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weekly calendar academic opportunities

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Please note that all entries listed are abridged and that full descriptions and links to the applications can be found in the Academic Opportunities PDF.

August Deadlines

  • Application deadline: Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections
    Deadline: August 25

    The InterAsia Program Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship (formerly known as the Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research) is aimed at supporting transregional research under the rubric InterAsian Contexts and Connections. Its purpose is to strengthen the understanding of issues and geographies that do not fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world and to develop new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these fellowships help junior scholars (one to five years out of the PhD) complete first books or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the fellowships create networks and shared resources that will support fellows well beyond the award period. The Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship thus provides promising scholars important support at critical junctures in their careers.

    The intellectual thrust of the project is the reconceptualization of Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from West Asia through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia. Proposals supported by the fellowship examine processes that connect places and peoples (such as migration, media, and resource flows) as well as those that reconfigure local and translocal contexts (such as shifting borders, urbanization, and social movements). The fellowship is intended to advance transregional research as well as to establish structures for linking scholars across disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    To date, thirty-eight fellowships have been awarded in two pilot phases: 2012–2013 and 2013–2014. Following on these successful pilot grants, the SSRC is pleased to extend the fellowship project and will fund three successive fellowship competitions in 2015, 2016, and 2017, awarding approximately twenty fellowships per competition.  

    Questions can be addressed to

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September Deadlines

  • Call for nominations: Early Slavic Studies 2015 Book Award
    Deadline: September 1

    The Early Slavic Studies Association is calling for nominations for its 2015 book award. The category this year is monographs on pre-modern Slavdom. To be eligible, the book must have been published in English after 2012. Nominations and self- nominations are encouraged. Contact the ESSA Book-Prize Committee Chair: Deadline: September 1, 2015.

  • Call for Papers: Central Slavic Conference
    Deadline: September 1

    The Central Slavic Conference is pleased to invite scholars of all disciplines working in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European studies to submit proposals for panels, individual papers, and roundtables at its annual meeting to be held on the campus of Saint Louis University, October 23-25, 2015.

    Founded in 1962 as the Bi-State Slavic Conference, the Central Slavic Conference now encompasses seven states and is the oldest of the regional affiliates of ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies). Scholars from outside the region and from around the world are welcome.

    Proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables should be submitted by email to CSC President Dr. David Borgmeyer ( no later than September 1, 2015. Early proposals are encouraged.

    All proposals should include:
    Participant name, affiliation, and email contact information; For individual paper / poster presentation: title and brief description (limit 50 words); For panels: panel title + above information for each participant and discussant (if applicable); For roundtables: roundtable title and participant information.
    Limited funding is available to provide graduate students with travel stipends.

    For more information, see:

  • Call for Papers: 5th Bi-annual EAM Congress (European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies)
    Deadline: September 1

    The fifth EAM congress invites scholars to consider the coupling of the notions of quest and investigation in works of art or movements of the avant-garde or neo-avant-garde, or of the various forms of modernism, even though modernism and the avant-garde seem often to have been constructed in opposition to the spiritual or scientific heritage suggested by these two terms. The notion of quest suggests a metaphysical beyond informed by mysticism, implying the absence of an end or of a conclusion, whereas the notion of investigation implies a totally rational conception of reality and a process likely to bring a definite result and reach a conclusion. Coupling the two notions, quest/investigation, is therefore an invitation to overcome an initial paradox: the endlessness of the quest as opposed to the fixed scope of the investigation. The co-articulation of the two notions may shed some light on marginal or neglected works. It may also question the dialectical relationship between modern and anti-modern, between avant-garde and rear-guard, between insistent innovations and archaisms, acknowledged or disguised.

    Proposals must be submitted in a Word, Times New Roman 12 format (no PDF) before September 1, 2015 to the following address:

    For more information, see:

  • Application deadline: Fulbright Competition
    Campus deadline: September 7, 2015

    Indiana University campus deadline for the Fulbright Competition.

    Undergraduate students at Indiana University seeking guidance in applying for a Fulbright can contact Paul Fogleman of Competitive Awards and Research (IUCARE):
  • Office: (Tel): 812.855.3948;

    Graduate students can contact the staff at the Grad Grads Center:

    Office: (Tel): 812.855.5281;

    The campus deadline for the 2016/2017 Fulbright application is September 7, 2015. Campus reviews will take place ahead of the October 14, 2015 national deadline.

  • Call for Papers: "Other Europes: Migrations, Translations, Transformations," MLA International Symposia
    Deadline: September 15

    Europe remains a conspicuous part of the global public imagination and a haunting presence in literary and cultural studies across the globe, even as claims for its centrality continue to be challenged from a variety of political and theoretical perspectives. This conference brings together an international group of scholars and engages the paradigms in and through which they work. It seeks to develop ways of thinking that emerge from and address Europe’s evolving political, economic, historical, and philosophical role in a world of ever-shifting migrations, translations, and transformations.

    We invite proposals across a broad range of historical periods and disciplines that engage with literary and cultural texts and practices as they interact with or resist political, economic, scientific, or philosophical models of thought.
    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • Funding: Faculty Domestic Conference Travel Grants (REEI/Mellon Endowment)
    Deadline: September 20

    Applications for funding of faculty travel to conferences in North America 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.

    Please see the REEI Faculty Funding website or email Mark Trotter for more details.

  • Funding: American Council of Learned Societies Collaborative Research Fellowships
    Deadline: September 23

    The aim of this fellowship program is to offer small teams of two or more scholars the opportunity to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. The fellowship supports projects that produce a tangible research product (such as joint print or web publications) for which two or more collaborators will take credit. The fellowships are for a total period of up to 24 months, to be initiated between July 1, 2016 and September 1, 2018, and provide up to $60,000 in salary replacement for each collaborator as well as up to $20,000 in collaboration funds (which may be used for such purposes as travel, materials, or research assistance). The amount of the ACLS fellowship for any collaborative project will vary depending on the number of collaborators and the duration of the research leave, but will not exceed $200,000 for any one project. Collaborations need not be interdisciplinary or inter-institutional. Applicants at the same institution, however, must demonstrate why local funding is insufficient to support the project. Collaborations that involve the participation of assistant and associate faculty members are particularly encouraged. Up to eight awards will be made in the 2015-16 competition.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships
    Deadline: September 23

    The ACLS Fellowship program invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. The ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. ACLS Fellowships are portable and are tenable at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for research. (1) An ACLS Fellowship may be held concurrently with other fellowships and grants and any sabbatical pay, up to an amount equal to the candidate's current academic year salary. Tenure of the fellowship may begin no earlier than July 1, 2016 and no later than February 1, 2017.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Call for Abstracts: Dance and Technology Seminar Proposal to 2016 ACLA Annual Meeting
    Deadline: September 23

    "Dear Colleagues, I am collecting paper abstracts for a seminar that I’m proposing to ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association), which will be held at Harvard U. March 17 - 20 2016. The seminar proposes to focus on methods of recording and preserving dances and gestures in live performance – a topic which would be interesting to re-examine given the rise of new technologies. The examples I include in the abstract below are points of departure for exploring ideas in an interdisciplinary community (with presenters hopefully from a range of departments including Slavic, Dance, Film, History of Science, History, Media Studies, and Comp. Lit). It would be very interesting, for instance, to have papers on the debate about the subjectivity of the dancer on stage; objectivity/subjectivity divide; historical films of dances in different countries; new methods of video recording ballets; the discovery of a choreographer's dance notation; dance and technology; prosthesis, etc, etc. Ideally there will be presentations from different time periods and national contexts. The link to the application is below, and one can apply between Sept 1 and Sept. 23. For those with relevant research, I would be grateful if you’d like to join. Or please send notification about this proposal to your colleagues and students in other departments. Thanks very much in advance. Cordially, Susanna" .

    Please see the website or email Susanna Weygandt (Princeton) for more details.

  • Call for Papers: Thirteenth Annual Graduate Colloquium on Slavic Linguistics
    Deadline: September 24

    The Slavic Linguistics Forum and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures are pleased to announce the Thirteenth Graduate Colloquium on Slavic Linguistics. The colloquium will take place on October 24, 2015, at the Ohio State University campus in Columbus, OH. We are also very happy to announce that our keynote speaker will be Johanna Nichols, Professor Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley. We invite students and recent graduates working in all areas of Slavic, Balkan, and East- European linguistics to submit abstracts. These areas include but are not restricted to: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, conversation analysis, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and dialectology. We encourage students working in both formal and functional frameworks to participate in this event. Interdisciplinary projects from students in related fields such as anthropology, sociology, psychology, and comparative studies are welcome, as far as they are related to Slavic and East European languages.

    Please see the Colloquium's website for more details.

  • Registration: ASEEES Convention Panel/Roundtable Participants
    Deadline: September 30

    You must pre-register by September 30 to have your name listed in the Convention Program Index of Participants.

    Please see the ASEEES Convention website for more details.

  • Call for Papers: 47th Annual NeMLA Convention
    Deadline: September 30

    Transplanting a foreign literary text into a different language and cultural context presents many challenges to the translator and the reader. Since the meaning of the original text needs to be recreated in a completely different linguistic and cultural environment, the translator has to make continuous linguistic choices that invariably affect the original in the process and lead to the creation of a new text. This session examines the central role of the translator as a mediator in bringing the literary text that originated in a foreign language to the public in his own language. Using examples from various national literatures, we would like to investigate the key concepts behind a “faithful translation”: what are the obligations of the translator to the source text, and what is the relationship between the original and the translation? Papers focusing on self-translations done by bilingual authors are also welcome.

    Please see the website or email Julia Titus for more details.

  • Funding: Malevich Society Grant
    Deadline: September 30

    The Malevich Society is pleased to announce its call for 2015 grant applications.

    The Malevich Society is a not-for-profit organization based in New York dedicated to advancing knowledge about the Russian artist Kazimir Malevich and his work.

    In the belief that Malevich was a pioneer of modern art who should be recognized for his key contributions to the history of Modernism, the Society awards grants to encourage research, writing, and other activities relating to his history and memory.

    The Society welcomes applications from scholars of any nationality, and at various stages of their career. Graduate students are welcome to apply to the Society's grants after completing at least one year of dissertation research. Proposed projects should increase the understanding of Malevich and his work, or augment historical, biographical, or artistic information about Malevich and/or his artistic legacy. The Society also supports translations and the publication of relevant texts.

    Application forms and instructions may be requested by telephone at 1-718-980-1805, by e-mail at, or may be downloaded from the web-site: Applications and all supporting documents should be submitted via e-mail to

  • Call for Abstracts: 1st International Conference on “"Europe in Discourse: Identity, Diversity, Borders"”
    Deadline: September 30

    Papers are invited for the 1st International Conference on “Europe in Discourse: Identity, Diversity, Borders,” which will take place in Athens, Greece, September 23 through 25, 2016. The conference is a unique opportunity to bring together different perspectives and methodologies involved in shaping the complexities and contradictions of current European identity discourses. A fundamental methodological pluralism is considered a key condition for addressing these complexities and contradictions at a time of crisis. The conference aims to bring together researchers interested in analyzing European identities in various discourses. Researchers from many different disciplines will investigate historical, geopolitical, geo-cultural, geo-economic and social perspectives on Europe. The conference also invites contributions that explore the role of diversity and borders in forging and re-shaping European identities.

    Please see the announcement or email for more details.

  • Call for Papers: Conference on Central Europe and Colonialism, Migrations, Knowledges, Perspectives, Commodities
    Deadline: September 30

    Conference Dates: Sept. 21-23, 2016 in Wroclaw, Poland. Application deadline: September 30, 2015. Please see the announcement or email Katarzyna Majkowska for more details.

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OCTOBER Deadlines

  • Call for applications: ASEEES First Book Subvention Program
    Deadline: Extended to October 1

    In 2014, the ASEEES Board of Directors voted to dedicate $10,000 per year from the Association's endowment dividends for subvention of books by first-time authors who have already secured publishing contracts. Multiple awards of up to $2,500 will be made on a competitive basis each year, with funds paid directly to the press.

    A multidisciplinary committee of senior scholars will evaluate applications; the committee will also include a publishing professional as a non-voting member who will advise on budgetary matters. In deciding how to allocate these funds, the committee takes into account both the scholarly significance of the book and the demonstrated need for subvention support. Applications are invited from all disciplines.

    For the September 1, 2016 deadline and onwards: Authors must be regular or student members of ASEEES for the year of the application submission plus at least the immediately preceding year (affiliate or joint members are not eligible).

    For more information, see:

  • Funding: REEI/Mellon Grants-in-Aid of Research
    Deadline: October 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.

    Please see the REEI Funding page for more details.

  • Funding: REEI/Mellon Conference Travel Grants
    Deadline: October 1

    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.

    Please see the REEI Funding page for more details.

  • Funding: REEI/Mellon Faculty Grants-in-Aid of Research
    Deadline: October 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.

    Please see the REEI Faculty Funding page for more details.

  • Funding: REEI/Mellon Faculty International Conference Travel Grants
    Deadline: October 1

    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.

    Please see the REEI Faculty Funding page for more details.

  • Funding: CEUS Travel Award
    Deadline: October 1

    One of the important legacies Professor Denis Sinor left to CEUS was the tradition of supporting graduate student travel for academic conferences. The Central Eurasian Studies Department makes available to CEUS students who have been confirmed as conference presenters awards, on a competative basis, up to $350 Awards are based on merit, demonstrated need, and availability of funds. Students applying for conference funding should submit to ACES ( the CEUS Travel Award Application and supporting documents no later than October 1 for travel between July-March of the following year and April 1 deadline for travel between January-August of the the same year. If you have not received confirmation from the conference organizers contingency awards may be made although funds cannot be distributed until confirmation is received. Requests for travel stipends will be evaluated by an ACES Committee.

    Please see the CEUS Funding page for more details.

  • Funding: University Graduate School Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research
    Deadline: October 2

    These awards provide funding for Bloomington graduate students for unusual expenses incurred in connection with doctoral dissertation research, such as travel to special libraries or laboratories, payments to consultants, specialized equipment, and duplication of vital materials needed for writing the dissertation. Expenses that are not supported include typing and duplicating of dissertations, tuition, normal living expenses, routine laboratory supplies, and computers.

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • Advanced Proposal Deadline: 11th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Science
    Deadline: October 2

    We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes: Social and Community Studies; Civic and Political Studies; Cultural Studies; Global Studies; Environmental Studies; Organizational Studies; Educational Studies; Communication; Special Focus for 2016: An Age and its Ends: Social Science in the Era of the Anthropocene.

    See the announcement for more details.

  • Call for Proposals: Resilient Europe?
    Deadline extended: October 6

    The Program Committee for the 23rd International Conference of Europeanists invites participants to consider contemporary Europe’s capacity for resilience. Since the financial crisis began in 2008, stresses and shocks of various sorts have posed dilemmas that challenge Europe’s resilience in economic, political, and cultural domains. How will European economies confront slow growth and austerity, as well as the atrophy of “social Europe” and the growth of inequality? How will demographic decline combined with immigration and assimilation affect the ethnic composition of Europe? Will the protracted Eurozone crisis and waning public support for European institutions and policies alter the viability of the European project? How will secular Europe confront the challenges of religious mobilization? How will European democracies confront the rise of nationalist parties and the valorization of “illiberalism” as viable political practice? Can Europe remain a “Normative Power,” a force for liberalism, democracy and the rule of law in the world, in the face of rising powers and resurgent authoritarianism?

    The Council for European Studies (CES) seeks proposals that explore these questions and the quality of resilience in Europe. It encourages proposals from the widest range of disciplines and, in particular, proposals that combine disciplines, nationalities, and generations. CES invites proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions and individual papers on the study of Europe, broadly defined, and strongly encourages participants to submit their proposals as part of an organized panel. Full panel proposals will be given top priority in the selection process. To form panels, participants may find it useful to connect with like-minded scholars through the many CES research networks, which can be found here:

  • Call for Applications: A Research Introduction to the Holocaust in the Soviet Union
    Deadline: October 11

    The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites applications for the seminar “A Research Introduction to the Holocaust in the Soviet Union.” This seminar will be held January 4–8, 2016, at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. This seminar will acquaint advanced undergraduate, MA, and early PhD students with the central topics, issues, and sources related to the study of the Holocaust in the Soviet Union, including evacuation, mass shootings, rescue, forced labor, and issues of commemoration and memory. Mandel Center scholars will lead discussions, and the seminar will include group analysis of many of the types of primary source material available in the Museum’s collections. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore the Museum’s extensive library, archival, and other collections.

    The Museum welcomes applications from advanced undergraduates, MA, or early PhD students who are enrolled in relevant academic disciplines at North American colleges and universities. Applications must be submitted in English and include: (1) a confidential recommendation letter from a faculty member in the applicant’s department that addresses the applicant’s potential and relevant interests, background, training, and qualifications (including previous coursework, projects, publications, or language study); (2) the online application form; (3) a letter of interest from the applicant discussing his/her interest in the Holocaust in the Soviet Union; and (4) a current curriculum vitae that lists relevant coursework, research papers, and academic presentations.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Application Deadline: Fulbright-Schuman/EU Program
    Deadline: October 13

    Grants are awarded to U.S. students and young professionals to study or conduct research at universities or institutions in EU Member States on EU policies, EU institutions, and the U.S.-EU agenda. Project proposals should focus on observing comparative perspectives on issues of common concern (either U.S.-EU or with reference to EU policy). Proposals may address topics such as internal and external security, peace-keeping, the EU and NATO, justice and home affairs, finance, trade, human rights, agricultural and environmental policies, energy, asylum, human trafficking, development, and EU enlargement. This list of topics is indicative, not exhaustive. Areas of study must relate to EU competencies and not merely Europe or countries of Europe. Proposals that focus on only one or two European countries and do not demonstrate a “European added value” will not be considered.

    See the Fulbright-Schuman/EU Program website for more details.

  • Funding: Bulgarian Fulbright Student Grant
    Deadline: October 13, 5:00pm

    Fulbright Bulgaria offers fellowships for U.S. students, MA/PhD candidates, young professionals and artists to conduct research, study or exercise their talents for one academic year. We are looking for motivated candidates who are interested in conducting research projects with an academic, artistic or non-governmental Bulgarian institution, independent library or field research, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination of such activities.

    More information can be found on the website.

  • Application deadline: Fulbright Competition
    National Deadline: October 13, 2015, 5:00pm

  • National deadline for the Fulbright Competition.

    The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

    During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

    Competitive applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program will not have recent extensive experience abroad (excluding recent undergraduate study abroad), especially in the country of application.

    Please see the Fulbright website for more details.

  • Paper Deadline: "Pleshkas of Russian Art/Queering Russian Art History"
    Deadline: October 15, 6:30am

    Pleshkas of Russian Art/ Queering Russian Art History is an art historical research project consisting of workshops and symposia that will result in a publication to challenge the commonly-accepted heteronormative narrative of Russian art history. Pleshkas of Russian Art/Queering Russian Art History provides a platform for new scholarship on the connections between Russian art history to date and LGBTQ studies. In Russian gay argot, "pleshka" is a cruising ground. If Russian art history can be seen as "closeted," where the only queer presence is clandestine, how do we transform this into a site for visibility and voice? This project conceives of Russian art history as a gay cruising ground – pleshkas of Russian art history – and suggests a need for a rigorous project of re-reading Russian art history in order to write a more inclusive narrative. This publication project grows out of Yevgeniy Fiks’ artistic intervention “Pleshkas of Russian Art” in catalogs of the Guggenheim Museum's RUSSIA! exhibition. Fiks inserted special pages with text narrating gay Russian history between the pages of the catalogue and then placed them back on the shelves of the Guggenheim Museum gift shop in New York City. This project is an ongoing exploration of these themes which began with the exhibition The Lenin Museum by Yevgeniy Fiks in November of 2014.

    Art historians are invited to submit papers on any aspect of queering the history of Russian art. The organizers are especially interested in reevaluating the narratives of the historical Russian Avant-garde, Socialist Realism, as well as post-War and post-Soviet art.

    Papers should be 2500-5000 words in length and submitted via e-mail along with a CV or to by October 15th, 2015, 6:30am. Please see the announcement for more details.

  • IU Global Village Living-Learning Center Fall 2016 Course Proposals
    Deadline: October 15, 5:00pm

    Indiana University’s Global Village Living-Learning Center is seeking masters and advanced graduate students to submit proposals for courses to be taught FALL 2016. Proposed courses must consider contemporary global topics or issues using a multidisciplinary approach. Special consideration will be given to proposals for courses with topics that feature the Themester 2016 focus on “Beauty.” All seminars earn students 3 credits toward graduation, carry distribution credit (CASE A&H or CASE S&H), are limited to a maximum of 20 students, and are open to all IU undergraduates. Classes meet in the classrooms of the Global Village in Foster-Martin, which are equipped with a computer, laptop connection, DVD and VHS video, video projector, a standard overhead projector, multiple chalkboards, and wireless access. The Global Village offers full administrative support as well. Instructors receive a stipend of $9,530 fee remission, health insurance, a parking pass, and meal points for dining with students. Applicants must be Masters or advanced graduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences who do not hold another AI, GA, or teaching/staff appointment for the Fall 2016 semester. If you have questions about your eligibility, contact the assistant director. International students must confirm their work eligibility with the Office of International Services before applying for the position. Instructors pursuing degrees in units outside of the College of Arts & Sciences may not be eligible for fee remissions.

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • Funding: "The Global Midwest" Collaborative Research Grant
    Deadline: October 15, 5:00pm (Central)

    The Humanities Without Walls consortium invites applications for funding from cross-institutional teams of faculty and graduate students wishing to collaboratively pursue research topics related to “The Global Midwest.” The 21st century presents a clear and pressing need to collaboratively mobilize the collective resources of the Midwest’s institutions of higher education. In his A Master Plan for Higher Education in the Midwest (2011), former University of Michigan President James Duderstadt stated that “the nation’s future will be shaped by forces that affect its heartland” (p. 1), and that cross-institutional collaboration is crucial to the creation of new knowledge ecologies in the Midwest...” The Humanities Without Walls consortium follows directly from these assumptions. This initiative aims to reveal and rethink the Midwest as a major force in the formation of a global economy and culture—both now and in the past. Projects may focus directly on the Midwest or examine the ways locations far from the Midwest have shaped and continue to influence the region’s past, present, and future.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Call for Course Proposals, Collins Living-Learning Center
    Deadline: October 15

  • Teach an IU-accredited course at Collins:

    Is there a course you've always wanted to teach, but never had the opportunity? Have you designed a multidisciplinary course that doesn't quite fit into your department's curriculum? The Collins Living-Learning Center invites faculty members and advanced graduate students with teaching experience to submit course proposals each semester for the following year. Freshmen and sophomores are required to register for one Collins seminar per year. Proposals at the 200 level are sought particularly, but not exclusively.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: EURO Graduate Student Professional Development Grant
    Deadline: October 15

    To help graduate students who require support for research travel or travel for participation in a structured academic internship program or formal language training programs. The research, internship or language program must focus on topics related to contemporary European studies or a modern European language. Research funds may be used to conduct preliminary thesis or dissertation feasibility studies or to compile evidence for their Master's thesis or dissertation. EURO research travel grants will normally not exceed $500 and international grants will normally not exceed $1000. However, additional funds may be available for short-term stays dedicated to data collection, interviews, and pre-dissertation fieldwork. While priority is given to students pursuing an MA or doctoral minor in European Studies, all IU graduate students are welcome to apply.

    Please see the EURO Funding website for more details.

  • Funding: EURO Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant
    Deadline: October 15

    To help graduate students present their research on contemporary European topics at major association meetings and conferences. Student travel reimbursement may be applied to minimum airfare or mileage (per IU guidelines), lodging, and conference registration fee. Conference travel awards will normally not exceed $350 for U.S. conferences and $500 for international conferences. A formal paper is required, and students should submit the paper and letter of acceptance with their application. No retroactive awards will be made. While priority is given to students pursuing an MA or doctoral minor in European Studies, all IU graduate students are welcome to apply.

    Please see the EURO Funding website for more details.

  • Funding: EURO/Mellon Travel Awards for Faculty
    Deadline: October 15

    Under a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, EURO has funding available to support participation in international and domestic conferences for IU Bloomington faculty presenting papers related to European Studies. Awards will not normally exceed $500 but may range from $100 to $1000. Formal papers are strongly prioritized over participation in roundtable discussions or lecture notes. Faculty who receive funding will be expected to present their research at a EURO–sponsored event following the trip. Faculty members can use the topic from their conference paper or talk about their current and future research. EURO will make room reservations and publicize the talk.

    Please see the EURO Faculty Funding website for more details.

  • Funding: COAS Graduate Student Travel Award
    Deadline: October 16 (REEI internal deadline)

    College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Travel Awards are intended to assist students traveling to and presenting at major national and international conferences. The College will host two travel award competitions for the 2015-2016 academic school year. One will be held in the fall term and one will be held in the spring term. Each department will set its own internal deadlines for review of its students’ applications.

    Please see the website for more details, or email

  • Pre-Registration Deadline: ASEEES 2015 Annual Convention
    Deadline: October 16

  • Convention theme: "Fact." Accuracy matters. Without a clear and full understanding of events current and past and their context, social trust will disappear. The “information wars” on the Internet in recent years have badly threatened precisely such trust. A surge of reports and categorical judgments, on the basis of selective, poor, or no information, has provoked an impoverishment of discussion. “Facts” circulate from blogs into politicians’ statements, and back again, acquiring authority with repetition. Despite the ease with which photographs can be edited, it is precisely photographs that often get marshaled as clinching evidence. Conversely, the word “fake” has acquired an abusive ring that brooks no argument. Yet it is no accident that both “fact” and “counterfeit” are derived from the same root Latin verb, with a range that covers both “doing” and “making”, pointing to the inevitable process of construction that takes place when events or phenomena are recorded and reviewed. As the philosopher Mary Midgley points out (Beast and Man, 1995), “What counts as a fact depends on the concepts you use, on the questions you ask” (her italics). Somewhere between the transcendent status of “truth” and the specifically professional resonance of “data”, the term “fact” requires from its users a complex but often unacknowledged process of classification, and an engagement with concepts such as “significance” alongside “accuracy” and “veracity”. As well as journalism and politics, the term is central to science and scholarship, and indeed to artistic creation (which may assert the primacy of fact, or on the other hand express its maker’s conviction that artistic truth is superior to mere reality). So the crucial issue is: how do we retain a sophisticated sense of these many ramifications of the factual, without sliding into bland generalizing relativism of a kind that plays into the hands of ideological distortions and disinformation?

    Please see the Convention's website for more details.

  • Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center of Hokkaido University (Japan)
    Deadline: October 21

    The Slavic-Eurasian Research Center of Hokkaido University is pleased to announce the thirty-eighth round of the SRC’s Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program for 2016-2017. Foreign specialists in studies of the former Soviet and East European countries, who are interested in spending several months at the SRC during the academic year of 2016-2017 (June to March), may submit applications for this program.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • GradGrants Center Workshop, "The art of research proposal writing: tips, tricks, and techniques"
    October 22, 1:00pm

    This Fall the GGC will offer a series of workshops aimed at training graduate students in research proposal writing and general funding acquisition. The workshops are aimed at graduate students at all points in their graduate careers, and will be helpful for both first-year students and dissertating students looking for post-doc positions. These workshops are open to all IU graduate students, and space permitting, undergraduates and faculty. Workshops will entail both a presentation and activities that push you to apply the lessons to your own work, and hopefully walk away with some useful product.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: GPSG Fall Travel Award
    Deadline: October 22, 11:59pm

    The GPSG Travel Award is offered through a competitive process for graduate and professional students at Indiana University Bloomington. A flat award of $500 is given to help support travel expenses to conferences at which the student’s work will be presented (i.e. speeches, posters or interactive design), or to help support travel to workshops, special trainings, competitions and auditions that will benefit the student professionally. Funds may be used for registration fees, presentation materials, transportation, and lodging/food associated with the conference, workshop, training, competition or audition.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Overseas Study Programs at Jagiellonian University (Krakow), Warsaw University, Bogazici University (Istanbul), and Free University of Berlin
    Deadline: October 23

    Indiana University offers exchange opportunities with top universities in selected countries for graduate students on any IU campus. The majority of these programs are intended to support independent research by connecting you with resources and mentors at the partner university. In some cases, you may be able to enroll in courses or gain valuable teaching experience. Because each program differs, you should review them carefully before applying. Graduate students are encouraged to check with their departments and schools about other international opportunities.

    Exchange participants receive funding to cover their expenses. IU's Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA) covers the cost of airfare, and participants receive a reasonable living stipend from either OVPIA or the partner institution. For all programs, the partner institution provides housing or helps participants make housing arrangements.

    Applicants may be graduate students from any discipline, department, or campus who are making normal academic progress. Each applicant must submit a proposal for a program that would constitute an integral part of a well-conceived graduate degree program at IU. As part of the application process, interested applicants must prepare a proposal that describes their intended activities. Applicants should indicate how their proposed activities are important to their research and professional development. Research proposals should include an outline of the project and should reasonably identify local resources the candidate would employ. If possible, applicants should identify a faculty member(s) at the partner institution with whom they would like to work during their stay.

    Please see the IU Worldwide Graduate & Faculty Exchange Programs website for more details.

  • Proposal Deadline: 21st Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities
    Deadline: October 29

  • The ASN Convention, the largest international and inter-disciplinary scholarly gathering of its kind, welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to nationalism, ethnicity, ethnic conflict and national identity in regional sections on the Balkans, Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, the Caucasus, and Turkey/Greece, as well as thematic sections on Nationalism and Migration/Diasporas. Disciplines represented include political science, history, anthropology, sociology, international studies, security studies, geopolitics, area studies, economics, geography, sociolinguistics, literature, psychology, and related fields.

    Please see the Call for Proposals for more details.

  • Funding: COAS Graduate Student Travel Award
    Deadline: October 30 (general deadline)

    College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Travel Awards are intended to assist students traveling to and presenting at major national and international conferences. The College will host two travel award competitions for the 2015-2016 academic school year. One will be held in the fall term and one will be held in the spring term. Each department will set its own internal deadlines for review of its students’ applications.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: Spring 2016 Study in Israel Overseas Study Presidential Match Scholarships (undergraduates only)
    Deadline: October 30

    The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University is pleased to announce Spring 2016 Study in Israel Overseas Study Presidential Match Scholarships. These scholarships may be used to support Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate students who study through IU Overseas Study at the Rothberg International School at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem or at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Tel Aviv University, or the University of Haifa.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Funding: Edward L. Hutton International Experiences Program for study abroad during the Spring Semester (undergraduates only)
    Deadline: October 30

    The Hutton Honors College (HHC) is the proud home of the Edward L. Hutton International Experiences Program (HIEP), which is a scholarship & grant program for high-achieving IU-Bloomington undergraduate students seeking funding to go abroad for an academic reason. HIEP is here to help you in your endeavors abroad. There are many ways you can experience new horizons during your undergraduate career at IU Bloomington. One of the most rewarding and challenging is foreign study. Experience the ways of other peoples and the sights and tastes of other cultures!

    Please see the website for more details.

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NOVEMBER Deadlines

  • New Competition for Young Scholars, Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research
    Deadline: November 1

    Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research invites submissions of research papers by young authors—students working towards doctoral degrees and those who received PhDs no earlier than five years ago—doing research in social sciences: sociology, anthropology, ethnography, social history, and related disciplines. The contest is open to original papers in either Russian or English, not previously published or currently under consideration at any other journal, which are based on empirical qualitative studies. Only submissions that comply with the standards of a research article will be considered. The objective of the competition is to attract young talented scholars, help publicize results of recent research projects, contribute to new ways to analyze social processes, and find innovative uses of qualitative research methods.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey
    Deadline: November 1

    The American Research Institute in Turkey is pleased to offer ARIT fellowships for research in Turkey for the academic year 2016-2017. Grants for tenures up to one academic year will be considered; applications for projects of shorter duration are also supported. ARIT operates hostel, research, and study facilities for researchers in Turkey at its branch centers in Istanbul and Ankara.

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • ARIT/National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for Research in Turkey
    Deadline: November 1

    The American Research Institute in Turkey takes pleasure in inviting applications for one to three advanced long-term fellowships made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The fields of study cover all periods of history in the general range of the humanities and include humanistically oriented aspects of the social sciences, prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics, as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history. The fellowships for research in Turkey may be held for tenures of four to twelve continuous months during 2016-2017. Stipends of $4,200 per month are awarded on the basis of individual proposals.

    Please see the announcement for more details.

  • Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
    Deadline: November 1

    Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. Each Fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study - in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program - in the United States. Please note that the Fellowship does not cover tuition for executive programs, accelerated Bachelor's/Master's programs, or online degrees. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support (not to exceed $35,000), as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years.The competition is merit-based. Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment. The program values a commitment to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The program does not have any quotas for types of degrees, universities or programs, countries of origin, or gender, etc.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Alternative Spring Break in Russia
    Deadline: November 1

    Help one or more community organizations, such as the Youth Health and Education Center, Karl Liebnicht Orphanage, Russian Orthodox Church, Handicapped Children's Association “Light”, while interacting with Russian university students and others and experiencing the wonders of provincial Russia.

    Please see the flyer for more details.

  • Abstracts: 23rd Annual ACES Conference
    Deadline: November 4

    It is with great pleasure that CEUS wishes to invite panel and paper proposals to the 23nd Annual ACES Conference to be held on March 12th, 2016 at Indiana University in Bloomington. Students, faculty, and independent scholars are cordially invited to submit abstracts of papers addressing all topics pertaining to Central Eurasian Studies by November 4th, 2015. For the purposes of this conference, Central Eurasian Studies refers to the study of the historical and contemporary Afghan, Balto-Finnic, Hungarian, Iranian, Mongolic, Tibetan, Tungusic, and Turkic peoples, languages, cultures, and states. Submission of pre-organized panels is strongly encouraged. Individual papers are also welcome and will be assigned by the Conference Committee to a suitable panel. All proposals will be subject to a double-blind review process.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Abstracts: XVII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development
    Deadline: November 11

    The April Conference of the HSE is the main forum in Russia on social sciences, first of all, in Economics. Last years about 1500 colleagues participated in these Conferences. Special topics of the conference are diagnostics of economic growth: comparative perspective; top-down modernization: opportunities and limits in modern world; economic decentralization and local self-governance; values, trust and cooperation. The plenary sessions, including selected honorary papers, sessions and round tables, will be devoted to (but not restricted on) the special issues of the Conference. The plenary sessions and special round tables will feature senior Russian Government officials including representatives of the Presidential Administration, high-level representatives of the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the CEOs of several largest Russian and international companies. Session meetings and round tables on the problems of economic and social development will be held after the plenary sessions. The Conference Program Committee is chaired by Professor Evgeny Yasin. Working languages of the Conference are Russian and English. Simultaneous translation will be available during all plenary and some session meetings.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • 2016 SOYUZ Symposium, "Politics of Difference: Migration, Nation, Postsocialist Left and Right?"
    Deadline: November 15

    The SOYUZ theme this year gains immediacy and poignancy from the migration and refugee crisis in Europe in Autumn 2015. While some leaders repudiate migrants from points east by calling for a “Christian” Europe, others welcome them as a Christian gesture. Such differences are not new to postsocialism. Religion, out-migration, borders, nationality have been flash points repeatedly. The conference will examine these and other forms of difference-making within and across contemporary postsocialist contexts. Economic globalization and the integration of eastern Europe into the European Union have provided the context for postsocialist transformation. Yet, such projects of integration have encouraged new articulations of difference and reframed old ones: Minorities, diasporas, east-west relations, techno-environmental differences and border-disputes. Neo-nationalist groups rail against in-migrants and minorities at the same time as nation-branding projects posit national distinctiveness as a lure for foreign investment and tourism. Narratives of “culture wars” vilifying differences of sexual orientation and life-style have erupted, opposing conservative religious and political groups to the purportedly cosmopolitan values of “the West.” New xenophobias and homophobias compete with discourses of tolerance, each staking claims to what constitutes belonging and civilization. Deep discontent over waves of neoliberalization, austerity, corruption and kleptocracies have reconfigured economic polarization as political difference, with Left and Right both taking on new valences within an increasingly agitated political spectrum.

    We therefore invite proposals for research papers that address the politics of difference – broadly understood – in the postsocialist world. How have postsocialist histories driven new articulations of difference and to what effect? How do contemporary politics of postsocialist difference-making resemble, draw on, differ from, or challenge antecedents in the last century? What new political horizons might contemporary articulations of difference – left and right – suggest? Finally, how might the critical analysis of global postsocialism inform the scholarly investigation of the politics of difference more broadly? As always, at SOYUZ, other topics of research on postsocialism that are not directly related to this theme are also welcome.

    Please see the SOYUZ Symposium Call for Papers website for more details.

  • First Conference on Food Culture in Central Europe – From the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day
    Deadline: November 15

    Food Culture in Central Europe (Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine) is a multidisciplinary conference that aiming to present food studies related researches from Central Europe. The boundaries marked in conference title are not geographical nor political – they are symbolic. They present spaces and food cultures not known to wider audience. We hope that this initiative will increase level of food culture awareness, create interdisciplinary discourse on the food studies in this region and help establish long term cooperation between researchers and institutions.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • Yiddish Book Center Translation Fellowship
    Deadline: November 15

    The Yiddish Book Center Translation Fellowship program trains, supports, and encourages a new generation of Yiddish literary translators. Each year, the program selects a group of emerging translators who are versed in Yiddish language and culture. Fellows are provided with training, teamed with a mentor, and awarded a generous stipend to complete a book-length project of their choosing. Over the course of a year, fellows learn the craft of literary translation and become part of a burgeoning community of lifelong Yiddish translators. Together, they develop the skills, strategies, and techniques necessary to bring the richness of Yiddish literature to a broader readership.

    Please see the website for more details.

  • American Association of University Women’s Dissertation Fellowships (US citizens and permanent residents only)
    Deadline: November 15

    The American Fellowships program has been in existence since 1888, making it the oldest noninstitutional source of graduate funding for women in the United States. The program provides fellowships for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. The purpose of the Dissertation Fellowship is to offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation.

    Please see the AAUW website for more details.

  • American Association of University Women’s Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships (US citizens and permanent residents only)
    Deadline: November 15

    The American Fellowships program has been in existence since 1888, making it the oldest noninstitutional source of graduate funding for women in the United States. The program provides fellowships for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equality for women in higher education. This fellowship is designed to assist the candidate in obtaining tenure and further promotions by enabling her to spend a year pursuing independent research.

    Please see the AAUW website for more details.

  • American Association of University Women’s Summer/Short-Term Research Publications Grants (US citizens and permanent residents only)
    Deadline: November 15

    The American Fellowships program has been in existence since 1888, making it the oldest noninstitutional source of graduate funding for women in the United States. The program provides fellowships for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants provide support to scholars to prepare research manuscripts for publication and to independent researchers to prepare research for publication. Preference will be given to applicants whose work supports the vision of AAUW: to break through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

    Please see the AAUW website for more details.

  • Call for Papers, “Kissing the Mezuzah: Jews Between Public and Private Space,” JSGSA Fourth Annual Conference
    Deadline: November 20

    This conference will explore the ways in which Judaism and Jewishness have been, and continue to be negotiated with respect to space and place. We welcome submissions on topics as diverse as architecture, urban spaces, and sites of memory; textual and linguistic spaces, translations, and dialect; gender, sexuality, and the body; geography, migration, and exploration; the mapping of intellectual and academic spaces; and religious and ethnic identities. What does it mean for a space to be Jewish? How do we construct, mark, contest, or negotiate the borders, walls, and boundaries of Jewish and non-Jewish spaces? How is Jewishness performed within these spaces? We are seeking imaginative and innovative submissions from graduate students and recent Ph.D. graduates that define, expand, or challenge the existing boundaries of Jewish space in all its forms. This conference is designed to encompass a wide range of academic disciplines producing a sustained and focused conversation about space and place in the Jewish world, both past and present.

    Please see the website for more details.

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December Deadlines

  • American Association of University Women’s International Fellowships (for international graduate or postdoctoral students for study in the US)
    Deadline: December 1

    The International Fellowship program has been in existence since 1917. The program provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. A limited number of awards are available for study outside of the United States (excluding the applicant’s home country) to women who are members of Graduate Women International (see the list of GWI affiliates). Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.

    Please visit the AAUW website for more details.

  • The Nancy Weiss Malkiel Junior Faculty Fellowship, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
    Deadline: December 1

    The Nancy Weiss Malkiel Fellowship, created on the occasion of Dr. Malkiel’s 40th year of service on the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Board, is designed to support junior faculty as they work towards achieving tenure. Five 12-month awards of $10,000 will be made in the 2015–16 academic year. This one-time Fellowship program will support a small cadre of emerging faculty leaders whose careers promise—like Dr. Malkiel’s—to play a significant role in shaping American higher education. Applicants, who must have passed their third-year review, may be working in any field of the humanities or social sciences. Preference will be given to those addressing topics related to 20th- and 21st-century American history, politics, culture, and society, with emphases including but not limited to African American issues, women’s issues, and/or higher education.

    Please visit the website for more details.

  • Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarships
    Deadline: December 2

    The Woolf Institute and the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust will support outstanding research students at the University of Cambridge. The award, known as the Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarship, will cover the cost of studying for a PhD at the University of Cambridge and will be tenable at any of the 31 Cambridge Colleges. The Woolf Institute and the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust will co-fund PhD students who will be selected from amongst applicants in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Their research must be relevant to the focus of the Woolf Institute – the multi-disciplinary study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims.

    Please visit the website for more details.

  • Ninth Annual Romanian Studies Conference
    Deadline: December 6

    The Romanian Studies Organization at Indiana University is pleased to announce its ninth annual international conference, taking place March 25-26, 2016, on the Bloomington campus. We welcome proposals from graduate students and recent PhDs on any topic related to Romania, Moldova, or the Romanian diaspora, in any discipline or methodology. Past panels have included: “Landscapes of Heritage in Romania,” “Politicizing Ethnicity: Individual and Collective Identities,” “Agency and Authenticity under Socialism,” “The Pain of Transition: Continuities and Changes between Regimes,” and “Civil Society, Corruption, and Resistance in (Post) Communist Romania.” We especially encourage interdisciplinary approaches but we regularly accept papers from historians, political scientists, economists, sociologists, anthropologists, folklorists, linguists, literary critics, and musicologists.

    This year, the keynote talk titled “The Good and the Bad: Civil Society Input in Romanian Transitional Justice” will be delivered by Dr. Lavinia Stan, associate professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science at St. Francis Xavier University, in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. Dr. Stan received her PhD in Political Science from University of Toronto. Dr. Stan has authored two books on civil society and post-communist transition in Romania: Leaders and Laggards: Governance, Civicness and Ethnicity in Post-Communist Romania (2003) and Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Romania: The Politics of Memory (2013), published by Cambridge University Press. She has also contributed to, edited, and co-authored eight other books that analyze post-communist transition and democracy in Romania.

    Expanding on her previous work, Dr. Stan’s talk will argue that some civil society can have a seriously detrimental input on transitional justice and, through it, on the democratization effort. In post-communist Romania, groups and associations gathering former communist-era perpetrators (secret political police agents, and tenants occupying abusively confiscated dwellings) and collaborators (the Romanian Orthodox Church) have persistently undermined accountability, transparency and the rule of law, while blocking meaningful reckoning with the communist crimes in which they participated.

    Please submit abstracts of 250-300 words, along with your contact information and a brief biography, to Catalin Cristoloveanu at by December 6, 2015. Please submit abstracts in .doc file format rather than .docx or .pdf. We will send notifications of acceptance by January 18, 2016.

    Please see the flyer, or contact Catalin Cristoloveanu at for inquiries about the conference or the program.

  • ASEEES Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship Program
    Deadline: December 11

    Beginning in the academic year 2016-2017, the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship Program will provide up to six annual fellowships, with a maximum stipend of $22,000, for doctoral students at US universities, who are citizens or permanent residents of the US, to conduct dissertation research in Russia. The Program is open to students in any discipline whose dissertation topics are within 19th - early 21st century Russian historical studies.

    Please visit the ASEEES website for more details.

  • American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) Conference
    Pre-Registration Deadline: December 15

    Annual AATSEEL Conferences are energetic gatherings that focus on the aesthetic, creative, and communicative aspects of Slavic cultures long considered to be among the world's richest and most provocative. The 2016 AATSEEL Conference will take place January 7-10, 2016 in Austin, Texas at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

    Please visit the website, or contact for more details.

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Rolling Deadlines

  • Ongoing course: "Introduction to the Quran: The Scripture of Islam"
    University of Notre Dame Free Online Course

    According to Islamic tradition, the Quran is not simply an inspired scripture. It is a divine book brought down from heaven by the angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad, and its message is the key to heaven. Join us for an exploration of the scripture that is the word of God to over a billion people. This course will introduce you to various aspects of the Quran, including its basic message, the historical context in which it originated, the diverse ways in which Muslims have interpreted it, and its surprisingly intimate relationship with the Bible. By the end of the course, you will gain an appreciation for the perspectives of Muslim believers and academic scholars alike on the origins and the meaning of the Islamic scripture. No background in Islam or Arabic is necessary for this course. Join us as we discover a text which inspires many and remains at the heart of fascinating scholarly debates. This is a nine-week course beginning October 12, 2015. For more information, please visit the website or see the course flyer.
  • Funding: Jewish Studies Conference Funding for Graduate Students
    Indiana University Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program

    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.

  • Funding: Jewish Studies Conference Funding for Undergraduate Students
    Indiana University Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program

    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 & International Studies Building-4E, 4023, 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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