Wednesday, February 20, 2019

CFA: GoCamp Volunteers 2019

Deadline: Rolling

The biggest volunteering initiative in Ukraine and Eastern Europe — GoCamp — invites international volunteers to teach kids English, German or French in summer camps and shape the future of youth in Ukraine.

The options are open for May, June, August 2019. You are welcome to apply no matter how old you are and where you are from.

The GoCamp program is improved by EVS (The European Voluntary Service) and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education and science, Embassies of Great Britain, U.S., France, EU, Canada, Norway and others.

Posts for sharing with videos are available in English and in French. Program description is attached. The details and application form are here:

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

CFA: Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy

Deadline: March 31, 2019 at 11:59 (Warsaw Time)

Applications are now open for WEASA 2019, our summer school that deals with the relationship between society and technology!

We will look at lots of topics, including:

  • The social and political impacts of AI
  • The fight against disinformation
  • How to better secure our devices and communications

But WEASA won't just be a time for lectures. You will also have a chance to attend practical workshops from people around the world and sit down for deep discussions with key figures in the digital and policy worlds.

We're looking for mid-career professionals who are citizens of and live in the Eastern Partnership and Western Balkans. All we need from you are some details on our application form, a CV, and a cover letter. 

Some quick links:

  • Project application requirements, click here
  • An overview of the WEASA 2019 programme, click here 
  • Our application form, click here

Monday, February 18, 2019

Scholarship: Free room and board at Telluride House, U-M

Deadline: February 18, 2018/ASAP 

About Telluride House:
Telluride House is a merit-based residential fellowship committed to establishing a vibrant community supporting democratic ideals of self-governance, a stimulating intellectual environment, and a commitment to public service. House members, who range from freshmen and doctoral students to students pursuing professional degrees, live alongside faculty fellows from several fields. All members of the house serve on house committees and/or in officer positions, give an informal talk on a topic of their choice once per year, and pledge to complete about 32 hours of volunteer work a semester. 
The application is available at:
Telluride House hosts three faculty fellows each year to foster intellectual exchange amongst community members. Each semester, faculty members give a short lecture to the House on a topic of their choice and organize a community-bonding initiative.
Faculty inquires should be directed to

Job: Librarian for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, U-M

Deadline: ASAP 

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant University community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the University’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.
The University Library has a strong commitment to Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, maintaining outstanding general and special collections, which are among the strongest in the nation and support a large number of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in a wide range of disciplines. This position is part of a collegial, dynamic, and creative International Studies Team comprised of advanced subject specialists and technical service professionals, highly committed to public service and the values of scholarly knowledge exchange.
We seek an energetic, creative and service-oriented individual to serve as the Librarian for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies and liaison to the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Armenian Studies Program, and the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia. This position works closely with a team of catalogers specialized in the languages of the regions and other librarians across the humanities and social sciences to support high-impact interdisciplinary collections and services, including participation in digital projects and initiatives.
The University of Michigan Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work.


  • Instruction:  Design and teach library instruction classes in Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies to students as requested by faculty; teach training sessions and workshops to the university community regarding diverse library resources.
  • Liaison Activities: Serve as the liaison to the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Armenian Studies Program, and the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, and provide outreach to other related academic departments and the local community. Seek opportunities for partnerships with faculty and librarian colleagues.
  • Research Services:  Provide specialized reference service and research consultations for faculty and students in the area of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies.
  • Collection Development: Provide leadership and coordination for acquiring, managing, and assessing Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies collections in all formats and languages that support research and instruction in those fields.
  • Professional Development and Service: Engage in research, digital scholarship, scholarly publication, and professional service activities appropriate to academic librarianship and the disciplines served.

Required Qualifications*

  • A master’s degree or higher (or equivalent) in the areas of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies or related fields; OR ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science.
  • Significant professional or paraprofessional work experience in a research library or equivalent research setting.
  • Spoken and written proficiency in Russian.
  • Reading knowledge of at least one other language used by populations of the regions of coverage.
  • Familiarity with major Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies library resource vendors, current bibliographic tools in print and digital form, and core reference resources in the humanities and social sciences.

Desired Qualifications*

  • One or more years of teaching experience in library or academic setting.
  • Knowledge of cataloging and access issues for non-English language and analogous non-Roman script materials.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to outstanding public service and user education for a diverse academic community.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.
  • Experience performing effectively in and successfully contributing to a diverse and inclusive workplace environment.

Additional Information

Benefits, rank, salary
Appointment is anticipated at the Assistant or Associate Librarian rank. Salary and rank dependent on the candidate's qualifications and experience. Librarian appointments carry with them increased expectations regarding professional development, professional engagement, research, and service, in keeping with the library's process for librarian promotion and advancement.
The target salary range for this position is $55,000 - $60,000 for the Assistant Librarian rank and $63,000 - $70,000 for the Associate Rank. The actual salary offered may vary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
The University of Michigan offers excellent benefits and wellness opportunities.
This position receives 24 days of vacation a year, paid sick leave with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement options available.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Deadline Extended: President's Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights (PACLSHR) travel fellowship

Deadline: ASAP 

This funding is available to U-M Graduate students to support (applied) research that contributes to the University’s effort to improve international labor standards. 
It provides financial and logistical support of $5,500 to summer 2019 fellowships focused broadly on addressing, evaluating or improving global labor standards and monitoring. Fellowship length should be at least 10 weeks with flexible start and end dates. 

Although this opportunity is not being offered through our unit, we would love it if you could help spread the word about this amazing opportunity.

For questions, please email

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

CFA: George F. Kennan Fellowship and Title VIII Short-Term Grants

Deadlines: March 1, 2019

The Kennan Institute is holding the next round of competition for its Title VIII Short-Term Grants and George F. Kennan Fellowship. Detailed information about each grant is below, and more information about all opportunities can be found at:

George F. Kennan Fellowship - Deadline: March 1, 2019
Fellows will be based at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. for three-month residencies focused on diverse, policy-oriented sectors such as media, business, local government, law, civil society, and academia to examine important political, social, economic, cultural, and historical issues in Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Among the aims of the new fellowships are to build bridges between traditional academia and the policy world, as well as to maintain and increase collaboration among researchers from Russia, Ukraine, the U.S., and around the globe. The fellowships are funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. There are no citizenship requirements for this grant.
Applications may apply individually or as a team. If applying as a team of two (or three) applicants, the applicants must be citizens of at least two different countries.

Title VIII Short Term Grants - Deadline: March 1, 2019
The Kennan Institute offers Title VIII Short-Term Grants to scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on Russia, Ukraine, and the countries of Eurasia, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area. Policy-relevant research is preferred. Academic participants must either possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for Title VIII Short-Term Grants.
Please send all questions and application materials to
Deadline: February 18, 2019

For over forty years, the Summer Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has provided scholars from around the world with the opportunity to work in our Library's famous collections in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding the Summer Research Laboratory again this year, from June 10 to August 2, 2019. The SRL is open to all scholars with research interests in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. Graduate students, academics, independent scholars, librarians, and government employees are encouraged to apply.
About the Program
With hundreds of thousands of volumes in Russian, East European, and Eurasian languages, alongside extensive microfilm collections of rare and archival materials, the University Library at Illinois ranks among the best research collections in the world. The SRL provides scholars with the opportunity to work extensively with these resources, at any stage of their work. Many important books and articles have been written in our collections over the years. Graduate students find a trip to Illinois an excellent way to plan their research and begin work on their dissertations.

The SRL offers scholars the following opportunities:

  • Full access to our Library and its physical and electronic collections.
  • One on one research consultations with the experienced bibliographers of ourSlavic Reference Service.
  • Access to scholarly programming and discussion groups on our campus throughout their stay, to help them meet other scholars and learn about new research in progress.

Funding Information
Scholars participating in the Summer Research Laboratory may apply for:
  • up to 12 days of dormitory housing on campus;
  • travel grants of up to $500 in support of their trip to Urbana-Champaign.
  • research stipends

The SRL is supported by the US Department of State’s Title VIII Program for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union, which exists to support policy-relevant research on the region. 

SRL applicants are also encouraged to consider studying an area language at Indiana University’s Summer Language Workshop, located in nearby Bloomington, IN, immediately before or after their participation in the SRL. Those interested in overseas language study are particularly encouraged to pair SRL participation with an application for an IU Title VIII Portable Fellowship. More information on Indiana’s Title VIII funding opportunities, languages, and the application can be found at the Summer Language Workshop website.

Workshops & Programming
Each year, during the SRL, we host research workshops and training sessions that may be of interest to visitors: please see here for details. This summer, we are hosting the following workshops (please click on the links for more information):


Applications are now open, with the deadline for grant funding being February 11, 2019. REEEC will continue to accept applications for the SRL after the deadline, but they will be at a lower priority for funding.

For further information, please see:
University of Illinois Library:
University of Illinois:
Visit Champaign County: