Prof. Dev. : The Eco-System of the Language Industry – Panel and Networking Event (Women in Localization)

Event Date: September 24, 2019

We are pleased to invite you to the first Women in Localization, Texas Chapter Houston Event!

Winnie Heh, Associate Chapter Manger – Mentoring for the Silicon Valley Chapter, and Middlebury Institute of International Studies Career Advisor, Translation, Interpretation & Localization Management, will be joining us to present on importance of localization and various localization job functions available in our rapidly globalized world.

We look forward to the great discussion and networking!


  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm: Registration and meet/mingle; catering provided
  • 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Winnie Heh presents The Eco-System of the Language Industry
  • 7:30 – 8:00 pm: Q&A and wrap-up

This event is FREE however please register your spot on Eventbrite!

Parking: Please park in the GreenStreet garage. The entrance is directly across the street from Station’s location in the Netrality building – Enter on Fannin between Polk and Clay. Station has secured all-day parking for $6/day. For this rate, please bring your ticket to get it validated.

If unable to attend, this event will be livestreamed.

Funding: Interdisciplinary Art Grant – Spotlight on Bulgaria

Deadline: September 24, 2019

The Interdisciplinary Art Grant, solely funded by the American Foundation for Bulgaria, is designed by the Council for European Studies, the Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York, and the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation. This collaborative event is aligned with CES’ mission and programs. The grant is intended to support collaborative, interdisciplinary work produced by emerging and established artists in Bulgaria, as well as Bulgarians in other countries. New work and work in progress is eligible.

One prize in the amount of $3000 will be awarded in May 2020. A multi-disciplinary selection committee, assembled from the founding organizations mentioned above, will choose the winners in October 2019. The winning entry will receive a check for $3000[1] for creating and producing the work, along with public recognition in a special edition of EuropeNow and announcement in the European Studies Newsletter, as well as various social media sites. In addition, each of the awardees will receive one year of complimentary individual membership with the Council for European Studies (CES). 


Each application must meet the following criteria: 

  • represent a collaboration of at least two artists one of whom is a Bulgarian residing in the country or abroad
  • present an interdisciplinary project that combines at least two of three categories: music, literature, and visual art.
  • be written in English;
  • seek the grant to create a new work or complete work in progress
  • project must be completed by March of 2020.

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Funding: Visiting Scholar Fellowship (IMSISS-CES)

Deadline: September 30, 2019

The IMSISS-CES Visiting Scholar Fellowship provides mobility funding to CES Research Network members to undertake a visit of up to 2 weeks at one of the three IMSISS consortium institutions: The University of Glasgow (UK), Dublin City University (Ireland), or Charles University Prague (Czech Republic).

IMSISS is an international consortium of universities and non-academic partners funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme to deliver an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies. The IMSISS consortium is coordinated by the University of Glasgow. CES is an associate partner of the consortium. 

Note: This is an opportunity open exclusively to members of CES’ Research Networks.

Funding: Young Faculty Award (DoD and National Security)

Deadline: September 18, 2019

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA) program aims to identify and engage rising stars in junior faculty positions in academia and equivalent positions at non-profit research institutions and expose them to Department of Defense (DoD) and National Security challenges and needs. In particular, this YFA will provide high-impact funding to elite researchers early in their careers to develop innovative new research directions in the context of enabling transformative DoD capabilities. The long-term goal of the program is to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers in the research community who will focus a significant portion of their future careers on DoD and National Security issues. DARPA is particularly interested in identifying outstanding researchers who have previously not been performers on DARPA programs, but the program is open to all qualified applicants with innovative research ideas.

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Funding: Title VIII Short-Term Grants (Kennan Institute)

Deadline: September 30, 2019

IMPORTANT: Please note that the acdemic requirements for this grant have changed and the fellowship is now open to those holding an MA degree or higher.

The Kennan Institute is holding the next round of competition for its Title VIII Short-Term Grants. Detailed information about the grant is below, and more information about all opportunities can be found HERE.

Title VIII Short Term Grants – Deadline: September 30, 2019

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 an MA degree or higher, or demonstrate commensurate professional experience. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for Title VIII Short-Term Grants.

Please send all questions and application materials to

Study Abroad/Grad Program: Higher School of Economics (Moscow)

Deadline for Spring Semester: September 30, 2019

HSE is one of Russia’s largest and most modern state universities. Established in 1992 as a program in economics, HSE currently offers 223 programs for undergraduate students Master’s students. 28 Master’s programs and 6 undergraduate programs are currently offered entirely in English. At its four campuses – in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Perm and Nizhny Novgorod – HSE offers instruction to more than 32,000 students each year.

Because HSE attracts the best and brightest from throughout Russia, most students have a high level of proficiency in English. The study programs offer a wide variety of courses taught in English in the fields of economics, humanities, finance and the social sciences. Students from abroad can take classes in English from other HSE programs as well as study Russian as a Foreign language. The International Office at the Faculty of Economic Sciences is willing to work to satisfy any necessary requirements to make this possible. For more information, please review the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences International webpage.

More about international students’ experience at the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences can be found at Moscow is a hidden gem;  Russia is a place to study and travel

Starting 2019-2020 AY, Faculty of Economic Sciences opens English taught track in master program Applied Economics, which, by itself increase the number of master level courses open for international students’ enrollment. Special research seminar dedicated to the Russian economy and Economics of Development will also accept applications from non-degree exchange and visiting students.   

Additional links:
Course Catalogs

HSE Istudent portal
A short video about a day of international students at HSE

Master programs

Bachelor programs

International Laboratories

Related Fees:

Tuition fee (Spring 2020 semester)   US$ 3,000 (waived for exchange students nominated by partner universities). Application fee is waived.

Dormitory, meals, city transportation, and entertainment (monthly, approximate cost) US$ 400

Info Session: Recruitment (US State Department)

Event date: September 9, 2019

In today’s global world, there is no longer anything foreign about foreign policy – we’re all in it together and what happens elsewhere has a huge impact back here in the United States. Whether using creative design techniques to communicate diplomacy visually, serving as liaisons to analysts and officials in the intelligence community, or monitoring human rights issues, they make a difference and influence change while actively participating in our interdependent world. 

Meet Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources, Kent D. Logsdon and Diplomat in Residence for Texas, Julie Kavanagh. 

Foreign Service Specialist Consular Fellows Program Foreign Service Officer Civil Service Officer Veteran’s Employment Program Student Programs 

Date: Monday September 9, 2019 Time: 11:00 am Location: Jackson School of Geosciences JGB 

Barrow Conference Room, JGB 4.102

U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer. 

National Security Career Event

Event Date: Tues., September 10, 2019

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Etta-Harbin Alumni Center, University of Texas at Austin

Interested in a job in the fields of national security policy, intelligence, diplomacy, military, or federal law enforcement? Recruiting officials from U.S. national security departments and agencies will be available to students throughout the day to discuss internship, part-time, and full-time employment opportunities. Confirmed participants include: CIA, FBI, State Department, Army Futures Command, National Counterterrorism Center, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, and more.

This event is open to all UT students interested in national security and public service careers. No registration required. Resumes and professional dress encouraged. Visit our student resources page for participant information.

This Career Event is held in conjunction with Counterterrorism Since 9/11, an expert panel featuring former CIA Director John Brennan, former Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command Adm. (ret) William McRaven, former NSC and State Department official Farah Pandith and former National Counterterrorism Center Director Nicholas Rasmussen. The panel discussion begins at 12:15 pm at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center. Seating for this event is limited. Registration is required for the panel and does not guarantee admission.

Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair

Event Date: Wed., September 4, 2019

1 pm-7pm (EST) | online

If you do it, we need it. Science and technology. Business and mathematics. Foreign language and human resources. The United States Intelligence Community (IC) employs thousands of professionals in a wide variety of occupations.And we are currently looking for qualified candidates to fill key openings.

On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, you can meet representatives from nine U.S. intelligence agencies during the 2019 Spring Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair. Reserve your spot today!

From the comfort of your computer or mobile device, you can:

  • Visit agency booths to explore available job opportunities
  • Chat with recruiters and subject matter experts
  • Learn about internships and other student opportunities
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CFP: 10th World Congress of the International Council for Central and East European Studies

Deadline: September 5, 2019

Call For Papers:
10th World Congress of the International Council for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES), “Bridging National and Global Perspectives”
Gender and Digital Subjectivities in Russia
From LGBTQ discussion groups to self-help programs aimed at cultivating femininity, from anti-abortion activism to anti-rape consciousness raising, the Russian-language internet hosts multiple fora for practicing and reflecting on gender. Meanwhile, the state’s appeals to “traditional values” cast gender as a matter of national security: an aspect of Russian cultural sovereignty under attack from the West. Resulting policies restrict citizens to narrowly defined gender norms and victimize them for diverging. This situation has justifiably drawn scholarly attention to Russian “family values,” as well as to grassroots feminist and LGBTQ activism in the country. In addition to these strongly politicized discourses, the internet enables gender-related practices that shape available forms of subjectivization: the patterns of being, acting and becoming online. In Russia, as elsewhere around the world, people use the internet to figure out what it means to be a social, and therefore gendered, subject. The medium offers spaces for projects of discursive production, community building and self-construction around the issue of gender. These projects can be troubled or uniform, stagnant or changing, varied in their intensity and functions, and implicated in global processes in unexpected ways.The proposed panel will host a conversation about gender expressions and experimentations that occur within, alongside or beyond large-scale ideological battles. To that end, we invite papers in different disciplines that attend to contemporary practices of the gendered self on the Russian internet. 
Please submit a 200 word abstract of your paper (including name, home or work address, phone number, email), whether you will need AV equipment, and a 1-page CV by September 5, 2019. 

Panel Coordinators:

Jill Martiniuk, University of South Florida: 

Irina Sadovina, University of Tartu: