Educational Opportunities

Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia 2024

Applications for the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia 2024 are open.

The deadline for application is February 1, 2024. 

The program is open to students enrolled in or accepted to a master’s or PhD program, particularly those interested in careers in government, international organizations and non-governmental organizations. Applicants with a master’s degree, who plan to obtain a PhD and are currently employed in the field of international relations and Russian/Eurasian affairs, with a proven record of commitment to the field, and Western journalists, who work in a field and report from Eurasia and Caucasus, are welcome to apply. 

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PhD in Russian Linguistics: ChatGPT Meets the Russian Constructicon

A PhD position is available at the Department of Language and Culture, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education in Russian linguistics. The successful candidate will be joining CLEAR (Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian); a research group at UiT that pursues empirical research in the framework of cognitive linguistics with the aim of building electronic resources that support research-based student-centered language pedagogy. The CLEAR group at UiT (together with partners at HSE University in Moscow) has developed the largest digital resource of constructions for any language of the world, namely the Russian Constructicon, with over 2200 constructions. Our Russian Constructicon resource has numerous features that will prove especially valuable in the research that this PhD candidate will pursue.

The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to the PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position. 

The PhD fellow position is for a period of three years and full time studies with the possibility of an extension of the appointment period. If the doctoral dissertation is submitted for appraisal within 3 years or within 3.5 years, the PhD candidate is qualified for a completion grant for either 12 or 6 months. The completion grant should be used to further qualification measures such as courses in teaching in higher education, lecturing and other relevant work at the faculty. More information about the completion grant scheme can be found here.

The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.

The application deadline is August 31, 2023.

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Posted on May 22, 2023.

Russian Study Abroad Programs at Daugavpils University, Latvia

Learn Russian in the European Union (Daugavpils, Latvia) is accepting applications for the following in-person undergraduate Russian study abroad programs hosted at Daugavpils University.
   - 2023 Fall semester; 
   - 2024 Winter; 
   - 2024 Spring semester. 

2023 Fall and 2024 Spring Semester Abroad Programs
Each undergraduate semester abroad program duration is 16 weeks. Daugavpils University awards up to 30 ECTS credits per semester – the equivalent of 15 credit hours at US universities.
The following study programs are available:
    - Russian Language and Political Science;
    - Russian Language and East European Studies;
    - Russian Language, Literature, and Culture;
    - Russian Language and Natural Sciences/STEM with theory and laboratory practice in Russian/English.

The 2024 Spring Semester application deadline is December 1, 2023.

2024 Winter Program
This program will be very efficient for students with at least three full semesters of university Russian. Students can earn 6 ECTS (3 US) credits in the Russian language. The program will also include content lectures on Russian and Baltic culture, traditions, history, and present – all provided in adjusted Russian. 
The application deadline is November 21, 2023.

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Updated on August 11, 2023.

Davis Center Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Postdoctoral Fellowship program invests in future leaders in academia—political scientists, anthropologists, historians, and humanists, among others—who generate big ideas that spark new conversations and deep insights about the region. 

Postdoctoral Fellows are selected on a highly competitive basis and serve a full-time, 9-month term in residence. During that period, we aim to give fellows an intellectual home where they have the time, space, and resources to pursue their research; a community where they can learn from one another; opportunities to engage with others at Harvard; and chances to contribute to the longer-term agenda of the Davis Center. 

During the fellowship, many postdoctoral fellows turn their manuscript into a book, present their research to the Davis Center community, and interact with colleagues at the Davis Center and academic departments at Harvard. As a fellow, you will encounter rich experiences and meaningful connections that will endure well beyond the fellowship year. Past postdoctoral fellows report that full access to Harvard Library and the Davis Center Collection at Fung Library is invaluable to their research. 

More information here. 

Eurasian Regional Language Program

The Eurasian Regional Language Program offers intensive, highly-individualized instruction in more than 15 Eurasian languages, including Armenian, Azerbaijani, Dari, Farsi, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Romanian, Turkish, Ukrainian and Uzbek. Through homestays, cultural activities and conversation partners, participants enjoy an unprecedented opportunity to immerse themselves in daily local life while receiving ongoing support and guidance from American Councils expert overseas staff.

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Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program

One of the longest-running and most respected Russian language and cultural immersion programs, RLASP combines intensive classroom instruction with a wide range of extracurricular activities, including internships and community service, regional field studies, conversation partners and discussion groups with local students.

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UW-Milwaukee Translation and Interpreting Studies Program

The UW-Milwaukee Translation and Interpreting Studies Program offers a Master's degree in various concentrations as well as a Graduate Certificate. Students have a number of options for study in Arabic, French, German, Russian or Spanish to English translation, as well as interpreting. All coursework can be completed either onsite or online.

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Balkan Language Initiative

American Councils’ BLI offers intensive, highly individualized instruction in Albanian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian, and cultural activities in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

For more information and to apply, click here.