Resource Guides Compiler, Association of Women in Slavic Studies
The AWSS-L List Managers would like to announce an opening for the position of Resource Guides Compiler to begin as soon as possible.
The AWSS-L resource guides (Job Guide and Funding) compiler is responsible for monitoring a number of electronic lists and other resources (MLA Job Information List, H-Net Job Guide, the AATSEEL Website, the SEELANGS listserv, HigherEdJobs.com, REEEC at the University of Illinois, the Network of East-West Women, and postings sent from AWSS-L subscribers) for inclusion into guides that are posted every other week.
The Resource Guides Compiler is remunerated with a stipend of $1,000USD per year in recognition of the time-consuming nature of the work, which takes 15-20 hours per month.
The applicant must have a US social security number, and email address ending in "edu," and specialization (minimum of an MA required) in Slavic, East European, or Eurasian Studies (in any discipline). Senior doctoral candidates, post-doctoral candidates, and visiting assistant professors, who are or who soon will be on the job market, as well as staff in REEECs/SEEECs are encouraged to apply. The position is a wonderful opportunity to learn about resources in the field and to do external service in a non-profit academic organization.
If you are interested in the position, please send a resume and any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full-time Instructor/Professorial Lecturer of Russian, American University
The Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment for Academic Year 2021-2022. Rank will be dependent on education, experience, and stature in the field. The appointment is a 9-month term position and will commence on August 30, 2021.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree. Highly qualified applicants with a master’s degree related to Russian language, literature and culture will be considered. The position will require the incumbent to teach three undergraduate courses per semester (fall and spring) in Russian language. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service.
Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via: https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://apply.interfolio.com/88994__;!!DZ3fjg!q-q-EULncA1S3ZP1Jv1rh_V7ejJUVj7bIsVLel3SPvMfiBV12CYGNtv0BdlA$ . Include a letter of application, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recent published papers or working papers. Please contact Dr. Alina Israeli, Director of Russian Language Program, email@example.com if you have any questions.
American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://www.american.edu__;!!DZ3fjg!q-q-EULncA1S3ZP1Jv1rh_V7ejJUVj7bIsVLel3SPvMfiBV12CYGNojyexkl$ .
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American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.
American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
American Bibliography for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Indexer (ASEEES)
The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) is looking for 1-2 Indexers for the American Bibliography for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ABSEEES) to work remotely 10-15 hours a week. The position starts immediately. This is a part-time independent contractor position. Open to US citizens/permanent residents only.
Major Duties and Responsibilities of ABSEEES Indexer, include:
• Screens the journals assigned by the Managing Editor for articles related to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
• Indexes articles using the ABSEEES online workform; writes abstracts for those articles which do not have “Abstracts from Author;” submits records online for the Managing Editor to review
• Submits bi-weekly reports indicating the titles of journals covered during this period of time and the number of records completed
• Ensures the assigned journals do not have backlogs
• Reports if any of the assigned journals cease publication or undergo any other changes.
Position Requirements and Qualifications
-- Academic degree with a major in Slavic Studies, History or Library Science
-- This position requires excellent analytical and writing skills, as well as strong attention to detail
-- On-the-job training provided by the ABSEEES Managing Editor
-- Near native reading/writing knowledge of English
-- Knowledge of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian history, geography and culture
-- Familiarity with online databases
-- Knowledge of standard bibliographic tools and programs
-- Reading knowledge of Russian and/or other Slavic, East European, and Eurasian languages
Send a cover letter and resume/cv to: ASEEES at firstname.lastname@example.org
Full-Time Lecturer - Russian, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, UNC Greensboro
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of North Carolina Greensboro invites applications from academic professionals with established records of dynamic undergraduate teaching for a full-time, non-tenure-track position in Russian, effective August 2021. Applicants are required to possess native or near-native fluency in Russian. The nominal teaching load for this non-tenure-track appointment is 4-4. This is a one year contract appointment with the possibility for renewal. We do not have funding for relocation expenses.
We are seeking an imaginative scholar who would complement the current curricular offerings, teach courses on the undergraduate level in Russian language, literature, and culture, and shape the extracurricular offerings of the program. The Russian lecturer provides quality learning opportunities for Russian language study from beginning to advanced students as well as literature and culture courses for students pursuing the major in International and Global Studies/Russian Studies and/or the Russian language minor.
• Develop learning strategies that will promote successful teaching and learning in a learning-centered environment.
• Provide a high-quality and effective learning and teaching environment for students in accordance with the educational objectives of the University.
• Develop and facilitate programmatic initiatives that focus on recruitment and co-curricular opportunities for Russian language community.
• Present instruction based on the student learning outcomes and performance levels of the course, the Russian Program, and the department.
• Use course text, outlines, syllabi and other curriculum materials in accordance with Departmental and University guidelines.
•PhD in Russian language, literature, linguistics, and/or culture preferred
• Near-native Russian language proficiency.
• College teaching experience.
• Must demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching.
• Must demonstrate a commitment to working cooperatively within the Russian faculty and the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
• Experience working with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of students.
• Ability to plan, organize and implement quality university-level instruction and co-curricular initiatives.
• Ability to exercise sound judgment and individual initiative in a manner consistent with the goals and priorities of the Russian Program and the Department.
Applicants should submit all materials electronically including a letter of application, CV and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references. Send all materials to the following email address with “Russian Position” in the subject field to the attention of Dr. Kathleen Macfie at ’email@example.com’.
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to equality of employment opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran’s status, disability or age. Moreover, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to recruiting and advancing women and minorities at all faculty/staff levels. EEO/AA Review of applicants will begin immediately.
Full-Time Lecturer (Non-Tenure) Position in Russian Language, Texas A&M University: College of Liberal Arts: International Studies
The Department of International Studies, College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer (Non-Tenure) position in Russian language with a 9-month academic appointment beginning fall semester 2021.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach 4 undergraduate courses per semester (fall 2021/spring 2022) in Russian language (first and/or second year level), and to contribute to program building in Russian studies. Ability to teach a second European language (French, German, Latin or Classical Greek) at the introductory level is desirable.
The Department of International Studies houses degrees/programs in modern languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Russian) and Classics, in addition to the interdisciplinary degree in International Studies. The department is at the forefront of university efforts to educate global citizens and future leaders, preparing our students for a globally interconnected future. Faculty boast a broad expertise across a variety of fields within the broader humanistic tradition. We teach and produce scholarship on global cultural issues within the context of linguistic, national, and transnational traditions. Information about the department is available at https://liberalarts.tamu.edu/ints.
Candidates must have in-hand at least an MA in Russian Language or Language Pedagogy
Applicants should submit a letter of application, current cv, student evaluations, diversity statement and at least three letters of recommendation that address teaching.
The application materials must be submitted online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/85313.
Please forward questions about this position to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part-time Russian Faculty Position, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a part-time faculty position to begin in August 2021.
The successful candidate will teach one or two sections of Russian language and culture. Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability and academic transcripts to the attention of Dr. Susanne Rossbach, Department Chair, via the college website. Three letters of recommendation are required and should be submitted in PDF format via email to the department faculty assistant, Karen Harrington at (email@example.com).
Position open until filled.
An M.A or ABD in Russian is required. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence at teaching at the undergraduate level and must possess a native or near-native fluency in Russian and English.
Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred.
Coordinator of Global Programs
Expand faculty-led programming capacity on campus generally and specifically within the School of Global Studies and Partnerships
Provide course related support services to faculty and students, including supporting faculty in development of new courses
Develop marketing strategies, pre/post program student workshops, and faculty development/training programs
Oversee course approval process and program provider relationships.
Occasional weekend and after hours work required.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicant MUST upload cover page, resume and references
Bachelor's Degree and one or more years of experience in a related setting.
Knowledge of domestic and international travel regulations of various governmental and travel-related entities
Demonstrated collaborative ability building relationships with faculty, staff, students, university officials, and program providers
Experience developing and administering sustainable travel courses and other education abroad programs in multinational and multicultural locations
Experience with travel course budgeting and international travel contracts
Computer proficiency: Terra Dotta Studio Abroad, Banner, Microsoft Office and Outlook 365, Adobe Studio
Strong written and verbal communication, teamwork, organizational and supervisory skills
Effective and professional problem solving and presentation style.
Master's Degree and four or more years of directly related experience in custom, faculty-led course administration.
Previous work experience in a Study Abroad Office or program provider organizations
Work, study, or travel experience abroad.
Ability to understand and promote study abroad as a valuable experience for faculty development and student growth
Demonstrated experience with innovative marketing and/or promotion strategies to engage faculty and increase student participation, especially in populations currently underrepresented in education abroad
Oklahoma State University is a land-grant institution committed to excellence in diversity and inclusion. We strive to maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment that appreciates and values all members of the University community. We define diversity as engagement in meaningful actions, behaviors, and conversations that reflect a commitment to recognizing, understanding, and respecting the differences among students, faculty, staff, and visitors throughout the OSU system. We do not condone acts, behavior, language, or symbols that represent or reflect intolerance or discrimination. OSU is dedicated to cultivating and enriching the competitive advantages that diversity and inclusion provides all members of the University community. We identify diversity as a quality of life issue, as well as an important economic driver for the prosperity and well-being of the state, nation, and world.
Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit https:///eeo.okstate.edu.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Internships with the Kennan Institute
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.
Please note that during the coronavirus outbreak, the Wilson Center and Kennan Institute will be postponing onsite meetings and events until further notice. Incoming scholars have been given the option to postpone their fellowships or work remotely. At this time, the Wilson Center is developing its reopening plans to allow scholars to gradually enter and work from the Center on a controlled basis. As Kennan Institute research interns work directly with our scholars, this directly affects our internship program.
At this time, we anticipate a greatly reduced number of scholars taking up their grants this fall and spring, whether remotely or in person.
As a result, we will continue to accept applications for internships (including from those wishing to work remotely) and keep them on file. When we have a confirmed project available, we will contact those applicants whose availability and background suggest a good match for the project to arrange an interview.
Association for Women in Slavic Studies Undergraduate Essay Prize
This prize recognizes the most outstanding essay written in English in Slavic, East European or Eurasian women’s and gender studies by an undergraduate student based at any tertiary institution worldwide. This is a new award as of 2020 and we are currently accepting submissions via email for the second annual award competition until 11:59 p.m. GMT on July 31, 2021.
For consideration, essays must:
- relate to Slavic, East European, or Eurasian women’s or gender studies
- have been written while the author was a degree-seeking undergraduate at a tertiary institution
- have been submitted and assessed for an undergraduate class between 1 August 2020 and 30 July 2021.
- be in English
- be 5,000-8,000 words long
Submission may be from any discipline including, but not limited to, History, Slavic Languages and Literature, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, and Gender Studies.
Submissions must be accompanied by a nominating letter from the professor who taught the course for which the essay was written. Nominating faculty must be current members of AWSS. Please include the permanent mailing address and email contact information for the student. Please send an electronic copy of the essay and the letter of nomination (as two separate documents-either WORD or PDF) to EACH of the following four members of the prize committee by 11:59 p.m. GMT on July 31, 2021, via e-mail. The essay file should be named (NOMINEE’S NAME_Essay). The letter of nomination file should be named (NOMINEE’S NAME_Letter). Contact details, including current e-mail addresses, for the committee members appear below.
If you have any questions, please contact the article committee chair: Dr Siobhán Hearne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Request for Applications: HRI FACULTY & GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS 2022–23 (UIUC)
This year’s theme is a result of collaboration between the Humanities Research Institute (HRI) and African American Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Latino/a Studies, and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
At the intersections and overlaps of activism and scholarship are calls for un/doing the status quo that threatens us all—to abolish and defund, to decolonize, divest, decriminalize, dismantle, and de-center. Far from a passive opposite of doing, the slowing down, refusals, and work stoppage techniques of Un/Doing show it to be active, intentional, and on-going, with the productive potential of dismantling. From the de-individualization of basic needs (food, housing, health) to mutual aid and collective models of solidarity, what are the spaces and practices that Un/Doing makes possible?
At this moment when various forms of collective Un/Doing seem newly imaginable, whether involuntarily (through a pandemic, for instance) or voluntarily (through new social movements), what openings might it offer for reorienting humanities research? Un/Doing might, for instance, encourage us to reflect on the persistence of disciplinary norms in the humanities and the extent to which interdisciplinary approaches undo disciplines or remain tethered to them. How might the prospect of Un/Doing take on different risks or possibilities in particular disciplinary or interdisciplinary formations? Since the establishment of African American Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Latino/Latina Studies as academic fields in the late 1960s, these interdisciplinary formations have been institutionalized in ways that often position them as discrete intellectual projects tied to particular identities, with the assumption that certain keywords—race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, and sexuality—have priority within specific fields and not others. To what extent have intersectional approaches developed over the last three decades undone those assumptions or not? What is the relationship between the theoretical and methodological porousness of these fields—and interdisciplinary areas in general— and the threat of administrative undoing (i.e., dismantling) of academic programs? What is the relationship between Un/Doing and unlearning (whether the object be racism, sexism, transphobia, or ableism)? If the distinction between “doing” and “being” has been generative for a range of theories and methods that emphasize practices, performativity, and/or process, how might Un/Doing be situated (or not) within these investigations? What modes of Un/Doing allow for new and generative knowledge, methodologies, and collaborations?
We seek faculty and graduate fellows in and allied with humanities disciplines and interdisciplines whose research grapples with the im/possibilities of Un/Doing in and across various fields, with particular attention to race, indigeneity, gender, and/or sexuality. Whether you take various forms of Un/Doing as your object of study, your method, or your condition, we invite you to apply to work with us to figure out how we come together when things come undone.
Fellowship proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria: the scholarly excellence and promise of the project, the applicant’s preparation/readiness to undertake the proposed research, the quality of the narrative proposal, the relationship to the annual theme, the case made for how the HRI experience/seminar would be beneficial to the project, and the letters of support.
HRI welcomes applications from all disciplines and departments with a research interest in humanities and humanities-inflected scholarship. HRI is especially interested in fostering interdisciplinary work, both within the humanistic disciplines, and between the humanities and the arts.
Complete fellowship application guidelines for 2022–23 can be found on the HRI website (faculty guidelines / graduate student guidelines). Applications must be submitted through an online application portal. No paper or emailed applications or letters of recommendation will be accepted. The submission portal will open on September 1, 2021.
Questions about these fellowships may be addressed to HRI Deputy Director Nancy Castro.
Association for Women in Slavic Studies Graduate Research Prize
The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) 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.
A completed application consists of 1) a 2-3 page proposal that explains the project, how the funds will be used, and why this funding is necessary for continued progress on the project; 2) a CV; 3) a detailed budget and timeline; and 4) two letters of recommendation. Please submit application materials in MS Word or PDF. Winning recipients should submit a report on their use of the funds to the Committee Chair by August of the year following the receipt of the award. Recipients must be members of AWSS; if award recipients are not current AWSS members, they must join AWSS as condition of the award.
Applications are due by September 1, 2021 and must be complete by that date to be considered for the award. Letters of recommendation should be forwarded to the AWSS Graduate Prize Committee Chair directly.
Please direct all questions and send all application materials by email attachment to the Committee Chair, Sharon Kowalsky, Associate Professor of History, Texas A&M-Commerce: Sharon.Kowalsky@tamuc.edu.
Association for Women in Slavic Studies 2021 Graduate Essay Prize
AWSS invites submissions for the 2021 Graduate Essay Prize. The prize is awarded to the author of a chapter or article-length essay on any topic in any field or area of Slavic/East European/Central Asian Studies written by a scholar who identifies as a woman, or on a topic in Slavic/East European/Central Asian Women's/Gender Studies written by a scholar of any gender. This competition is open to current doctoral students and to those who defended a doctoral dissertation in 2020-2021. If the essay is a seminar paper, it must have been written during the academic year 2020-2021. If the essay is a dissertation chapter, it should be accompanied by the dissertation abstract and table of contents. Previous submissions and published materials are ineligible. Essays should be no longer than 50 double-spaced pages, including reference matter, and in English (quoted text in any other language should be translated). Completed submissions must be received by September 1, 2021. Please send a copy of the essay and an updated CV to each of the three members of the Prize Committee as email attachments. Please address any questions to the chair of the prize committee.
Paula Michaels (chair): email@example.com
Anne Eakin Moss: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Coleman: email@example.com
Association for Women in Slavic Studies Mary Zirin Prize
Deadline: September 1, 2021
The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Mary Zirin Prize in recognition of an independent scholar in the field of Slavic Studies. The award of $500 is named for Mary Zirin, the founder of Women East-West.
Working as an independent scholar, Zirin produced and encouraged fundamental works in Slavic/East European Women’s Studies and has been instrumental in the development of the AWSS. The Prize aims to recognize the achievements of independent scholars and to encourage their continued scholarship and service in the fields of Slavic or Central and Eastern European Women’s Studies.
The Prize aims to recognize the achievements of independent scholars of any gender identity and to encourage their continued scholarship and service in the fields of Slavic, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies. The committee encourages applications from those working in the field of women’s or gender studies in disciplines such as the humanities and the social sciences.
The Committee encourages the nomination of candidates at all career stages. For the purpose of this award, an independent scholar is defined as a scholar who is not employed at an institution of higher learning, or an employee of a university or college who is not eligible to compete for institutional support for research (for example, those teaching under short-term contracts or working in administrative posts). We welcome nominations from CIS and Central and Eastern Europe.
The Zirin Prize Committee will accept nominations (including self-nominations) until September 1, 2021. Nominations must include: (1) a nomination letter, no more than two pages long, double-spaced; (2) the nominee’s current curriculum vitae; and (3) a sample publication (e.g., article or book chapter). The nomination letter should describe the scholar’s contribution to the field, as well as work in progress.
Inquiries and nominations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Kalinsky will respond to all inquiries and acknowledge nominations via this email.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mandel Scholion Center: Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Jewish Studies for 2022-2025
Mandel Scholars will devote their time to research and may not be employed elsewhere, apart from teaching at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Mandel Scholars receive an office in the Mandel Building on Mount Scopus, where they are to carry out their ongoing research at least four days a week. Scholars also engage in the Center's joint activities, approximately once a month. The fellowship period is October 1, 2022 - September 30, 2025. Mandel scholars must submit reports on their research at the end of each academic year (by July 15). These reports should focus on their research during the period reviewed and on their academic goals for the next period. The Center’s academic committee is authorized to terminate a fellowship at the end of the first or second year, if the aforementioned terms (sections 1-3) are not met. The Fellowship is subject to the Hebrew University’s postdoctoral regulations
The Malevich Society 2021 Grant
The Malevich Society welcomes grant applications from scholars of any nationality. PhD candidates whose dissertation topics have been accepted by their institutions may apply for support after completing at least one year of dissertation research.
Although the Society supports travel expenses, there remains a need for contingency planning by applicants, who should take care if travelling abroad due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Proposed projects should increase the understanding of Malevich and his work, or augment historical, bibliographical, or artistic information about Malevich and/or his artistic legacy. The Society also supports translations and the publication of relevant texts.
Application forms are available from June 30th. Applications and all support documents should be submitted via email no later than September 30th to email@example.com.
2022-2023 Fellowship at the Katz Center (University of Pennsylvania): "Jews and Modern Legal Culture"
During the 2022-2023 fellowship year, the Katz Center turns its attention to the study of law between the 18th and 21st centuries, an age of transition from a world of empires to the modern age of the nation-state and international law. This year’s fellowship aims to encourage new research in the study of Jews and the law across disciplinary perspectives, a focus that includes Jewish law as it has developed in modern contexts as well as the role of Jews within other legal cultures.
The Katz Center invites applications from scholars working on projects related to this focus, including legal scholars alongside scholars approaching the study of law from other fields and disciplines. The Center seeks to draw from a wide range of methodological and disciplinary approaches, including but not limited to social, legal, and intellectual history, anthropology, literature, religious studies, jurisprudence, political science, the social sciences, and philosophy.
Relevant research might address one or more of the following questions:
- What is the place of law in modern Jewish religious life, thought, and culture?
- How has modernity impacted Jewish law as it developed since the 18th century, and how in turn has Jewish legal culture shaped Jews’ experience of modernity?
- What role have Jews played in the development of other legal systems and cultures, imperial, national, and international?
- What role have Jews played as legal actors—as lawyers, judges, scholars of laws, criminals, and witnesses?
- What are the legal consequences of the creation of the state of Israel and its subsequent history? What is the place of Jewish law in a democratic state? In a state that involves or rules over large non-Jewish populations, citizens, and non-citizens?
- What is the legal legacy of the Holocaust?
- What does a focus on gender reveal about the workings of law and/or how has law impacted the construction and expression of gender?
- What can the field of Jewish studies contribute to broader discussions about human rights, religious freedom, and other legal concepts relevant for understanding the political status and lived experience of religious and ethnic minorities?
- How does law intersect with other domains of culture within Jewish experience such as ethics, economics, the military, philosophy, architecture, literary and artistic expression?
Katz Center fellows are provided with the time and resources needed to pursue their individual projects but are also expected to actively engage in an interdisciplinary intellectual community drawn together by seminars, conferences, collaborative activities, and on-going conversations. Applications from scholars worldwide are encouraged. All applicants must hold a doctoral degree or expect to receive it by the start date of the fellowship. Fellows will be expected to take residence in Philadelphia where they will be provided with an office and full library privileges.
For more information about the Katz Center’s fellowship program, including a full description of the year’s theme, examples of possible projects, eligibility, and requirements, please visit us online.
The Katz Center invites applications from scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts at all levels. Applicants must hold a doctorate degree or expect to receive it no later than the start date of the fellowship. The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application terms. International scholars are appointed under a J-1 visa only (Research Scholar status). No exceptions can be made, and the Katz Center reserves the right to cancel awards if the recipient or the Katz Center is unable to meet this condition. Applicants should consult the international programs office at their current university to confirm eligibility before applying for this fellowship.
Fellows are required to spend the term of the fellowship in residence in Philadelphia at the Katz Center and are expected to pursue their proposed research projects. The Center’s requirements are residency in Philadelphia, attendance of weekly lunches on Mondays and weekly seminars on Wednesdays, one seminar presentation, as well as full participation in fellow-conceived colloquia and symposiums, among other special events. Fellows are provided with an office, computing and printing access, as well as administrative assistance and full library privileges to the University of Pennsylvania library system, including book delivery.
Additional Opportunity: Israel Institute Fellowship
With funding from the Israel Institute and in partnership with Penn’s Jewish Studies Program, the Katz Center is offering an additional opportunity for a teaching fellowship in 2022–2023 for Israeli scholars. The recipient will be a full participant in the Center’s fellowship program and will teach one undergraduate course per semester on an Israel-related subject. To be eligible for the Israel Institute/Katz Center fellowship the applicant must be an Israeli citizenwith a doctorate degree in a field or subject related to Israel and/or is currently employed at an Israeli institution of higher learning or research center. Applicants to this fellowship are required to submit a sample syllabus along with a statement of past teaching experience and teaching style. Details are included in the fellowship application at the link below.
For additional questions, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Application deadline: October 18, 2021
Recommendations must be received by deadline: October 18, 2021
Fellowship recipients will be notified by March 1, 2022
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.
CFP: Gender and Transformation: Women in Europe Workshop (Virtual)
Meet monthly on Fridays, via Zoom, 2-3 PM New York time (8-9PM Poland time)
Presenters share a 10-15 page paper in advance to those who have registered. The workshop presentation will be limited to 20 minutes to allow maximum time for conversation.
We will moderate the sessions so that we check in with what we are all thinking about, hear and see the key ideas of the paper, and have lots of time to discuss collaboratively, using all the Zoom tools available
The purpose is to continue as an informal and friendly gathering for feminist scholars, activists, and journalists to discuss recent theoretical and/or critical work, empirical research, and critical and scholarly reflections on activism.
To participate, please fill out the following google form with your name, email, location/ affiliation, current related interests. We have also created a space there for you to share your thoughts and suggestions about the workshop:
If you’d like to present your ideas this year, please also add the following:
tentative title for your talk
abstract of less than 200 words describing your proposed talk
up to 5 recent publications or information about your activism
your schedule clarifying which Fridays you could present
We regret that, as of this year, we have no funds for an honorarium. All are welcome to participate. We will start reviewing proposals on July 20, 2021.
For more information on the workshop’s history, see our blog:
2021 STARTALK Teacher Overview Program "Discover Teaching Russian: Come Learn with Us"
The 2021 STARTALK Teacher Overview Program “Discover Teaching Russian: Come Learn with Us” offers teachers of Russian who teach in the U.S. a 13- day professional development program in summer 2021.
This standards-based course is designed to provide teachers of Russian an intensive two and a half-week professional development program that focuses on current pedagogical theory in the teaching and learning of Russian. Program participants will be introduced to the STARTALK Principles for Effective Teaching and Learning, the NCSSFL-ACTFL (National Council of State Supervisors for Languages-American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Can-Do Statements, and ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. The ideal applicant is interested in learning up-to-date approaches to Russian language learning and teaching. Participants in STARTALK teacher overview programs will receive the necessary background information to take part in other STARTALK teacher or student programs.
The STARTALK Discover Teaching Russian: Come Learn with Us virtual teacher training program will take place July 12-28, 2021. The program will provide 17 U.S. teachers of Russian at varying levels of experience, with instruction five hours a day for 13 days (65 total hours). Participants will consider new ways to devise their own classroom learning plans while adhering to state and district guidelines. Teachers will also explore new avenues to take with their students that will allow them to Discover Teaching Russian!
University of Michigan Summer Russian Language Courses, Online, June 30-August 17, 2021
The University of Michigan is accepting applications for three levels of intensive Russian language courses during the spring and summer terms.
Spring Term: May 4 - June 21
Russian 123 (8 credits): First-Year Intensive Russian
Russian 303 (8 credits): Third-Year Intensive Russian
Summer Term: June 30 - August 17
Russian 223 (8 credits): Second-Year Intensive Russian
All courses are taught online in a remote format and will meet Monday-Friday, 10am-noon and 1-3pm (synchronously taught). There is no final exam requirement.
Courses may be taken for credit (tuition) or not for credit (program fee) and are open to guest (non-U-M) students. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the first day of class; application materials can be found online: www.lsa.umich.edu/sli.
Online Summer Intensive Russian UW-Madison
The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a world-class university, nationally and internationally recognized for our academic excellence, incredible students, inspiring faculty, exceptional value, and an amazing campus and community. Explore the breadth of options available to you during Summer Term at UW–Madison.
Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute, Online, June 18-August 6, 2021
The only program of its kind in North America, the Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute (HUSI) offers seven weeks of intensive accredited university instruction in Ukrainian studies. The program includes three academic courses offered through the Harvard Summer School and a weekly event series hosted by Harvard's Ukrainian Research Institute (HURI). Every summer since 1971, HUSI has brought together exceptional undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals from around the world. The Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute provides students with the opportunity for academic advancement, career development, and membership in a diverse and interdisciplinary community of scholars that spans five decades of HUSI cohorts.
In 2021, our students will join us virtually for the second year in a row. For reasons of health and safety, all 2021 Harvard Summer School courses and activities, including the Ukrainian Summer Institute, will be offered online. While we look forward to welcoming HUSI students to campus again in the future, the overwhelming success of last year’s virtual program inspires optimism for the coming summer. We are grateful to be able to include a larger cohort and many students who would not have been able to participate in an on-campus program. Please note that applications for the HUSI Scholarship are due on April 1st.
Every year, HURI grants a large number of full and partial scholarships to HUSI students. More information on the HUSI Scholarship may be found on the Enrollment page. Prospective students may read about our 2021 courses and faculty below and should review Harvard Summer School deadlines, registration instructions, and costs. HUSI students are encouraged to take full advantage of Harvard’s scholarly resources, including the digital collections of our libraries and museums. Our event series will take place weekly on Fridays at 1:15 PM (ET/Boston) and will include both public lectures and private events for HUSI students only. In the meantime, students can participate in HURI's regular events program and subscribe to HURI's mailing list.
Summer 2021 Kazakh Language, ASU, The Melikian Center (Online)
Kazakh is new for Summer 2021!
In partnership with Nazarbayev University in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, CLI will offer 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-year Kazakh courses. Please note that these courses will be offered online only in 2021 and that the dates of the Kazakh program will be June 7th to July 30th 2021.
This year, First, Second, & Third-Year Kazakh will be held online to ensure that our students and faculty from around the world can work together safely.
For more information on CLI 2021 click here.
If you have any questions, please email or call us at (480) 965-4188.
Summer 2021 Russian & Czech Language, Harvard University (Zoom)
Harvard University’s Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures will be offering intermediate intensive Czech and elementary and intermediate intensive Russian online through Zoom this summer through Harvard University’s summer school. As far as I am aware, we are the only US institution offering intermediate Czech, so it would be great to attract students from around the country.
Each courses runs:
June 21, 2021-August 6, 2021 (7 weeks)
MTuWThF 9:00-12:00 (main section)
MTuWTh (Fridays off) 1:00-2:45 (conversation and practice)
RUSS S-Aab: Intensive Elementary Russian
This intensive course provides a comprehensive introduction to modern Russian language and culture for those who would like to speak Russian or use the language for reading and research. Designed for students without any previous knowledge of Russian, the course stresses all four major communicative skills (speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing). Students are introduced to Russian culture through readings, screenings, class discussions, and city outings. This course prepares students to continue in Russian at the intermediate level or for study or travel abroad in Russian-speaking countries.
RUSS S-Bab: Intensive Intermediate Russian
This intensive course provides a comprehensive continuing course in modern Russian language and culture for those who would like to speak Russian or use the language for reading and research. Designed for students with previous study of Russian, the course stresses all four major communicative skills (reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking). The course features further development of vocabulary and oral expression within a comprehensive review of Russian grammar. Russian culture is explored through readings, screenings, and class discussions. Systematic study of word formation and other strategies are taught to help free students from excessive dependence on dictionaries and to develop confidence in reading. Vocabulary is thematically organized to include such topics as self and family, education, work, human relationships, and politics and is reinforced through film and the reading of classical and contemporary fiction and history.
CZEC S-Bab: Intensive Intermediate Czech
This intensive course provides a comprehensive continuing course in modern Czech language and culture for those who would like to speak Czech or use the language for reading and research. Designed for students with previous study of Czech, the course stresses all four major communicative skills (reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking). The course features further development of vocabulary and oral expression within a comprehensive review of Czech grammar. Czech culture is explored through readings, screenings, class discussions, and the internet. This course prepares students to continue in Czech at the advanced level or for study or travel abroad in the Czech Republic.
Enrollment is now open and more information about the summer school is available at their website: https://summer.harvard.edu
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim world (SILMW)
SILMW is a program offered by the Less Commonly Taught Languages Program at the University of Illinois. SILMW provides a unique opportunity to explore the languages and cultures of the Muslim World while interacting with experts on the region. In addition to classroom instruction, SILMW offers a variety of extra-curricular learning activities designed to enhance and enrich the language learning process, provides additional channels for language contact, and exposes students to the traditions of the communities of the Muslim World.
The institute is held annually at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. Classes take place during the Summer semester. University students earn between 4 and 10 credit hours for taking one or two intensive language courses over the period of 4-8 weeks. SILMW offers exciting opportunities to immerse in the target language through up to 4 hours of daily class instruction and daily co-corricular activities, including research forums, conversation tables, cooking classes, film series, field trips and so much more! Proficiency in any language endorsed by SILMW program presents a competitive advantage in the modern day job market.
SILMW offers intensive courses in Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, and Wolof. SILMW promotes the study of the Less Commonly Taught Languages, critical to US national interest in the 21st century.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Central Eurasian Summer Studies Institute
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 2021 will be held from June 14 to August 6, 2021. Applications are now open and may be accessed here.
2021 Spring Learn Russian in the EU Program
"Learn Russian in the European Union" is glad to announce that our Russian study abroad programs hosted at Daugavpils University in Latvia will be provided in-person in the Spring semester 2021.
US students enrolled in our programs will be able to enter the European Union and come to Latvia regardless of existing travel restrictions. No visa is required, of course.
We are accepting applications for the following Spring 2021 study abroad programs:
- Russian Language, Literature and Culture;
- Russian Language and Political Science;
- Russian Language and East European Studies;
- Russian Language and Natural Sciences (STEM).
For full details please visit https://www.learnrussianineu.com
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. For further details, please visit their website (linked above).
2021 Summer Language Workshop at Indiana University
The Hamiton Lugar School's Language Workshop offers intensive in-person, online, and overseas programs that help you make rapid and lasting progress through work with instructors from some of the best and most innovative language training programs in the world. You will also go beyond the classroom to engage with language and culture through a range of activities, including conversation tables, networking events, and alumni presentations. And don't worry. No matter your level, you will:
- Earn one year of coursework in 2 months
- Benefit from in-state tuition
- Have options for funding (all languages)
Applications for scholarships and fellowships for the 2021 Indiana University Language Workshop are due by January 29th, 2021 at midnight Eastern time. For more information about language and funding opportunities, please see IU's Summer Language Workshop site, linked above.
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.
American Councils Balkan Language Initiative (BLI)
Intensive language instruction opportunities available for fall, spring, academic year, or summer terms for the following languages and locations: Albanian in Tirana, Albania; Bosnian in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina; Bulgarian in Sofia, Bulgaria; Macedonian in Skopje, Macedonia; Serbian in Belgrade, Serbia; Serbian in Podgorica, Montenegro.
For more information on the various programs, click here.
Application deadlines are as follows:
Summer programs: February 15
Fall & academic year: March 15
Spring semester: October 15
American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)
ERLP provides high-quality language instruction, specially designed cultural programs, and expert logistical support to participants studying the languages of Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Russia, Ukraine, and Moldova.
The following languages and locations are currently offered: Yerevan, Armenia (Armenian); Baku, Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani, Turkish); Tbilisi, Georgia (Chechen, Georgian); Almaty, Kazakhstan (Kazakh); Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz); Chisinau, Moldova (Romanian); locations throughout Russia (Bashkir, Buryat, Tatar, Yakut); Dushanbe, Tajikistan (Pashto, Persian (Dari, Farsi, Tajiki), Uzbek); and Kiev, Ukraine (Ukrainian).
For more detailed information, click here.
Application deadlines are as follows:
Summer programs: February 15
Fall & academic year: March 15
Spring semester: October 15
American Home in Vladimir, Russia Intensive Russian Program
Tailored intensive Russian language programs are available through American Home in Vladimir, Russia. Applications are accepted all year, with the possibility of selecting your own dates and lengths of the program. Cost includes room and board with a Russian family (two meals a day); well-educated native speakers trained to teach Russian to foreigners; intensive, one-on-one or small group lessons three hours a day, five days a week; lessons conducted on the trolley bus, in an open air market, and elsewhere in the community; and classroom lessons in the comfortable, well-equipped American Home where you will also meet Russians studying English.
For detailed cost information and application details, please see site linked above.
Aspirantum-Armenian School of Languages and Cultures is inviting students, scholars and researchers to apply and take part in Russian language summer school to be organized from July 5 until July 25, 2020 in Yerevan, Armenia.
Aspirantum is also organizing summer and winter schools of Persian, Armenian and Russian languages in Yerevan, Armenia.
The 21 days Russian language summer school 2020 offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern Russian, reading and interpreting Russian texts from different periods as well as rapidly deepening their knowledge in colloquial Russian.
To apply, click here.
Ukrainian Catholic University- School of Ukrainian Language Summer Program (Online)
The UCU program is the largest and most popular Ukrainian-as-a-foreign-language program in Ukraine, hosting about a hundred students from over twenty countries every summer. The program consists of daily language classes, individual tutoring, workshops or lectures and excursions. At the beginning of the summer UCU program, students visit the Carpathian Mountains for a unique two-week experience. Students then return to Lviv for four weeks to continue the UCU summer language and culture program. University ECTS credits can be received on completion of the course. The Summer Program consists of six weeks. Sessions are customizable to meet student criteria and requirements, where students may choose any number of days or weeks of study during the six weeks.