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    FEBRUARY DEADLINES

    Visiting Fellowhip at the Aleksanteri Institute (University of Helsinki)
    Deadline to apply: Februaru 12, 2019


    The Aleksanteri Institute is pleased to invite applications for its Visiting Fellowships for the academic year 2019-2020 from scholars holding a PhD degree and pursuing research that relates to the Institute's research profile. The Fellowship carries a monthly grant of 3300 euros to cover all of the expenses related to the research visit, which can range from one to three months. The Visiting Fellowship scheme is intended for scholars who reside outside Finland.

    The deadline for applications is 12 February 2019.

    For the Call for Proposals, and for more information about the Visiting Fellows Programme, please see the programme website.

    The Aleksanteri Institute (University of Helsinki) is the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European studies, with a multidisciplinary research profile based on social sciences and humanities.


    Title VIII Language Fellowships for American Councils Summer 2019 Intensive Language Study Abroad
    All applications due: February 15, 2019


    We would like to take a moment to highlight the Title VIII Language Fellowships available to help students pursue intensive language study in Russia, Eurasia, and the Balkans with American Councils this coming summer.

    Funded by the U.S. Department of State, Title VIII fellowships are available to students enrolled in or intending to enroll in graduate study in a field relevant to U.S. policy regarding Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Fellowships for the Summe 2019 term are awarded in the amount of $3,000 to $8,000 on the basis of financial need and academic merit and are available for use on any of the following AC Study Abroad programs:

    Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP)
    Offered in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir (AY only), and Almaty, RLASP combines intensive language instruction with a wide range of extracurricular activities, including internships and community service, regional field study excursions, meetings with conversation partners, and discussion groups with local students.

    Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)
    Providing immersion in 18 Eurasian languages across 9 countries in the region, ERLP offers highly-individualized instruction, homestays, specially designed cultural programs, and expert logistical support to participants studying the languages of Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Russia, Ukraine, and Moldova.

    Balkan Language Initiative (BLI)
    Combining personalized academic programming in Albanian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Serbian with structured overseas immersion, BLI enables participants to make rapid gains in language proficiency and cultural knowledge while living and studying in Southeast Europe.

    More information about each of the funding opportunities above is available on our financial aid webpage.

    As a reminder, the deadline to apply to all Summer 2019 American Councils programs and financial aid on the AC Study Abroad website is February 15, 2019. Please direct any questions regarding financial aid or the application process to the AC Study Abroad team at outbound@americancouncils.org.


    REEI/Mellon Summer Pre-dissertation Travel Grants
    Deadline: February 15, 2019


    REEI offers two grants to support research-related travel for preliminary dissertation field activities such as exploring potential research sites, archives, and other research resources, establishing institutional affiliations, and identifying and meeting with scholars, archivists and specialists. The grants are primarily intended for doctoral students who will apply in the next academic year for funding to conduct dissertation research abroad.

    Students who have reached the ABD stage and have formally begun dissertation research are not eligible for funding under this program. REEI/Mellon Endowment grants are limited to $2,000 per student, paid as a travel reimbursement.

    Download application here.


    Wallin Postdocoral Fellowship, Russian and Modern European History, Macalester College
    Deadline to apply: February 15, 2019


    The Department of History at Macalester College announces an opening for a two-year Wallin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian/Modern European History, to begin in Fall 2019. Applicants should have a PhD at the time of appointment in the field of Russian history. The annual starting salary for the position is $70,000, plus full benefits and funds to support research and travel.

    The successful candidate would teach courses that would cover Russia and modern Europe. We welcome candidates with a secondary specialization in another field, such as environmental studies, urban studies, Jewish studies, digital humanities, Eurasian history, or the history of science and technology. We welcome candidates who complement but do not replicate existing strengths in the History department. Scholarly promise, college teaching experience, and knowledge of current pedagogical methodologies are highly desirable. The position entails teaching three courses per year, at least two of which could be cross-listed with the Russian Studies department. We are looking for dynamic, broadly trained, theoretically informed scholar-teachers who are committed to the study of Russian history as an integral part of the undergraduate liberal arts curriculum.

    Submit electronic copies of a cover letter that addresses why you are interested in Macalester College, a statement of teaching philosophy, CV, sample syllabi, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/12132 Inquiries can be directed to Linda Sturtz, Chair of History, at lsturtz@macalester.edu. We will begin reviewing applications on February 15, 2019 and will conduct preliminary interviews via Skype.

    Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college located in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. The Twin Cities has a population of over 3.5 million and is home to many colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 1900 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an equal opportunity employer supportive of affirmative action efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

    For more information on History and Russian Studies at Macalester College, see:
    https://www.macalester.edu/history/
    http://www.macalester.edu/russian and https://www.facebook.com/russianmac


    American Councils Presidential Diversity Scholarships for Summer 2019 Study Abroad
    Deadline to apply: February 15, 2019


    AC Study Abroad is pleased to announce new Presidential Diversity Scholarships for our Summer 2019 study abroad programs! These awards are intended to help students from traditionally under-represented backgrounds go abroad by covering the program costs of tuition, room & board, health insurance, cultural activities & excursions, and visa support.

    Three Presidential Diversity Scholarships will be offered in the fixed amount of $3,000 each to outstanding applicants to our regular Diversity Scholarship and are available on all our Summer 2019 programs. Applications to this scholarship and all our Summer 2019 study abroad programs are due by February 15, 2019.


    Sara and Albert Reuben Fellowships to Support the Study of the Holocaust for Graduate Students
    Deadline to apply: February 15, 2019


    At least two awards for a total of up to $10,000.

    During the academic year 2019-2020, the Sara and Albert Reuben scholarships may support funding to attend Holocaust-related conferences, to do research in archives and libraries, to subsidize a Holocaust-related internship, to engage in research and to support honors theses, master’s theses, or a dissertation, and other academic initiatives related to the Holocaust. The monies can be awarded in the fall, spring, or summer when the recipient is a full-time student.

    REQUIREMENTS: The scholarships are open to all Indiana University Bloomington graduate students from any department or college on campus. Students must be enrolled at Indiana University Bloomington during the Spring 2019 semester (the semester of application) and continue as enrolled students during the semester or year when the scholarship funding is awarded.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a proposal, budget, and letter of reference via e-mail to: iujsp@indiana.edu or mail/hand deliver to: Rueben Fellowship, Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Global & International Studies Building 4004a, 355 N. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405-1105; Phone (812) 855-0453; FAX (812) 855-4314.

    ANNOUNCEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIPS: Recipients will be notified in early April, 2019 and will be recognized at the annual Jewish Studies Program Student-Faculty Dinner on Sunday, April 7, 2019.

    These scholarships are a gift from Candice and the late Larry Reuben in memory of parents Sara and Albert Reuben who were committed to the advancement of learning and research about this crucial dimension of modern history.

    Click here for more graduate funding opportunities in the Jewish Studies Program.


    2019 US Intern Abroad Armenia Scholarship
    Deadline to apply: February 15, 2019


    American Councils is pleased to offer a Summer 2019 scholarship for internships in Armenia, made possible by funding through the U.S. Department of State via the U.S. Study Abroad Grant. This scholarship offers U.S. undergraduate and graduate students exposure to the global workplace through eight-week summer 2019 internships in Armenia. Students gain valuable insight and experience into the tourism / ecotourism sector and economic development in Armenia while developing professional and intercultural skills demanded by today's market. Internships are conducted in English, with placements available in nature conservation, preservation of wildlife, agribusiness research, cultural heritage, and environmental education.

    You can find details about specific internship positions already identified and confirmed for Summer 2019 here.

    US Intern Abroad Armenia Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, program compatibility, and academic merit; awards range from $1,000 to $2,000.

    To be eligible for U.S. Intern Abroad Armenia funding, applicants must:
    * Apply to the American Councils Overseas Professional & Intercultural Training Program in Armenia;
    * Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
    * Be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a higher education institution;
    * Meet the desired qualifications of the internship host.

    The application deadline is February 15th, 2019.

    Apply today!


    Erna B. Rosenfeld Scholarships For Research on Antisemitism for 2019-2020
    Deadline to apply: February 15, 2019


    The Erna B. Rosenfeld Scholarship in Jewish Studies was created to honor the memory of Professor Alvin Rosenfeld’s wife of fifty years, Erna Rosenfeld, and to encourage serious study of the manifestations, character, and consequences of anti-Jewish hostility, especially in the post-Holocaust period. Erna worked for IU for over 35 years, receiving the Outstanding Professional Staff Merit award for her work as the Area Coordinator for IU Residence Life. Erna was born in Romania in 1939 and knew first-hand some of the horrors and displacement of World War II. Perhaps for that reason, she became an unusually caring, generous-hearted person and did a great deal for countless numbers of people in need, including thousands of IU international student families. The scholarships are made possible by generous donations from Alvin Rosenfeld, Dr. Myron and Myrna Weinberger, and many others.

    IU Graduate students may apply via 2019-2020 Grants-in-Aid of Jewish Studies Research (Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019). To be considered for an Erna B. Rosenfeld Scholarship, a graduate student must be pursuing research/study of antisemitism during the 2019-2020 year. Preference will be given to Jewish Studies Ph.D. minor and master’s degree students.

    The proposal must include:
    1. A request to be considered for the Erna B. Rosenfeld Scholarship
    2. Amount of funds requested and for which semester(s) - [Summer 2019 and/or Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020]. (Continuing MA students requesting program support for a subsequent year need not include a budget unless they are also requesting research-related expenses.)
    3. Explanation of research/study of antisemitism project (2-3 paragraphs) and indication of its role in degree progress, such as dissertation research, participation in scholarly conferences or workshops on antisemitism, language acquisition, etc. (1 paragraph)
    4. If applicable, a budget that may include airfare, transportation to airport, lodging, photocopies at archives - with total costs noted; and one letter of reference from a Jewish Studies faculty member that speaks to the student’s project.

    Proposals should be submitted as an MS Word document emailed to iujsp@indiana.edu by Friday, February 15, 2019.

    Note: Students, if they desire, may apply for all Grants-in-Aid including the Erna B. Rosenfeld Scholarship.


    Click here for more graduate funding opportunities in the Jewish Studies Program.


    Funding for "EACES-HSE Workshop: "Political Economy of Redistribution and Institutional Change"
    June 13-15, 2019 in Moscow
    Deadline to apply: February 22, 2019


    Thanks to a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Harriman Institute at Columbia University announces a competition to provide funding for travel and expenses for up to ten Ph.D. students to attend the EACES-HSE Workshop: "Political Economy of Redistribution and Institutional Change," June 13-15, 2019 in Moscow.

    In its eighth year, this annual summer workshop is run by the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) at the Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow together with the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES). For information on past workshops see here and here.

    We adopt a broad understanding of political economy and welcome submissions that can offer useful perspectives on recent developments in the field as well as those that offer a historical or comparative perspective.

    The working language for the workshop is English. The workshop will be held at the central HSE campus at Myasnitskaya St., 20, Moscow.

    Click here for more information and application instructions.

    Deadline for applying to the workshop is February 22, 2019.

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    MARCH DEADLINES

    REEI/MELLON DISSERTATION WRITE-UP FELLOWSHIP (ONE SEMESTER)
    Deadline: March 1, 2019


    One award of $7,500 plus tuition fee remission for one academic semester will provide support to an Indiana University graduate student of the Russian East European region near the completion of his or her doctoral program in any field. The fellowship is intended for applicants who have completed all course work, passed all required preliminary examinations, received approval for their research proposal, and completed all formal components of their dissertation field research or data collection. The fellowship is intended to support one semester of full-time writing in which the recipient will not be engaged in other employment.

    The fellowship will be granted on the basis of the scholarly potential of the applicant, the quality and scholarly importance of the proposed work and its importance to the development of scholarship on the REEI region. Heavy emphasis will be placed on the recommendation of the applicant's dissertation advisor in regard to the prospects for the applicant to complete and defend the dissertation at the end of the one semester fellowship or soon thereafter.

    A completed application should include:
    · Application cover sheet
    · Proposal explaining topic of dissertation and plan for completion (no more than 5 pages, double spaced)
    · Bibliography (no more than 2 pages)
    · Publications list (optional and no more than 2 pages)
    · One reference letter from dissertation advisor
    · One additional reference letter
    · Unofficial transcript of graduate record

    The application cover sheet is available for download here, and all application materials must be submitted by March 1 of each year.


    Pre-doctoral Dissertation Fellowships in Social Science of Russia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Deadline to apply: March 1, 2019


    The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for up to six one-semester Wisconsin Russia Project pre-doctoral dissertation fellowships for Russian social scientists, funded with a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Fellows are expected to be in residence in Madison, Wisconsin, and to conduct research toward their dissertation about Russia in one or more of the five topic areas: 1) Education, labor markets, and inequality; 2) Law and society; 3) Political economy; 4) Identity, place, and migration; and 5) Demographic change. Graduate fellows will conduct research in consultation with UW faculty and form close contacts with UW PhD students working on similar topics. They will attend the weekly CREECA lecture series and take part in the activities of the Wisconsin Russia Project, such as monthly meetings of all project participants to discuss recent research papers in the field.

    The fellowships will be either for the fall 2019 or the spring 2020 semester. Applicants should indicate their preference (fall, spring, or no preference) in their cover letter. The anticipated fall 2019 appointment dates are: August 9, 2019-January 2, 2020. The anticipated spring 2020 appointment dates are January 3-May 17, 2020. Fellows will also be expected to participate in a conference in Madison in summer 2020 (conference dates TBD; funds will be available for travel to Madison for the conference).

    Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of the Russian Federation and currently enrolled at a Russian university, writing a dissertation toward a PhD (or equivalent degree, such as the kandidat) in a social science discipline (Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Law, Political Science, and Sociology). Applicants from institutions outside of Moscow are especially encouraged to apply.

    Graduate fellows will be considered short-term academic staff at UW-Madison and will receive a stipend of approximately $2,000 per month (pre-tax) to cover living expenses. Fellows are eligible for basic health insurance through the State of Wisconsin. Fellows must be prepared to cover their travel expenses to arrive in Madison for the fellowship.

    Fellows must devote full time to the Wisconsin Russia Project and may not accept any other major activities that require frequent and/or prolonged absence from UW-Madison during the tenure of their fellowship.

    All applicants are required to submit the following materials:
    1) A cover letter. The letter should describe the research the applicant will conduct during the fellowship (including topic, data and methodology, and expected output by the end of the fellowship period), should indicate which topic area(s) of the five listed above the project falls under, and should identify a UW faculty member who would be an appropriate mentor for the applicant;
    2) A current curriculum vita;
    3) An article-length writing sample;
    4) Transcripts of graduate-level work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable); and
    5) Three letters of recommendation from faculty members who can evaluate the applicant’s work and proposal.

    Applicants should combine the first three items listed above into a single PDF, name the file using the convention “Applicant’s Last Name _WRP Graduate Fellow application” and email the PDF as an attachment with the subject title “Last Name_WRP Graduate Fellow Application” to: russiaproject@creeca.wisc.edu

    Unofficial graduate transcripts can be sent via email in a separate PDF to russiaproject@creeca.wisc.edu using the file name “Applicant’s Last Name_WRP Graduate Fellow transcripts” OR via hard copy to the address below.

    The three letters of recommendation should come either directly from the recommenders or from a dossier service. They should not be submitted by the applicant. Recommenders should submit the letters as email attachments to: russiaproject@creeca.wisc.edu . Please include as your subject title “Applicant’s Last Name _WRP Graduate Fellow Letter.”

    If necessary, materials may be sent in hard copy to:
    Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA)
    Attention: Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition
    210 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Madison, WI, USA 53706-1397

    Cover letters, CVs, and writing samples must be submitted in English. (Letters of recommendation may be in English or Russian.)

    Deadline: for full consideration, all materials must be received by March 1, 2019.


    Academic Year 2019-2020 Postdoctoral Fellowships in Social Science of Russia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Deadline to apply: March 1, 2019


    The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for one-year Wisconsin Russia Project post-doctoral research fellowships for social scientists, funded with a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The fellowships will commence September 1, 2019 and run through August 31, 2020. Fellows are expected to conduct research about Russia in one or more of the five topic areas: 1) Education, labor markets, and inequality; 2) Law and society; 3) Political economy; 4) Identity, place, and migration; and 5) Demographic change. CREECA encourages applications from specialists in Russia-focused public policy and from those who apply Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or related methods to the study of Russia’s regions. Fellows will be paired with UW-Madison faculty mentors with expertise in the appropriate topic. In addition to conducting research that will lead to scholarly publications, fellows will be expected to present their work in CREECA’s lecture series, to participate actively in the Wisconsin Russia Project, and to participate in a social science workshop for US and Russian scholars that will take place in summer 2020 (dates TBD).

    Fellows must devote full time to the Wisconsin Russia Project and may not accept any other major activities that require frequent and/or prolonged absence from UW-Madison during the tenure of their fellowship.

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent degree, such as the kandidat) in hand prior to September 2019, and they must have received the degree no earlier than January 1, 2014. Applicants who have not yet obtained their degree but plan to do so prior to September 2019 must furnish evidence (e.g. in their letters of reference) that they are well on track to have the degree in hand by that date. UW-Madison doctoral candidates and those holding PhDs or other doctoral degrees from UW-Madison are ineligible.

    Base rate (twelve-month salary): $65,000 (pre-tax). Fellows will also receive a modest stipend for travel to academic conferences. In consultation with CREECA and relevant academic departments, fellows may have the opportunity to teach a course in Russian studies at UW-Madison during their tenure and would receive additional compensation for this. Fellows will be eligible for basic health insurance through the State of Wisconsin. Fellows must be prepared to cover their travel expenses to arrive in Madison for the fellowship.

    All applicants are required to submit the following materials:
    1) A cover letter. The letter should describe the research the applicant will conduct during the fellowship (including topic, data and methodology, and expected output by the end of the fellowship period), should indicate which topic area(s) of the five listed above the project falls under, and should identify a UW faculty member who would be an appropriate mentor for the applicant. Applicants with GIS and/or public policy expertise should describe their relevant background.
    2) A current curriculum vita;
    3) An article-length writing sample;
    4) Three letters of recommendation from faculty members who can evaluate the applicant’s work and proposal.

    Applicants should combine the first three items listed above into a single PDF, name the file using the convention “Applicant’s Last Name _WRP Postdoc application” and email the PDF as an attachment to: russiaproject@creeca.wisc.edu

    The three letters of recommendation should come either directly from the recommenders or from a dossier service. They should not be submitted by the applicant. Recommenders should submit the letters as email attachments to: russiaproject@creeca.wisc.edu

    If necessary, materials may be sent in hard copy to:
    Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA)
    Attention: Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition
    210 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Madison, WI, USA 53706-1397

    Deadline: for full consideration, all materials must be received by March 1, 2019.


    Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships
    Deadline to apply: March 25, 2019


    The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula.

    Program Features
    The institutional project period is 18 months. Students may request funding for a period of no less than six months and no more than 12 months. Funds support travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research; maintenance and dependent allowances based on the location of research for the fellow and his or her dependent(s); an allowance for research related expenses overseas; and health and accident insurance premiums. Projects may focus on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories).

    Eligible Applicants
    Institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the United States are eligible to apply for grants under this program. As part of the application process, students submit individual applications to the IHE. The IHE then submits all eligible individual student applications with its grant application to the U.S. Department of Education. A student is eligible to receive a DDRA fellowship from their IHE if he or she:

    is a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States;
    is a graduate student in good standing at an IHE;
    is admitted to candidacy in a doctoral degree program in modern foreign languages and area studies at that institution when the fellowship period begins;
    is planning a teaching career in the United States upon completion of his or her doctoral program; or
    possesses sufficient foreign language skills to carry out the dissertation research project.

    Please refer to the official Federal Register notice for detailed information about the FY 2019 competition.

    Click here to apply.


    EURO Research and Travel Awards for Faculty
    Deadline: March 25, 2019

    The Institute for European Studies is happy to announce two grant competitions for the Fall of 2018 and the Spring of 2019. Eligible applicants are allowed to apply for both, but with the understanding that only one award may be accepted per person.

    The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Grant offers one $1,500 award in the Fall and one in the Spring to an IU faculty member (TT or NTT) to support research and / or travel related to any aspect of European politics, society, or culture, whether current or historical in scope.

    EURO's Title VI Grant offers 2 awards of $1,500 each in the Fall and 2 in the Spring to IU faculty to support international research and / or travel, as well as 2 awards of $750 each (also Fall and Spring) to support domestic research and / or travel related to any aspect of European politics, society, or culture, whether current or historical in scope.

    The Spring application deadline for all competitions is March 25, 2019, at 5 pm.

    You can find more information, along with the application forms, at euro.indiana.edu/opportunities/faculty-funding


    EURO Research and Travel Awards for Graduate Students
    Deadline: March 25, 2019

    The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Grant: One $1,500 award in the Fall and one in the Spring to an IU graduate student to support research and/or travel related to any aspect of European politics, society, or culture, whether current or historical in scope.

    Research funds may be used to conduct preliminary thesis or dissertation feasibility studies or to compile evidence for their Master's thesis or dissertation. While priority is given to students pursuing an MA or doctoral minor in European Studies, all IU graduate students are welcome to apply.

    Grant recipients are expected to send a report detailing how the grant was used and on invitation, to present their results at a lecture hosted by the Institute for European Studies.

    The Spring application deadline for all competitions is March 25, 2019, at 5 pm.

    You can find more information, along with the application forms, at euro.indiana.edu/opportunities/graduate-funding

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    April Deadlines

    REEI/Mellon Support for Student Research and Conference Travel
    Deadline: April 1


    GRANTS-IN-AID OF RESEARCH
    Small grants are available to help graduate students who require modest support (up to $700/year) for research-related travel (domestic or international), travel for participation in a structured internship program, or travel for advanced language study in the Russian East European region. Grants may also be used for expenses related to publication of completed research. Students applying under this program may also be eligible for support under Office of International Programs, International Enhancement Grants. Please discuss your plans with the REEI staff before submitting an application.

    Application Materials Needed:
    · One REEI/Mellon Endowment graduate student application form (available here and at REEI upon request.
    · One letter of recommendation (preferably from the student's academic advisor) addressing the quality of the student's work generally.
    · Itemized budget of expected expenditures.
    · Current IU transcript (unofficial transcript sufficient) and CV or list of academic honors.
    · For conference travel: an abstract of the paper and a copy of the conference program (or notification of the acceptance of the paper).
    · For research: a statement of 1,000 words or less describing educational goals, career interests and plans; the statement should describe the project and the specific purposes for which aid is sought; it should address this activity will further the participant's academic progress and ultimately help achieve career goals.

    CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANTS
    REEI provides grants to help graduate students who specialize in the Russian East European region present their research at major association meetings and conferences. Student travel reimbursement is limited to minimum airfare or mileage (per IU guidelines), one night lodging, and conference registration fee. Students may also be eligible for conference travel support from the College of Arts and Sciences. Please check with your home department graduate advisor to see if you can be nominated. REEI domestic conference travel grants will not exceed $400 and international grants will not exceed $600.

    Application Materials Needed:
    · One REEI/Mellon Endowment graduate student application form (available here and at REEI upon request.
    · One letter of recommendation (preferably from the student's academic advisor) addressing the quality of the student's work generally.
    · Itemized budget of expected expenditures.
    · Current IU transcript (unofficial transcript sufficient) and CV or list of academic honors.
    · For conference travel: an abstract of the paper and a copy of the conference program (or notification of the acceptance of the paper).
    · For research: a statement of 1,000 words or less describing educational goals, career interests and plans; the statement should describe the project and the specific purposes for which aid is sought; it should address this activity will further the participant's academic progress and ultimately help achieve career goals.


    REEI/MELLON Grants for Faculty Research and International Conference Travel
    Deadline: April 1


    FACULTY GRANTS-IN AID OF RESEARCH
    The Russian and East European Institute administers the Mellon Faculty Grants-in-Aid of Research Program funded by the REEI Mellon Endowment. Under this program, all regular Institute faculty are eligible to apply for research grants of up to $700 per year. Priority will be given to the support of innovative proposals that show clear promise of developing into research projects of major significance and ultimately attracting substantial outside funding.

    Priority will also be given to proposals that encourage research collaboration between faculty and graduate students and to well-qualified applicants who have not previously held grants under this program. Recipients of REEI Summer Faculty Research Fellowships are not eligible to receive this award a second time for the same project in a single academic year. Among the kinds of activities which might be supported are:
    · Travel and per diem to initiate or complete research for a project.
    · Support of research assistants.
    · Source materials acquisition, photo-copying and computer expenses.
    · Clerical support.

    Application materials needed:
    · The application form, including a budget statement and project description;
    · A current curriculum vitae;
    · Two letters of recommendatation, one of which should come from the departmental chairperson.

    Applications are available at REEI or download the grant application here
    Application Deadlines are October 1, January 15, and April 1, each year.

    INTERNATIONAL FACULTY TRAVEL
    REEI has set aside special Mellon Endowment funds (up to $850 per faculty member) to assist a limited number of faculty members in traveling to conferences abroad during each academic year. Applicants should be presenting a paper or otherwise participating in the program as a chair or discussant on a panel or roundtable. Note that for those traveling to conferences in North America (Canada, Mexico, etc.) should apply for the REEI Domestic Conference Travel Grants.

    Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to apply to the Office of International Programs for travel support as well.

    Application materials needed:
    · Application form for Faculty Travel Grant/International
    · Itemized budget of expected expenditures;
    · A copy of the preliminary conference program showing the panel on which the applicant will be participating (or confirmation of faculty member participation from conference organizers);
    · An abstract of the paper;
    · Faculty members not presenting a paper should include a brief statement (one page) addressing the importance of their attendance for participation on a panel of for other purposes;
    · Current c.v.

    Applications are available at REEI or download the application here

    Applications and supporting materials are due on October 1, January 15, and April 1 of every year.


    Polish American Arts Association Scholarship Awards for 2019
    Deadline for applications: April 1, 2019


    The Polish American Arts Association of Washington, DC awards scholarships each year that could be up to $5,000.00 to an undergraduate or graduate student of Polish or Polish-American descent. If we grant more than one, the amount of the scholarships may change. Please pass on this information to those students of Polish and Polish-American descent whom you may know.

    Requirements include but are not limited to:
    · Student must be a resident in D.C., Maryland or Virginia or attending a college in the D.C., Maryland or Virginia
    ·Attending an accredited University or College
    ·US citizen
    ·Students with a fine academic record that show promise of a successful future
    ·Be of Polish-American or Polish descent.

    Click here to view the flyer.
    Click here for the scholarship rules and procedures.
    Click here to access a PDF of the application.
    Visit the the PAAA website for more information.


    Fully Funded PhD Studentship within European Research Council-funded project, "The Dark Side of Translation: 20th and 21st Century Translation from Russian as a Political Phenomenon in the UK, Ireland, and the USA"
    3.5 years starting in September 2019 at the University of Exeter, UK
    Deadline to apply: April 15, 2019


    Applications are now open for three fully funded PhD studentships within the European Research Council-funded project, “The Dark Side of Translation: 20th and 21st Century Translation from Russian as a Political Phenomenon in the UK, Ireland, and the USA” (RusTrans), under the supervision of Dr Muireann Maguire and Dr Cathy McAteer at the University of Exeter, UK, starting in September 2019. The studentships are for 3.5 years and are open to students of any nationality. Each studentship will cover University tuition fees with a stipend equivalent to the Research Councils UK national minimum stipend (£14,777 in 2018/19). Candidates will be expected to have completed a Master’s degree by the time of starting the studentship; they should not yet have formally commenced a doctoral project.

    ****The closing date for applications is April 15, 2019.****

    Each candidate is expected to develop their own research question within one of three areas of investigation linked to the project, while assisting the PI and Postdoctoral Fellow with project-related research and administration.

    • One candidate will contribute to the research on the “Publishing Translations from Russian Today” case study, while developing a PhD dissertation on a related issue in the history or practice of contemporary (post-2000) Russian-to-English literary translation.
    • The second candidate will work with the project’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr McAteer, on the “David Magarshack and Penguin Books” case study, while preparing a PhD dissertation on a topic relevant to the twentieth-century history or practice of Russian-to-English literary translation.
    • The third candidate will be expected to develop a PhD topic addressing the literary translation of Russian into the language of a nation where Russian culture exerts or has exerted a strong influence (e.g. Poland, Finland, or Estonia) in the twentieth or twenty-first centuries. This candidate will receive additional limited funding to carry out research in the nation of his or her research focus.

    These studentships are funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 802437).
    For more information and to apply, go to http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=3463.

    **Please direct any queries by email to rustrans@exeter.ac.uk or on Twitter: @Rustransdark.**


    George and Monique Stolnitz Yiddish Prize - $500
    No application process


    The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University is pleased to announce the 2018 George and Monique Stolnitz Yiddish Prize in Jewish Studies. The prize is awarded annually in the spring to a student who shows the greatest promise in the study of Yiddish language or literature, and/or the history in which Yiddish culture took root and flourished.

    REQUIREMENTS: The prize is open to all students enrolled in relevant Yiddish language, literature, or Jewish history classes during the 2017-2018 academic year. Both undergraduate and graduate students who show great promise in Yiddish studies are eligible with preference given to undergraduate students. Undergraduate students must have an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher. Preference will be given to Jewish Studies major or certificate students or Jewish Studies M.A. or doctoral minor students.

    NOMINATION: Students will be nominated by teachers of Yiddish language, literature, and Jewish history during the 2017-2018 year. There is no application process.

    ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE PRIZE: The winner of the prize will be notified in April 2018 and will be recognized at the annual Jewish Studies Student-Faculty dinner on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

    The prize is an expression of long-time Bloomington residents Monique and the late George Stolnitz’s strong commitment to the advancement of education in Yiddish language and culture. Through the prize and other initiatives, the Borns Jewish Studies Program recognizes the inestimable value of the study of Yiddish language, literature, and culture in understanding some of the most significant aspects of modern Jewish culture and history.

    For more information, call (812) 855-0453.

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    ROLLING DEADLINES

    SRAS Study Abroad Opportunities
    Deadline to apply: ROLLING


    Students can study abroad in Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, or Kyrgyzstan in a range of programs covering subjects related to the location (e.g. Conflict Resolution, Security Studies, Central Asian Studies, Art, Politics, etc.). Internships are also available, with particularly wide opportunities in Warsaw and Kyiv.

    Deadlines and start dates vary by program. Funding opportunities: http://sras.org/Funding.


    Jewish Studies Conference Funding for Graduate Students, Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University
    Deadline to apply: ROLLING


    Applications should be submitted to:
    Dr. Carolyn Lipson-Walker, Assistant Director
    Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University
    Global & International Studies Building
    355 N. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405-1105
    clipsonw@indiana.edu; FAX (812) 855-4314.

    You may visit the Jewish Studies Graduate Funding Opportunities website for more details.
    *Priority will be given to Jewish Studies doctoral minors.


    Jewish Studies Conference Funding for Undergraduate Students, Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University
    Deadline to apply: ROLLING


    For Jewish Studies Major, Certificate, and Hebrew Minor Students up to $500

    No later than one month before the funds are needed and preferably earlier, an applicant must provide: 1) a one page statement describing the conference/program and explaining how it will contribute to the applicant's Jewish Studies education and/or Jewish Studies career objectives; 2) a reference from a Jewish Studies faculty member (can be sent separately); and 3) a budget, explaining what the funds will be used for. Please submit statement, reference, and budget to the Jewish Studies Program (Global and International Studies Building-4E, 4023, 812-855-0453) or email to clipsonw@indiana.edu

    Funds are limited. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. You may visit the Jewish Studies Undergraduate Funding Opportunities website for more details.

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    Calls For Papers

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    February Deadlines

    51st Annual ASEEES Convention
    November 23-26, 2019 in San Francisco, California
    Deadline for proposals: February 15, 2019


    Convention Theme: Belief
    www.aseees.org/convention

    The Proposal Submission is now open: www.aseees.org/convention/cfp
    ALL submissions - panel, roundtable, individual paper, lightning round presentation, and meeting request submissions – are due by February 15, 2019.

    Rules for Participation: Please carefully review the rules for participation: www.aseees.org/convention/rules

    NEW: Starting 2019, the panel proposals may have minimum of 3 to maximum of 4 paper presentations.
    Gender diversity on panels and roundtables is strongly encouraged.
    If your individual paper submission was accepted in 2018, you cannot submit another individual paper proposal in 2019. Please form/join a panel.

    Panelists Wanted Boards: We are anticipating a large number of proposals for the 2019 Convention. Individual paper submissions will have a MUCH LOWER chance of being accepted than panel/roundtable proposals. We STRONGLY encourage all interested participants to form, or become part of, a panel proposal. To assist in the process of forming panels, we have created the Panel/Paper Wanted Board. If you are looking for a panel to join or a paper presenter for your panel, please review the proposals on the online board. You can also indicate your willingness to volunteer as chair or discussant.

    Membership Requirement: ALL individual paper and lightning round presentation submitters and panel/roundtable organizers in the US and abroad MUST be ASEEES members in order to submit a proposal. Please review the membership rules for participation. Renew your membership today: www.aseees.org/membership/individual.

    With any inquiries about the convention, please contact Margaret Manges, the convention manager, at aseees.convention@pitt.edu. If you need assistance logging into the ASEEES members site or are experiencing other technical difficulties, please contact aseees@pitt.edu


    The Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Folklore Association (SEEFA) Call for Papers
    ASEEES Convention in San Francisco, November 23-26, 2019
    Deadline: February 15, 2019


    The Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Folklore Association [SEEFA], an ASEEES affiliate, issues an annual call for papers for the ASEEES convention to be held in San Francisco, 23-26 November 2019.

    Participation in our panels does not require SEEFA membership. We welcome participation not only from folklorists, but also from specialists representing all fields of study, including literature, anthropology, and history.

    In keeping with the 2019 theme of “belief,” SEEFA envisions the following panels:
    “Exploring Folk Belief in honor of Robert Rothstein”
    “Folk Songs and Musical Expressions of Folk Belief in honor of James Bailey”
    “Symbols of Faith: Stereotypes and Archetypes”

    We will consider any proposals submitted that relate to folklore and will try to form panels and/or roundtables from these submissions.

    The ASEEES deadline for submission of panels is 15 February 2019. SEEFA will accept proposals until 5:00 CST on 5 February 2019.
    SEEFA will notify recipients of inclusion on a panel/roundtable by 8 February 2019.

    If you would like to propose a paper for a SEEFA-sponsored panel, please:
    - electronically send a title and a 250-word abstract of your proposed paper by February 5 to Adrienne Harris, Baylor University, at Adrienne_Harris@baylor.edu. (Adrienne_Harris(at)baylor.edu)—note the underscore between first and last names.
    - update your ASEEES c.v. form (online at www.aseees.org/);

    If you are willing to chair or to be a discussant for one of the panels, please also let Adrienne know by 5 February.


    American Historical Association 134th Annual Meeting
    January 3-6 in New York City
    Deadline for proposals: February 15, 2019


    The AHA's annual meeting is the largest yearly gathering of historians in the United States.

    All historians are welcome and encouraged to submit proposals. The AHA also invites historically focused proposals from colleagues in related disciplines and from AHA affiliated societies. The Program Committee will consider all proposals that advance the study, teaching, and public presentation of history.

    The Association seeks submissions on the histories of all places, periods, people, and topics; on the uses of diverse sources and methods, including digital history; and on theory and the uses of history itself in a wide variety of venues.

    We invite proposals for sessions in a variety of formats and encourage lively interaction among presenters and with the audience.

    Session Proposals
    Sessions last for 90 minutes. Most sessions will be limited to four speakers plus a chair. The Program Committee will accept proposals for complete sessions only. We encourage organizers to build panels that bring together diverse perspectives.

    Poster Proposals
    The meeting will feature a poster session to allow historians to share their research through visual materials. Proposals for single, individual presentations may be submitted as posters.

    The Program Committee welcomes proposals from all historians, whatever their institutional affiliation or status, and historians working outside the United States. With the exception of foreign scholars and those from other disciplines, all persons appearing on the program must be members of the AHA, although membership is not required to submit a proposal. All participants must register for the meeting when registration opens. The Association aspires to represent the full diversity of its membership at the annual meeting.

    Electronic submission only, by midnight PST on February 15, 2019.

    Questions?
    Please review the annual meeting guidelines before applying.
    Send questions about policies, modes of presentation, and the electronic submission process to annualmeeting@historians.org.
    Questions about the content of proposals should be directed to Program Committee chair Joshua L. Reid (jlreid@u.washington.edu) and co-chair Sarah Elizabeth Shurts (sshurts@bergen.edu). Members of the Program Committee are also happy to answer questions about proposals in their field.


    2019 AATSEEL–Arizona Conference
    April 6, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona
    Deadline for proposals: February 15, 2019


    The Arizona Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages announces a call for paper proposals for the Annual AATSEEL-AZ Meeting that will take place on April 6, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona. This year’s conference is hosted by the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona.

    Abstracts for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of Slavic, East European or Eurasian culture (literature, film, music, visual arts, etc.), linguistics, second language acquisition\teaching, digital humanities, queer studies, women’s studies, and history are invited for the AATSEEL-AZ conference. Comparative topics and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome and encouraged!

    Audio\visual technology will be available. Registration is free for all attendees and presenters.

    To present a paper at the 2019 AATSEEL-AZ Conference, please submit a proposal by February 15, 2019 (Friday).

    A complete proposal consists of:
    1. Author's contact information (name, affiliation, and email).
    2. Paper title
    3. Abstract (250-300 words)
    4. Additional equipment request, if necessary
    5. Accommodations request, if necessary (i.e., mobility-related access, dietary needs, etc.)

    Please send proposals (attached as a MS Office Word document) by email to aatseelaz@gmail.com. Please include “2019 AATSEEL-AZ” in the subject line of your email. All submissions will be acknowledged and considered anonymously. Any questions can be directed to Dr. Liudmila Klimanova klimanova@email.arizona.edu

    Further information about the conference or the Department of Russian Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona can be found at https://russian.arizona.edu/cfp-aatseel-arizona-conference

    All applicants will be informed of the status of their proposals by February 25, 2019.


    4th Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies
    June 9-11 in Tartu, Estonia
    Deadline to apply: Febuary 20, 2019


    Proposals are invited for panels, roundtables and papers for the Fourth Annual Tartu Conference on Russian And East European Studies on 9-11 June 2019, Tartu, Estonia under the theme “Communities in Flux: Rethinking Sovereignty and Identity in an Era of Change”. Keynote addresses will be delivered by Professor Nancy Condee (University of Pittsburgh) and by Professor Gerard Toal (Virginia Tech).

    The problem of community – moral and political, cultural and civic, national, local, regional and global – is central to many heated debates of our time. These debates often focus on state sovereignty, including such issues as national independence, control over territories and people, interdependence and regional integration, minorities and immigration. However, we live in an increasingly fragmented world, where political polarization and ‘culture wars’ undermine national cohesion. Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space is a region where such controversies are as salient as anywhere in today’s world. In the recent decades, the region has been affected by global post-industrial transformations, while also becoming an arena of multiple overlapping struggles between tradition and change. Conference participants are invited to reflect on these challenges as they are faced by local communities and entire nations; comparative research focusing on the region and beyond is particularly encouraged. Please find full details of the Call at the conference website.

    The Tartu Conference is a venue for academic discussion of the fundamental cultural, social, economic and political trends affecting all aspects of people’s life in Russia and Eastern Europe. Inaugurated in June 2016, this forum brings together scholars from across multiple disciplines, from the region and beyond. The Programme Committee will consider proposals addressing the above and related questions as well as other issues relevant to the development of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia from any disciplinary angle. Interdisciplinary perspectives are particularly welcome.

    Each paper proposal must include an abstract of no more than 300 words. Panel and roundtable proposals should list all speakers, along with abstracts and, if available, information about the chair and the discussant (alternatively, these can be assigned by the Programme Committee). Please use this link to submit your proposal by 20 February 2019.

    The 2019 Tartu Conference is organized by the UT’s Centre for EU–Russia Studies (CEURUS) in cooperation with the Institute of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University and the Global Europe Centre at the University of Kent. Please find more information the conference website tartuconference.ut.ee


    2019 Chicago Language Symposium
    April 13, 2019 at the University of Illinois at Chicago
    Deadline for proposals: February 22, 2019


    Learning modules that integrate ACTFL’s 21st century skills
    Keynote address: Rebecca Rubin Damari, University of Maryland

    Presentations are 20 minutes long, plus 10 minutes for Q&A.

    Language departments increasingly have to justify the value of language learning to administrators and the public. In response, ACTFL has adopted the 21st Century Skills Map for language instruction that outlines how students’ language competencies beyond language proficiency give them skills for careers in a wide variety of professions: actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/21stCenturySkillsMap
    However, these competencies are often not mentioned in textbooks. How have departments and programs addressed these skills in their curricula and classes?

    Topics may include but are not limited to:
    · Building learning communities
    · Materials development: authenticity
    · Connecting to other disciplines
    · Creating opportunities for real-life communication
    · The challenges of collaboration
    · Relevance (and critiques?) of standards and guidelines
    · Raising awareness on campus and in the community
    · How can 21st century skills be addressed in class?
    · Making students aware of the career and life advantages of the kind of skills they develop through language learning
    · Communicating to administrators that language curricula integrate the development of 21st century skills
    · Languages for the professions
    · Fostering learners’ development as independent, strategic learners
    · Fostering learners’ development of information, media, and technology skills

    Language instructors at all levels are invited to submit proposals; all languages are welcome.

    CPDUs available for Chicago Public School teachers.

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    March Deadlines

    Quiet Revolution? Alternative sexualities in Europe and the Post-Soviet Region
    September 19, 2019 at Cardiff University, United Kingdom
    Deadline for abstract proposals: March 1, 2019


    In light of the rising rhetoric of ‘traditional values’ in parts of Western and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, this one-day event calls for an examination of what this conservative turn and the rise of illiberal political regimes imply for the voices of marginalised and alternative sexualities[1] and their representations in the former Eastern bloc and beyond.

    The symposium asks how analyses of historical legacies, cultural trends and geographical location might help us to understand and re/conceptualise alternative sexualities in the post-Soviet region and Europe at present, that is, how the way that queerness is coded responds to shifting sociopolitical, cultural and legal landscapes. The goal of the event is to bring together different strands of interdisciplinary research on sexuality and contribute to a dialogue between communities that have developed around them across the post-Soviet region and Europe.

    We welcome submissions addressing the following areas:
    · Sexualities, geo-temporality and shifting dynamics: sexualities and locality; sexual/intimate citizenship and geo- temporality; sexuality and geopolitics; ‘delayed’ (Borenstein, 2008) sexual revolutions in post-Soviet region; sexualities and class; sexualities and race; sexualities, mobilities and migration; sexualities, cultures and shifting moral regimes; regional appropriations of mainstream transnational sexualities (e.g. ‘global gay’).
    · Sexualities and the body: hetero- and homonormativity; positionality, queerness and non-binarity; trans-sexuality, transgender; a/sexual and other practices; sexuality, body politics and citizenship; LGBT and the missing T (transgender); LGBTQ or Q? How is queerness appropriated and domesticated in post-communist Europe?
    · Sexualities, popular culture and the media: heterosexism, mediated homophobia, misrecognitions and sensationalism; convergent media and multifaceted representations; social media and violence (trolling, etc.); performativity; visual representations of the body, over/ sexualised masculinities and femininities; excessive aesthetics and sexualities, camp, Estrada; comedy and sexualities, etc.
    · Sexualities, media and generations: sexuality, generational differences and convergent media; learning about sexualities (schools, other educational institutions, social media); representations of sexualities and different age groups.
    · Mediated sexualities and in/exclusion: absences, omissions and/or visibility of sexual minorities. Reconsidering visibility in social media and popular culture: Does mediation of sexual minorities amplify diversity, foster inclusion or have an adverse effects and lead to compartmentalisation and intensifies exclusion? Commodification of mediated queerness.
    · Sexuality and law: the law, bodies and sexualities; Russian ‘Gay propaganda law’ of 2013 and variations; human rights in Russia and Europe; violence towards LGBTQ+ persons and communities.
    · Ethics & methodologies: frameworks and epistemologies; Western-centrism; decolonising movements; activism and academia; emotional and methodological challenges of researching alternative sexualities.

    Submissions
    We welcome submissions from early career scholars, established academics, as well as activists and practitioners.

    Abstracts should be submitted by Friday, 1st of March 2019.

    Other forms of participation (posters, creative projects, film screenings, etc.) should be discussed in advance with the Organising Team. You will be notified of the panel’s decision by Monday, 15th April 2019. When sending your abstract, please indicate whether you would like your paper to be considered for publication in an edited volume (Routledge).

    Please submit a short bio, a 300-words abstract and up to 7 keywords to: quietrevolution18@gmail.com

    Fees:
    the subsidised conference fee will cover coffee breaks, lunch, evening reception and a welcome pack. Standard fee is £50. Post-grad students/independent researchers’ fee is £25.

    A number of bursaries for PhD students, independent researchers and recipients from lower income regions are available. To apply for a fee-waiver/bursary, please indicate it in your submission and provide details.

    We are happy to provide visa invitation letters and other supporting documentation to enable participation.

    Organisers:
    Galina Miazhevich, Cardiff University (PI) & Maria Brock, Cardiff University This symposium is informed and supported by an AHRC funded project ‘A Quiet Revolution? Discursive representation of non-heteronormative sexuality in Russia’ (2018-2020) quiet-revolution.org

    If travelling from outside the UK via London, Cardiff is an easy 2-hour train journey from Paddington station. The conference participants can benefit from a discounted rate at Jury’s Inn hotel, Cardiff (booking code will be provided by the organisers). Other accommodation options and recommendations to be made available.

    [1] The phrase “alternative sexuality” is purposefully broad, and inclusive of non-conforming gender identifications and sexual orientations and an intersectionality of gender and sexual expressions.


    “Old Belief in Russia and Abroad: Current Issues in Research”
    May 25-26, 2019 at the School of Theology and Religious History at the University of Tartu and the Laboratory of Archaeographical Studies at Ural Federal University, Tartu, Estonia
    Deadline for proposals: March 15, 2019


    The School of Theology and Religious History at the University of Tartu and the Laboratory of Archaeographical Studies at Ural Federal University would like to invite you to participate in the jointly organised international conference “Old Belief in Russia and Abroad: Current Issues in Research”, which will be held in Tartu on 25-26 May 2019.

    The centuries-long history of Russian Old Belief has demonstrated the considerable extent to which it is able to adapt to the surrounding circumstances: this has allowed the Old Believers not only to survive in alien environments, but also to maintain and develop their religious and cultural identity. Thus, there is a great deal of scholarly interest in the Old Believers in all those countries where fate cast them. Exchanging opinions on new research and discoveries is a necessary condition for developing our knowledge about Old Belief. Old Believers settled in the Urals and the Baltic in the 17th and 18th centuries, which means that there is much interest in studying Old Belief at both the University of Tartu and Ural Federal University. As the first joint conference to be organised by representatives of these two universities, we aim to acquaint researchers in the Baltic and Urals with each other’s research and to foster cooperation in the study of the distinctive phenomenon that is Old Belief.

    At our conference, we hope to examine a wide range of topics:
    • Old Believer emigration and diaspora;
    • Old Belief and government authorities;
    • Old Believer congresses and movements in the 20th century;
    • Education and family traditions;
    • The cultural and liturgical legacy of Old Belief, including icon painting, music, and literary traditions;
    • The modern position of Old Belief in Russia and abroad;
    • The lives and religious thought of key figures in Old Belief, edinoverie, etc.

    Applications can be submitted up to and including 15 March 2019.
    Each participant will have 20 minutes to present their paper.
    Working languages: Russian and English.

    Travel and hotel costs should be borne by participants. If you need a hotel, please inform us in advance about the duration of the stay and your budgetary restrictions. Participants can also book their own accommodation in Tartu through the Internet.

    Organising Committee:
    Irina Pochinskaia, doctor of historical science and head of the Laboratory of Archaeographical Studies, Ural Federal University Irina Paert, PhD, senior research fellow in church history, University of Tartu James Matthew White, PhD, senior research fellow of the Laboratory of Archaeographical Studies, Ural Federal University, and research fellow in church history, University of Tartu.

    Applications should be sent via email to poirvil12@gmail.com with the subject line ‘Application for the Tartu conference’. The organising committee maintains the right to reject applications.

    Applications must contain the following information:
    Forename, surname, and patronymic (if applicable) Academic degree Current position Place of work Contact number Email Whether a hotel booking is required Title of the paper An abstract no longer than 250 words Conference participants who need an official invitation in order to obtain a visa should also send a copy of the relevant pages of their passports and a draft text for the invitation to irina@paert.com.

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    April and Later Deadlines

    Call for Papers for a Special issue of FEMINIST ENCOUNTERS, Fall 2020 Guest Editors: Krassimira Daskalova and Maria Bucur
    Deadline for abstracts: April 20, 2019


    Women’s and gender history developed as an academic field during the 1970s first in the USA and Western Europe and later, after 1989 – in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. During the first couple of decades after its beginning, this history, and especially the history of women’s movements and feminisms was confined within the narrow national frames in accordance with the major tendencies of the mainstream historiography since the 19th century. Many historians still continue to work within these frameworks.

    During the last years, however, new directions have emerged, most notably transnational and global history. As shown by some of the pioneers in the field, transnational history is interested in personalities and ideas, in actions and practices that transgress the fixed borders of the nation-state. One dimension of transnational history is the so-called „entangled history” (“histoire croisée” or „Verflechtungsgeschichte”). Methodology of the “entangled history” is complex and multidimensional and adds various new perspectives to the transnational history, among which the most important are mutual formation and self-reflexivity.

    This Special Issue of FEMINIST ENCOUNTERS seeks contributions on the history of East European Feminisms from a transnational and entangled perspective by paying attention to contacts and activities of feminists that crossed national borders physically or symbolically. Our definition of Eastern Europe encompasses Russia, the USSR and its European successor states, the Habsburg Empire and its successor states, and the Balkans, inclusive of Turkey and the Ottoman Empire. At the end of the 19th and during the 20th century a number of international women’s organizations were established, among them the International Council of Women, the International Woman Suffrage Alliance (IWSA, later renamed the International Alliance of Women for Suffrage and Equal Citizenship and subsequently the International Alliance of Women), the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and the Women’s International Democratic Federation. An important regional East European organization, the Little Entente of Women (LEW), was established in 1923 as an off-shoot of the IWSA. Unsurprisingly, the LEW followed the aims and goals of the IWSA, yet at the same time developed its own agenda relevant to the unresolved problems of the East European women’s movements which were part of LEW. With this special issue of FEMINIST ENCOUNTERS we aim to reveal the hidden links and entanglement between East European and other feminist movements by paying attention to major actors in international networks who came from EE and the transfer of ideas and agendas between the international and regional/local/national women’s movements and feminisms.

    While the Anglo-centric periodization of feminist waves has already been contested many times in the scholarship on feminisms, we would like to test some less known theoretical models of feminisms, such as Karen Offen’s typology of the individualist and relational feminist argumentations throughout Europe between the early 18th and mid-20th century. Though this may be a promising framework for some authors, we are also interested in critical perspectives that engage differently with the development of feminisms in Eastern Europe. Overall, we are eager to receive pieces that include both deep engagement with specific historical sources (they may be of any nature and up to the present) as well as an analysis of specific transnational aspects of East European feminisms. For scholars interested in submitting pieces focusing on the postcommunist period in particular (or very recent history, more generically), we are willing to consider discussions of current issues, but with a strong historical component in terms of the contextualization and analysis.

    Please, send your abstracts by April 30, 2019 to both of us at:
    krassimira_daskalova@yahoo.com
    mbucur@indiana.edu

    We will respond whether your prospective articles fit the designed volume and whether they will be included in the Special Issue of FEMINIST ENCOUNTERS by May 10, 2019. The full papers will be due September 15, 2019 and all of them will have to pass the peer review procedure of the journal.


    Call for Papers - «AvtobiografiЯ. Journal on Life Writing and the Representation of the Self in Russian Culture»
    Deadline: April 30, 2019


    The international, peer-reviewed and open access journal «AvtobiografiЯ. Journal on Life Writing and the Representation of the Self in Russian Culture» is now accepting submissions for its eighth issue, which will be published in the autumn of 2019. «AvtobiografiЯ» is a journal devoted to the representation of the self in Russian culture. Its Advisory and Editorial Board are comprised of internationally renowned scholars in the field of Russian Studies. The journal welcomes contributions on any topic related to Life Writing and Auto-Biography and related genres in Russian literature, history, art and culture. The editors are particularly keen to theoretical and interdisciplinary articles, and welcome contributions about other Slavonic cultures.

    Proposals must be sent to the address: info@avtobiografija.com. The deadline for submissions is the 30th April 2019. All necessary information, including style notes and submission guidelines, are on the journal’s website: http://www.avtobiografija.com/

    The seventh 2018 issue was published on 30 December 2018. It featured a special section edited by Elena Glukhova on the practice of letter writing during the Silver Age, with articles by Fedor Poliakov, Svetlana Fedotova, Anna Sergeeva-Kliatis, Ol’ga Bogdanova, Anastasia Gacheva, Dmitrii Torshilov and Elena Glukhova. It also featured an article by Irina Erman on Rozanov and 48 letters written by Mikhail Murav’ev, edited by Aleksandr Ivinskii, other than 7 book reviews. The issue can be consulted at the link: http://www.avtobiografija.com/index.php/avtobiografija/issue/view/12/10


    Aspasia Call for Submissions for Vol. 14
    Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2019


    Aspasia: The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women's and Gender History seeks articles that explore the history of women and gender in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE). We welcome submissions on any topic in the field of women's and gender history in CESEE. We are especially interested in research that examines the ways in which gender intersects with other categories of social organization and advances work that explores transnational aspects of women's and gender histories within, to, and from CESEE.

    While we accept submissions at any time, to be considered for volume 14 (to appear in 2020), we suggest that authors send us their manuscripts by 1 May 2019.

    Submissions of up to 9,000 words (including endnotes) can be sent to aspasia.editor@gmail.com.

    For more information, please write to one of the editors, or visit www.berghahnjournals.com/aspasia, where you can also download the Aspasia Guidelines for Authors.


    Russian Language Journal 2019: Special Issue in Honor of Olga Kagan
    First submission deadline: May 1, 2019


    The next volume of Russian Language Journal will honor our friend and colleague, Olga Kagan. Articles in this issue will be devoted to the teaching of Russian at all levels, with a particular focus on moving students from Intermediate to Advanced and beyond.

    In particular, we welcome papers grounded in theory and research, as well as papers documenting the effectiveness of innovative teaching methods, materials, and approaches.

    Timeline:
    First submission deadline: May 1, 2019
    First review deadline: July 1, 2019
    Acceptance deadline: September 15, 2019
    Expected publication date: December 1, 2019

    Submission Instructions
    Authors should prepare their manuscript according to the Style Guidelines available at the end of this issue or at rlj.americancouncils.org. All papers will be peer reviewed following Russian Language Journal's guidelines.

    Guest Editor: Tony Brown, Brigham Young University (tony_brown@byu.edu)


    15th International Conference for Early Career Researchers
    June 19-21, Taras Shevchenko Institute of Literature, National Academy of Sciences (Kyiv, Ukraine)
    Deadline for proposals: May 15, 2019


    It is our pleasure to invite you to take part in the 15th International Conference for Early Career Researchers (up to 7 years after getting PhD title), literary scholars, philologists and hіstorians.

    Dates and venue:
    June 19-21, Taras Shevchenko Institute of Literature, National Academy of Sciences (Kyiv, Ukraine). The essence of the proposal:
    - a broad range of topics
    - no registration fee
    - highly reputable keynote speakers and panel chairpersons
    - associated events, presentation, excursion.

    Please find a Call for papers in Ukrainian here and in English here.


    19th Annual Aleksanteri Conference - TECHNOLOGY, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY IN THE EURASIAN SPACE
    October 23-25, 20199 at the University of Helsinki, Finland
    Deadline for paper/poster, panel, and roundtable proposals: May 15, 2019


    The 19th Annual Aleksanteri Conference explores interactions between technologies, societies, and cultures across Eurasia. We will bring together leading experts in Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian studies, as well as researchers from digital humanities to examine how said interactions are reconfigured in the context of past and future technological change.

    What impact does technology have on societies and cultures across Eurasia and vice versa? Which inventions historically provoked major disruptions in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia, and how did these societies then respond? What are the major challenges posed by the rapid spread of digital technologies and media? How will emerging technologies – such as Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, or the Internet of Things – change politics, social interactions, egalitarian processes, and forms of cultural production in the future?

    Aleksanteri Conference 2019 is an invitation to discuss how technologies are constructed, conditioned, adopted, maintained, abolished, and repaired across the Eurasian space. We welcome critical approaches, interdisciplinary, and comparative perspectives to explore technologies and their interaction with important questions of power, knowledge, sustainability, privacy, securitization, and inequality. Digital technology has resulted in the emergence of a wealth of new (big) data sources, such as digital archives, social media, and various kinds of digital media outlets. These advancements allow us to further investigate Eurasian societies, histories, and cultures with the help of novel digital tools. Hence, this year we introduce a dedicated digital humanities stream aimed at addressing the methodological, linguistic, legal, and ethical challenges of working with digitized research materials and big data from Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

    The conference committee invites papers in the following thematic streams:

    Technology and Politics
    Including #digital_democracy, #technopolitics, #elections_tinkering, #post-truth, #civic_tech

    Technology and Economics
    Including #innovation, #network_industries, #data_economy, #platform_economy

    Technology and Culture
    Including #new_media, #algorithmic_culture, #digital_art, #moral_machines, #convergence_culture

    Technology and Society
    Including #mediatization, #infrastructure, #digital_divide, #datafication

    Digital Humanities
    Including #DHareastudies, #big_data, #digital_archives, #researchethics, #coding_skills

    On behalf of the Aleksanteri Conference Organising Committee, we have great pleasure in inviting you to submit your proposal to any of the five themes. We kindly ask you to do so in accordance with the instructions provided in the electronic submission form. All abstracts will be reviewed by scientific experts for rating of abstract quality and presentation content.

    Confirmed keynote speakers and programme:
    Anastasiya Bonch-Osmalovskaya, Associate Professor of Linguistics, National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow), Russia
    Natalie Koch, Associate Professor of Geography & O’Hanley Faculty Scholar, Syracuse University, USA
    Benjamin Peters, Associate Professor of Media Studies, the University of Tulsa and Affiliated Fellow, Yale Law School, USA
    Ellen Rutten, Professor of Literature, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Alina Sorgner, Assistant Professor for Applied Data Analytics, John Cabot University, Rome, Italy

    In addition to plenary sessions, the conference features scientific panels, roundtables, and a poster session. Complementing academic activity, the conference programme will also include cultural events and discussions with practitioners and public figures involved in technology development, assessment, and scaling. We will organise a guided tour of the Slavonic Library, which is a world-renowned treasure, especially for scholars of Russian history and culture. Conference guests are invited to attend an evening reception hosted by the City of Helsinki. This year we will again organise a book exhibition at the main conference venue.

    Conference schedule and deadlines:
    • Deadline for submitting paper/poster, panel, and roundtable proposals: 15 May 2019
    • Notification of acceptance: 14 June 2019
    • Online registration and registration fees due by 21 August 2019
    • Conference programme published by early September 2019
    • Conference: 23-25 October 2019

    Submissions:
    The deadline for submitting paper/poster, panel, and roundtable proposals is 15 May 2019. Please submit your proposal via our website at https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/technology-culture-and-society-in-the-eurasian-space/call-for-papers

    Registration rates:
    Paper presenters, chairs, and discussants 100 €
    Poster presenters 50 €
    Graduate students, participants from ex-Soviet countries, or participants with a yearly income of less than 30,000 euros 50 €
    Accompanying persons and observers not presenting a paper (partial participation in the conference is allowed) 25 €

    General information:
    The working language of the conference is English. Unfortunately, no translations can be provided.
    Participants are requested to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation. Costs related to participation are also the responsibility of the participant.

    Please consult our website for information and discussion: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/technology-culture-and-society-in-the-eurasian-space

    For further information, or if you wish to ask any questions, please contact the conference organisers at: fcree-aleksconf@helsinki.fi

    Organisers: Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki in collaboration with the Digital Russia Studies network and Helsinki Center for Digital Humanities.


    The Feminine Rewriting of the Myth in the Slavic Literature from the 20th Century to the Present Day
    Deadline for proposals: July 10, 2019


    The Commission of the Research Project PRIN “(De)construction of the Myth in Contemporary Feminine Literature in Russia and Poland. A Comparative study” is accepting submissions for papers that will be published in a special issue of the journal “Lingue e Linguaggi” (siba-ese.unisalento.it/index.php/linguelinguaggi).

    The Commission welcomes proposals of papers focusing on topics as Contemporary Russian, Polish, Slavic Feminine Literature, Recreation and Deconstruction of the myth in the Contemporary Feminine Slavic Literature.

    Please note that:
    - the papers submitted to the journal must be original and not published elsewhere in any language
    - each paper will be submitted to double blind peer review before being accepted for publication
    - papers may be written in Polish, Italian and Russian.

    The issue is planned for publication in 2020. Proposals for contributions, written according to the guidelines of the attached templates, should be sent to gloria.politi@unisalento.it.

    The deadline for submitting the final text of the papers is 10th July 2019. Notification of acceptance or rejection of the subject proposed in the abstract will be communicated in November 2019.

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    Rolling Deadlines

    World Congress "East-West: the Intersection of Cultures," Conference Announcement>br> October 2-6, 2019 at Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan

    We invite you to take part in the XI-th World Congress "East-West: the Intersection of Cultures," to be held October 2-6, 2019 at Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan.

    Working languages: English and Russian. Virtual as well as on site participation welcome.

    Thematic areas of the congress:
    1. Literary horizons.
    2. Innovations in Lingusitics.
    3. The increasing role of bilingualism in modern society: bilingual education.
    4. Translation and intercultural communication.
    5. Intercultural aspects of pedagogy. Foreign languages and methodology of teaching
    6. Sociocultural problems of international migration and demography.
    7. Information technology and smart technology in education. E-learning methodology. Multimedia.

    Details of the Congress and registration on the site.
    https://japan-congress2019.bsu.ge/

    The address of the international organizing committee: japan.congress@gmail.com
    Chairs: japan.congress@gmail.com (Svetlana M. Minasyan)
    kitajo@cc.kyoto-su.ac.jp (Mitsushi Kitajo) Mitsushi Kitajo


    International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture (LLC)
    Deadline: ROLLING


    It's our pleasure to invite you to publish your papers in the International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture (LLC). It is a quarterly published journal which was established on demand of researchers and is existing for benefit of researchers.

    We have started our mission 3 years ago and until today many researchers around the globe decided to publish articles with LLC. The reasons for their trust is that all of our articles are peer reviewed and freely available for the scientific community.

    Furthermore our authors are given the opportunity to track and measure their articles popularity by accessing the number of downloads.

    Send your paper to: contact@ijllc.eu or ijllc.submission@yahoo.com
    Visit us online at http://ijllc.eu/


    The 2019 edition of the International Yearbook of Futurism Studies
    Deadline: ROLLING

    The 2019 edition of the International Yearbook of Futurism Studies will be dedicated to Russian Futurism. Our editors (Christina Lodder, Gabriella Imposti, Oleh Ilnytzkyj and Jason Strudler) invite articles devoted to any aspect of the movement. Possible topics include (but are by no means limited to) budetlianstvo vs. futurizm; Russian reactions to Italian Futurism, and vice versa; Futurism and Constructivism; and Futurism in the Russian performing and applied arts. Please send short abstracts of 300-500 words to me off-list at jason.strudler@vanderbilt.edu, and feel free to contact me with any questions.

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    Study Abroad

    February deadlines | March deadlines | April deadlines

    February Deadlines

    Summer Training School in Slavic Digital Humanities
    July 15-23, 2019 at the Central European University in Budapest
    Deadline for applications: February 14, 2019


    summeruniversity.ceu.edu/dissent-2019

    Cultures of Dissent in Eastern Europe (1945-1989): Research Approaches in the Digital Humanities

    This 7-day seminar in digital humanities research methods is designed to expose a new generation of scholars in Cold War history and culture to methods of analysis and discovery involving computational techniques. Designed and run by NEP4DISSENT (New Exploratory Phase in Research on East European Cultures of Dissent, nep4dissent.eu), COST Action 16213, the inspiration for the course is built around the transfer of knowledge from technologists and data scientists to humanists. In the course of the 7-day session, the participants will have hands-on experience with the entire life cycle of a digital humanities project design, leading to a single, tangible outcome in the form of a fully searchable and interactive dataset usable for art-curatorial purposes.

    No prior knowledge of any computational methods or even data-driven approaches to research are expected from the participants. However, we will be targeting scholars, librarians/archivists, and art and cultural heritage curators, who can bring first-hand knowledge of the main research area. 

    For more information see the CEU Summer University page (summeruniversity.ceu.edu/dissent-2019) or contact Jessie Labov (labovj@ceu.edu).


    Politics and Public Diplomacy in Contemporary Russia Program - American Councils
    June 19 - July 23, 2019 at Moscow International University
    Deadline to apply: February 15, 2019


    American Councils for International Education is now accepting applications for its summer 2019 regional studies program in Russia! We look forward to sending students of all academic backgrounds and language levels abroad this summer. No foreign language experience is required for this program.

    Scholarship funding and U.S. academic credit is available to participants on this program:

    Politics & Public Diplomacy in Contemporary Russia program
    Host: Moscow International University – Moscow, Russia
    Dates: June 19 – July 23, 2019 (5 weeks)
    Eligibility: Open to students 18 and older. No Russian language experience is required. Minimum 2.7 GPA.
    Program Features:
    · 20 hours per week of regional studies coursework in local conflict, elections and opposition figures, economic policy and sanctions, and the role of mass media, all taught in English by expert host faculty
    · Russian language instruction offered daily at all ability levels
    · Cultural activities and regional excursions, including a weekend trip to St. Petersburg
    · Housing in university dormitories
    · Pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC and in-country orientation
    · Comprehensive health, accident, and evacuation insurance for all participants while overseas
    · U.S. undergraduate and graduate academic credit in political science and Russian studies from Bryn Mawr College

    Financial Aid
    All applicants to American Councils study abroad programs are eligible to apply for financial aid, including a Diversity Scholarship, a Need-Based Scholarship, and program-specific scholarships. Please see the financial aid website for more information.

    Past program participants have successfully applied additional outside sources of financial aid, including Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships and Gilman Scholarships to further reduce their out-of-pocket costs.

    The deadline to apply for all four programs is February 15, 2019.

    Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at outbound@americancouncils.org if you have any questions or concerns.


    American Councils Balkan Language Initiative (BLI)
    June 4 - August 5, 2019 in multiple locations
    Deadline: February 15, 2019


    American Councils for International Education is now accepting applications for its summer 2019 study abroad offerings in the Balkans. Scholarship funding and U.S. academic credit is available to participants on this program.

    Balkan Language Initiative (BLI)

    Languages offered:
    Albanian in Tirana
    Bosnian in Sarajevo
    Bulgarian in Sofia
    Macedonian in Skopje
    Serbian in Belgrade and Podgorica

    Dates: June 4 – August 5, 2019 (8 weeks)
    Eligibility: Open to students 18 years old and above. Minimum 2 semesters of experience in the target language or a related language. Minimum 2.7 GPA.

    Program Features:
    · 15 – 18 hours per week of intensive coursework in the target language’s grammar, vocabulary, phonetics, and conversation, as well as literature, history, politics, and regional studies
    · Cultural activities and excursions led by in-country staff
    · Housing with carefully-selected host families, who provide two meals per day
    · Pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC and in-country orientation upon arrival
    · Comprehensive health, accident, and evacuation insurance for all participants while overseas
    · U.S. undergraduate and graduate academic credit in the target language from Bryn Mawr College
    · Special fellowship from U.S. Department of State — Title VIII Language Fellowships: up to 75% of program cost

    Financial Aid
    All applicants to American Councils study abroad programs are eligible to apply for financial aid, including a Diversity Scholarship, a Need-Based Scholarship, and program-specific scholarships. Please see the financial aid webpage for more information.

    Past program participants have successfully applied additional outside sources of financial aid, including Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships and Gilman Scholarships to further reduce their out-of-pocket costs.

    The deadline to apply for this program is February 15, 2019. Thank you in advance for sharing this opportunity with colleagues and students who may be interested.

    Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at outbound@americancouncils.org if you have any questions or concerns.


    University of Kansas L'viv and Zadar Summer Programs 2019
    Deadline to apply: February 15, 2019


    University of Kansas Summer Language Programs in Croatia and Ukraine

    Language Institute in Zadar, Croatia

    During the six week program (May 19 – June 28, 2019), students receive highly individualized Croatian language instruction while living in Zadar on the Adriatic coast. Students study at LinguaCroatica, run by Prof. Mile Mamić of the University of Zadar. A program of lectures and cultural activities complement language instruction. 6 credit hours are awarded by the University of Kansas. The summer program is FLAS eligible. Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students. One year of college-level Croatian is necessary for participation.

    Ukrainian Language in L’viv, Ukraine

    During the six week program (June 2 – July 17, 2019) students are enrolled in intensive Ukrainian language courses at Ivan Franko National University, one of the most prestigious institutions in Ukraine and a primary center of learning in Central Europe. The on-site director, University of Kansas faculty member Dr. Oleksandra Wallo is a L’viv native with 10+ years of experience teaching Ukrainian language and culture at U.S. universities. Excursions to multiple cultural sites around L’viv, weekend trips to the Carpathian mountains and to Kyiv, as well as a day-long trip to three castles in the L'viv region are included with the program. 6 credit hours are awarded by the University of Kansas. The Ukrainian language program is open to undergraduate and graduate students at any language level from any major, including students with no prior Ukrainian language experience.

    Apply for a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship at one’s own university to participate in the KU Summer Program in L’viv or Zadar. Application for the FLAS fellowship is made separately and may have an earlier deadline in February. For more information, visit the following websites:
    http://studyabroad.ku.edu/language-institute-lviv-ukraine
    https://studyabroad.ku.edu/language-institute-zadar-croatia

    Application deadline: February 15, 2019.

    Questions can be directed to jmhunter@ku.edu.


    Summer 2019 Internship in Moscow with American Councils (Scholarships Available)
    Deadline to apply: February 15, 2019


    American Councils is pleased to announce that the Business, Technology, and Innovation (BTI) Scholarship offers travel, lodging, and tuition support for U.S. students participating in an American Councils summer internship program in Moscow for Summer 2019.

    On the program, student interns:
    ·Work, live, and study in one of the world’s most economically powerful cities
    ·Gain real-world skills demanded by employers
    ·Make their resumes stand out
    ·Get job experience through an 8-week internship at a startup
    ·Explore a career path in business consulting, marketing, technology, and more
    ·Earn 4-5 credits in intercultural communication

    ELIGIBILITY
    U.S. undergraduate and graduate students interested in business, innovation, or STEM fields are eligible to apply for scholarships of $3,000-5,000. Awards are made on the basis of financial need, compatibility, and academic merit. No prior study of Russian is required.

    DEDICATED SUPPORT
    A Resident Director in Moscow provides ongoing logistical support and 24-hour emergency assistance. All participants are enrolled in comprehensive health, accident, and evacuation insurance while overseas. A dedicated mentor guides career development goals during online sessions.

    DEADLINE
    To apply, submit an online application by February 15, 2019 by going to www.acstudyabroad.org/innovation-scholarship.

    CONTACT US
    For questions please email us at: outbound@americancouncils.org


    American Councils Overseas Professional and Intercultural Training (OPIT) Program
    June 12 - August 11, 2019 in various locations
    Deadline to apply: February 15, 2019


    Overseas Professional & Intercultural Training (OPIT) program

    Dates: June 12 – August 11, 2019 (8 weeks)

    Eligibility: Open to students 18 and older. No foreign language experience is required. Minimum 2.7 GPA.

    Program Features:
    - Full-time, English-language internships in democracy building, business, STEM, journalism, marketing, public health, ecology/environmental issues, social services, and more
    - Offered in 20 countries, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine
    - Experiential learning and cross-cultural coursework advances participants’ critical thinking and global understanding through reflection and feedback sessions
    - Housing with host families, who provide two meals per day
    - Pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC and in-country orientation
    - Comprehensive health, accident, and evacuation insurance for all participants while overseas
    - U.S. undergraduate and graduate academic credit in intercultural communication from Bryn Mawr College
    - Special scholarship for STEM field internships in Russia: $3,000 - $5,000
    - Special scholarship for U.S. interns in Armenia: $1,000 - $2,000

    Financial Aid
    All applicants to American Councils study abroad programs are eligible to apply for financial aid, including a Diversity Scholarship, a Need-Based Scholarship, and program-specific scholarships. Please see the above link for more information.

    Past program participants have successfully applied additional outside sources of financial aid, including Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships and Gilman Scholarships to further reduce their out-of-pocket costs.

    The deadline to apply for this program is February 15, 2019.


    University of Arizona 2019 Summer Intensive Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies in Astana, Kazakhstan
    June 3 - July 31, 2019 at Nazarbayev University
    Deadline to apply: February 25, 2019


    The University of Arizona, in collaboration with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SSRES) at Nazarbayev University, is now accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Intensive Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies in Astana, Kazakhstan. We particularly welcome undergraduate and graduate students whose research focuses on post-Soviet countries and Central Asia and students interested in learning multiple foreign languages. We accept all types of funding. The Arizona-in-Kazakhstan Program is fully FLAS compliant.

    Languages offered:
    All students will receive instruction in two languages (primary and second):
    Russian (all levels)
    Kazakh (elementary, intermediate)

    Courses taught in English:
    Students can enroll in one elective course in Eurasian Studies taught in English. In previous years, students were offered the following electives:

    History of Kazakhstan (6 ECTS or 3 Carnegie)
    Central Asian History II (6 ECTS or 3 Carnegie)
    Politics and Governance of Eurasia (6 ECTS or 3 Carnegie)
    Introduction to Russian Translation Studies (6 ECTS or 3 Carnegie)
    Survey of Post-Soviet Russian Literature and Culture (6 ECTS or 3 Carnegie)

    The program dates are 3 June – 31 July (8 weeks, equivalent of one academic year of language instruction in the primary language)

    The University of Arizona offers full health insurance coverage, pre-departure orientation and advising sessions, and 24/7 counseling services to all program participants. Students can start the application process and find detailed information about the program, including its cost, course descriptions, details about housing and meal plans, and extra-curricular programming at global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/program/arizona-kazakhstan.

    Please note that the 2019 application deadline is February 25.

    For detailed information about the program, please contact Dr. Liudmila Klimanova, Director of the Arizona-in-Kazakhstan Program (klimanova@email.arizona.edu) and Amanda Murphy (amanda.murphy@nu.edu.kz), Director of External Programs and SSRES.


    Second Summer School: "Borderlands Studies in East Central Europe and the Black Sea Region"
    June 24-July 5, 2019 in Hub Rozvytok, Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Deadline to apply: February 25, 2019


    Organizers:
    Center for Interethnic Relations Research in Eastern Europe, Kharkiv, Ukraine;
    Center for Governance and Culture in Europe at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland;
    Center for Urban History in East Central Europe, Lviv, Ukraine.

    Program Description
    The summer school focuses on the past and present of physical, symbolic and imaginary borders in East Central Europe and the Black Sea Region. It offers a possibility to gain knowledge on the up-to-date research in borderlands studies. Moreover, the school provides young researchers and practitioners with an opportunity to present their projects, participate in public events and discussions, and join an international network of scholars.

    The borderland-studies field is broad and interdisciplinary and explores connections, divisions, and heterogeneities. The school proposes a set of theoretical approaches and methods of studying and working with the topic of borderlands. While focused primarily on Ukraine, the summer school provides a complex comparative framework of borderlands in East Central Europe and the Black Sea Region. The school’s program consists of four core courses and guest lectures that offer analytic tools by which to approach borderlands from a historical, geographical, cultural, sociological and memory studies perspective. The summer school format combines lectures, seminars, city walks, workshops, discussions, and public events. The program of the previous summer school can be found here.

    Confirmed Lecturers:
    Mayhill Fowler, Assistant Professor of History, Stetson University, USA;
    Annika Frieberg, Assistant Professor of History, San Diego State University, USA;
    Steven Seegel, Professor of History, University of Northern Colorado, USA;
    Tomasz Zarycki, Associate Professor and Director of Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland.

    Eligibility
    The summer school is open to graduate and postgraduate students (MA and Ph.D.), young researchers, NGO activists as well as practitioners in culture and education. The working languages are English, Ukrainian, and Russian.

    Program Costs
    Participation in the summer school is free of charge. The organizers provide accommodation and lunches for participants and cover travel costs.

    The application should include:
    • Resume (CV) (max. 3 pages);
    • Description of your current or planned research, educational, or cultural project related to borderlands studies (max. 800 words);
    • Motivation letter (max. 500 words);
    • Contact information of two scholars for a reference.

    Please, submit your applications to ethnickh@gmail.com before February 25th, 2019. Applications can be submitted in English, Ukrainian or Russian. Should you fail to receive confirmation on receipt of your application, please, contact the organizers.

    Contact information:
    ethnickh@gmail.com
    ethnickh.wordpress.com
    +38 (050) 298-21-90

    Download the Call for applications here.


    Helsinki Summer School for BA and MA students - Digital Transformation of State and Society in Russia
    August 6-22, 2019
    Deadline for Early Bird fee: February 28, 2019
    Deadline to apply: June 17, 2019


    The Aleksanteri Institute, the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Helsinki, invites international students from all countries to participate in the Helsinki Summer School course Digital Transformation of State and Society in Russia, on 6 - 22 August 2019.

    The ‘digital’ is profoundly changing Russia today, equally transforming the methods used to study Russia. To grasp this two-fold transformation, this course brings together leading Helsinki experts in Russian Studies and digital humanities to examine how Russian society, politics, economy and culture are reconfigured in the context of digitalisation. We now have a wealth of new (big) data sources, such as digital archives, social media and various kinds of ‘digital-born’ content that allow us to investigate Russian society in novel ways.

    Through a series of lectures, demos and workshops culminating in a three-day hackathon, the course provides a concise overview of the novel opportunities for applying digital methods and big data to the study of Russian state and society. We will address methodological questions that are particular to the study of Russia, such as Russian social media platforms and the analysis of Russian-language sources, as well as legal and ethical controversies involved in working with Russian digital research materials. The course is suitable for all students interested in the changing field of Russian Studies at the intersection of the ‘societal’ and the ‘digital’.

    The course is organised by the Digital Russia Studies network and Master’s Programme in Russian Studies, both affiliated with the Aleksanteri Institute. For more information about the course, please see: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/admissions/helsinki-summer-school

    Helsinki Summer School is a three-week academic event organised every August by the University of Helsinki, one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary, research-oriented universities renowned for its high quality teaching, research and innovation. It offers 17 courses that cover a wide range of academic fields and multidisciplinary topics. The courses are designed to challenge and inspire students in a learning environment that promotes equality. Each year Helsinki Summer School gives advanced degree students from over 60 countries an unforgettable experience that combines high academic studies with a wide range of cultural and social activities. The language of study is English and the credits are transferable. Helsinki Summer School is open to applicants from all over the world. The application deadline is 17 June 2019. Benefit from the Early Bird fee and apply before February 28, 2019.

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    March Deadlines

    Rutgers in Russia: St. Petersburg
    June 1 - July 27, 2019
    Deadline to apply: March 1


    The Department of German, Russian, and East European Languages and Literatures and the Center for Global Education at Rutgers University, New Brunswick are pleased to announce our summer 2019 study abroad program—Rutgers in Russia: St. Petersburg.

    Applications are due March 1. The eight-week language and culture program will begin on June 1 and end on July 27, 2019. The program includes intensive language courses taught by instructors of the Derzhavin Institute (http://www.derzhavin.com/en/), excursions to museum and cultural sites of St. Petersburg, home stays with Russian families, and peer tutors.

    Students from all majors and universities are eligible and invited to apply. No knowledge of Russian is required for admission, although some university Russian is preferred. All New Jersey residents, regardless of college affiliation, are eligible for in-state tuition. The program fee is $7,630 for New Jersey residents, and $8,370 for all others. More information can be found at https://reell.rutgers.edu/academics/study-abroad.

    To apply, go to http://studyabroad.rutgers.edu/index. For any questions or concerns, please email Dr. Cori Anderson (Director, Rutgers in Russia): cori.anderson@rutgers.edu.


    Study Abroad in the Baltics (Russian literature, language, and translation)
    June 30 - July 28, 2019
    Deadline to apply: March 21, 2019


    The Division of Russian and Slavic Studies Program at Hunter College of the City University of New York is pleased to announce the second round of its 4-week study abroad program in the Baltics in July, 2019! The program includes a literature course "The Baltic Transit in Russian Literature" (taught in English, with the option of signing up for a "Russian" section), Russian language courses of different levels, and a literary translation workshop. The program is designed for CUNY students but is open for all!

    Credits earned during the program are transferable to the students' home universities.

    Application deadline is March 21, 2019. To apply, please visit http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/educationabroad/programs/short-term-programs/summer-2019/latvia-summer-2019.

    Please send academic inquiries to Yasha Klots, Assistant Professor of Russian and program's director:
    yakov.klots@hunter.cuny.edu

    Administrative inquiries should be forwarded to the Education Abroad Office of Hunter College:
    Phone: (212) 772-4983
    Email: edabroad@hunter.cuny.edu

    Please explore the website from our inaugural program last summer to get a better sense of what the program consists of: https://baltictransit.weebly.com/hunter-in-the-baltics-2018.html

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    SUMMER 2019, JUNE 30 – JULY 28

    Join us for an unforgettable 4-week sojourn in the Baltics, where Russian language and culture intermingle with the European vernaculars. Explore the “Baltic chapter” of Russian history and literature, immerse yourself into the Russian language, and enjoy the riches of East European culture!

    RUSS 25674 / COMPL 37157 / JS 41007 (in Eng.) OR 24674 (in Russ.) – 3 credits THE “BALTIC TRANSIT” IN RUSSIAN LITERATURE Taught by Prof. Yasha Klots (Hunter College, CUNY) AND / OR ↓

    RUSS 37003 – 3 credits
    RUSSIAN LANGUAGE
    (various levels)
    Taught by a local instructor

    OR ↓

    RUSS 24630 – 3 credits
    LITERARY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP
    Prerequisites: four semesters of Russian language (RUSS 101-202) or native speaker Taught by Prof. Yasha Klots (Hunter College, CUNY)

    The program includes FIELD TRIPS TO LITHUANIA (4 days) AND ESTONIA (2-3 days)

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    THE "BALTIC TRANSIT" IN RUSSIAN LITERATURE

    After the October Revolution, numerous Russian writers, artists, scholars and intellectuals were forced to flee their home country. Many sailed by ship across the Black Sea to Constantinople (Istanbul) before relocating to Berlin, Paris and other cities in Western Europe, while others fled through the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania). In 1940, all three states were annexed by the Soviet Union, and in 1941 occupied by Nazi Germany. However, during the years of their interwar independence (1920-1930s), the “Baltic transit” offered Russian émigrés and refugees a temporary sanctuary and a corridor to the West. Later, when Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were part of the Soviet Union, they still preserved traces of Europe in their histories, literatures, architecture and social environment, and were perceived by the Russian intelligentsia as a “simulacrum” of the West and, at the same time, as an alternative to the Soviet capitals (for example, in Sergei Dovlatov’s novel "The Compromise" set in Tallinn, where he worked as a journalist before immigrating to the U.S. in 1979, or in Joseph Brodsky’s Lithuanian cycle, which served as a “rehearsal” of the poet’s exile from Russia in 1972). Since 1991, when Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania became independent and soon joined the EU, Russian language and culture has officially held a peripheral status, yet it is precisely the mixture of local, European and Russian linguistic and literary traditions that make this course in the Baltics an unforgettable experience.

    This course explores the representations of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania in Russian literature and culture, including but not limited to such topics as the empire and colonialism, WWII and the Holocaust in Eastern Europe, the cultural center and the peripheries, travel literature, urban poetics and architecture, the relationship between history and culture, etc. We will trace the itineraries of some of the major Russian writers en route to the West and try to outline the role of the “Baltic transit” not only in their oeuvre and personal biographies, but also in Russian history and culture on the whole.

    We will be based in Riga, the capital of Latvia founded in 1201, which is centrally located between Estonia and Lithuania, two other countries we will visit as part of our program. An intersection of numerous East European languages, cultures and literary traditions (German, Russian, Jewish, Polish, Belorussian and others), Riga has traditionally remained the most “Russian-speaking” city in the Baltics throughout its recent history. Today, it is home to many Russian cultural and artistic institutions, including the “Orbita” Poetic Group. Most recently, Riga, as well as Vilnius and Tallinn, yet again have become harbors for Russian journalists, writers, artists and political activists who moved there from Putin’s Russia to escape censorship and find themselves closer to the West (not only geographically but also culturally and politically). The course includes discussions with this new community of Russian artists and journalists in the Baltics, whose initiatives may become a potential venue for Hunter students’ future internships and professional contacts.

    The course will result in a collective project: a guide book / website to twentieth- and twenty-first century Russian literature and culture in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Students will contribute to the project by focusing on a specific writer, topic, text, and/or locale of their choice. Those with a sufficient knowledge of Russian will be encouraged to embark on the English translations of the primary sources heretofore available only in Russian. However, no knowledge of Russian is required: all readings, discussions, guided tours and field trips are in English.

    All readings, in both languages, will be available as a course packet and electronically. Audio and Visual materials will be posted on the Blackboard. The course includes films screenings and guest lectures.

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    April Deadlines

    10th Annual Studium Carpato-Ruthenorum International Summer School for Rusyn Language and Literature
    June 9-29, 2019 at Prešov University, Slovakia
    Deadline to apply: April 1, 2019


    The Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center affiliate of ASEEES announces the 10th Annual Studium Carpato-Ruthenorum International Summer School for Rusyn Language and Literature at Prešov University in Prešov, Slovakia, from June 9-29, 2019. Intensive simultaneous and intensive classes are given in English and in Rusyn on Carpatho-Rusyn history, folklore, and language. Participants enjoy excursions to villages in the Carpathian region, workshops in folksong and folk dance, and visits to the Alexander Dukhnovych Theater and the Rusyn Museum in Prešov. All of this, including housing in a student dorm and daily meals are covered in the cost of $1600. Some financial aid may be available for students registered in North American colleges and universities.

    For more information and an application, visit the website of the Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center: www.c-rrc.org/studium-carpato-ruthenorum-2019


    Faculty-Led, Accredited Summer Study in Georgia: Foodways | Footways | Internships - Stetson University
    June 30 - July 14, 2019
    Deadline to apply: April 1, 2019


    This summer 2019, students curious about Georgia, interdisciplinary approaches to food studies, the post-Soviet region, eco-tourism, physical geography, and economic development should consider one, two, or all three of the programs through SRAS, partnering with NovaMova in Kyiv.

    Full-time summer study requires six credit-hours of coursework. For the first time, this summer many federal and state financial aid programs (e.g.,Pell) offer financial assistance to students who are enrolled in full-time, accredited study. By combining these three consecutive programs, students can attain full-time status at a very low cost with a high educational value. Plus, Georgia.

    + |June 16-30| Georgian Foodways: Global Pathways/Local Contexts. 2 credits.

    Travel throughout Georgia, housing, most meals, and US accredited tuition included. Let's think about the complex national-cultural role of wine and food, which have both separated Georgia from surrounding nations and ethnicities, but also brought it into global economic pathways. This program is one of the most affordable options for any summer, accredited program.

    Syllabus: bit.ly/GeorgiaFoodSyllabus
    Program information: bit.ly/GeorgianFoodways

    + |June 30-July 14| Georgian Footways: Human Geography of the Caucasus. 2 credits.

    In the northwest corner of Georgia lies Svaneti, where the surrounding mountains have helped to protect and preserve the region’s distinct language and culture over the centuries. This course examines questions surrounding economic development, the current environmental and social issues facing the region, and efforts to preserve Svaneti’s unique natural and cultural heritage. The program costs include housing in Tbilisi and back country in Svaneti, meals, and tuition are included.

    Program information: bit.ly/GeorgiaFoot

    + |July 14-August 1| NGO Internship at Tbilisi's Impact Hub. 2 credits.

    Options include mapping/GIS related projects, collecting interviews with people in Svaneti, multimedia/website content production, and sustainable economic environment/tourism. For costs and details, please contact Renee Stillings, rstillings@sras.org.

    Please direct requests for more information about any of these programs to michaeladenner@gmail.com.

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    Miscellaneous

    Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (GIRS)
    Deadline to apply: March 1, 2019


    In the summer of 2019, GIRS will host its 3rd Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (MSSR). The Symposium is looking to recruit some of the brightest young scholars to become part of the new cohort of Russia experts. MSSR is a seven week program, funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, designed to level the playing field to overcome challenges facing US-Russia relations today. During the Syposium, MSSR fellows have unparalleled access to top Russian experts, including diplomats, journalists, thought leaders, and scientists. This program is an excellent networking opportunity, and prospective fellows have all the expenses covered. Advanced knowledge of Russian language is required, as 50% of the classwork and lectures will be in Russian. Follow the link below to the official page of the program, where more information is accesible about the Symposium from the previous years, as well as the list of confirmed experts for the 2019 MSSR.

    www.middlebury.edu/institute/academics/centers-initiatives/graduate-initiative-russian-studies/monterey-summer-symposium-russia


    NEH Summer Programs for K-12 Educators and Faculty in Higher Education
    Deadline for applications: March 1, 2019


    NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes and NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops grants broaden and deepen understanding of the humanities by supporting professional development programs, specifically designed for a national audience of K-12 educators or faculty in higher education. The programs provide one- to four-week opportunities for participants (NEH Summer Scholars) to explore a variety of topics relevant to K-12 or undergraduate education in the humanities. They take place throughout the United States and participant stipends help cover travel and living expenses.

    NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes
    • focus on the study and teaching of significant texts and other resources;
    • provide models of excellent scholarship and teaching;
    • contribute to the intellectual growth of the participants; and
    • build lasting communities of inquiry.

    NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops
    • employ a place-based approach;
    • teach historic sites through critical interpretation; and
    • explore central themes in American history and government, literature, art, music, and related humanities subjects.

    Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
    For a list of the workshops, seminars, and institutes to be offered in the summer of 2019, along with eligibility and application requirements, please visit neh.gov/divisions/education/summer-programs.


    Summer Positions - American Experience Academy
    June 27 - July 21, 2019 at Indiana University Bloomington


    The Office of International Affairs of the College of Arts and Sciences seeks Program Mentors for the American Experience Academy, a three-week summer academy for international students. This paid position is ideal for someone who is interested in experiential education, counseling, cross-cultural communication, American studies, international relations, higher education, or student affairs.

    The Academy anticipates hiring three project mentors for a group of 30 college-age participants (or two mentors if enrollment is fewer than 20).

    Responsibilities include:
    · Assist instructors in setting up their sessions, coordinating interactive exercises, and leading field trips.
    · Provide advice and guidance to participants related to program content, program schedule, navigating the campus and Bloomington, and extracurricular activities.
    · Lead small group discussions with participants several times each week to debrief on the lectures and activities of the day.
    · Guide participants in developing their project presentations.
    · Assist participants with on- and off-campus needs, such as using the library, recreational facilities, shopping, procuring health care, emergencies, etc.
    · Help organize social and recreational activities.

    Qualifications:
    · Interest in the subject area and in international participants
    · Sense of responsibility
    · Good organizational skills
    · Enthusiastic and fun-loving
    · Patience and empathy
    · Bachelor’s degree
    · Familiarity with the IUB campus and surrounding area.
    · Driver’s license and ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records Check

    Terms:
    · Be available June 27 – July 21, 2019. Participants are expected to arrive on Sunday, June 30. Project mentors will need to be available during the days prior to the participants’ arrival to review responsibilities and assist with final preparations.
    · Project mentors will need to serve as an on-call resource after hours. If a mentor stays in the residence hall with the participants, the Academy will provide housing and a meal card.
    · Pay is $1,800 for 3-1/2 weeks, full-time, based on three project mentors.

    Next Steps:
    Contact Carolyn Lantz in the College Office of International Affairs at lantzcar@indiana.edu or (812) 856-9020 with questions. To apply, send her an email with a short cover letter expressing your motivation and qualifications for serving as a project mentor and your resume.


    Call for Courses at Collins Living-Learning Center
    Deadline: March 15, 2019


    Collins is accepting course proposals for Spring 2020. This is an excellent opportunity for advanced graduate students within the College of Arts and Sciences to gain teaching experience in a small-class setting, exploring topics that might not fit departmental curricula.

    As you may know, the Collins profile includes emphases on self-governance, the arts, and sustainability, so we welcome proposals with this focus, while eager to receive proposals from across the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

    More information about the proposal process is at: www.indiana.edu/~llc/academics/instructors. More information can be found here.

    Please note that there is an Instructor Information Session on Friday, February 22nd from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Edmondson Hall formal lounge where prospective instructors can meet the Collins Director and student members of our Board of Educational Programming.

    If you have questions, contact Collins director Padraic Kenney at pjkenney@indiana.edu


    Fulbright-Hays DDRA Bootcamp
    February 6 - March 15, 2019
    Hosted on Canvas by the GradGants Center


    The first-ever Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Bootcamp is a free course that will help IU graduate students develop successful applications for the DDRA grant. The Bootcamp, taught entirely on Canvas, is organized into a series of modules that include self-guided readings and assignments to break the application process into manageable tasks.

    Enrolled IU graduate students interested in participating should email the GradGrants Center at gradgrnt@indiana.edu. Participants are not required to reside in Bloomington to take part in the course. Please note that only U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents are eligible for Fulbright-Hays DDRA awards.

    The Fulbright-Hays program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in modern foreign languages and area studies outside the U.S. for periods of six to 12 months. Projects deepen research knowledge on and help the nation develop capability in areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula. Projects focusing on Western Europe are not supported.

    More details available at: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html


    Book Reviewers for Slavic and East European Journal (SEEJ)
    Deadline: August 2019


    The Slavic and East European Journal (SEEJ) seeks qualified reviewers for over a hundred titles: http://bit.ly/seejbooksforreview

    Please respond to michaeladenner@gmail.com with a subject line: "SEEJ Book inquiry."

    By reviewing new titles in our field you provide a valuable service to the discipline, informing colleagues of the content, quality, and audience of newly-published works of scholarship, as well as new literature, translations, and pedagogical materials.

    Reviews are an essential component of the tenure and promotion process, both for the reviewer and the authors reviewed.

    The deadline for reviews solicited now is ★AUGUST 2019★ for the Fall or Winter issue of SEEJ.

    If you are interested in reviewing a book for SEEJ, please contact me directly at michaeladenner@gmail.com. Please include your name and the title of the book in the email's subject line.

    Guidelines for reviewers can be found here: http://bit.ly/howtoreviewSEEJ


    Literature on war in Afghanistan?

    We at the University of Pittsburgh are planning an international PEN event that will involve bringing together contemporary creative writers who have written (in English or translated into English) on war in Afghanistan. Although the dominant focus is on the US and Soviet wars, we are potentially interested in the broader late 20th century, including the Saur revolution (the so-called “Communist insurrection”) (1978); the Soviet–Afghan War (1979–1989); the civil war (1989–92; 1992-96; and 1996-2001), and the US invasion (2001–present).

    If you happen to know works (authors, titles) that could contribute to this project, I would be grateful if you could send information to me at condee@pitt.edu.


    Cyber Peace Working Group, Ostrom Workshop Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance

    The IU Ostrom Workshop Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance is launching a Cyber Peace Working Group to help advance the field of cyber peace studies. If you have an interest in peacebuilding, both online and offline, and would like to get involved in this multidisciplinary effort, please do so by signing up here: ostromworkshop.indiana.edu/research/internet-cybersecurity

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