Monthly Archives: September 2010

ACLS Fellowships and Grants in East European Studies, Deadlines Vary

The following message comes to CEERES from ACLS:

The American Council of Learned Societies announces Fellowships and Grants in East European Studies for academic year 2010-11

For research and language training related to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo/a, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia

Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of State under the Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union Act of 1983, as amended (Title VIII).

All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Dissertation fellowships (deadline: November 10, 2010) For graduate students at U.S. universities who have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation (ABDs). Applicants can apply for research fellowships for use in Eastern Europe or for writing fellowships for completing the dissertation outside of Eastern Europe after research is complete.

Early career postdoctoral fellowships (deadline: November 10, 2010) For scholars before tenure, including independent scholars

Language grants to institutions (deadline: January 14, 2011) For U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct intensive summer language courses at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced-mastery levels

Language grants to individuals (deadline: January 14, 2011) For attendance at intensive summer language courses (priority given to graduate students seeking to acquire the language as a basic research tool)

Travel grants (deadline: January 28, 2011) For travel to conferences to present research papers (all academic ranks)

Conference grants (deadline: January 28, 2011) To support planning workshops and conferences for the presentation of significant new research

Request for proposals for research on heritage speakers (deadline: January 14, 2011) Individuals or collaborative teams are invited to propose socio-linguistic research on U.S. communities of heritage speakers of an East European language.  The project should produce an analytical paper and a syllabus for an advanced-mastery course for heritage speakers to bring their language competence to a professional level.

Further information is available at

American Council of Learned Societies
633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017-6795,

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NSLI-Y Scholarships/Grants Available for Russian, Persian, and Turkish Language Study

The following announcement comes to CEERES from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) in the U.S. Department of State:

Dear Language-Focused Colleagues/Educators:

We’re writing to let you know of two great opportunities for the 2011/2012 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) overseas intensive language programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.  One is for students and the other is for institutions/organizations.

We hope you will spread the word among your students that merit-based scholarships are available to study overseas for summer, semester and academic year programs in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian and Turkish.  In addition, your school, school system and/or local university can apply for a sub-grantee award to organize and implement six- to eight-week overseas intensive language programs to take place during 2011/2012.

Attached please find two one-page summary sheets – one for the student applicants and the other for institutions interested in sub-grantee opportunities.  Interested students should visit, where they can complete the online application.  The deadline is November 11, 2010.  Organizations interested in 2011/2012 sub-grant opportunities can view the Request for Proposal (RFP) at the following link: The submission deadline for  proposals is November 12, 2010.  If after reading the RFP you have questions, please contact American Councils at 1-866-790-2086.

Your assistance in spreading the word about these opportunities is greatly appreciated so please feel free to forward this e-mail and its attachments to anyone you think would be interested.  Thank you for your time, consideration and assistance.


The NSLI-Y Team

National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Team
Youth Programs Division
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
U.S. Department of State
2200 C Street, N.W.
Building SA-5, Third Floor
Washington, D.C.  20522-0503

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IREX Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program Offers Funds for Research throughout CEERES Region, Deadline November 17

2011-2012 Fellowship Opportunity
Individual Advanced Research Opportunities
(IARO) Fellowship

IREX is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2011-2012 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program.

The Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) provides students, scholars and professionals with support to perform policy relevant field research, in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. In addition to engaging in research in the region, the IARO fellowship affords scholars the opportunity to increase their understanding of critical, policy relevant issues, develop and sustain international networks, and collaborate with foreign scholars on topics vital to both the academic and policy-making communities.

Applications and all supporting documents for 2011-2012 IARO Fellowship will only be accepted through the online application system found at:

Applications must be completed and submitted (including all required supporting documents) by  5 p.m. on November 17, 2010

Masters Students, Pre-doctoral Students, Postdoctoral Students, and Professionals with advanced degrees are eligible for the IARO Fellowship

IARO Fellowships cover the cost of international airfare, a living/housing stipend, visa support, travel insurance, and access to the resources available at our 25 field offices within the region.

Questions may be addressed to the IARO Program Staff at or by telephone at 202-628-8188

Countries Eligible for Research:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and 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, and Uzbekistan

IARO is funded by the United States Department of State Title VIII Program.

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Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences 2011-2013, Deadline November 30

The following message comes to CEERES from The University of Pennsylvania:

Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences 2011-2013 –

The University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences invites applicants for four two-year postdoctoral teaching fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.  Fellows will teach one course per term.  Eligibility is limited to applicants who will have received their Ph.D. within two years prior to the time they begin their fellowship at Penn (August, 2009 or later) $48,000 stipend.  Application deadline:  November 30, 2010.  We are especially seeking fellows in Music Theory, Art History (with particular emphasis in Renaissance and/or Baroque), History (specializing in 19th-20th century U.S. International history, or environmental history in any place or time), East Asian Studies (specializing in East Asian religion or East Asian popular culture), and South Asian Studies.

For guidelines and application, see the School of Arts and Sciences website:, or write:

Office of the Dean
School of Arts and Sciences
University of Pennsylvania
1 College Hall, Room 116
Philadelphia, PA  19104-6377

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer; women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Tenure-track Position in Russian Language and Literature at Dartmouth College, Deadline December 1

Job Posting:
Dartmouth College
Russian Language and Literature, Hanover, New Hampshire, 03755
Assistant Professor of Russian: tenure-track.

Applicants must have a Ph. D., a native or near-native command of Russian and English, and a demonstrable commitment to teaching, including language instruction. The successful candidate must be willing to lead the department’s foreign study program in St.  Petersburg on a regular basis. In addition to a firm grounding in Russian literature, we are interested in candidates with a strong interdisciplinary focus.  Possible areas of expertise include folklore, cultural studies, the arts, socio-political contexts, or the non-Russian regions of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Send letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to  the following e-mail address: Alternatively, you may send these materials by surface mail to John M. Kopper, Search Committee Chair, Department of Russian Language and Literature,  6085 Reed Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. 03755. The deadline for receipt of all materials is December 1, 2010.

Dartmouth College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse campus community, and welcome applications from members of under-represented groups.

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SSRC Small Grants Program “Academia in the Public Sphere: Islamic Traditions and Muslim Societies in World Contexts”, Deadline December 3

The Social Science Research Council is pleased to announce the availability of grants to support public engagement by academic experts on Islamic traditions and Muslim societies. The grants program seeks to encourage projects permitting the dissemination of academic research on Islamic traditions and Muslim societies to targeted constituencies, with particular emphasis on media and policymakers. With this program the SSRC looks to nurture the public relevancy of area studies research by promoting strategic partnerships that will break down barriers and build connections between academic researchers, journalists, policymakers, and practitioners. The SSRC also seeks to assist faculty in developing the necessary skills they require to be able to engage specialized nonacademic audiences on the topic of Islam in the world. Please download the program description for more information.

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Call for Papers: Council for European Studies International Conference for Europeanists, Deadline: October 10

The following message comes to CEERES from CES at Columbia University:

Council for European Studies
18th International Conference of Europeanists

Today the intertwined forces of globalization and political integration are remaking Europe by transforming or transcending existing national institutions, cultural patterns, agendas, and allegiances. This process oftransnationalization is key to understanding the contemporary political,economic, social, and cultural experiences of Europeans.  Yet, it is also a recurring phenomenon that has contributed historically to the repeated re-organization of European life and institutions.

Therefore, for its Eighteenth International Conference of Europeanists, the Council for European Studies (CES) welcomes proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions, and individual papers that deal with the causes, consequences, and meaning of transnationalization in Europe broadly defined. The conference will be hosted by the Institut Barcelona de’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) and held at university venues in Barcelona, Spain from June 20 to June 22, 2011.

Deadlines and Submission Procedures: All proposals must be submitted between September 1, 2010 and October 10, 2010. Moreover, every panel proposal must include abstracts for each paper, as well as a general description and the name of one chair and one discussant. The Program Committee also invites participants to create their own “mini-symposium” by submitting up to four panel proposals clustered around a given theme. CES encourages proposals from a wide range of disciplines, and is particularly interested in interdisciplinary and multinational proposals. Click here to submit a proposal.

Please visit for more information.

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Call for Papers: Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, Deadline January 14

49th Annual Meeting
Southern Conference on Slavic Studies
Alexandria, VA
April 7-9, 2011

The 49th annual meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will take place in “Old Town” Alexandria, Virginia, April 7-9, 2011, at the Westin Alexandria Hotel. The conference is being hosted by George Mason University’s Center for Eurasian Studies.  The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide.  Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines are welcome and encouraged, as is a focus on countries other than Russia/USSR.  Papers and panels on all topics are welcome, but the conference will have two special themes: “Twenty Years After the Collapse,” to mark the anniversary of the end of the Soviet Union, and “Vasily Aksenov, His Work and Times,” to mark the recent passing of a man who was one of the most important literary and cultural figures of post-Stalin Russia/Soviet Union and also a distinguished professor of Russian literature and culture at George Mason University from 1987-2004.

The program committee is accepting panel and paper proposals until January 14, 2011. Whole panel proposals (chair, three papers, discussant) are preferred, but proposals for individual papers are also welcome. Whole panel proposals should include the titles of each individual paper as well as a title for the panel itself and identifying information (including email addresses and institutional affiliations) for all participants. Proposals for individual papers should include email contact, institutional affiliation, and a brief (one paragraph) abstract to guide the program committee in the assembly of panels.  If any AV equipment will be needed, the panel and paper proposals should indicate so.  Email (preferably) your proposal to Sharon Kowalsky at, or send it by conventional post to:

Dr. Sharon Kowalsky
Department of History
Texas A&M University-Commerce
PO Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429

The SCSS is the largest of the regional Slavic and Eurasian studies associations and its programs attract national and international scholarly participation. Alexandria and the Westin Hotel are close to Reagan National Airport (DCA), which is only five miles away and thus feasible by taxi. It also is only two stops from National Airport on the Metro to King Street station near the hotel.  For conference information other than the program please contact Rex Wade ( or 703-323-6939). For program information or proposals please contact Sharon Kowalsky

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Call for Papers: The Anthropology of Europe Workshop at UChicago

The Anthropology of Europe Workshop invites your participation in our AY 2010-2011 series of discussions. We welcome your presence, whether in the form of attending our meetings, or presenting your works (final or in progress) – dissertation chapters, conference papers, and other pieces of writing.  This will surely be a very productive and illuminating year of sessions around Europe and all that might fall under this designation of geo-political area.

Specifically, this workshop explores current research in the anthropology of Europe and treats ongoing ethnographic fieldwork—local, regional, national, and transnational—in all areas of Europe.  While the Workshop focuses on anthropological approaches, it also draws insights from history, sociology, and cultural studies, inviting participants from these and other disciplines.

The schedule has not yet been finalized for the year, but we anticipate meeting Thursday afternoons, twice per month for all three quarters.

If interested, please email Shirley Yeung ( and/or Natalja Czarnecki ( with your potential paper topics and estimated time lines.

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Assistant Dean in the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, Preferred Submission Date Before September 30

Job Announcement: Assistant Dean in the College of Arts and Letters University of Notre Dame

The College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame seeks applications for the position of Assistant Dean in the Office for Undergraduate Studies.  This person will report to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and join a dynamic team of dedicated Assistant Deans who advise undergraduate students regarding their academic programs.  Rank and salary for this 12-month, full-time special professional (regular, non-tenure track) faculty position commensurate with credentials and experience.

Responsibilities include: monitoring student progress toward the completion of college, university, and major requirements according to our academic guidelines; maintaining accurate records of advising sessions; advising and approving students applying for international studies programs; engaging in projects as requested by the Associate Dean; collaborating with faculty and departments concerning curriculum and instruction matters;  serving on College and University committees as requested; and supporting the stated mission of the University and the College.  Assistant Deans work collaboratively to assist in other duties such as overseeing the course registration process in the College, assessing transfer admissions to the college, providing academic orientation for admitted transfer students, and working with other offices and programs on campus to identify and meet student needs. Assistant Deans may occasionally also choose to teach classes in the College of Arts and Letters in addition to their regular duties, as negotiated with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters.

Candidates should possess the following qualifications: an advanced degree in the humanities, arts, or social sciences (Ph.D. strongly preferred; minimum M.A. or M.F.A.); minimum 3-5 years of experience as a college-level teacher or administrator with at least 1-3 years of formal academic advising experience at the college level; strong communication skills in both speaking and writing; and strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work well with students, faculty, and administrators.

To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference from previous supervisors (the latter to be sent separately). Additional letters or evaluations from previous advisees are welcome. Applications should be addressed to: Associate Dean JoAnn DellaNeva, College of Arts and Letters, 104 O’Shaughnessy Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Review of applications will begin  September 30, 2010, with preference given to complete applications received by that date. This appointment will begin as soon as possible after hiring.

The University of Notre Dame, an international Catholic research university, founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, with a strong commitment to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for faculty, staff, and students. Women, minorities, and those attracted to a university with a Catholic identity are encouraged to apply. Information about Notre Dame, including our mission statement, is available at

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