University of Colorado Boulder Teaching Assistant Professor in Russian Language and Culture
The Russian Studies Program at the University of Colorado is looking for a new colleague. We are accepting applications for a Teaching Professor in Russian Language and Russian, East European and Eurasian Culture. This is a three-academic-year, full-time (100%), non-tenure track position, with the possibility of renewal. The position begins fall 2023. Teaching responsibilities include all levels of Russian language as well as courses in Russian, East European, and/or Eurasian culture in English and Russian (current need is 5-6 courses in Russian language and 0-1 course in Russian, East European and/or Eurasian culture per year). Teaching load is three courses per semester. Salary $54,000 - $56,000; professional development and relocation funds may be available to the final candidate. Required qualifications: Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English; MA degree or equivalent in Russian, East European and/or Eurasian Studies, Russian Linguistics, or a closely related field; at least 1 year college-level language teaching experience (experience teaching can be gained during graduate studies); familiarity with current language pedagogy and the ACTFL guidelines. Preferred qualifications: PhD or equivalent in Russian, East European and/or Eurasian Studies, Russian Linguistics, or a closely related field; evidence of professional activity (conference presentations, workshops, or publications) in a field related to teaching responsibilities.
The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies seeks to hire two Teaching/Resident Assistants to support the 2023 STARTALK program taking place June 25 - July 15, 2023, on Pitt’s Oakland campus.
Responsibilities will include:
Obtain child abuse and criminal history clearances
Help to maintain a Russian-only language environment
Live in the dormitory with the high school students attending the program to ensure continuous adult supervision for the duration of the program and maintain a positive and safe environment
Join students and staff at all meals
Provide classroom and other support, including support with iPads and other technology, to the program instructors as needed
Provide tutoring and lead study groups and Russian conversation practice sessions with the students
Assist the program instructors with organizing and chaperoning cultural and co-curricular activities for the students, including several field trips
Organize evening and weekend activities in the dormitory that are connected with the program theme of "That Diverse Russian-Speaking World!"
Attend a 1-day virtual training workshop at Pitt with the University of Pittsburgh STARTALK program director and instructors immediately before the start of the program and attend all staff meetings held before, during, and after the program.
- B.A. degree in Russian language and culture or a related field required
- language experience and/or professional development training in second language teaching required
- experience or evidence of the potential for success in working with students of diverse backgrounds preferred
Eligibility: US citizens or permanent residents only
Slavic and East European Journal Editorial Associate
The Slavic and East European Journal (SEEJ), the publication of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, in partnership with the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures (SEELC) at The Ohio State University (OSU), is seeking to hire an Editorial Associate. The Editorial Associate, employed by SEELC at OSU, where the journal has been housed after July 1, 2017, will be responsible for the daily operations and smooth functioning of the journal with the following duties: receive manuscripts and present them to the editor, maintain an accurate schedule of the review process and email correspondence, copy edit and proofread scholarly submissions, prepare manuscripts for print, communicate via social media, and operate an interactive website. This position is eligible for remote work and a part-time term position ending on May 31, 2025.
For questions, please contact Professor Hashamova, SEEJ editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
UCLA Department of Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures
Open date: February 16, 2023
Next review date: Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Sunday, Mar 26, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The UCLA Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures invites applications for a faculty appointment in Russian language pedagogy and applied linguistics at the advanced assistant, associate, or full professor level, beginning July 1, 2023. A thorough familiarity with L2 and heritage language learning and teaching, the use of digital resources and social media in Russian language pedagogy, and methodologies employed in Russian Flagship programs are desirable. The appointee will be expected to conduct research and provide related instructional activity in overseeing the Department’s various language offerings (principally in Russian, but also B/C/S, Polish, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Romanian and possibly other languages), to direct the Russian Flagship Program and oversee its renewal, and possibly to provide leadership in other institutional language-related programs and centers in the University’s International Institute. Dynamic teaching skills are essential; responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, dissertation supervision, independent study courses and sharing in departmental administration. Applicants should have a PhD in hand by the time of appointment (July 1, 2023).
The posted UC salary scales (https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation__;!!DZ3fjg!7DueaEjiXDoS7kmhfflTssFAvKfEdjuPFBLRU2a8iYV0BKrgGVLB8cfiNMzrMRwZHS_IY0cRqEWnEFFGP6fxLPhvwcg0EDZA8_CEdvcz$ ) set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table 1 for the salary range. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. A reasonable estimated salary range for this position is $88,300 to $188,400, inclusive of the salary scale and off-scale salary components. See campus compensation page for additional information.
Dossiers should include a cover letter describing research and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, an EDI Statement (see https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://ucla.app.box.com/v/edi-statement-faqs__;!!DZ3fjg!7DueaEjiXDoS7kmhfflTssFAvKfEdjuPFBLRU2a8iYV0BKrgGVLB8cfiNMzrMRwZHS_IY0cRqEWnEFFGP6fxLPhvwcg0EDZA85ZpaZSN$ ), a writing sample, Reference check authorization release form, and the names and contact information of at least three references who may be contacted for a letter of recommendation at a later stage. Everything should be submitted electronically via UCLA’s Academic Recruit site: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08203__;!!DZ3fjg!7DueaEjiXDoS7kmhfflTssFAvKfEdjuPFBLRU2a8iYV0BKrgGVLB8cfiNMzrMRwZHS_IY0cRqEWnEFFGP6fxLPhvwcg0EDZA8yoi75h7$
Preliminary interviews will be conducted by ZOOM. Dossiers should be submitted by the end of the day (11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time) on March 14, 2023. Address all inquiries about the application process to Deanna Finlay at email@example.com.
We value candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on March 19, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted until March 26, 2023.
Cataloger of Slavic Manuscripts
The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) invites applications for the full-time, benefit-eligible position of Cataloger of Slavic Manuscripts. This is a two-year, grant-funded position.
The Cataloger will participate in HMML's effort to catalog recently digitized Slavic manuscripts and to support the creation of authority files by HMML’s metadata librarian. The Cataloger will do both original cataloging of digital surrogates as well as the correction of existing catalog records. This position is supervised by the Lead Cataloger of Eastern Christian Collections and reports to the Director of Cataloging.
Founded in 1965, HMML holds the world's largest archive of manuscript photographs in both microfilm and digital format. HMML identifies manuscript collections around the world that need photographic preservation and online access. Its archives now contain more than 500,000 complete manuscripts, ranging in size from large codices of hundreds of folios to brief documents consisting of just a few leaves.
Visit hmml.org to learn more about the places, people and communities that have been part of HMML's global story, and the manuscripts in HMML's digital and microfilm collections.
Located on the campus of Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, HMML is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation that contracts with the Order of Saint Benedict (OSB) for employees and employee services.
- Catalog Slavic manuscripts according to HMML metadata standards.
- Support the creation of authority files and controlled vocabulary during cataloging.
- Provide expertise when necessary on the Church Slavonic language, naming practices, and manuscript tradition.
- Work closely with HMML staff on relevant aspects of project workflow.
- Submit monthly reports on cataloging.
- Answer patron questions concerning the Slavic digital manuscript collections.
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
- Performs other duties as required by the director or supervisor.
- Earned doctorate in History, Slavic Studies, Medieval Studies, Religious Studies, or MLIS equivalent.
- Ability to read Cyrillic writing and excellent knowledge of Church Slavonic language and paleography.
- Native or near native English language proficiency and good communications skills.
- Experience in working with manuscripts or cataloging manuscripts.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly spreadsheet methodologies), Google Sheets, Google Drive, and other commonly used menu-based software.
- Experience with using digital tools for research in the humanities and ability to understand and work with HMML's digital platforms and tools.
- Attention to detail; accuracy and thoroughness in work habits; ability to manage multiple, complex tasks; ability to work in a collaborative team environment; and willingness to utilize communications tools to facilitate working remotely with speedy response times.
- Knowledge of DCRM(MSS) and AMREMM cataloging standards.
- Knowledge of Ukrainian, Polish, Serbian, Russian, Greek, or Latin.
- Experience working with databases and database management.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Strong computer skills.
- Successfully pass a criminal background check.
Sitting for prolonged periods of time. Extensive use of computers and keyboard. Occasional lifting may be required.
In addition to the qualifications noted on the job description, all employees are expected to abide by the following expectations:
- Ability to interact with the community of the Order of Saint Benedict and the Saint John’s community as an integral part of the staff.
- Project a positive image of service which represents the unit to which assigned.
- Ability to acquire an understanding of the character and mission of Order of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University.
- A willingness to maintain a high level of competence. Discreet judgment and confidentiality are expected of all employees.
- The personal safety and health of each employee is of primary importance in our operation. Each employee has the responsibility to prevent accidents and injuries. The Order of Saint Benedict and its employees have the responsibility to comply with Federal, State, and departmental regulations related to safety and health.
ADDITIONAL DEPARTMENTAL REQUISITES:
Help create and foster a positive, respectful, and inclusive work environment.
Applications are accepted online at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/csbsju/osb?. Candidates are asked to complete the application form and submit a cover letter and resume.
If you require an accommodation to participate in the OSB hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (320) 363-2874.
It is the policy of OSB to conduct a pre-employment background check. An offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
HMML is a cultural heritage institution that welcomes applicants from all religious and cultural backgrounds.
Order of Saint Benedict is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Deadline: March 31, 2023
Zuzana Simoniova Cmelikova Visiting International Scholar in Leadership and Ethics, University of Richmond
The University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies invites applications for a full-time visiting position as the Zuzana Simoniova Cmelikova Visiting International Scholar in Leadership and Ethics for the 2023-24 academic year.
This position, made possible by a generous gift from the Ukrop family, is designed to give visiting scholars with extensive international experience the opportunity to conduct research, develop courses, and/or design programs on leadership ethics. Visiting International Scholars pursue their own advanced research related to leadership and ethics; and actively contribute to the intellectual life of the School and University through meaningful interactions with faculty including presenting their research and/or issues related to leadership in their country. Ordinarily, the fellowship is renewable for a second year.
Visiting international scholars may be new Ph.D.s or experienced scholars who hold a Ph.D. in an academic area related to the study of leadership and ethics. Scholars from newly formed or restored democracies are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should explain in a cover letter how their research, teaching, and future plans relate to the scholarship that they would pursue as a visitor at the Jepson School.
Inaugurated in 1992, the Jepson School of Leadership Studies is an independent academic unit of the University and offers students the opportunity to major or minor in Leadership Studies. With the aim of educating students for and about leadership, the Jepson School offers an intellectually challenging liberal arts curriculum delivered by means of a rigorous and innovative pedagogy.
The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”
The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the School and its programs, please see https://jepson.richmond.edu/.
Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.richmond.edu and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page research plan, and writing sample. Candidates for this position may be asked, at a later date, to provide the names and contact information for three references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation. Review of applications will commence March 15, 2023; the deadline for applications is March 31, 2023.
Deadline: March 31, 2023
Policy and International Affairs (PIA) Librarian
D-23-LIB-00004 | 41034 Library Data, Research, and Teaching Services | Library
Princeton University Library (PUL) seeks an energetic, creative librarian to provide research assistance and collection development to support students and researchers in international affairs, public policy and education. This position has collection development responsibility for education-related topics.
Reporting to the Head of Stokes Library, the Policy and International Affairs (PIA) Librarian is part of the social sciences team in the Data, Research, and Teaching Services (DaRTS) division, and the primary liaison for undergraduate students at the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA). This position works with students, faculty, and staff in international affairs, public policy, politics, economics, and related social science fields.
Core responsibilities include conducting research consultations and teaching data workshops using policy-relevant sources. Additional responsibilities include course-based instruction, outreach, developing research guides, and implementation of workshops related to data analysis and bibliographic management. The ability to leverage data analysis tools and a strong understanding of qualitative and quantitative methods in policy and international affairs is critical. Collaboration with other librarians and specialists is essential for this role.
Library collection responsibilities include collection building; managing funds and approval plans; advising on preservation, digitization, and maintenance, including offsite storage. This position collaborates with units across the library and represents PUL in professional meetings and partnerships.
PUL is one of the world's leading research libraries. It employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities. The Library supports a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images. Further information: http://library.princeton.edu. Information about the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) is at https://spia.princeton.edu
*ALA-accredited MLS degree and work experience related to international affairs, public administration, politics, public policy, economics or sociology OR an advanced degree in any of these fields
*Work experience in a research library or comparable academic setting including conducting instruction, research consultations and outreach
*Broad knowledge of the field of policy and international affairs, including scholarly resources and bibliographic tools, trends in digital scholarship, data analysis and relevant qualitative or quantitative methods
*Excellent interpersonal skills, project management skills and the ability to work successfully and collegially with a diverse group of scholars and colleagues
*Experience using and teaching relevant and emerging data tools, especially R, Stata, NVivo and/or Tableau
The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted only from the AHIRE system through the office of the Dean of the Faculty website: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/position/29061 and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
PUL is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing the University's commitment to racial equity within our community and in the world. We encourage candidates from all diverse backgrounds and life experiences to apply for our positions. To find out more about PUL's work towards greater inclusivity, equity, and diversity, please see PUL's "About" page.
Vanderbilt University: College of Russian and East European Studies
The Department of German, Russian, and East European Studies at Vanderbilt University invites applications from all humanistic disciplines for the position of Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian and East European Studies (non-tenure-track, 3-year appointment, 2-2 teaching load). The department seeks a candidate with an innovative scholarly research agenda and a commitment to undergraduate education. Applications are particularly welcome from scholars with an expertise in the twentieth or twenty-first century.
Applicants must have received their Ph.D. no more than four years prior to the start of the position on August 16, 2023 or January 1, 2024. Interviews will be conducted by Zoom in April. The successful candidate will begin in August 2023 or January 2024.
To be considered, please submit the following materials by April 5, 2023: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (dissertation chapter or article), two sample syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, including teaching evaluations, and three letters of reference.
Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Davidson College Russian language and coordinate the Russian language program
The Department of Russian Studies at Davidson College invites applications for a three-year, renewable lectureship in Russian language, beginning July 1, 2023. Lecturers receive up to $2,000 per year for travel to academic conferences and workshops, can apply for additional professional development and research funds, and are eligible for sabbatical under Davidson’s policies. Davidson College will also provide visa support if needed. We seek a long-term colleague dedicated to advancing our language curriculum, mentoring students, and collaborating across campus to expand interest in Russian among a diverse group of students.
The successful candidate must have an M.A. or the equivalent by the time of hire in second-language pedagogy, Russian language/linguistics, applied linguistics, or a related field; native or near-native fluency in Russian and English; experience teaching Russian at a U.S. college or university; and a demonstrated commitment to a proficiency-based communicative curriculum. Additional desirable characteristics include an active professional development profile in second-language pedagogy, experience in curriculum development, expertise in using technology in the classroom, or ACTFL certification.
Teaching load per academic year is a total of five courses (elementary, intermediate, and advanced), plus one independent study, as needed, for advanced students, with a course release in lieu of a sixth course for serving as the Russian Language Coordinator. The Russian Language Coordinator duties include selecting materials and designing syllabi for Russian language courses, training and supervising our IIE-Fulbright FLTA, co-hosting the weekly Russian table, organizing Russian-related extracurricular activities, serving as faculty liaison to the student Russian language club, advising students on study-abroad options, directing our Dobro Slovo chapter, and generating interest in Russian language among current and prospective students to help build and sustain enrollments.
Applications must be submitted online at https://employment.davidson.edu and include:
- a cover letter
- teaching statement (1-2 pages)
- a statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) (1-2 pages). A description of Davidson’s commitment to DEI can be found here: https://www.davidson.edu/about/commitment-diversity-and-inclusion
Review of applications will begin April 7, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Letters of recommendation and a teaching portfolio will be requested from short-listed candidates at a later date. Please address any questions to Amanda Ewington, chair of the Russian Studies Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internships with the Kennan Institute
The Kennan Institute is accepting applications for Spring 2023 internships. Please submit applications for Summer 2023 internships between March and April, 2023.
The Kennan Institute offers paid research internships for undergraduate, graduate, and prospective graduate students. Each intern works with a scholar in residence at the Institute over a period of three to nine months. Applicants should have a good command of the Russian or Ukrainian language and ability to conduct independent research. This internship offers a flexible schedule of 15 hours per week.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter describing your availability to work in Washington, D.C. and your research interests and strengths. Please be sure to note in your cover letter the period for which you wish to be considered (for example, spring or fall semester). You may send your application by email to email@example.com, or by regular mail to:
Research Assistant Coordinator
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004-3027
For more information, you may email Joseph Dresen or call (202) 691-4245.
International students are eligible, but they must hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa and appropriate work authorization especially if they are receiving compensation for the internships. All international students must obtain written permission from their Designated School Official or Responsible Visa Officer at their university stating that they are in valid immigration status and eligible to do an internship at the Center. The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of its interns.
Jordan Center New York City Summer Fellowship
Option A. Funding for Unpaid Russia-Related Internships
Description: The Jordan Center New York City Summer Fellowship in Support of Russia Related Internships and Research supports undergraduate and MA students who have obtained unpaid Russia-related summer internships in New York City over the summer. Selected fellows will receive a stipend of $5600 for the 8-week program. All fellows will be paired with individual mentors in their chosen areas of interest. A series of career-related conversations will also take place throughout the summer with professionals from a wide array of fields working on Russia-related projects.
Deadline: April 1, 2023
Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled as undergraduate or MA students at NYU. Applicants must have already obtained an internship offer by the time of applying. All internships must be based in New York City.
Applicants must submit:
- One page statement of interest
- Current CV or resume
- Internship Confirmation
- One letter of recommendation
Option B. Funding for Russia-Related Research
Description: The Jordan Center New York City Summer Fellowship in Support of Russia Related Internships and Research supports undergraduate and MA students who seek to conduct Russia-related research in New York City over the summer. Selected fellows will receive a stipend of $5600 for the 8-week program. All fellows will be paired with individual mentors in their chosen areas of interest. A series of career-related conversations will also take place throughout the summer with professionals from a wide array of fields working on Russia-related projects.
Deadline: April 1, 2023
Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled as undergraduate or MA students at NYU. Research projects must be based in New York City.
Applicants must submit:
- One page research statement
- Current CV or resume
- Letter of recommendation from a professor or TA (ideally from someone advising applicant on the research project).
The Jordan Center Fellowship Committee will review complete applications and decisions will be announced within 2-3 weeks of the submission deadline.
PLEASE BE SURE TO NOTE WHETHER YOU ARE APPLYING FOR OPTION A (INTERNSHIPS) OR OPTION B (RESEARCH) WHEN APPLYING
Please upload your application materials HERE by April 1, 2023.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. Russia Foundation Internship Opportunities
The U.S. Russia Foundation invites applications for its internship program in the Foundation’s Washington DC office for Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. USRF interns will have responsibilities in two areas: (1) supporting USRF staff in grant administration and management, and in the operation of the Washington office; and (2) researching, writing, and producing an in-house report for USRF Board members and staff on current trends in Russia and U.S.-Russia relations.
USRF interns will also participate in a program of seminars, discussions, and events to develop their expertise on Russia and knowledge of careers and professions in government, the private sector, and education.
Interns will work flexible schedules of 15-20 hours per week under the supervision of USRF staff. The Spring internship program runs from January 15 through May 31. The Summer internship program runs from June 1 through August 31. The Fall internship program runs from September 15 through December 31. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $1200 and support for public transportation costs in the DC metro area.
An applicant must:
- Be a current full-time undergraduate student at an accredited U.S. college or university with a focus on Russian studies (in any academic discipline), OR be a current Masters degree or professional degree candidate. Preference is given to undergraduates, but MA candidates may also apply.
- Have completed at least 2 years of Russian language studies or the equivalent
- Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Be a U.S. citizen
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for each semester. Spring semester applications are due by December 1st; Summer semester applications are due by April 30th, and Fall semester applications are due by September 13th. These should be submitted to email@example.com.
Applicants should submit:
- A letter of interest that includes: your background, your interest in Russia, and what you think USRF should be doing to advance its mission (see the USRF website http://usrf.us )
- 2 letters of recommendation from professors, instructors, or teaching assistants
- A current university transcript
- A writing sample
Association for Women in Slavic Studies Travel Grants
The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) is pleased to be able to offer travel grants of between $200 and $1000 for scholars from Eurasia studying women's and gender studies, who are presenting papers at the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) meetings, the AWSS meetings, or the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) meetings.
Requests to support travel to other conferences will be considered if funds are available. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Scholars should complete the information listed below and submit a budget and a current CV with their application. All recipients of awards are required to submit a short (maximum 250 words) report on their grant activity within 30 days after the event for which travel was supported.
ARISC Conference Travel Grants
The ARISC Conference Travel Grant promotes cooperation and exchange among South Caucasus and U.S. researchers and institutions by providing support to Armenian, Azerbaijani, and Georgian scholars and PhD students for presenting research at scholarly conferences or workshops in the U.S. The ARISC Travel Grant provides travel costs up to $3,000 USD.
The Conference Travel Grant funds may be used for the presentation of papers, organization of panels, active participation in workshops that include topics relevant to area studies of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia at scholarly conferences in the U.S. This competition is open only to citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, or Georgia, with priority given to those affiliated with colleges, universities, or research institutions in the South Caucasus (e.g. students, faculty, researchers).
Funding for the ARISC Conference Travel Grant Program 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).
Non-Residential Fellowships for Scholars from Ukraine, Institute for Human Sciences
In recognition of the need for urgent support of Ukraine’s intellectual community in the face of Russia’s war of aggression, the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM, Vienna), the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University (HURI), and the Harriman Institute at Columbia University have partnered to offer non-residential fellowships for Ukrainian scholars, cultural figures, and public intellectuals. These fellowships provide a one-time stipend of 5000 EUR to support recipients’ intellectual activities. These fellowships are open to: Ukrainian scholars in the humanities and social sciences who hold a PhD or its equivalent at the time of application; Ukrainian writers, artists, and public intellectuals whose work contributes to deeper international understanding of Ukrainian society. Preference was given to applicants who intend to or must remain in Ukraine for legal, professional, or personal reasons.
Fullbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships
The U.S. Department of Education has announced the 2023-2024 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program. Fulbright-Hays fellowships provide opportunities for doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies.
The program is open only to US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents. Allowable projects are those that focus on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories). Applicants may propose projects lasting from 6 to 12 consecutive months, and projects may start as early as January 1, 2024.
Students apply through the Graduate College, and the Graduate College’s deadline is Monday, March 27 at 5:00 p.m. For details on the fellowship and the application process, visit the Fulbright-Hays listing in our Fellowship Finder database.
The Graduate College's Office of External Fellowships will hold a Fulbright-Hays information session over Zoom on Tuesday, February 21 from 3:30 to 5:00. All students considering applying should attend this session. Register here.
Deadline: March 27, 2023
American Institute for Southeast European Studies 2023-24 Fellowships
AISEES announces the availability of 3 fellowships for graduate students and early postdoctoral scholars in the United States to support research in Southeast Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia) for research conducted within the 18-month period of June 2023 and November 2024. Awards will be made for a maximum of $3000 each. Projects in all fields in the social sciences, humanities and related disciplines are eligible.
Proposals will be judged on their quality and on the potential of the research to strengthen scholarship in southeastern Europe. The purpose of the fellowship is to help cover travel, living expenses and/or applicable research expenses in southeastern Europe. By the end of her/his term of study in southeast Europe, fellows will submit a 3000 word paper and a PowerPoint or similar graphic presentation on a subject related to her/his research to the AISEES website. The fellow will acknowledge AISEES in any publication that emerges from the research carried out during the fellowship period.
Application requirements: Please send a single PDF containing the following information to us at AISEESorg@gmail.com:
1) Contact information: name, U.S. mailing address, institutional affiliation, citizenship
2) Project statement of approximately 1500 words
3) Detailed overall budget of the project which specifies how the AISEES funds (up to $3000) will be applied
Two letters of recommendation must also be submitted by scholars familiar with your research
All information must be received by March 31, 2023, in order for the applicant to be considered for the fellowship.
Deadline: March 31, 2023
ACTR Professional Development Fund in honor of Olga E. Kagan
We encourage you to apply/to invite your graduate students to apply for the second round of the ACTR Professional Development Fund in honor of Olga E. Kagan, with a deadline of April 1, 2023.
The purpose of this award is to support the professional development of Russian language instructors. This year it will offer support to graduate students ($300) to help offset the cost of professional development in language pedagogy. Eligible reimbursable expenses include travel to professional and academic conferences, conference registration fees, pedagogical workshops, and other professional development and/or training activities which focus on language pedagogy. See below for some suggestions (and please feel welcome to email with additional opportunities that we may have missed).
Requirements for this award period:
1) Applicants must be enrolled in an MA or PhD program in Russian language, literature or cultural studies or in a related discipline
2) Applicants must submit a letter from their program director or department chair stating that the full cost of the professional development opportunity cannot be covered by other resources available to the applicant at their home institution
3) Awards will be disbursed upon presentation of receipts, which must be within 12 months of notification of the award
For the application, see https://www.actr.org/olga-kagan-fund.html
Recipients will be announced by May 1.
Deadline: April 1, 2023
Business Language Research and Teaching Awards, Indiana University
In order to encourage faculty, lecturers and graduate students in foreign language departments to add a business-language dimension to their research and teaching, the 16 Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) have pledged a portion of their Title VI CIBER grant funding to support the Business Language Research and Teaching (BLRT) Awards. In 2023, two $4,000 and one $5,000 awards will be made to research or teaching projects in foreign languages (excluding ESL and ASL).
The 2023 BLRT recipients will present their research findings at the 2024 International Symposium on Language for Specific Purposes. Recipients will also receive a travel stipend of up to $1,000 to cover costs associated with presenting at this conference.
Proposal Guidelines can be found by clicking here.
Note: Doctoral students must submit a letter of support from their advisor along with the proposal.
All proposals should be submitted via email to IU CIBER (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 3, 2023.
Deadline: April 3, 2023
UIUC Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures Vekich Scholarship
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is pleased to announce the Vekich Scholarship, an award for students of the South Slavic language region. Vekich Scholars are named annually from among current UIUC students in the spring, following a simple essay competition. The scholarship will be in the form of a $1,000 scholarship (applied to the students' financial account).
For the academic year 2023‐2024, one to two Vekich Scholars will be named. Submissions to the Vekich Scholarship competition are now being accepted. The only requirement is that the recipient(s) must take one relevant course offered by the Slavic Department, preferably focused on the Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian language region, during the scholarship award period. Recipients must also pledge to serve as a good ambassador for the region and the University of Illinois.
Competition Guidelines: 1) an essay of 300-500 words explaining the applicant's interest in, and future educational commitment to, the Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian language region. The essay should address how the applicant’s study of the region’s culture, language, and history will contribute to their future educational or career goals. 2) UIUC transcripts. Please include a cover sheet that lists your contact information (name, campus and home address, and email address), and email your essay and transcripts to Prof. Peter Wright, email@example.com The submission deadline is April 3, 2023.
Deadline: April 3, 2023
AISEES Summer 2023 Scholarship with the Balkan Heritage Foundation
AISEES is pleased to resume our partnership with the Balkan Heritage Foundation (www.balkanheritage.org) to offer a scholarship of 1800 euros to enable a student based at an American university to participate in a program sponsored by the Foundation. The scholarship can be applied to any of the BHF programs of excavation or conservation in southeastern Europe.
Deadline: April 15, 2023
American Literary Translators Association Travel Fellowships
The ALTA Travel Fellowships, which are awarded annually to emerging translators to help them participate in ALTA programming, are open for submissions. Applications this year are open until April 17 at 11:59pm PT via Submittable only. This year, ALTA Travel Fellows will be awarded a monetary prize and will participate in a reading at the ALTA conference in Tucson, AZ in the fall.
Among the fellowships is the Peter K. Jansen Memorial Travel Fellowship, which is preferentially awarded to an emerging translator of color or a translator working from an underrepresented diaspora or stateless language. Applicants for the Jansen Fellowship should apply using the ALTA Travel Fellowship application, and check the Jansen Fellowship eligibility box in the application form.
The Raoul and Mary Smith Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant at the Museum of Russian Icons
The Center for Icon Studies (CIS) at the Museum of Russian Icons promotes the study of all aspects of sacred icons. While the Museum's main focus is Russian icons, CIS takes a broader perspective. It is interested in the origin and development of orthodox icons from the Byzantine period to the modern era around the globe.
The Center is offering the Raoul and Mary Smith Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant in the amount of $2,000 to promote this goal. This annual grant funds a PhD candidate to conduct in-house research at the Museum. The grant recipient will use the Museum’s resources – a collection of over 1,000 icons, a 2000+ volume research library, and a network of scholars and museum professionals – to conduct their research. In addition, the research will support the CIS and the Journal of Icon Studies, published annually by the Museum.
Deadline: April 30, 2023
CLIR/ASEEES Underrepresented Regions, Year 3
The CLIR Executive Council, in partnership with ASEEES, is starting year three of a multi-year pilot program to engage with librarians, archivists, and other information professionals from underrepresented regions within Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. The annual convention will once again serve as the platform for structured discussions between ASEEES members and representatives from these regions.
The program seeks to bring 3-4 librarians, archivists, and other information professionals from underrepresented regions. The ASEEES administration will provide comped membership and waive registration fees, and the Slavic Reference Service will provide each participant with a $400.00 stipend.
For the 2023 annual convention, they are focusing on Central Asia (emphasis on Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan). In order to coordinate and facilitate these discussions with regional librarians, the CLIR Executive Council is creating a working group that will do the following:
- Identify themes and focus areas for two structured roundtable discussions at the upcoming 2023 annual convention
- Setup up an application review process for program participants
- Work with CLIR Executive Council to promote these discussions
- Moderate discussions & coordinate meetings with ASEEES members and representatives from the region
The working group will be led by two co-chairs. The deadline to complete this work is August 2023.
- Fourth-year - Siberia and the Far East (strong emphasis on indigenous memory institutions) (2024)
They are encouraging librarians, students, and scholars (4-5) with specialization in Central Asian Studies to join this working group. If you are interested in serving as a co-chair, participating in the working group, or nominating a chair or co-chair, please contact Anna Arays at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Councils Title VIII Research Scholar Program
Designed to expand the accessibility of overseas research while increasing U.S. knowledge and expertise on the region, the Research Scholar Program supports fellows seeking to complete overseas, policy-relevant research. Fellowships last three to nine consecutive months and include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support. Following the completion of the research term, fellows will return to the U.S. and share their findings through presentations, articles, and lectures in order to strengthen and broaden current scholarship on the region.
The total value of each fellowship, administered by American Councils, ranges from $7,000 to $25,000, with actual levels of support depending on the duration of the overseas research period. Typical awards include:
International airfare from the scholar's home city to their host city overseas
Academic affiliation at a leading local university or educational institution
Visa(s) arranged by American Councils in direct collaboration with academic host institutions in order to facilitate archive access and guarantee timely visa registration
A housing stipend
A monthly living stipend
Health insurance of up to $100,000 per accident or illness
Ongoing logistical support from American Councils staff, including in-country orientation and 24-hour emergency aid
For full information, and to apply, please visit https://www.studyabroad.americancouncils.org/rsp.
Deadline: October 1, 2023
AWSS Patricia Herlihy Graduate Research Prize
The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) Patricia Herlihy Graduate Research Prize is awarded annually to fund promising graduate-level research in any field of Slavic/East European/Central Asian studies by a woman or on a topic in Women's or Gender Studies related to Slavic Studies/East Europe/Central Asia by a scholar of any gender. Graduate students who are at any stage of master's or doctoral level research are eligible. Only current graduate students are eligible for this prize.
The grant can be used to support expenses related to completion of a thesis or dissertation, as well as travel, services, and/or materials. The award carries a cash prize of $1000.00. Nominations and self- nominations are welcome.
Recipients must be members of AWSS; if award recipients are not current AWSS members, they must join AWSS as condition of the award.
For more information, and to apply, click here.
Deadline: September 1, 2023
Mediterranean Solidarity: International Aid Between Southern European Countries (1945-1990)
Call for Papers - International workshop, University of Florence, Department of Social and Political Science, May 30-31, 2023
In recent years, international humanitarianism has increasingly attracted the interest of historians. A great deal of research has reconstructed the history of aid programmes for those who are victims of war, natural disaster, or economic disadvantage. These studies have, however, mainly examined the experience of donor countries in northern Europe, and the United States, while the countries of southern Europe have largely been overlooked or have mainly been considered as merely passive recipients. This workshop proposes a shift of perspective. It places the countries of Mediterranean Europe at the centre, and it explores the role that humanitarianism has played in the relationships between Southern European countries (with particular reference to Portugal, Spain, Italy, Yugoslavia and Greece). The aim is to look at international aid programmes within the region activated in specific critical circumstances (natural disasters, conflicts and economic crises) and to examine the political, economic and cultural reasons for intra-Southern Mediterranean solidarity from the aftermath of World War II to the end of the Cold War. We seek to explore the development of humanitarian programmes from the point of view of both the countries that provided aid and of those that accepted it, believing that the act of accepting aid is not in itself passive. The workshop does not intend to look at the countries of southern Europe in isolation; it rather aims to examine their interactions with international agencies and to examine the intersections between intra-Mediterranean and global humanitarian dynamics. The focus on Southern European humanitarian actors reveals unexplored diplomatic interchanges of welfare, relief, and development strategies to rethink international perceptions of humanitarianism and read beyond Cold War entanglements.
The workshop will provide a collaborative space to discuss humanitarianism through the lens of Southern European actors, policies, practices, and diplomatic spaces. With this aim, we welcome papers that correspond to the following broad themes:
humanitarian diplomacy and the transnational networks (both formal and informal networks, between institutions, non-governmental organisations, professionals and experts) that connected the countries of Mediterranean Europe
connections between aid policies, practices and techniques
the relationship between immediate relief and development aid
the forms of cooperation, tensions, circulation of knowledge and expertise that have marked
the interaction between the different actors of humanitarianism (Southern European
government agencies, international organizations, NGOs)
interconnections between media campaigns, propaganda strategies, and visual
the role played by religious and political identities of humanitarians in the definition and
implementation of aid programmes
the importance of gender both in determining aid policies and practices and in defining the
skills and professional roles of humanitarians
Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words and a short CV by March 31, 2023 to Silvia Salvatici (Silvia.Salvatici@unifi.it) and Kalliopi Geronymaki (Kalliopi.Geronymaki@alumni.eui.eu)
The conference will take place on May 30-31, 2023 at the University of Florence, Italy. Travel and accommodation will be covered.
Organization: Martin Baumeister (German Historical Institute in Rome), Kalliopi Geronymaki (University of Florence), Silvia Salvatici (University of Florence).
This workshop is organized by the ERC funded project “HumanEuroMed – Humanitarianism and Mediterranean Europe: A Transnational and Comparative History, 1945-1990” (Grant agreement No. 101019166) in cooperation with the German Historical Institute in Rome.
Silvia Salvatici (Silvia.Salvatici@unifi.it) and Kalliopi Geronymaki (Kalliopi.Geronymaki@alumni.eui.eu)
Deadline: March 31, 2023
Call for Chapter Abstracts “Issues in the Teaching of East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures"
Title of volume: Cultural Texts and Significant Learning Experiences
The volume reimagines traditional pedagogical practices to Humanities texts from East Europe and Eurasia with a view toward creating, in L. Dee Fink's words, "significant learning experiences" (Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses, San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2003). The volume seeks to profile texts that are frequently taught in Humanities-oriented courses on the culture and literature of these regions, if not also in courses oriented toward Social Sciences (History, Political Science, Communication Arts). Texts may include prose, poetry, cinema and the visual arts, theatre and drama; they may be representative of different historical periods. We are open to contributions that would consider not just one text, but rather several related texts by one (or even several) author(s), but only if this can be productively done within the constraints of length.
An abstract of 500 words maximum (inclusive of references) should be submitted to both volume co-editors by September 1, 2023
Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the volume editors who will reach out to those who submitted by December 1, 2023
If the abstract is deemed to be in alignment, the editors will ask authors to submit manuscripts for peer review (with instructions provided on how to do so) by July 1, 2024.
Contact information for the volume co-editors:
David S. Danaher (Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison), email@example.com
Michał Okłot (Associate Professor, Brown University), firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Chapters for a Volume in the ASP Series: “Issues in the Teaching of East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures”
Title of Volume: Inclusive Strategies and Critical Pedagogies for East European and Eurasian Languages
We invite chapter proposals for the volume Inclusive Strategies and Critical Pedagogies for East European and Eurasian Languages to address the challenges and opportunities to achieve broader pedagogical strategies in the instruction of languages associated with and/or situated in East Europe and Eurasia, including both those spoken in minority, nationless, Indigenous, and diasporic speech communities in the region and beyond, as well as linguae francae. We particularly encourage co-authored submissions that incorporate comparative, collaborative, and relational theoretical perspectives of language teaching. We will also consider sole authored pieces, however. Of particular interest are contributions from scholars engaging in inclusive, antiracist, anti-oppressive, abolitionist, culturally-sustaining, critical and progressive pedagogies in the teaching of languages of East Europe and Eurasia. The primary goal of this volume is to introduce current and future educators to models of effective pedagogies, classroom practices, and methodological approaches to make instruction and participation in our field more inclusive, accessible, and representative of multicultural and multilingual identities, both in terms of the student body as well as the region(s) of focus, content, the production of knowledge, and the means of instruction.
Deadline for Submission of Abstract and short list of references: June 15, 2023
Deadline for Submission of Manuscripts: December 30, 2023
if you have any questions, please contact:
Sunnie Rucker-Chang, The Ohio State University, email@example.com
Rachel Stauffer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies Resident Instructor
The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies seeks to hire a Resident Instructor to support the 2023 STARTALK program taking place June 25 - July 15, 2023, on Pitt’s Oakland campus.
Position responsibilities will include:
- Obtain child abuse and criminal history clearances
- Help to maintain a Russian-only language environment
- Join the students and staff at lunches
- Maintain consistency between the main language classes and the afternoon/evening activities
- Provide individual tutoring and lead study groups and Russian conversation practice sessions with the students
- Organize and moderate daily cultural and co-curricular activities for the students
- Provide classroom and other support to the program instructors as needed
- Assist with organizing a final concert-Kapustnik
- Attend a 1-day virtual training workshop and attend all staff meetings held before, during, and after the program.
- M.A. degree in Russian language and culture or a related field required
- 1-3 years of experience teaching high-school level Russian preferred
- experience or evidence of the potential for success in working with students of diverse backgrounds
- US citizens or permanent residents
Aspirantum- Armenian School of Languages and Cultures
ASPIRANTUM provides life-changing education for academically-oriented people, students, researchers, and professionals. ASPIRANTUM - School of Languages and Cultures has a long tradition of organizing language schools in the Republic of Armenia. ASPIRANTUM operates as a separate brand/entity with the aim to offer language courses in Armenian, Persian, Russian, Georgian, Arabic, Turkish, and Kurmanji. Since 2014 we have organized Armenian, Persian and Russian summer and winter schools for students and scholars from around the globe. ASPIRANTUM has already served more than 100 students from more than 20 countries. Current ASPIRANTUM programs include: Persian Language Winter School and Russian Language Winter School.CIEE Study Abroad in Russia
Since 1947, nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization CIEE has been bringing the world together, advancing peace by building bridges of mutual understanding between different people, different countries, and different cultures. The current programs CIEE offers are: Semester or Year Russian Area Studies, Summer Russian Area Studies, Semester or Year Russian Language, and Summer Russian Language.
Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Fellowships for Advanced Overseas Russian Language Study
American Councils for International Education has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad, to provide fellowships for advanced overseas Russian language study. Scholarships will be awarded to eligible participants on the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) in Almaty, Kazakhstan and Yerevan, Armenia.
Fellowship awards of $9,000 for the semester or $5,000 for the summer are available for overseas study of Russian. Fellowship awards for online programs are also available: $3,100 for part-time semester or full-time summer online programs; $5,800 for full-time track semester online programs.
To be eligible for Fulbright-Hays funding, applicants must:
Meet the requirements of their selected program;
Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
Be undergraduate students with upperclassmen standing (junior or seniors), graduate students, or U.S. K-12 teachers;
Demonstrate academic excellence.
To be considered for Fulbright-Hays funding, simply indicate your wish to be considered for financial aid when completing the application for your selected program and complete all the questions and forms that follow. Successful applicants will demonstrate outstanding academic ability, strong potential to gain from an overseas language-immersion experience, and future plans to work in education or other fields critical to the U.S. government.
At the conclusion of the semester abroad, participants who received Fulbright-Hays funding are expected to conduct outreach activities in the U.S. to promote Russian study to the larger community.
Indiana University Bloomington Summer Language Workshop - Russian Immersion Program
Russian was the first language to be offered in the Language Workshop, in 1950. Since then, the Workshop has helped thousands of students improve their mastery of Russian and their understanding of the cultures of the Russian-speaking world.
Today's Russian program offers seven levels of accelerated, proficiency-based courses developed in collaboration with the Russian Language Flagship Program. Courses combine formal classroom instruction, daily one-on-one, level-appropriate conversation and communication coaching sessions, and a rich program of extra-mural activities led by facilitators from across the Russian-speaking world.
To maximize exposure to Russian, students, faculty, and staff sign an Immersion Contract and commit to living in the Russian section of the Workshop dorm and to speaking only Russian for the duration of the program. (Yes, there are exceptions for emergencies and other situations where speaking Russian is not realistic.)
Title VIII Fellowships:
Indiana University Bloomington also has several funding opportunities through the Title VIII program for Russian, Hungarian and 23 other languages offered through their Summer Language Workshop.
Dates, requirements, costs, and format differ from course to course. Use the buttons at the bottom of this page to explore your options and find the right course for you or write to email@example.com for assistance.
Jagiellonian University Polish Language and Culture Semester- and Year-Long Programs
Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland invites foreign participants to semester- and year-long programs of Polish language and culture. Beginning in October 2020 the courses will be offered in a traditional in-class form, as well as (due to the coronavirus pandemic) online. Their current programs include: Intensive Semester and Annual Programs, Non-Intensive Polish Courses, Intensive 2-week Courses, Summer Programs, and Individual Lessons.
The Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University's Melikian Center
Since 1991, ASU's Critical Languages Institute (CLI) has offered intensive summer courses in less commonly taught languages. Drawing on an international team of master-teachers, many of whom hold university appointments in their home countries, CLI equips students with the tools to communicate effectively and confidently in a foreign language. CLI has offered classes in Tempe and in 15 overseas locations, with over 750 students studying abroad between 1995 and 2019.
CLI offers the equivalent of a full year of college-level language study in one summer. With intensive classes plus a wide variety of co-curricular cultural programming, it’s no wonder that CLI students start dreaming in their target language! This immersive experience accelerates student gains in proficiency and builds regional knowledge.
CLI reflects ASU’s broader commitment to inclusion and student success. Tuition subsidies are available for all students, and in most years, more than half of enrolled students receive scholarship support from either federal or philanthropic funding. CLI also provides career and fellowship advising and mentoring. CLI students have gone on to win prestigious national awards such as the Fulbright, Boren, CLS, Pickering, Gilman, and Rangel scholarship.
CLI offers programs in Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Hebrew, Indonesian, Kazakh, Macedonian, Persian, Polish, Russian, Tatar, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Uzbek
The University of Pittsburgh’s Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute
The University of Pittsburgh’s Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute offers a focus on critical and less commonly taught languages through proficiency-based instruction through courses in Arabic, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Whether students choose to study on Pitt’s campus or on one of the SLI’s many study abroad programs, they can expect to cover approximately one academic year’s worth of course work during a single summer. For full information, click here..
University of Wisconsin Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)
The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) is an eight-week summer intensive language program for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and professionals. Language courses are supplemented by a rich program of cultural events, excursions, and a weekly academic lecture series.
Course offerings each summer are dependent on student interest and enrollment. Typical course offerings include Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Languages are generally offered at the beginning and intermediate level, although advanced level courses may be offered with sufficient student interest. Additional languages, such as Kyrgyz or Azerbaijani, may also be offered with sufficient interest.
CESSI was founded in 2011 by a consortium of international and area studies centers at major U.S. universities. Since its creation, CESSI has been hosted by the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
CESSI is part of the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI), which offers training in more Less Commonly Taught Languages than any other university in the U.S. For more information, visit the WISLI website. Sign up to receive information from WISLI here.
Kazakh language courses through CESSI also qualify towards fulfilling the UW Russian Flagship Kazakh language requirement.
Mongolian Field School 2023
We invite you to participate in the Mongolia Field School where you will have the opportunity to visit areas of the country off the beaten path, experience local life and culture and conduct academic field work and educational explorations. You will join a small group that includes both international and Mongolian participants offering a chance to make new friends and connections. Everyone is welcome to apply - whether you are a student, a teacher or a lifelong learner, our program offers a unique experience where you will gain new insights and take away memories that will last a lifetime. A significant number of fellowships are available for participants thanks to the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation and other donors, with awards based on merit, diversity, and need. All applicants who apply by the March 1, 2023 deadline are given priority consideration for fellowship awards. You can apply for one course, or stay on in Mongolia and participate in up to two MFS 2023 courses (Course 1 and either Course 2 or 3).
- Course 1: Discovering The Sonic World of The Mongolian Countryside: June 2-June 15
- Course 2: Climate Change and Public Health: What does climate change mean for the people of Mongolia?: June 19-July 4
- Course 3: Mongolian Buddhism, Nature, and Conservation: June 19-July 4
Priority deadline is March 1, 2023, final deadline April 30, 2023.
Ukrainian Catholic University- School of Ukrainian Language
Founded in 2002, the School of Ukrainian Language and Culture has become one of the most prestigious institutions of Ukrainian language and culture programs for international students looking to study in Ukraine. The academic courses offered include both intensive and non-intensive Ukrainian language classes, semester abroad programs, summer schools, Ukrainian lessons for individuals, online Ukrainian lessons, study group trips, and an internship program. The School’s programs provide a unique opportunity to learn about Ukraine’s language, culture, and modern life firsthand. Current programs include: Ukrainian Online Courses for Groups, Online Courses, Spring/Fall Program, Individual Courses, and Ukrainian for Specific Purposes.
Online intensive courses are available for the Fall 2022 semester (Deadline August 27, 2022), Winter 2023 (Deadline January 23, 2023), and Spring 2023 (Deadline April 30, 2023).
Summer Russian Language and Area Studies Program in Daugavpils, Latvia
- Intensive 5-week language study.
- 110 instruction hours with Daugavpils University professors.
- 10 ECTS (5 US) credits in Russian language and area studies at Daugavpils University (contact for the course descriptions).
- Conversation practice with native Russian communication tutors is included, 10 hours.
Learn Russian in the EU offers an intensive summer Russian program in Daugavpils, Latvia. This program is based upon many years of our experience in providing highly successful summer programs for universities, federal service academies, Project GO, and other institutional customers from the USA and Europe.
The summer program will help student boost practical communication skills and confidence in using the language, extend active vocabulary, refine grammar, and explore Russian and Baltic culture, history, traditions, and lifestyle.
Deadline: May 1, 2023
Montenegrin Language and Culture
The Summer School is intended for people over the age of 18 who want to master the Montenegrin language, regardless of their previous knowledge and education profile. Upon arrival at the Summer School, the attendees who state in their application that they know the Montenegrin language will take a test, based on which they will be assigned to one of the three levels offered: beginner, intermediate and advanced. The classes will be held by professors from the Faculty of Montenegrin Language and Literature who are licensed to work with adults and have experience in teaching Montenegrin as a foreign language. Classes will be held in Montenegrin and English. Montenegrin language and culture classes are free of charge for all attendees. The Faculty of Montenegrin Language and Literature will provide free textbooks and three field trips for all attendees. The attendees have to organise and provide for their travel arrangements and accommodation on their own. The maximum number of attendees is 12 per group. Upon completion of the Summer School, participants will receive a certificate of attendance. The application form is available HERE. The completed and scanned application form should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 20 June 2023.
Study Abroad in Kazakhstan, Middlebury College
While our School in Russia is on pause, students of Russian have the chance to study in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, where Russian is an official language. Kazakhstan is a state in Central Asia bordering Russia, Kyrgyzstan, China, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. А leader in the fields of economics, innovation, education, and international business in the post-Soviet space, Kazakhstan is in a period of dynamic development while striving to preserve its national flavor, its history, and its rich culture. Students will take Russian language courses and Middlebury-organized electives designed for language learners at our host university (more details coming soon), with the chance to take mainstream courses alongside Kazakh students. All coursework will be in Russian under the Middlebury Language Pledge. Admissions deadlines for non-Middlebury students is February 1 for the Fall or Academic Year, and for Spring October 1.
- Overseas Professional and Intercultural Training Program (summer only):
- Internships in 19 different countries in the Balkans, Caucasus, East Asia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia
- Disciplines in Business and Innovation, Democracy Building and Human Rights, Ecology and Environmental Issues, Education Management, Gender and Women’s Rights, Journalism and Mass Media, Marketing and Communications, Public Health, and Social Services
Program participants live with host families, meet with conversation partners for several hours per week, and go on weekly excursions to aid cultural integration and support academic learning. All activities are conducted in the target language to foster greater language gains.
Participants receive between 15 and 20 hours of instruction in small classes each week, earning 8 undergraduate/10 graduate credit hours in summer and 16 undergraduate/15 graduate credit hours for semester programming from Bryn Mawr College upon successful completion.
Generous financial aid is available through the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Education, and several American Councils Scholarships, including the Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship and the Dan E. Davidson Scholarship for advanced language students. To learn more, please visit our Financial Aid page.
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Deadline: October 1, 2023