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    Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
    Deadline to apply: November 27, 2018

    We are pleased to welcome American students to apply for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program to learn critical foreign languages next summer on a fully-funded study abroad program.

    The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

    The application is now live and available online at:

    Applications are due Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by 8:00pm EST.

    CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century's globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

    Download a one-page flyer to promote the CLS Program in your community here:

    The fifteen languages offered by the CLS Program are:
    * Arabic
    * Azerbaijani
    * Bangla
    * Chinese
    * Hindi
    * Indonesian
    * Japanese
    * Korean
    * Persian
    * Portuguese
    * Punjabi
    * Russian
    * Swahili
    * Turkish
    * Urdu

    Most languages offered by the CLS Program do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages. Language pre-requisites can be found on our website at

    The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits. Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

    For news, updates and more information about the CLS Program, check out the CLS website or our Facebook page for updates!
    CLS Website:
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    CLS Twitter page:

    For other questions, please contact us at:

    Wisconsin Russia Project Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
    Deadline to apply: December 1, 2018

    Wisconsin Russia Project postdoctoral research fellowships for social scientists are funded with a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The fellowship takes place from January 15, 2019 - July 14, 2020.

    Applications due December 1, 2018. 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 especially seeks applicants with expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) modeling and/or public policy issues, though these are not absolute requirements for consideration.

    Due to the compressed timeline, we are able to consider only U.S. citizens and permanent residents for this round. (We will soon announce a second competition for postdocs running September 1, 2019-August 31, 2020 that will be open to citizens of the Russian Federation and other countries.)

    For more information on the postdoctoral research fellowships:
    For more information on the Wisconsin Russia Project:

    Henry Chauncey Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowship, International Security Studies, Yale University
    Deadline to apply: December 3, 2018

    The Chauncey Postdoctoral Fellowships are up to three positions funded by the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy for one year renewable for one additional year. We seek to attract outstanding junior scholars from around the globe whose work addresses questions of statecraft and grand strategy, broadly defined, and demonstrates excellence in one of a range of academic disciplines and methodologies. Postdoctoral fellows must have completed their PhD degree to begin the fellowship. They are expected to use their time at Yale to conduct original research and prepare manuscripts for publication.

    For more information click here

    Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Humanities Research Center, Rice University
    Deadline to apply: December 7, 2018

    With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Humanities Research Center (HRC) at Rice University will award two postdoctoral fellowships to junior scholars who will participate in the 2019-20 Rice Seminar: The Value of Consciousness and the Consciousness of Value. This seminar’s organizing questions may be framed as follows: Does consciousness bestow on its possessor a special kind of value? If so, what is this special value and what is it about consciousness that bestows this value on its possessor? In what ways, if any, does our conscious experience (in perception, emotion, and thought) of conscious beings disclose their distinctive value?

    For more information click here

    Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) Title VIII CEE Area Studies Fellowship
    Deadline to apply: December 10, 2018

    The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Title VIII CEE Area Studies Fellowship Program. This is a competitive, nation-wide call for applications open to graduate-level students, post-doctoral scholars, and early career professionals. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

    About the Fellowship Program:
    The Title VIII CEE Area Studies Fellowship Program is a 6-month fellowship in residence in Washington, D.C. open to U.S. graduate-level students, post-doctoral scholars, and early career professionals seeking to gain expertise on and/or strengthen their strategic knowledge of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and engage with the U.S. and CEE policy communities. The main goal of the fellowship program is to cultivate U.S. expertise on the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and to develop relevant and timely analysis on the CEE region for the U.S. policy community. The program is supported by the U.S. Department of State.

    Fellows will have an opportunity to conduct independent research and analysis on a specific policy issue in a specialized environment for CEE area studies and policy analysis. Fellow research topics may focus on policy relevant issues including, but not limited to, security and defense, economic development, strategic communication, and energy security, in relation to a specific country in the region (e.g. Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia) or a specific CEE sub-region (the Baltic States, the Visegrád Group, the Black Sea region, and the Western Balkans).

    The program offers structured opportunities to build Fellows’ knowledge and skills through multidisciplinary in-house lectures by CEPA staff and experts, participation in CEPA events and analytical discussions, and mentorship from CEPA experts, staff, and fellows in the development of policy relevant research questions and analysis. Fellows will also have extensive opportunities to build ties with the U.S. and CEE expert and policy communities through access to CEPA’s vast network of contacts and partner institutes, as well as a chance to conduct field research in the CEE region. Fellows will be required to write an analytical paper for publication, conduct briefings with the wider U.S. policy community, and participate in roundtable discussions on their research and analytical findings.

    Fellows must be able to devote near full-time to the fellowship position in order to meet program requirements. The program is expected to run from mid-February through mid-August 2019.

    Fellowship Stipend:
    The fellowship offers a stipend of $3,000 per month. In-residence office space will be available at CEPA headquarters in Washington, D.C. for the six-month period.


    Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications in order to be considered:
    • Bachelor’s degree, at minimum, in a relevant field such as international relations, public policy, security studies, or political science;
    • Must presently be a graduate level-student, a post-doctoral scholar, or an early career professional with demonstrable interest in the CEE region and/or U.S. national security and foreign policy;
    • Outstanding academic credentials;
    • Exceptional research and writing skills;
    • Demonstrated commitment to transatlantic values;
    • Clear leadership potential and the ability to work independently; and
    • U.S. citizenship required.

    How to Apply

    To be considered for the fellowship program, applicants must submit the following:
    • Application Form (link);
    • Resume/CV;
    • 500-word essay on a proposed research topic. Applicants must explain why their topic/issue of interest is relevant to U.S. national security and/or foreign policy and how their research could contribute to the wider expert and policy communities.
    • Two academic or professional letters of recommendation. Referees must send signed letters directly to Ms. Marta Sikorski Martin at by Monday, December 10, 2018.

    Please send all application materials and inquiries to Marta Sikorski Martin at

    The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. (EST), Monday, December 10, 2018.

    Allen-Berenson Postdoctoral Fellowship in Trans or Non-Binary Gender Studies, Brandeis University
    Deadline to apply: December 15, 2018

    The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Brandeis University invites applications in the field of trans or non-binary gender studies for its two-year Allen-Berenson Postdoctoral Fellowship. The discipline is open; we are especially interested in scholars who bring an intersectional approach to their intellectual work. The successful candidate will teach one course each semester and participate in the scholarly life of the faculty. We expect that the Fellow will teach an undergraduate introductory course in sexuality and queer studies in addition to courses in their area of expertise. In the second year the Fellow will give a public lecture. Candidates are expected to have completed their Ph.D. and start their fellowship by August 2019.

    For more information click here

    Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship and Skill-Building Program, Science History Institute
    Deadline to apply: January 2, 2019

    The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Science History Institute, a library, museum, and scholarly institute in Philadelphia, PA, invites applications for multi-year postdoctoral fellowships in the history of science, medicine, technology, and industry. The Science History Institute is pleased to announce its 80/20 postdoctoral fellowship program: these new fellowships reflect the Beckman Center’s commitment to providing career-launching fellowships and its support for the career diversity initiatives of the American Historical Association and affiliated societies.

    For more information click here

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Yale University
    Deadline to apply: January 3, 2019

    The Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) of the Council on European Studies (CES) at the MacMillan Center invites applications for a post-doctoral position at Yale University for AY 2019-2020. The Post-doctoral Associate will teach one course related to his/her interests in each of two terms, pursue his/her own research, and participate in REEES and ESC programming throughout the year.

    Applications are accepted immediately with review beginning on January 3, 2019 and continuing until the selections are final.

    For more information on Yale's new Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, please visit
    For information on how to apply, please click here

    REEI/Mellon Support for Student Research and Conference Travel
    Deadlines: January 15, April 1

    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.

    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
    Deadlines: January 15, April 1

    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.

    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.

    American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) Research Fellowship
    Deadline to apply: January 18, 2019

    ARISC announces the availability of fellowships in support of support of research and mentoring activities in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia). The goals of the fellowship are 1) to support research in and the study of the South Caucasus; 2) to select, recognize and financially support individuals who demonstrate high potential to contribute to research in this region; 3) to support a mentoring relationship that will both develop the academic skills of the mentee and strengthen ties between the US and host country. Projects in all fields in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences are eligible, and all projects must include one or more undergraduate and/or graduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia as research assistants/participants. Priority will be given to projects proposing research on entrepreneurship, science and technology, youth leadership, or higher education. This opportunity is open to US citizens who are scholars at the predoctoral, postdoctoral, or advanced professorial levels. Research awards will be made for $2,500 to $6,500, for a maximum of 3 months each to help cover transportation, room, board, incidental expenses, and other expenses needed to support scholar’s research in the South Caucasus. Due date: Friday, January 18, 2019.

    For details, eligibility, and to download the application form, please visit our website.

    Funding for this fellowship is provided by the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through a grant to the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

    American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives 2019 Fellow
    Deadline to apply: January 21, 2019

    The JDC Archives is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its 2019 fellowship program. In 2019, 6 fellowships will be awarded to senior scholars, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and independent researchers to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or in Jerusalem. Research topics in the fields of twentieth century Jewish history, modern history, social welfare, migration, and humanitarian assistance will be considered, as well as other areas of academic research covered in the JDC archival collections. For more information, and to apply, visit The fellowship awards are $2,000-$5,000. The deadline to submit applications is January 21, 2019.

    The JDC Archives’ online database with documents, photographs, and a names index is available at Finding aids can be accessed at

    REEI Affiliated Faculty Domestic Conference Travel Grants
    Deadline: February 1, 2019

    Applications for funding of faculty travel to conferences in North America (including Canada, Mexico, etc.) will be evaluated and awards made twice a year. Grants will not exceed $400, and faculty are encouraged to combine REEI funds with other IU sources. Only regular Russian & East European Institute affiliated faculty are eligible for support. Please contact REEI for information on becoming a faculty affiliate.

    The fall application deadline is mid-September for travel that will be completed by January of the following year. If you intend to participate in a late fall conference for which you have not received official acceptance, please apply by September 20 and forward acceptance when it is received. The spring application deadline is February 1 for travel that will be completed by August 14 of that year.

    Applications will be ranked on the following basis:
    1) paper presenters;
    2) officers of national professional organizations whose attendance is required for committee or board meetings;
    3) round table participants and panel commentators;
    4) panel chairs; and
    5) others.

    There are no application forms. Applications should be submitted in the form of a memo either on paper or by e-mail to and should include:
    1) faculty name (and any change in contact information from last year);
    2) name of conference;
    3) confirmation of participation on program (if it is not printed in a national newsletter that REEI receives); and
    4) short abstract or title of paper or 1 paragraph statement of importance of faculty member's attendance.

    After the applications are ranked according to the above priorities, a final funding decision will be made as soon as possible after the application deadlines. Consideration will be given to the significance of the conference, the number of times REEI has supported the faculty member's travel in recent years, and the overall budget situation.

    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, Inquiries can be directed to Linda Sturtz, Chair of History, at 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: and

    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.

    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 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

    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:

    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; 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

    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

    December deadlines | January 2019 deadlines | 2019 deadlines | Rolling deadlines |

    2019 Summer Workshop in the Economic History and Historical Political Economy of Russia
    May 24-25, 2019 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Deadline to apply: December 1, 2018

    The purpose of the workshop is to highlight recent research, build interdisciplinary ties and dialogue, and strengthen the community of scholars exploring related issues across neighboring disciplines.

    We welcome proposals, regardless of discipline, addressing any topic related to the economic history and historical political economy of Russia. Young scholars, including those currently pursuing Ph.D. degrees, are especially encouraged to apply.

    The format of the workshop is designed to provide in-depth feedback to presenters and comprehensive discussion of selected topics. Each 50-minute session will be dedicated to a single paper, with a 5-minute presentation by the author followed by a 45-minute discussion. Participants are expected to read all conference papers in advance of the workshop. There is a strict limit of 20 pages (including tables and figures) for all workshop papers.

    Interested scholars are encouraged to attend even if not on the program. Travel grants and accommodation will be provided for selected graduate students, regardless of proposal status, and for all presenters. Those interested in presenting should send an abstract and a 3–5 page paper summary by December 1 to Applicants will be notified of proposal status by January 15. The deadline for final paper submission is May 1.

    Hungarian Studies Association of Canada (HSAC) 2019 Annual Conference
    June 1-3, 2019 at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Deadline to apply: December 15, 2018

    Beszélgetések/Conversations: Hungarian Studies for the Twenty-First Century
    The Hungarian Studies Association of Canada invites proposals for individual papers, posters, roundtable discussions, workshops, complete panels, and other innovative presentations and sessions for our annual conference to be held in conjunction with the Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of British Columbia, June 1-3, 2019.

    As in years past we will consider proposals on any topic related to Hungary and Hungarian Studies, though in keeping with the Congress theme "Circles of Conversation" we encourage presentations and interactive sessions that explore relationships between universities and the communities that academics and institutions of higher learning serve: local, provincial, national, transnational, and global. In this vein, presentations that foster and/or reflect upon circles of conversation among scholars, educators, students, political leaders, activists, and the public at large would be most welcome.

    We also encourage presentations and sessions that focus on art as an important form of engaged scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, or on other key topics identified by the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences. These topics include, but are by no means limited to, questions of sustainability, accessibility, global mobility, health, culture, and e! ducation.

    As Hungary prepares to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the end of the Cold War, and the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary, conversations around the key themes and topics suggested by Congress are perhaps as relevant now as ever. With universities and the societies that sustain them currently in flux, how do we promote and ensure critically-engaged conversations about key issues of the past, present, and future? How, in turn, do we remain innovative and relevant as scholars in a world undergoing rapid change and transformation, and how do we envision Hungarian studies for the twenty-first century? As in years past, the Hungarian Studies Association of Canada supports and encourages both creative and critical scholarly engagement within and across disciplines; as well as the participation of graduate students and young scholars.

    Submissions should include a maximum 300 word abstract and a brief 100 word bio which can be used to introduce the speaker. Since both the abstract and the bio will be published online, they should be prepared in Word format using Times New Roman font 12. Abstracts should be sent electronically both to the Chair of the Program Committee, Steven Jobbitt ( ) and to the Secretary of HSAC, Judy Young ( ). Proposals are preferred in English or French but will also be accepted in Hungarian if an English language abstract is also provided.

    Presentations at the conference are no longer than 20 minutes with an additional 5-10 minutes for discussion. The deadline for submission is December 15th 2018. We will notify authors of the Committee’s decisions by January 4th 2019.

    Please visit the website here for information about the location, accommodation and travel, and eventually the Program of all participating associations, including ours.

    9th Biennial AWSS Conference: Crossing Borders in Slavic Women’s and Gender Studies
    March 14, 2019 in Mobile, AL
    Deadline to apply: December 15, 2018

    The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) solicits paper presentations on the theme of “Crossing Borders in Slavic, East European and Eurasian Women’s and Gender Studies” for its 9th Biennial Conference to be held on Thursday, Marc 14, 2019 at the Renaissance Battle House Hotel and Spa in Mobile, Alabama. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS), which opens Thursday evening and runs through Saturday, March 16. Participants of the AWSS Conference are encouraged to attend and participate in the SCSS conference as well (a separate CFP will be issued for that conference), and can attend both conferences with the same registration.

    The conference theme seeks to draw attention to the myriad ways that Slavic Women’s and Gender Studies increasingly breaches national, disciplinary, and chronological boundaries. Scholars of Eastern Europe and Eurasia have long engaged in comparative work, enhanced of late with a focus on transnational and international linkages. Interdisciplinarity continues to erode methodological silos, while fresh examination of conventional periodization puts eras once cordoned off from each other into illuminating dialogue. We invite potential participants to address the notion of “crossing borders” understood in this broad literal and figurative sense.

    The keynote speaker will be Tricia Starks, Associate Professor of History at the University of Arkansas. Starks’s work interrogates the intersection of culture and public health in Russia and the USSR. She is the author of two books: The Body Soviet: Hygiene, Propaganda, and the Revolution State (University of Wisconsin, 2008) and Smoking under the Tsars: A History of Tobacco in Imperial Russia (Cornell University Press, 2018). A third monograph, on Soviet smoking, nears completion. She is also co-editor, with Matthew Romaniello, of two edited volumes: Tobacco in Russian History and Culture from the Seventeenth Century to the Present (Routledge, 2009) and Russian History through the Senses: From 1700 to the Present (Bloomsbury, 2016). Starks is the recipient of numerous research and teaching awards, including a three-year NIH/NLM Grant for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health. The topic of her keynote is: “The Empire made Smoke and Flesh: Tobacco imagery, militarism, and gender in Late Imperial Russia.”

    The conference organizers welcome proposals from scholars at all stages in their careers and in any discipline of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (history, literature, linguistics, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, gender studies, etc.). We especially encourage graduate students to participate in this conference. Proposals should consist of a:
    • 250-word abstract of the paper, including the paper’s title
    • one-page CV, including the author’s affiliation and contact information.

    Proposals are due by December 15 to Paula Michaels, Associate Professor of History, Monash University (

    Participants will be notified of their acceptance approximately four weeks after the proposal deadline. AWSS has limited funds to help defer the costs of attendance for graduate students (to cover registration fees and hotel accommodations). Please indicate in your proposal if you are interested in applying for graduate student funding.

    First Annual Joint Hungarian and Romanian Studies Association Junior Scholar Conference
    March 22-24, 2019 at Indiana University
    Deadline to apply: December 20, 2018

    Professor Dr. Hab. Constantin Iordachi, Professor of History at Central European University will be the keynote speaker and present a talk entitled "Reburials and ‘Regenerative’ Cleansing: Iron Guard’s Festival of the Dead in Romania (1940).”

    Abstracts of 250-300 words along with contact and biographical information are due to Alina Williams ( by December 20, 2018.

    Please click here for more details.

    Constructivist Criticism Workshop
    February 15, 2019 at the University of Pennsylvania
    Deadline for proposals: December 31, 2018

    A colloquium for graduate students in social sciences and humanities, studying Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus to present works in progress.

    This workshop is organized by a group of graduate students working in the broader Eurasia region, spread throughout the Comparative Literature, History and Anthropology departments at the University of Pennsylvania. Our goal for this workshop is to build community with colleagues along the Eastern seaboard and to create a forum for sharing and workshopping research in progress. We have been holding similar workshops for over 5 years. These events have typically drawn graduate students and faculty from COML/Slavic, History, Anthropology, Art History and Communications, as well as junior and senior faculty from the greater Delaware Valley community.

    The topic of the workshop is open, and the meeting will be informal, workshop format, running three hours. We spend about 45 minutes on each paper. We welcome future conference papers, dissertation prospectuses, and early-stage dissertation chapters. If you are interested in presenting, please write to Sam Finkelman ( by Dec. 31, 2018 with a brief description of the paper topic, and the stage of your research. The papers will be pre-circulated a few days before the event.

    We promise thoughtful questions and ample refreshments! We can also provide funds to cover some bus/train fare from nearby, and can put up visitors who wish to stay overnight in Philadelphia with graduate student hosts. Please come and join us!

    2019 Midwest Slavic Conference
    April 5-7, 2019 at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH
    Deadline to apply: January 14, 2019

    The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University (OSU) Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) are pleased to announce the 2019 Midwest Slavic Conference to be held at OSU in Columbus, OH on April 5-7, 2019. Conference organizers invite proposals for panels or individual papers addressing all topics related to the theme “1989 and its Effects on Central and Eastern Europe”. Preceding this year’s conference, Dr. Dorin Uritescu (York University) will present the 22nd Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Memorial Lecture, entitled “Geolinguistic Variation and Language Change in Romanian,“ on Friday, April 5th at 4:00PM. The conference will then open at 5:30PM with a keynote address by Dr. Vitaly Chernetsky (U. of Kansas) that will focus on cultural representations of the fall of Communism in Ukraine and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Building on the keynote address, a plenary panel focusing on the larger political, economic, and social impacts of 1989 will follow on Saturday morning. Panels by conference participants will then commence on Saturday from 10:45AM-5:30PM and Sunday from 8:30AM-12:30PM.

    Please send a one-paragraph abstract and a brief C.V. in a single PDF format file to by January 14th. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate. Please note that the conference will not provide any lodging for any participants. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply for travel grants to cover all travel costs. Please email if any documentation is needed to apply for funds. More information is available at the Conference website.

    View the conference flyer here.

    The Central Association of Russian Teachers of America (CARTA) 21st Annual Conference
    April 4-7, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM
    Deadline to apply: January 15, 2019

    Join your colleagues and friends for sessions, panels, exhibits, award presentations, and cultural activities. Send proposals for individual papers, complete panels, and roundtables on Russian language, literature, history, culture, language pedagogy, and related topics no later than January 15, 2019.

    More information about CARTA, registration and membership forms can be found at CARTA website:

    For information about the conference contact Mara Sukholutskaya, tel:580-559-5293

    57th Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies
    March 14-17, 2019 in Mobile, AL
    Deadline to apply: January 15, 2019

    The Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will be held at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa in Mobile, Alabama, March 14-17, 2019. The meeting will be hosted by the University of South Alabama. The SCSS is the largest of the regional Slavic and Eurasian Studies associations and its programs attract national and international scholarly participation. The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide. Membership in SCSS is open to all persons interested in furthering these goals.

    The John Shelton Curtiss Lecture at the Friday Banquet will be given by Dr. Kate Brown, Professor of History at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Dr Brown is the author of numerous critically-acclaimed monographs, including A Biography of No Place (2004), Plutopia (2013), and Dispatches from Dystopia (2015). Her banquet talk, derived from her forthcoming book, is titled “Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future.”

    Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines are welcome, as is a focus on countries other than Russia/USSR. We encourage participation from scholars of all Slavic, East European, and Eurasian regions. Papers can be on any time period and any topic relevant to these regions.

    The program committee is accepting panel and paper proposals until January 15, 2019. Whole panel proposals (chair, three papers, discussant) or roundtables (chair and three to five participants) are preferred, but proposals for individual papers will also be accepted. Whole panel proposals should include the titles of each individual paper as well as a title for the panel itself and identifying information (email address and institutional affiliation) for all participants. Roundtable proposals should include a title and identifying information for all participants. Proposals for individual papers should include paper title, identifying information, and a one-paragraph abstract to guide the program committee in the assembly of panels. If any AV equipment will be needed, proposals must indicate so when they are submitted. AV will be of limited availability and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Email your proposals to Emily Baran at

    For local arrangements or conference information other than the program, please contact Mara Kozelsky at or Nicholas Gossett at For questions regarding the program, please contact Emily Baran at

    The Association of Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) will be hosting its 9th Biennial Conference in conjunction with SCSS on Thursday, March 14, 2019, and participants are invited to attend both conferences for the same registration fee. The AWSS conference theme is “Crossing Borders in Slavic Women’s and Gender Studies” and the Keynote Speaker will be Tricia Starks, Associate Professor of History, University of Arkansas. Proposals from scholars at all stages of their careers and in any discipline of Slavic and East European Studies are welcome by December 15, 2018 to Paula Michaels, Questions about the AWSS conference should be directed to

    See SCSS 2019 for more details.

    Annual Conference of Canadian Association of Slavists
    June 1-3, 2019 at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Deadline to apply: January 19, 2019

    The annual conference of the Canadian Association of Slavists will take place at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC) in early June 2019. The CAS Annual Conference is held as a part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences with more than 70 national associations in attendance. The theme of the 2019 Congress is “Circles of Conversation.” More information about the theme is available here

    This year, the CAS conference overlaps with the annual meetings of a number of associations, including: Canadian Association of University Teachers of German, Canadian Association of Hispanists, Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, Canadian Linguistic Association, Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, Hungarian Studies Association of Canada, Canadian Disability Studies Association, Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English, Canadian Philosophical Association, and the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion. Please consult this calendar for the full list of associations, dates, and other details.

    Proposals for interdisciplinary panels with other associations are very welcome. They are always a highlight at the CAS conference. Additional funding from the Federation is available for such panels.

    Proposals are invited for individual papers, panels, and roundtable discussions. Complete panels are preferred. Forms for panel, roundtable and individual proposals are available on the CAS website:

    Please follow our abstract specifications when submitting your proposal(s).

    The conference welcomes papers from the wide range of disciplines devoted to the study of central and eastern Europe, the Balkans, Eurasia, Russia, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet space. In the past, this has included panels on (in alphabetical order):

    • Cinema
    • Folklore and Ethnographies
    • History
    • Linguistics (comparative and Slavic)
    • Literatures and Cultures
    • Pedagogy and Second Language Acquisition (teaching of individual skills; curriculum design, presentation of new teaching materials; use of technology in language teaching; study abroad; etc.).
    • Politics, Policy and Governance
    • Religion

    The meeting of the Canadian Association of Ukrainian Studies (CAUS) is traditionally part of the CAS conference and therefore Ukrainian Studies are always very prominently represented at the CAS Annual Meeting, including panels on, for example, Ukrainian folklore and ethnography; diaspora studies; Ukrainian Canadian literature; museum studies; Holodomor studies; Ukrainian history, literature, politics, and culture.

    Early career scholars and graduate students are especially encouraged to participate. We kindly ask our senior CAS membership to support graduate students in applying. Some funds are available to graduate students to help with the cost of attending the conference. An application form for the 2019 Travel Grant will be sent out in March 2019 by the Secretary-Treasurer and will also be available on the CAS website.

    Deadline for all proposals is Friday, January 19, 2019.

    All proposals should be sent to the Program Chair, Katherine Bowers at

    Join CAS online at:

    CAS members can use the Canadian Slavonic Papers (CSP) mailing list to help them form panels and roundtables:

    For any further questions, suggestions or concerns please contact: Katherine Bowers, CAS 2019 Program Chair and Local Arrangements Coordinator,

    CAS is looking forward to hosting you in June on the UBC campus in Vancouver!

    WOW6 - Workshop on the Ostrom Workshop
    June 19-22, 2019 at Indiana University
    Deadline to apply: January 25, 2019

    The Ostrom Workshop now invites papers that will explore, advance, and reflect upon the study of governance. We ask that you submit the title and an abstract of under 300 words

    Paper submission deadline: JANUARY 25, 2019

    Prospective participants should submit their papers through our online submission form:

    Applicants will be notified of the status of their papers by February 15th.

    We are pleased to announce Thráinn Eggertsson, professor at University of Iceland and Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, as our keynote speaker.

    For more information please visit or email:

    Ab Imperio 2019 Journal: Hybrid Conflicts and Diverse Societies: Civil Wars and Global Peace

    The editors of Ab Imperio solicit manuscripts for the journal's 2019 annual theme: Hybrid Conflicts and Diverse Societies: Civil Wars and Global Peace. Please, feel free to get in touch with the editors at or visit the journal's website at

    The full program is available at Ab Imperio 2019 Program

    AHEA - American Hungarian Educators Association 44th Annual Conference
    April 4-6, 2019 at University of Pittsburgh
    Deadline for abstract submissions: January 31, 2019

    The American Hungarian Educators Association (AHEA) will hold its 44th Annual Conference from April 4 - 6, 2019 at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We welcome participation by academics, independent scholars, educators, and graduate students who are devoted to the teaching, research, and dissemination of Hungarian culture, history, folklore, literature, language, fine arts, and music.

    This year’s Conference theme: Identity: Hungarian, European, Global?

    Abstracts should consist of 200-250 words, a title (no more than 135 characters in length including spaces); specify the type of presentation (paper, panel, or workshop); all authors on the paper, a brief scholarly biography, including degrees and scholarly fields (50-100 words) and email contact information. Abstracts must be submitted online at by January 31, 2019.

    AHEA Program Committee will review abstracts for acceptance. The primary language of the conference is English. However, abstracts in the Hungarian language are also welcome.

    Abstracts in the following categories are invited:

    •Paper Presentation Individual paper presentations describe original research by the author. Twenty minutes is allotted for the paper and ten for discussion.
    •Panel Discussion is a forum for interactive discussion of a topic among a panel of experts. Typically, a panel of two or three speakers makes introductory remarks. The audience is then invited to make comments and question the panel. Panel discussions are scheduled for 60 minut es and run concurrently with other sessions.
    •Workshops provide training on a specific skill, technique or process and may involve one or more instructors. Workshops are intended to emphasize learning through participation, discussion and “hands-on” activities. Workshop organizers must specify an upper limit on attendance. Workshops are scheduled for 90 minutes.

    Az Amerikai Magyar Tanáregyesület évente megrendezi konferenciáját a magyar kultúra, történelem, néprajz, irodalom, nyelvészet, szépművészet, zene és más kapcsolódó tudományokból.

    44. éves konferenciáját a University of Pittburgh, PA egyetemen tartja meg "Identitás: magyar, európai, globális?"

    címmel. Az előadások nyelve főként angol, de örömmel fogadunk magyar nyelvű előadásokat is. Szeretettel várunk konferenciánkra minden kollegát, érdeklődőt. Akik a fenti témához kapcsolódva a jelzett területek bármelyikéről előadást szeretnének tartani, kérjük, hogy szándékukat 2019. január 31-ig adják be itt: Csak elektronikus beadványt veszünk figyelembe.

    Program Committee
    Cultural Studies: Louise O. Vasvári, Stony Brook University & New York University. András Kiséry, City College of New York.
    Education: Judith Kesserű Némethy, New York University. Mártha Pereszlényi-Pintér, John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio.
    History/Political Science: James P. Niessen, Rutgers University. András Ludányi, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio.
    Laguage/Literature: Virginia L. Lewis, Northern State University, Aberdeen, South Dakota. Zsuzsanna Varga, University of Glasgow, Scotland. Enikő M. Basa, Library of Congress, Washington DC.
    Music/Folklore: Kálmán Magyar, American Hungarian Folklore Centrum, New Jersey. Judith Olson, American Hungarian Folklore Centrum, New Jersey.
    Science/Economics: Susan Glanz, St. John's University, New York, New York. Andrew Lee, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, Virginia.

    Local Organizing Committee Chair
    Zsuzsánna Magdó, Acting Associate Director
    Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, University of Pittsburgh, Adrew Behrendt

    University of Pittsburgh, Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies
    American Hungarian Folklore Centrum, NJ
    William Penn Association


    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

    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: or
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    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, and feel free to contact me with any questions.

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    Call for Applications: Open Research Laboratory at University of Illinois
    Deadline to apply: December 10, 2018

    The University of Illinois is pleased to announce a call for applications to the Open Research Laboratory (ORL). An expansion of Illinois’ renowned Summer Research Laboratory, the ORL program is aimed at scholars who wish to visit Urbana-Champaign any time between January 22 and May 10, 2019, in order to work in our Library's famous collections in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. The ORL is open to researchers from all fields at all stages of their work, from initial conception to final revision. It is a great opportunity to prepare for summer research, follow-up on summer research, or fit in research during the spring semester.

    The deadline for applications is December 10, 2018.

    Scholars participating in the Open Research Laboratory may apply for:
    * up to 5 days of housing on campus;
    * travel grants of up to $500 for their trip to Urbana-Champaign;
    * research stipends

    ORL Associates are also welcome to attend all campus programming and public talks at the Center during their stay. We are happy to introduce associates to local students and scholars, as well as to make arrangements for them to present their work in progress for discussion.

    The ORL is supported by the U.S. State Department Title VIII Program for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union, which exists to support policy-relevant research on the region. ORL applicants are also encouraged to consider studying an area language at Indiana University’s Summer Language Workshop, located in nearby Bloomington, IN, after their participation in the ORL. Those interested in overseas language study are particularly encouraged to pair ORL participation with an application for an IU Title VIII Portable Fellowship. More information on Indiana’s Title VIII funding opportunities, languages, and the application can be found at the Summer Language Workshop website.

    For more information and to apply, please see

    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:

    Please respond to 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 Please include your name and the title of the book in the email's subject line.

    Guidelines for reviewers can be found here:

    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:

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