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Academic Opportunities

weekly calendar academic opportunities

September Deadlines | October Deadlines | November Deadlines | December Deadlines |Rolling Deadlines

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

September Deadlines

  • Application deadline: Fulbright Competition
    September 15 Deadline

    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: 216B Hutton Honors College; (Tel): 812.855.3948;

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

    Office: IUB Herman B. Wells Library, East Tower, Room 651; (Tel): 812.855.5281;

    Applicants should initiate an application in the Embark system by Wednesday September 3rd. The campus deadline for the 2015/2016 Fulbright application is Monday September 15th. Campus reviews will take place September 22 - October 10.

  • Application deadline: Holocaust Studies Seminar
    September 30 Deadline

    The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies announces the deadline for its seminar, "A research introduction to the Holocaust in the Soviet Union"

    The objective of the seminar is to 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 mass shootings, evacuation and 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 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) a letter of intent from the applicant discussing his/her interest in the Holocaust in the Soviet Union
    (3) a current curriculum vitae that lists related coursework, research papers, academic presentations, and includes a qualitative description of the candidate’s foreign language skills.

    Participants are required to attend the full duration of the seminar, which will end at noon on Friday, January 9. A maximum of 20 participants will be accepted. Awards include:
    (1) a stipend toward the cost of direct travel to and from each participant’s home institution and Washington, DC
    (2) shared lodging for the seminar’s duration
    (3) $250 toward the cost of meals, local transit, luggage surcharges, and other incidental expenses, which will be distributed after the seminar’s conclusion via direct deposit. Local participants from the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area will receive a stipend of $125 for the week.

    Elana Jakel, Ph.D., Program Director of the Initiative for the Study of Ukranian Jewry
    Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20024-2126
    (Tel) 202.314.7814

  • Funding: Malevich Society Grant
    September 30 Deadline

    The Malevich Society is pleased to announce its call for 2014 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
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OCTOBER Deadlines

  • Application deadline: Fulbright Competition
    October 14 Deadline

  • 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.

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NOVEMBER Deadlines

  • Application deadline: Yiddish Book Center Translation Fellowship
    November 15 Deadline

  • The Yiddish Book Center welcomes applications for its Translation Fellowship.

    The Yiddish Book Center Translation Fellowship is a program to train, support, and encourage a new generation of Yiddish literary translators.

    Each year, the Yiddish Book Center’s Translation Fellowship 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 will develop the skills, strategies, and techniques necessary to bring the richness of Yiddish literature to a broader readership.

    For questions, contact Gretchen Fiordalice, Translation Program Manager, at .

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December Deadlines

  • Proposal deadline: University of Virginia's Russian Identity Conference
    December 1 Deadline

  • The University of Virginia welcomes proposals for its conference, "Centrifugal Forces: Reading Russia's Regional Identities and Initiatives"

    Contemporary Russia has been described as a “country of broken links,” where much of the financial and intellectual wealth of the country is centered in Moscow and Moscow Region (with a population of nearly 20 million), while the rest of the country (another 123 million people) remain unheard and underestimated. At first glance, Russia’s regions often appear to mimic Moscow in all sorts of ways—politically, visually, architecturally, and intellectually… Until they don’t—for example, in the 2010 census thousands of Siberians protested the impact of the center by self-identifying as “Sibiriak.” Blogs, tweets, as well as conventional hard-copy writing, challenge overly centralized power and resources. Legal challenges to maltreatment from Moscow have arisen in the South Russian-North Caucasus region. Ethnographers, literary scholars, cultural historians, political scientists, anthropologists—all are finding that many people in Russia’s regions are taking initiative and articulating their particular identities and interests.

    Proposals for “Centrifugal Forces” will resist “Moscow-centric” perceptions of Russia and, through various disciplinary approaches to studying the Russian provinces, strive to hear voices from the regions instead of allowing views and opinions from Moscow to dominate. They will consider ways in which people on the peripheries engage in cultural, economic, and political processes; how they represent themselves culturally, artistically, and socially; how self-perception is developing in various regions; and, importantly in the 21st century, how the Internet impacts the very notions of center and periphery.

    “Centrifugal Forces” will be a three-day conference offering broad interdisciplinary perspectives on approaching regional study. Panels will blend historical and contemporary perspectives on being peripheral. Talks will deal with a broad array of regional experience, in relatively “hot” regions such as the North Caucasus, as well as other areas in European and Asiatic Russia; and addressing activity in rural areas, as well as regional cities.

    The organizers invite 20-minute papers from scholars from all relevant disciplines. Please submit a 250-word abstract by December 1, 2015 to: .

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Rolling Deadlines

  • 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, Goodbody Hall 326, 1011 E. 3rd St., Bloomington, IN 47405-7005;; FAX (812) 855-4314.

    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

    Please submit statement, reference, and budget to the Jewish Studies Program (Goodbody Hall 326, 855-0453) or email to

    Funds are limited. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
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