Tag Archives: September 2017

Funding Opportunity: Title VIII Short Term Grants (Wilson Center)

Deadline for applications: September 15, 2017

The Kennan Institute offers Title VIII Short-Term Grants to scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on Russia Ukraine, and the countries of Eurasia, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area. Policy-relevant research is preferred. Academic participants must either possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for Title VIII Short-Term Grants.

For more information and to apply, click here. Please send all questions and application materials to kennan@wilsoncenter.org.

Funding Opportunity: George F. Kennan Fellowship (Wilson Center)

Deadline for applications: September 1, 2017

The Kennan Institute is holding the next round of competitions for its George F. Kennan Fellowships. Fellows will be based at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. for three-month residencies focused on diverse, policy-oriented sectors such as media, business, local government, law, civil society, and academia to examine important political, social, economic, cultural, and historical issues in Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Among the aims of the new fellowships are to build bridges between traditional academia and the policy world, as well as to maintain and increase collaboration among researchers from Russia, Ukraine, the U.S., and around the globe. The fellowships are funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. There are no citizenship requirements for this grant.

Applications may apply individually or as a team. If applying as a team of two (or three) applicants, the applicants must be citizens of at least two different countries.

For more information and to apply, click here. Please send all questions and application materials to kennan@wilsoncenter.org.

Funding Opportunity: 2017 German Chancellor Fellowship for Tomorrow’s Leaders (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)

Deadline for applications: September 15, 2017

The German Chancellor Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is targeted at university graduates from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA, who have already acquired initial leadership experience and are interested in spending a year working on research-based, self-developed projects with a host of their choice in Germany, under the patronage of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. Participants must have received a Bachelor’s degree within twelve years of the program start date.

Deadline information: Applications opened on March 15 and will close on September 15. Due to the time-intensive nature of the application, students are encouraged to begin securing host affiliations as early as possible.

If you have questions or would like additional information on fellowship opportunities, feel free to contact one of our US-based team members at info@americanfriends-of-avh.org.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Academic Job: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (Wesleyan U.)

Deadline for Applications: September 15, 2017

Overview and Qualifications
Wesleyan University’s Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2018.  Specialization is open, but we welcome the ability to teach courses on twentieth-century and contemporary Russian literature, culture, and society.  Native or near-native fluency in Russian required.  The appointment is in an interdisciplinary program and will require working with colleagues in political science, history, religion, and language and literature, so preference will be given to applicants with a proven commitment to interdisciplinarity.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures or a related field in hand by the time of appointment.  The teaching load is 2/2.  Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level.  Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that deeply values both scholarship and teaching, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits. Continue reading

Travel/Study Abroad: Fall 2017 Programs on the Holocaust and Polish-Jewish History (Auschwitz Jewish Center)

Deadline for Applications: September 19, 2017

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and the Auschwitz Jewish Center are pleased to share details for two long-weekend programs in Poland offered by the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Fall 2017. The Auschwitz Jewish Center, affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, offers immersive academic programs on topics related to the Holocaust and Polish-Jewish history year-round. Programs are led by trained staff with advanced degrees in the field and open to participants of all backgrounds.

Program for Students Abroad
October 19 – 22, 2017 
Long-weekend subsidized programs in Kraków since 2010 with a scholarly visit to Auschwitz (Oświęcim) for students studying in Europe, Israel, and the region. Deadline: September 19, 2017.

Familiarization Tour for Program Directors

October 26 – 29, 2017
Open to Program Directors and staff, designed to introduce participants to the experience and pedagogy of the AJC’s educational offerings. Deadline: September 26, 2017.

The 
Auschwitz Jewish Center also offers Customized Programs for groups of all sizes and backgrounds throughout the year. For more information on these and other funded and subsidized opportunities, please visit ajcf.pl/en/education-center or contact DBramson@mjhnyc.org.

Internship: Higher School of Economics in Moscow

Deadline for Applications: September 15, 2017.

The Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Higher School of Economics invites students to spend a semester in Moscow studying and doing unpaid internship in one of the most modern Russian University Higher School of Economics. The application deadline is September 15, 2017.

We can accommodate different types of people with various backgrounds and academic and
professional interests. We would like to find motivated interns who are ready to work to accomplish certain tasks while changing the environment around them. We need people with excellent work ethic, who are creative and hard-working, and who can inspire people around them with their innovative attitude and performance, bringing U.S. service standards to the Russian environment.

The qualities that we are looking for are:

– ability to write and edit in English
– interpersonal skills, including patience, motivation, clarity of reasoning and excellent English communication skills
– strong personal self-control and ability to handle the fast pace of life in Moscow
– genuine interest in helping others

For more information about the internship, email Oxana Budjko.

Watch a short video on international students’ experiences at HSE here.

Funding Opportunity: Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts (Princeton U.)

Deadline for Applications: September 15, 2017

The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2018-2021 Fellowship competition.

Four three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded this year. The stipend for each of the three years of the fellowship will be approximately $86,600. In addition, fellows are provided with a shared office, a personal computer, a research account of $5,000 a year, access to university grants, benefits and other resources. Fellows are expected to reside in or near Princeton during the academic year in order to attend weekly seminars and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Society.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Funding Opportunity: Collaborative Research Fellowships (American Council of Learned Societies)

Deadline for Applications: September 27, 2017

ACLS invites applications for the tenth annual competition for ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships, which support small teams of two or more scholars collaborating intensively on a single, substantive project in the humanities and related social sciences. The goal of the project should be a tangible research product (such as joint print or web publications) for which at least two collaborators will take credit. The program is funded by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Fellowships provide up to $60,000 in salary-replacement stipends for each collaborator to take a semester- or academic year-long supported research leave, as well as up to $21,000 in project funds, which may be used for such purposes as travel, materials, or research assistance. The total amount of a fellowship for any collaborative project will vary depending on the number of collaborators and the duration of research leaves, but the total amount of stipends may not exceed $180,000 for any one project. The fellowships are for a total period of up to 24 months, during which time project funds may be expended, to be initiated between July 1, 2018 and September 1, 2020. Collaborators’ research leaves may be taken during any semester or year within the overall award period, and leaves need not be concurrent. Continue reading

Academic Job: Open-Rank Position in Russian Literature (UCLA)

Deadline for Applications: September 29, 2017

The UCLA Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures invites applications for an open-rank position (tenure-track or with tenure) in Russian literature, with the hire date of July 1, 2018. We are looking for applicants with Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, possessing native or near-native fluency in Russian and English. Our focus is on candidates with a specialization in Russian literature of the Golden Age (roughly the 1790s to the 1840s), coupled with competencies and research interests in areas of interdisciplinary focus within UCLA’s Humanities Division, particularly digital, urban, environmental and medical humanities. Dynamic teaching skills are essential; responsibilities include graduate and undergraduate courses, dissertation supervision, independent studies courses and sharing in departmental administration.

We value candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. Continue reading

CFP: Russians and the Pacific Northwest (U. of Oregon)

Deadline for Submissions: September 1, 2017

University of Oregon campus, April 6-7, 2018

Russia and the Pacific Northwest: Russians from Fort Ross to the Aleutian Islands

To mark its fiftieth anniversary, Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Oregon will be holding an interdisciplinary conference on Russia and the Pacific Northwest on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018.  Presentations on all aspects of the topic, such as the history of Russian trade and colonization, Russian émigré literature of the area, environmental and immigrant history, as well as topics centered in such disciplines as linguistics, anthropology, religious studies and art, are solicited.  The Pacific Northwest is understood as encompassing northern California, Oregon, Washington, Western coastal Canada, Alaska and Hawaii.  The working language of the conference will be English.

Conference organizers invite interested scholars to submit a 300-word abstract, along with a brief CV (1-3 pages) to the email addresses below.  The conference will underwrite airfare, hotels and meals for participants.

Deadline for receipt of paper proposals is 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Friday, September 1, 2017.

Send proposals and brief CVs to:

Katya Hokanson, hokanson@uoregon.edu
Ryan Jones, rtj@uoregon.edu