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Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (ACTR/ACCELS) in Vladimir, Moscow, or St. Petersburg; Deadline: April 1

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS invites
applications for the 2010 -11 Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies
Program (RLASP) in Vladimir, Moscow, or St. Petersburg, Russia.

Applications for the Fall 2010 and Academic Year 2010-2011 programs must be
postmarked by April 1st, 2010.  Visit www.acrussiaabroad.org for more
information.

For over 30 years, American Councils has offered quality-assured, intensive
language study programs in Russia for thousands of students and scholars.
Participants of this program receive approximately twenty hours per week of
in-class instruction in Russian grammar, phonetics, conversation, and
cultural studies. Students greatly benefit from individual attention in our
small classes of 2 to 6 students, and from interaction with host faculty who
have extensive experience in second language acquisition. Additionally,
qualified participants have the opportunity to take courses with Russians at
the local host university in each city as part of our honors program. All
participants receive undergraduate- or graduate-level academic credit
through Bryn Mawr College.

American Councils emphasizes language immersion outside of the academic
program as well.  During the semester, students may take advantage of
volunteer opportunities or internship placements at sites including local
public schools, charity organizations, international businesses, and
international NGOs.  Cultural excursions, discussion groups, and other
extracurricular activities in Russian are offered in each city.  Students
also meet at least two hours a week with peer tutors recruited from the host
university. Finally, most students choose to live with Russian host-families
where they can become fully immersed in the language, culture and cuisine of
Russia.

American Councils is able to award substantial scholarships to qualified
participants, thanks to significant grant support from the U.S. Department
of Education (Fulbright-Hays) and the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII).
In addition, recipients of FLAS, Boren, Benjamin A. Gilman and university
fellowships frequently apply these funds to study on our programs.

The Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program is offered in the
Summer, Fall, Spring and Academic-Year semesters. Applications are available
on our website: www.acrussiaabroad.org.

Application Deadlines:
Summer Program: March 1
Fall/Academic Year: April 1
Spring Semester: October 1

For more information, please contact:
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036
outbound@americancouncils.org
www.acrussiaabroad.org

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Eurasian Regional Language Program in Osh, Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz, Uzbek), Deadline: April 1

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS invites
applications for the 2010 Eurasian Regional Language Program for language
study at our growing language center in Osh, Kyrgyzstan.

Applications for the Fall 2010 and Academic Year 2010-2011 programs are due
April 1st, 2010. See http://www.aceurasiaabroad.org/kyrgyzstan for
applications and more information.

The Eurasian Regional Language Program in Osh provides graduate students,
advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals intensive
instruction in Uzbek and Kyrgyz. Participants may enroll in semester,
academic year, or summer programs. Courses are designed to strengthen
speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency in Uzbek or Kyrgyz.

Program features include:
*Core language courses focusing on grammar and lexical studies, phonetics,
vocabulary development, and conversational skills;
*Area studies, literature, and culture classes for advanced students;
*Classes conducted in small groups of three to six students or in private
tutorials;
*Native-speaking faculty with extensive experience teaching foreign students;
*Homestays with local families;
*Undergraduate or graduate credit from Bryn Mawr College;
*Pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C.;
*and logistical support provided by local American Councils offices.

Applicants with at least two years of college-level instruction in Kyrgyz,
Uzbek, or Russian are eligible to apply to the program.

Substantial fellowships are available through American Councils from U.S.
Department of State (Title VIII) and U.S. Department of Education
(Fulbright-Hays) grant support. Recent program participants have also
received fellowship support from the National Security Education Program
(http://www.borenawards.org/), the Benjamin A. Gilman International
Scholarship (http://www.iie.org/gilman), and the U.S. Department of
Education Title VI (FLAS).

American Councils also offers intensive language study programs in Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,
and Ukraine. For more information on these programs, visit
http://www.aceurasiaabroad.org/.

Questions can be sent to outbound@americancouncils.org.

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Intensive Summer Language Institute for Russian Teachers, Deadline: March 1

This program is designed to strengthen critical need foreign language
instruction at U.S. schools by providing intermediate and advanced level
teachers of Arabic, Chinese, and Russian as a Foreign Language with the
opportunity for intensive language study abroad. The summer 2010 program is
open to current K-12 teachers as well as community college instructors of
Arabic, Chinese, and Russian; university students enrolled in education
programs intending to teach these languages are also eligible to
participate. The program is funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs (ECA) of the U. S. Department of State, and administered by American
Councils for International Education ACTR/ACCELS.

Program Benefits:
*Academic program in Changchun, China; Alexandria, Egypt; or Kazan, Russia;
*Round-trip airfare;
*Housing and meals;
*Educational and cultural excursions;
*Peer tutors for conversation practice;
*Stipend for the purchase and shipping of teaching materials;
*Pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C.;
*Visa support;
*Health insurance; and
*10 graduate credit hours through Bryn Mawr College.

The program is open to educators who meet the following eligibility
requirements:
*Teach Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), or Russian as a Foreign Language in a
K-12 school, community college, or are enrolled in a program leading to
teaching of critical languages;
*Speak Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), or Russian at the intermediate or
advanced level;
*Are a non-native speaker of the target language: Arabic, Chinese
(Mandarin), or Russian. For participation in this program, a native speaker
is someone who finished high school (or equivalent) in an Arabic, Chinese
(Mandarin), or Russian speaking country. A heritage speaker is someone who
speaks the target language at home, but has not spent an extended period of
time in a country where the primary language is Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin),
or Russian. Heritage Speakers may be eligible if they do not possess native
fluency in the target language.
*Possess U.S. citizenship; and
*Submit a complete application.

More information can be found at: http://www.americancouncils.org/program/29/ST/

Applications: Available at: https://www.onlineac.org/start/NjY0MTRfMjkwXzY1Mzcz/

Deadline: March 1, 2010

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2010-2011 Collaborative Research Grants in the Humanities for Eastern Europe and Eurasia, Deadline: February 15, 2010

Applications are now available for the 2010-2011 Collaborative Research
Grants in the Humanities.

Application deadline: February 15, 2010.

The Collaborative Research Grants in the Humanities program provides support
of up to $50,400 for U.S. scholars conducting humanities research in any
country of Eurasia and Eastern Europe. (See list of eligible countries
below.) This is a program of American Councils for International Education:
ACTR/ACCELS in cooperation with The National Council for Eurasian and East
European Research (NCEEER) supported by the National Endowment for the
Humanities.

Countries Eligible for Research: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia &
Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary,
Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova,
Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan, Ukraine.

A wide range of humanities topics are eligible for support; however, all
projects must involve at least one collaborator from the region and
field-based research in the region itself. In addition, applicants must hold
a Ph.D. or other terminal degree and have a working knowledge of one or more
of the languages of East-Central Europe or Eurasia, or be able to
demonstrate that such language proficiency is not critical for the
successful completion of their particular projects. Applications with a
strong regional focus and the potential to strengthen academic linkages
beyond the traditional centers are particularly encouraged.

Eligible Fields of Research:

The 1965 National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act states: “The
term ‘humanities’ includes, but is not limited to, the study of the
following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature;
history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion;
ethics; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; aspects of social
sciences which have a humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and
the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with
particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and
history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of
national life.” Scholars conducting research that falls under this
definition are eligible for support from the Collaborative Research Grants
in the Humanities program.

The NEH does not fund any creative or performing arts such as the writing of
fiction or poetry, painting, sculpting, composing or performing music,
acting, directing, and dance. Critical, historical, and theoretical studies
of the arts, however, are eligible for NEH support.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

February 15th, 2010: Programs must begin between June 2010 and May 2011 and
be completed by August 31st, 2011. Applicants must plan to spend a minimum
of four consecutive months carrying out their research (maximum of twelve
consecutive months), of which at least two consecutive months must be spent
conducting research in the field.

For more information and an application, please contact:

Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: (202) 833-7522

Website: http://www.americancouncils.org/program/1p/NEH/
Email: outbound@americancouncils.org

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