Thursday, October 12, 2017

CFA: IEE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants

Deadline: October 17, 2017 

IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants Available

Application deadline: October 17, 2017

IIE is excited to announce that IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants are now available to Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners' students.

IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants are made possible by the generous support of private donors. Lead funding to launch the program has been provided by Santander Bank. The student online application is now open for those participating in spring 2018 or summer 2018 study abroad programs study abroad programs, with a submission deadline of October 17, 2017. Please send questions to

CFP: Asia in the Russian Imagination

Deadline: October 15, 2017 

Asia in the Russian Imagination
The University of Utah’s Asia Center and Russian Program are hosting an interdisciplinary conference on Siberia, Central Asia, and the Russian Far East and North Pacific, organized around the theme of “Asia in the Russian Imagination.” The conference will be held at the University of Utah’s campus in Salt Lake City on March 23-24, 2018. Over the past three years, the Russian Program’s “Siberian Initiative” has sponsored talks on anthropology, environmental studies, history, film studies, and linguistics, and we are continuing this interdisciplinary approach to Russia in Asia/Asia in Russia at our conference.
We welcome proposals exploring political, economic, and socio-cultural interactions from a variety of fields and perspectives. We foresee extended discussions on Russian-Asian connections and networks, as well as policies, processes, and populations in “Russian Asia,” within the imperial, Soviet, or post-Soviet eras. We hope that this conference honors the interdisciplinary tradition established by theBritish Universities Siberian Studies Seminar, last held in 2007. Following the conference, the organizers intend to publish a selection of the essays either as a special issue of a journal or as an edited volume.
Please submit proposals for individual papers no later than 15 October 2017 to the Events Coordinator of Utah’s International Studies program, RocĂ­o Torres Please include a subject line of “Asia-Russia 2018” to make sure you receive full consideration. Submissions should include a 250-word abstract as well as a brief (1-2 page) C.V. The organizers will make their decisions by early December.

Advisory committee: Jane F. Hacking, University of Utah, Eric R. Laursen, University of Utah, Robert Argenbright, University of Utah, Marisa Karyl Franz, University of Toronto, Jessica Graybill, Colgate University, Lenore Grenoble, University of Chicago, Jeffrey F. Hardy, Brigham Young University, Matthew P. Romaniello, University of Hawaii, John Ziker, Boise State University.

CFA: Global Scholars Program

Deadline: December 8, 2017
Do you want to be a part of an International Community without leaving campus?  Are you interested in learning about different perspectives?
We are happy to inform you that Global Scholars Program is now accepting applications for winter 2018 and academic year 2018-2017.

Please send an email to to indicate interest in attending the following information session:

Wednesday, October 18th from 6-7:30 pm 
Location: North Quad NQ1185

Thursday October 26th from 6-7:30 pm
Location:  North Quad 2450


Please review the following requirements for the program:

1.) Sophomore standing or above (Undergraduates only)
2.) North Quad Residency during first year of program
3.) Enrollment in the GSP Academic Course ALA 211 for winter 2018 semester or ALA210/211 for academic year 2017-2018, day and time of class TBD.
4.) Participation in a weekly Collaborative Group (meeting day will be assigned at the start of the program, based on your availability Monday through Thursday.  Sessions are from 7:00 - 8:30 pm)

Applicants will be notified of their status no later than Friday, December 22 2017 @ 5 pm.
Students extended offers to join GSP are asked to confirm their acceptance by Friday, January 5 2018 @ 12 (noon).

Please contact the GSP Office @  if you have any additional questions.

Phone: 734 764 3573
Fax:     734 615 8695

CFA: JDIC Fellowship

Deadline: January 15, 2018

The JDC Archives is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its 2018 fellowship program. In 2018, 5 fellowships will be awarded to senior scholars, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and independent researchers to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or in Jerusalem. Research topics in the fields of twentieth century Jewish history, modern history, social welfare, migration, and humanitarian assistance will be considered, as well as other areas of academic research covered in the JDC archival collections. For more information, and to apply, visit fellowship awards are $2,000-$5,000. The deadline to submit applications is January 15, 2018.

The JDC Archive's online database with documents, photographs, and a names index is available at aids can be accessed at

We encourage researchers to apply for our fellowships and to explore the JDC Archives website for scholarly and teaching materials

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Wilson Center Spring 2018 Research Assistant Internship Openings

Deadline: October 23, 2017

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWICS) announces its Spring 2018 Research Assistant internship openings. 

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is looking for
qualified students (advanced undergraduate or graduate) interested in being
part-time research assistant interns in the Spring 2018 semester. An intern
typically works 12-15 hours a week per scholar. (The number of hours can be
adjusted accordingly to fulfill academic requirements).

The priority deadline to apply is October 23, 2017. *We will start matching
scholars and interns, but will still accept intern applications after this
date.* Internship positions are open until filled so applying early is strongly

 The internship application form and detailed instructions can be found at:

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

CFP: The Soyuz Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies

Deadline: October 15, 2017

The Soyuz Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies announces the opening of its second Article Prize competition for the best article related to the culture, history, politics of postsocialism by a junior scholar. This prize recognizes significant contributions to the advancement of scholarly understandings of postsocialism, broadly defined.

Articles published in 2016 and 2017 by a scholar who has earned a PhD within the past six years (2011 or later) are eligible. Scholars from any discipline with any geographic area of interest are encouraged to apply.

Submissions should be sent electronically to Tatiana Chudakova at no later than Oct 15th, 2017. Please include "Soyuz Article Prize" in the subject line.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Alternative Spring Break in Russia

Deadline: November 15, 2017

Building on six years of successful experiences, the American Home in Vladimir, Russia, will again sponsor two Alternative Spring Break Programs in March 2018 (

...any expectations I could possibly have had were surpassed. ...I participated in a culture without being a tourist...and spent [time] outside of my carefully constructed comfort zone. The experience was nothing short of changing my worldview.” (Vanderbilt University student)

The program includes community service, homestays, excursions to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, interaction with Russian university students who are studying English, and basic Russian lessons.

I hope that you will be able to share information about the programs with your students, colleagues, and anyone who might be interested in helping others in Vladimir and Murom! Please note that the first application deadline is November 15, 2017Participants do not have to speak Russian to join the program.

Links to pictures, participant blogs, and television news reports are below. They may give you a sense of some of the things that students can do, see, and experience while participating in the Alternative Spring Break program.

VLADIMIR (March 3-11, $510): Help several community organizations, including the Youth Health and Education Center, Karl Liebnicht Orphanage, Russian Orthodox Church, Handicapped Children's Association “Light”, Vladimir Regional Veterans’ Home and others, while interacting with Russian university students and experiencing the delight and wonder of provincial Russia.

MUROM (March 10-18, $575): Help university students at the Murom Institute (an affiliate of Vladimir State University) to improve their English language skills; prepare audio and video materials for their English language program. During the Soviet period Murom was a closed city. Today it remains isolated from traditional tourist routes. Foreign language faculty and students are eager for contact with native English speakers.



Russian Television Reports:

1)Vanderbilt University's Maymester in Russia – Application Deadline January 20, 2018
The program includes community service, lectures on topics being explored by student-participants (politics, economics, sociology, culture, history, art, etc.), Russian language lessons, interaction with Russian university students, excursions to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and provincial towns, home stays, and opportunities for reflection.

2) Intensive Russian Program – Applications Accepted All Year (
Approximate program fee:   one-to-one instruction      group instruction (2-5+ people, 15-35% discount)
Four weeks                                            $3,990                                 $3,228 - 2,536
Six weeks                                               $5,522                                 $4,563 - 3,556
Eight weeks                                           $7,053                                 $5,898 - 4,576
Longer and shorter programs, from one week to a year, are also possible.

The benefits of the American Home's long-standing Intensive Russian Program – the main program offers one-to-one instruction to each participant – are provided to group participants:

+ experienced faculty specializing in teaching Russian to non-native speakers;
+ program and schedule customized to the needs of each group of students;
+ study from one week to one year;
+ individual home-stay with a Russian family;
+ “Russian friend-conversation partner” program;
+ on-site administrative support;
+ well-equipped classrooms in a comfortable, home-like, atmosphere;
+ excursions in Vladimir and to Suzdal (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and Bogoliubovo;
+ opportunities to meet and socialize with some of the more than 400 Russians participating in the American Home English Program and others;
+ opportunities to participate in a variety of activities—for example, volunteering at an orphanage

3) American English Program Teaching Positions – Application Deadline March 1, 2018 (
Program benefits: small stipend, room and board with a Russian family, three hours per week of one-to-one Russian lessons, teacher training and lesson planning assistance, a pleasant, well-equipped, and organized teaching environment.

Teacher obligations: Plan and teach four (possibly 5) 1½ hour classes that meet twice a week, hold office hours, present a brief “Saturday lecture” on any aspect of American culture, airfare to Moscow, visa fee, obtain TESOL certification.