenings to you. First, the program “Remembering the Holocaust in the XXI Century,” which includes several films, among them the documentary Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today made by famous American film-director Stuart Schulberg (with Pare Lorentz, “FDR’s filmmaker”) in 1947/48. This documentary was screened in the U.S. for the first time only in 2010. The film will be performed at the festival Opening Event on October 7, 2016, at 7:00 pm. Another documentary in this program – The Bunins’ Alleys — tells about the first Russian Nobel laureate Ivan Bunin and his wife during the Second World War in occupied France.

In addition, famous director Marina Razbezhkina will show her documentary Optical Axis. The film was made in an unusual genre of allusion: modern reality is created in the discourse of old photographs made by Russian photographer Maxim Dmitriev in 1913.
Another documentary from Razbezhkina’s school is Chechen by Beata Bubenets (Ukraine). Accented in a socio-political way, the film-director creates a subtle and precise psychological portrait of a Maidan “foot soldier”, setting him against the historical cataclysms his society is undergoing. This film was awarded at Artdocfest-2015 – “Best Feature-Length Film”, film festival ‘Stalker’ – “Best Art-Film”, as well as The National Award “Laurus” – “Best Art-Film”. The festival will also show a special program for students –“At the Crossroads” – a program of debuts by newly graduated film-directors (Moscow and Saint-Petersburg).

The organizer of the festival, The New Review/ Noviy Zhurnal, the oldest Russian Émigré literary journal in the U.S., will also arrange presentations by The Zimin Foundation, (formerly The Dynasty Foundation), and The Boris Yeltsin Center at Hunter College on October 7 at 4 pm.
For additional information please visit the festival website: www.rusdocfilmfest.org or email rusdocfilmfest@gmail.com.

Also, somebody had inquired about the possibility of buying DVDs of the documentary about Grossman from the festival in 2014 (film titled “I Understood That I Had Died”). I’ve connected with the film-director and will have the Grossman DVDs available at the end of the September. Please connect with me out of list: adamovitchm@gmail.com.

Marina Adamovitch
Editor-in-Chief
The New Review”

Funding Opportunity: Wayne Vucinich Fellowship (Stanford University)

Deadline for Applications: October 14, 2016

The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at Stanford University invites applications for the Wayne Vucinich Fellowship.

This is a twelve-week residential fellowship to be offered in Winter 2017. The fellowship is open to scholars working on the region in any discipline. Preference will be given to scholars who have completed the PhD (or equivalent) in the past five years and who are residents of countries that fall under the direct purview of the Center: Russia, East Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia (including Afghanistan).

The fellowship award funds international travel, health insurance, and visa support, in addition to a $10,000 stipend for living expenses. The fellow will have access to university libraries and archives and will have use of a shared work space at the Center. He or she will be expected to be in residence throughout the fellowship period (January-March 2017) and to participate actively in the scholarly activities of the Center.

Please submit an application form (including a letter of application, a Curriculum Vitae, a writing sample, two letters of recommendation, and a short proposal for a public lecture and/or workshop by 5pm PST on October 14, 2016.

Vucinich Fellowship application form: http://web.stanford.edu/dept/CREES/VucinichFellowship2017.fb

For more information about the Center, please consult our website, http://creees.stanford.edu/.

Academic Program: Eurasian Regional Language Program (ACIE)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2016

American Councils for International Education is currently accepting applications for spring 2017 semester Eurasian Regional Language Program.  The application deadline is October 15, 2016.

Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)

The American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, working professionals, and scholars intensive individualized instruction in the languages of Eurasia. Participants may choose from a wide range of regional languages, including: Armenian, Azeri, Bashkir, Buryat, Chechen, Dari, Farsi, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Pashto, Romanian, Tajiki, Tatar, Ukrainian, Uzbek, and Yakut. 

ALL PROGRAMS OFFER…

-Comprehensive, two-day pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. as well as on-site orientation in each host city;
-Expert university faculty and classrooms of only 1 to 5 participants to maximize individual attention to each learner’s needs;
-15-18 hours per week of in-class target language instruction in grammar, phonetics, conversation, culture and area studies;
-Housing with carefully-vetted host families;
-U.S. academic credit (administered through Bryn Mawr College);
-Conversation partners who assist U.S. students with language learning;
-Creative excursions that go beyond typical tourist destinations and offer students new insights into the host country life and culture.

*Students admitted to the Eurasian Regional Language Program are eligible to receive financial support from a wide range of sources, including the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII), Boren, FLAS, and the American Councils Study Abroad Scholarship Fund.

APPLICATION & QUESTIONS

Prospective applicants should check the program website for more information and to access the online application. The application deadline for these programs is October 15, 2016. Please direct any questions regarding the application process to the AC Study Abroad Team (phone:202-833-7522; email: outbound@americancouncils.org).

Academic Program: Balkan Language Initiative (ACIE)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2016

American Councils for International Education is currently accepting applications for spring 2017 semester Balkan Language Initiative.  The application deadline is October 15, 2016.

BALKAN LANGUAGE INITIATIVE

The American Councils Balkan Language Initiative provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, working professionals, and scholars intensive individualized instruction in the languages of the Balkans. Participants may choose to study one of 5 regional languages including:

Albanian in Tirana, Albania
Bosnian in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgarian in Sofia, Bulgaria
Macedonian in Skopje, Macedonia
Serbian in Belgrade, Serbia or Podgorica, Montenegro 

THIS PROGRAM OFFERS…

-Comprehensive, two-day pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. as well as on-site orientation in each host city;
-Expert faculty and classrooms of only 1 to 3 participants to maximize individual attention to each learner’s needs;
-15 hours per week of in-class target language instruction in grammar, phonetics, conversation, culture and area studies;
-Housing with carefully-vetted host families;
-U.S. academic credit (administered through Bryn Mawr College);
-Conversation partners who assist U.S. students with language learning;
-Creative excursions that go beyond typical tourist destinations and offer students new insights into the host country life and culture.

*Students admitted to the Balkan Language Initiative are eligible to receive financial support from a wide range of sources, including the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII), Boren, FLAS, and the American Councils Study Abroad Scholarship Fund.

APPLICATION & QUESTIONS

Prospective applicants should check the program website for more information and to access the online application. The application deadline for these programs is October 15, 2016. Please direct any questions regarding the application process to the AC Study Abroad Team (phone:202-833-7522; email: outbound@americancouncils.org).

Academic Program: Russian Heritage Speakers Program (ACIE)

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2016

The Individualized Russian Language Program for Heritage Speakers is intended to address the specific needs of students who speak Russian at home or with relatives, or who grew up speaking Russian and wish to strengthen their Russian skills. Program participants work with American Councils staff and host university faculty to develop a tutorial program serving their unique needs as language learners. All individualized programs focus on the development of Russian language skills, including grammar, conversation, and phonetics; courses in literature, history, and area studies are available for advanced students. Participants attend a minimum of twelve hours of tutorials per week. Program features include homestays, weekly excursions, travel to other regions of Russia, conversation partners, and a wide range of opportunities to pursue hobbies and personal interests in a Russian context.

For more information, and to apply, click here.