Call for Consultants – Technological Entrepreneurship for Russian Engineering Education (American Councils)
Overview: Since 2018, the Technological Entrepreneurship for Russian Engineering Education project has introduced and adapted current U.S. methods of entrepreneurship education to teaching faculty in the Russian Federation which have, to date, focused primarily on theoretical instruction methods. The project provides U.S. expert analysis of the current needs and overall fit of selected U.S. entrepreneurship instructional models (primarily the Case Study Method).
American Councils is supporting a cohort of young Russian faculty to improve their teaching and learning of technological entrepreneurship. In May 2018, 25 faculty completed training in teaching techniques to introduce entrepreneurial mindset, intrapreneurship, and Lean Startup Method. In March 2019, a select group of 5 faculty completed an introduction to Case Study Method at Harvard Business School and have been learning to write their own cases.
The project is administered in the United States by American Councils for International Education and in Russia by the School of Technological Entrepreneurship (SchoolTech), a non-profit organization affiliated with the Russian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Association (OPORA Rossii).
Scope of Work: American Councils for International Education seeks two U.S. experts preferably affiliated with an institution of higher education (e.g. College of Engineering or College of Business) to provide online advising and coaching to support a group of five Russian faculty develop, test, adapt, and revise 25 original case studies related to technological entrepreneurship. The Consultant will support the continued review of case studies, related instructional materials, and preparation of a case studies library for dissemination across a network of Russian engineering universities and the private sector. In addition, the Consultant will support integration of Case Method into classroom teaching.
The Consultant will provide both direct consultation with faculty online, as well as liaison with American Councils, and preparatory time and review of materials. Each Consultant will deliver a total of 112 hours, or fourteen 8-hour days, over a six-month period of October 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021.
The Consultant will:
- Assist a group of five Russian faculty in the writing, editing, and teaching of technological entrepreneurship case studies for a total of 15 days across six months (October 2020-March 2021) in an online setting.
- Work in teams and with individual faculty to review and provide comments for a total of 25 draft, translated case studies in technological entrepreneurship written by faculty to be disseminated through an online library of case studies.
- Advise on online teaching methods, course modules, syllabi, texts, and other open resources.
- Provide recommendations on the teaching and deployment of cases in the classroom to improve skills of engineering students (understanding of competitive dynamics of industry; interacting with potential employers, clients, and investors; and strengthen teamwork and virtual collaboration).
- Prepare a final report that summarizes lessons learned, progress, best practices, methods, and recommendations for wider implementation.
Assessment: The Consultant will work with American Councils for International Education to monitor and evaluate the project objectives through an assessment plan that addresses and contextualizes challenges to implementation. The Consultant will provide regular check-in conversations with American Councils for International Education to facilitate answers to questions, address barriers, track progress, and discuss opportunities; share interim project updates; develop a plan to disseminate resources and materials (library of case studies, instructional guides, toolkits) across higher education institutions; and submit evaluations that provide objective assessments and opportunities for the broader expansion of education in engineering entrepreneurship in Russia.
The project’s impact will be evaluated by American Councils for International Education based on the number of case studies generated in the resource library; the integration of case studies into the library; impact of Case Study Method on technology education teaching; and support and participation from the private sector.
Compensation: American Councils for International Education will identify two U.S. experts in engineering, technology, and business to deliver online coaching and training to Russian faculty to develop teaching methods and write case studies. The Consultant will be paid a rate of $112.50/hour for a total of 112 hours over six months to be invoiced every month. The compensation shall not exceed $12,600.
To apply: Please submit a 1) statement of interest in a cover letter (maximum 2 pages); and 2) current CV or resume to Adrian Erlinger, Senior Program Manager (email@example.com) and Ksenia Ivanenko, Senior Program Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until September 28, 2020.
The Anthropology Department at Wesleyan University invites applications from scholars whose research focuses on the “Anthropology of Muslim Worlds” for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2021. The topical specializations for this position are open, but we have a strong preference for applicants whose work engages one or more of the following: religion and secularism; migration, displacement, and humanitarianism; the state and the law; militarization and everyday life; and activism and social movements. Scholars working in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and South and Southeast Asia, and those doing multi-sited ethnography are encouraged to apply.
The teaching load is 2/2. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory cultural anthropology, core courses in theory and ethnographic methods, as well as specialized courses related to their research. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D.in anthropology within one year of hire.
You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample, (4) statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including (5) teaching statement, (6) course syllabi and (7) student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.
You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).
After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.
Applications received by October 1, 2020 will receive full consideration.
Apply to Coach Secondary School Teachers of English in Uzbekistan
The English Speaking Nation: Coaches Program (ESN:CP) strengthens secondary school teachers’ pedagogical and classroom English skills in the Republic of Uzbekistan.
PROGRAM DESIGN: ESN:CP will place highly trained U.S. educators in year-long program assignments in five regional Ministry of Public Education In-Service Training Institutes (INSETI) in Uzbekistan.
Each Coach will: Spread high quality pedagogy standards to EFL teachers at local public schools utilizing a team-teaching model; Cultivate a core of professional English language teacher-leaders in their assigned region by providing sustainable methods of clinical supervision to highlight the value of peer observation and feedback; Support the English Speaking Nation: Secondary Teacher Training (ESN:STT) program by conducting professional development activities for in-service teachers; Teach EFL in secondary schools identified by the INSETI center; Share U.S. culture and values with students and teachers in Uzbekistan through direct teaching in secondary schools and American Corners; Assist in Embassy-sponsored trainings and conferences.
Each Coach receives: In depth pre-departure and arrival orientations; Visa support; Roundtrip airfare; Supplemental health benefit plan; On program support from expert local staff; Package of approximately $54,000 that includes: Stipend of $2,585 per month; Allowance to cover in-country housing, room and board, and local transportation; One-time support towards covering participant dependent travel costs; Allowance for organizing professional development workshops and events in Uzbekistan.
Coaches are TESOL experts with significant experience conducting teacher professional development workshops, providing clinical supervision, and mentoring EFL teachers. In addition to their professional expertise, Coaches must be self-motivated, adaptable and have the ability to travel and work in Uzbekistan.
Eligibility criteria include: U.S. citizenship; A master’s, Ph.D., or equivalent graduate degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a related field; Minimum five years’ teaching experience in a TESOL related field; Demonstrated experience conducting English language teacher professional development; Demonstrated commitment to the field of English language teaching; Flexibility and freedom to live and work for a year internationally; Regional Central Asian/CIS experience (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) strongly preferred; Cross-cultural sensitivity and respect.
American Councils for International Education English Speaking Nation Program12 Shota Rustaveli StreetGrand Business Center, Office #208 Yakkasaroy District 100070 Tashkent, Uzbekistan
T: +9126.96.36.199.50 (Uzbekistan) +1.202.833.7522 (Washington, D.C.)
E: email@example.com W: www.esn-teachers.org.coaches-program
HOW TO APPLY
Apply online at:ais.americancouncils.org/esn
Application deadline: October 19, 2020, at 11:59PM EST
The English Speaking Nation: Coaches Program is sponsored by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan and implemented by American Councils for International Education.
American Councils Country Director, Kyrgyz Republic
The Country Director is responsible for the strategic leadership and management to support the effective delivery of all programs that American Councils operates in the Kyrgyz Republic. The Country Director is responsible for the strategic leadership and management to support the effective delivery of all programs that American Councils operates in the Kyrgyz Republic. These include, among others, FLEX, CLS, EdUSA, USCAEF and UNICEN as well as other initiatives funded locally to support public diplomacy.
The position oversees all operations in the Bishkek office and is responsible for program direction and quality, program development and actively developing the portfolio and enhancing the impact of programs operating in the Kyrgyz Republic. This includes establishing and maintaining key relationships with funders and partners, human resource management and talent development, financial stewardship, business development, and administrative operations. Direct delivery of program activity for some programs is involved; extensive seasonal travel within the Kyrgyz Republic as well as some regional travel can be required. The Country Director reports to the Regional Director for Central Asia located in Almaty, Kazakhstan and coordinates regularly with Washington and field-based program managers.
For more information please see full job posting linked above.
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
National Endowment for the Humanities Archaeological and Ethnographic Field Research Grant
The Archeological and Ethnographic Field Research program makes awards to institutions and organizations conducting empirical field research to answer significant questions in the humanities. Archaeology and ethnography are important methodologies utilized by many disciplines across the humanities and social sciences that provide observational and experiential data on human history and culture.
Archaeological methods may include field survey and field-based remote sensing, documentation or visualization, and/or excavations in support of answering research questions in all aspects of the human past, including but not limited to ancient studies, anthropology, art history, classical studies, regional studies, epigraphy, and other related disciplines. Ethnographic methods may include participant observation, surveys and interviews, and documentation or recording in pursuit of research questions in anthropology, ethnolinguistics, oral history, ethnomusicology, performance studies, folklore studies, and related disciplines.
Projects may be led by individuals with institutional affiliation or by teams of collaborating scholars from the same or multiple eligible institutions. Awards provide up to three years of support for fieldwork and data processing. While the ultimate expectation of such awards is the dissemination of results through publications and other media, this program supports costs related to fieldwork such as travel, accommodation, and equipment as well as compensation for field staff and salary replacement for the project director and collaborating scholars. Applicants interested in publishing the results of field research are encouraged to apply to one of NEH’s individual fellowship programs or Collaborative Research.
Applications are due September 30, 2020.
American Councils for International Education Title VIII Research Scholar Program
This program provides full support for research in policy-relevant fields in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.
Individuals interested in applying should check the program website for more information and access to the online application. Please note that all American Councils Title VIII Fellowship Programs must take place between June 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022. The application deadline for Title VIII fellowships is October 1, 2020. All application materials must be submitted by the application deadline.
American Councils Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program
Provides full support for research and individualized language instruction in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; logistical support; and up to 10 academic hours per week of language instruction. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.
Individuals interested in applying should check the program website for more information and access to the online application. Please note that all American Councils Title VIII Fellowship Programs must take place between June 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022. The application deadline for Title VIII fellowships is October 1, 2020. All application materials must be submitted by the application deadline.
Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, 2021-2022 Fellowship: “Rethinking Premodern Jewish Legal Cultures”
The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to open a call for applications for the first of two successive fellowship years devoted to Jews and the law. Jews have been closely associated with law since antiquity, developing a rich and complex legal tradition and participating variously in the legal cultures of the societies in which they have lived. Several leading universities are now home to centers for Jewish law, ancient to contemporary in focus, and the topic is drawing scholarly interest from well beyond the field of legal studies, including research in history, literature, philosophy, political theory, and gender studies, among others. The Katz Center is pleased to contribute to this growing and expansive topic over the course of two consecutive fellowship years devoted to exploring the connections between Jewish studies and legal thought, culture, and practice. During the first year of this cycle, the 2021-2022 academic year, the Center seeks to support scholars working on law as a dynamic feature of Jewish culture in premodern contexts, spanning from antiquity to the eighteenth century. The Katz Center invites applications that propose the study or framing of Jewish law or legal thinking within relevant historical contexts; that explore the relationship between law and other aspects of society or culture; that attend to questions of form, genre, and rhetoric; that investigate the institutions, practices, and actors that enact law; or that address related topics such as governance and/or crime. The vision for the year is of a fellowship community that advances an interdisciplinary and multi-dimensional approach to law and that bridges between Jewish law and other legal cultures.
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 2021–2022 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 applicants must be Israeli citizens with a PhD in a field or subject related to Israel and/or who 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. Full information can be found at the link posted above. Applications are due October 12, 2020.
2021-22 Second Temple Judaism: The Challenge of Diversity Fellowship, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
The Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan provides residential fellowships for scholars to conduct research around an annual theme. Position offers pending final approval, we are currently accepting applications for the 2021-22 Theme Year, “Second Temple Judaism: The Challenge of Diversity.” Diversity of ethnicity, religion, social status, gender, age, and ability was as much a feature of the ancient Mediterranean world as it is in the present. We aim to explore the diversity of religious, cultural, and political life during the period of the Second Temple, from after the Babylonian Exile up to and including the Bar Kokhba Revolt.
The modern notion of Second Temple Judaism was originally shaped by Christian scholars who imagined it as the “intertestamental” period between the Old and the New Testaments, or as the “age of Jesus.” On the other hand, Jewish scholars were uncomfortable with the periodization, only gradually accepting the notion that a significant transition also occurred between “Biblical” and “Rabbinic” Judaism, or “from the Bible to the Mishnah.” Second Temple Judaism, however, is much more than just a combination of “proto-Rabbinic” and “proto-Christian” traditions. It was the seedbed for multiple, distinctive worldviews, as recorded by Josephus and attested by the Dead Sea Scrolls, the so-called OT Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, the New Testament, and the rich literature of Hellenistic Judaism.
The Frankel Institute aims to develop fruitful conversation about ancient Jewish diversity. We invite fellows to question the separation of the “canonical” from the “non-canonical,” and the “Christian” from the “Jewish.” We particularly welcome proposals that integrate the “traditional” tools of philology, intellectual and social history, and archaeology with “newer” methods of analysis (gender studies, post-colonial studies, etc.). By bringing together a group of international scholars who approach the material from different perspectives in an interdisciplinary and inclusive fashion, the Frankel Institute seeks to contribute to our understanding of the vibrant diversity of Second Temple Judaism and redefine its place within Jewish Studies.
Application closing date is October 19, 2020.
U.S. – Kazakhstan University Partnership Grants Program
American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce a request for project proposals for the U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships Grants Program 2020-21.
Funded by the U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan, the U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships Grants Program aims to establish new partnerships between higher education institutions, strengthen educational ties between the two countries, and bolster English-language programming.
Administered by American Councils for International Education (American Councils), these grants are designed to adapt policies, practices, and administrative structures for teaching and learning English and English for special purposes in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); and modify teaching and curriculum for student outcomes in those areas.
Awards may support travel for faculty and technical experts, honoraria, materials, and conference fees for projects in the U.S. and Kazakhstan that advance the following program goals to:
- Improve curriculum and pedagogy of English and STEM teachers, and integrate English into their courses; particularly in regions outside of Nur-Sultan and Almaty;
- Facilitate, implement, and measure five U.S.-Kazakhstan partnerships that adapt policies, practices, and administrative structures for English and STEM education and adapt pedagogy and curriculum for student outcomes in those areas.
Deadline for applications is Friday, 23 October 2020 05:00 PM EST.
Awards are expected to begin December 2020 and must be completed by December 31, 2021. Individual grants will be awarded from $40,000 per project.
American Councils will support matchmaking with Kazakhstani partners in our network.
To download a sample application form and budget template, visit https://unicen.americancouncils.org or contact Ksenia Ivanenko, Senior Program Officer (Washington, DC) at email@example.com AND Maksat Koshkarbayev, Program Coordinator (Almaty, Kazakhstan) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2021-2022
The Fellowships: The American Research Institute in Turkey takes pleasure in inviting applications for one to three advanced long-term fellowships for research in Turkey made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The fields of study cover all periods of history in the general range of the humanities and include humanistically oriented aspects of the social sciences, prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics, as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history. The fellowships tenures range from four to twelve continuous months during 2021-2022. Stipends of $4,200 per month are awarded on the basis of individual proposals.
Eligibility: Scholars who have completed their formal training by the application deadline and plan to carry out research in Turkey for four months or longer may apply. They may be U.S. citizens or three-year residents of the U.S. Please consult ARIT U.S. office for questions of eligibility. Advanced scholars may also apply for ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Institutes: ARIT maintains two research institutes in Turkey. The ARIT Istanbul library concentrates on Byzantine and Ottoman Turkey and facilitates archival research in the city. ARIT – Ankara focuses on art, archaeology, and ancient history in its library, and serves Turkish and American archaeologists through its programs. Both centers support research on modern Turkey. Both offer research and study facilities, as well as connections with colleagues, institutions, and authorities in Turkey.
Application Procedure: In order to be considered, applicants must provide complete application information. Application materials and three letters of recommendation must be submitted by NOVEMBER 1, 2020. Please download, save, and complete the application form appended here (.pdf). Submit your application by email to email@example.com. Please have letters of reference sent directly to ARIT by mail or e-mail. Letters should support the proposed research and your capacity to carry out the project. Supporting documents in paper form may be sent to the American Research Institute in Turkey, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19104-6324. For further information call (215) 898-3474, fax (215) 898-0657, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. ARIT expects to notify applicants of the decision of the Committee on Fellowships by late January 2021.
Research Permission: ARIT fellowship applicants are responsible for obtaining the appropriate research permissions and visas. In general, researchers should seek permission to carry out research from the director(s) of the institution(s) where they intend to work; this including most libraries housed within Turkish museums. Scholars wishing to conduct research in Turkey for terms longer than three months should apply for the research permit and in addition secure a research visa prior to entering the country. Non-U.S. researchers should consult the Turkish Consulate for specific procedures.
Researchers who wish to work with collections and some libraries housed in the Turkish museums, however, should make their applications through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums. If the material they wish to work with is part of an excavation or survey, researchers must submit a letter with their application that is signed by the project director giving permission to carry out the research. The permit application regulations and format for researchers are posted on the ARIT research permit page. ARIT may withhold payment of fellowship stipends if official research permission is not obtained.
ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Turkey, 2021-2022
THE FELLOWSHIPS: The American Research Institute in Turkey is pleased to offer ARIT fellowships for research in Turkey for the 2021-2022 year. Grants for tenures up to one academic year will be considered; applications for projects of shorter duration are also supported. ARIT offers research and study facilities as well as connections with colleagues, institutions, and authorities through its branch centers in Istanbul and Ankara.
ELIGIBILITY: Scholars and advanced graduate students engaged in research on ancient, medieval, or modern times in Turkey, in any field of the humanities and social sciences, are eligible to apply. Student applicants must have fulfilled all requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation by June 2021, and before beginning any ARIT-sponsored research. Non-U.S. applicants who reside in the U.S. or Canada are expected to maintain an affiliation with an educational institution in the U.S. or Canada. Scholars who have completed their formal training may also apply for ARIT fellowships sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. For questions of eligibility, please check with the ARIT office in Philadelphia.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: In order to be considered, applicants should provide complete application information. Application materials and three letters of recommendation must be submitted by NOVEMBER 1, 2020. Please download, save, and complete the application form appended here (.pdf). Submit your application by e-mail to email@example.com. Please have letters of reference sent directly to ARIT by mail or e-mail. Letters should support the value of the proposed research and the applicant’s capacity to carry out the project. Graduate student applicants must provide a copy of their graduate transcript. Supporting documents may be sent to the American Research Institute in Turkey, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19104-6324. For further information call (215) 898-3474, fax (215) 898-0657, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. ARIT expects to notify applicants of the decision of the Committee on Fellowships by late January 2021.
RESEARCH PERMISSION: ARIT fellowship applicants are responsible for obtaining the appropriate research permissions and visas. In general, researchers should seek permission to carry out research directly from the director(s) of the institution(s) where they intend to work, including most libraries housed within Turkish museums. For archival and library research with tenures of less than three months, some foreign scholars may enter on a tourist visa and apply for the research permit and visa from within Turkey; or they may choose to procure a research visa via the Turkish Embassy in advance of their arrival. Scholars wishing to carry out research in Turkey for terms longer than three months should apply for the research permit and in addition secure a research visa prior to entering the country. Non-U.S. researchers should consult the Turkish Consulate for specific procedures.
Researchers who wish to work with collections and some libraries housed within Turkish museums, however, should make their applications through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums. If the material they wish to study is part of an excavation or survey, researchers must submit a letter with their application that is signed by the project director giving permission to carry out the research. The research permit application regulations and format for researchers are posted on the ARIT research permit page. ARIT may withhold payment of fellowship stipends if official research permission is not obtained.
Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies
The Petro Jacyk Educational Foundation is accepting proposals from universities in North America to establish a new Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies. The objective of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship is to annually support one of the most promising junior scholars studying contemporary Ukraine and thereby to advance academic understanding of Ukrainian politics, history and society.
Eligibility: The Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship is available to universities in North America with an existing department, research centre or program in Ukrainian studies. The Fellowship will be open to recently awarded PhDs.
Funding: It is encouraged that the Fellowship include the teaching of a course. The exact amount of the Fellowship is negotiable.
Application Procedure: Please send proposals by email to the Foundation at email@example.com before December 15th, 2020. The proposal should include: a short summary regarding the university, existing resources, centers, programs in Ukrainian Studies that may support the future Fellowship; a short description of the future Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies (length of the program, components, requirements to candidates, expected outcome of the program, etc.); a budget for the Post-Doctoral Fellowship; and intended start date.
Petro Jacyk Education Foundation
5080 Timberlea Blvd, Suite 202
Mississauga, ON L4W 4M2
Tel: (905) 238-0467
Lysiak-Rudnytsky Ukrainian Studies Programme
The Lysiak-Rudnytsky Ukrainian Studies Programme is an annual program of the Ukrainian Institute’s Academic Sector. It welcomes project proposals from educational institutions, think tanks, and research centers that focus on the history and culture of Ukraine. The Lysiak-Rudnytskyi Ukrainian Studies Programme is designed to increase the visibility of Ukraine in educational, research, and cultural centers in Europe and North America. The goal of the Lysiak-Rudnytsky Programme is to: Support the projects in Ukrainian Studies; Strengthen Ukrainian perspectives in public discourse; Promote Ukraine and its cultural heritage. In 2020, the Ukrainian Institute announces the first open call of the programme. We plan to announce open call annually. Institutions that operate in cultural, educational, or scientific sphere outside of Ukraine (universities, think tanks, research centers, NGOs and others) are eligible to apply. One applicant has the right to submit no more than two applications. Ukrainian institutions (residents of Ukraine) cannot apply for the Programme. The Ukrainian Institute welcomes the cooperation between Ukrainian institutions and foreign ones, but only the foreign institution can apply for the Programme. To apply for the Programme please send your application with the required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Project_Name_Proposal_Lysiak-Rudnytsky_Programme’.
ARIT Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish Language Study at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: For summer 2021, the American Research Institute in Turkey will offer approximately 18 fellowships for advanced participants in the summer program in intensive advanced Turkish language at Boğaziçi University* in Istanbul. This intensive program offers the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend.
PREDEPARTURE ACTIVITIES: Participation in the program includes 6 hours of preparation prior to departure for Turkey, most of which will be on-line orientation activities, followed by 10 hours of orientation upon arrival in Istanbul.
COURSE OF STUDY: ARIT fellowship supported courses are offered at the advanced level. Class size is limited to ten students. Each class meets twenty hours per week. Classes are held on weekdays from 9 am to 1 pm. They are conducted in Turkish, with informal and formal styles introduced and reviewed through instruction, language laboratory work, and open conversations with teaching assistants. In the afternoon, students meet with teaching assistants on an informal basis for additional instruction and free conversation. Participants also attend extracurricular activities including films, lectures, and cultural events both on- and off-campus.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Full-time students and scholars affiliated at academic institutions are eligible to apply. To be a fellowship applicant, you must:
Be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States
Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level academic program, or be faculty
Have a minimum B average in current program of study; and
Perform at the high-intermediate level on a proficiency-based admissions examination
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Complete the application on-line. Transcripts and letters may be submitted separately, either electronically or by mail to the address below. The application deadline will be in early February. Please pay the application fee via the link below. The application includes:
- Application form including your statement of purpose
- Three letters of reference, including one that addresses your abilities as a language learner
- Official transcript
- Application fee in the amount of $25 via Paypal.
Conferences & Workshops
ARISC Survey on Virtual Programming
With conferences canceling or going virtual, and researchers unable to keep in touch with colleagues, scholars may be missing the energy and excitement of doing their research that such intellectually stimulating encounters can bring. ARISC is in a unique position to easily, virtually bring scholars together. Please take a moment to complete our survey and share your interests and preferences in virtual programming at https://forms.gle/igRTuVPEJcjWfLzV8.
With this survey, we hope to cast a broad net to all scholars interested in the South Caucasus across the globe. This survey is open to all South Caucasus scholars and the programming we develop based on your replies will help us create virtual spaces where scholars can forge deeper collaborations across disciplines.
Call for Papers: Teaching the Languages of Central and Eastern Europe: Best Practices
NeMLA 2021 roundtable (March 8-14, 2021, Philadelphia)
NB: NeMLA has confirmed that virtual participation will be available for this conference, so feel free to apply even if in-person may not be an option for you!
This roundtable seeks input from instructors of less-commonly-taught languages of the former Eastern Bloc in an effort to share experiences and best practices across languages. Our goal is to bring together higher education instructors of foreign languages in the US (and possibly beyond) to facilitate collaboration and exchange successfully implemented ideas in pedagogy as well as the organization of academic language programs. While these languages are taught at various universities of North America, professional opportunities to compare and exchange such ideas and experiences are limited. We hope to establish a conversation across languages and institutions that can prove useful in the future implementation of best practices to attract and educate learners in these typically small language programs.
Abstracts focusing on any less commonly taught language that is spoken in the countries of the former Eastern Bloc will be considered, including but not limited to: Albanian, Bosnian / Croatian / Montenegrin / Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Ukrainian.
Possible topics for discussion: Designing and implementing authentic assessments; Building proficiency in all four skill areas; Effective ways of teaching grammar communicatively; Teaching literature / Using authentic target language texts to improve all language skills; Working with the language in artistically creative ways (poetry, film, photography, etc.); Using coursebooks vs working with one’s own teaching materials; Building intercultural communication competence; Familiarizing students with culture through project-based learning; Successful study abroad models; Working with heritage learners; Individualized learning; Language and gender; Best practices for online instruction; and Student recruitment and retention.
Presentations should be 5-10 minutes long. Please upload your abstract directly to the NeMLA website by September 30, 2020. NeMLA membership is NOT required to submit an abstract. With any questions about abstracts, please contact Dr. Viktoria Batista, email@example.com or Dr. Ljiljana Duraskovic, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Humanities Without Walls (HWW) is a consortium of humanities centers and institutes at 16 major research universities throughout the Midwest and beyond. Based at the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), HWW has been funded by three successive grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.In summer 2021, HWW is holding its first online, national, virtual summer workshop for doctoral students interested in learning about careers outside of the academy and/or the tenure track system. Through a series of workshops, talks, and virtual field trips, participants learn how to leverage their skills and training towards careers in the private sector, the non-profit world, arts administration, public media and many other fields. All aspects of the workshop will be remote, virtual, and online in nature.We invite applications from doctoral students pursuing degree in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to participate in this three-week, virtual summer workshop. This is a limited-submission application. Eligible doctoral students must be nominated for this fellowship by their home institutions, and only one nomination may be made to HWW by each university. To be considered, interested doctoral students must submit their applications to their home universities’ humanities center director, graduate college dean, or equivalent by October 31st, 2020. Please do not submit your applications directly to HWW.For more information about the workshop, please click here.
The Second Language Teaching and Research Center, a Title VI Language Resource Center, at the University of Utah invites applications for 1-year full-time post-doctoral position in Corpus Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition. Desired starting date August 16, 2020 (flexible). Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.For complete job description and to apply, go to: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/106321.Review of applications begins on August 10, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. If you have questions about this position, please contact Dr. Fernando Rubio: email@example.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).
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.
Spring semester: October 15
Spring semester: October 15
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.
To apply, click here.
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.