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Russian at the high school and college level

Funding and Opportunities

USC's Ph.D. Program in Slavic Studies

The Slavic department at USC is internationally known. Their dynamic faculty have wide-ranging research interests with particular concentration in Russian literature and culture of the modern era.  In addition to the core of faculty whose focus is literature (Greta Matzner-Gore, Sarah Pratt, Kelsey Rubin-Detlev, Thomas Seifrid, and Alexander Zholkovsky) they have a specialist in eastern European cinema (Anna Krakus). They have just been joined by Professor Colleen McQuillen, a scholar of Russian modernism, who comes to them from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

USC offers excellent opportunities for graduate support leading to the Ph.D., starting with standard five-year packages that include three years of fellowship support and two teaching years, tuition, and health insurance. 

If you have any questions, please take a look at USC's Graduate WebisteFor best funding opportunities, the deadline is January 1.

Intensive Russian Language Study Abroad Opportunity 

Study intensive Russian through Stony Brook University's faculty-led "ACLI" Program (the Advanced Critical Languages Institute for Russian Immersion) while earning up to 3-9 credits from Stony Brook and living for 4 weeks or 6 weeks in beautiful St. Petersburg!

The program is hosted by The Herzen State Pedagogical University, and features small group instruction, individualized tutorials, media and press study, a comprehensive cultural program, an optional trip to Moscow, and full local staff support. Minimal language requirement: 1 year of college Russian instruction or the equivalent.

Program dates are June 23 - August 4 (6 weeks) or July 7 - August 4, 2019 (4 weeks).

**Mini-grants now available through Stony Brook International Programs** 

ACLI students will also have the opportunity to study Linguistics and Cultural Studies at the associated summer Institute, the NY-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI-2019)

Click here for PDF brochure. To apply click here
Application deadline is April 1, 2019, but applications received before March 15, 2019 will have highest priority. 

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Balkan Bridges: Contested Histories, Shared Commitments

This four-week travel/study course will focus on legacies of war, exemplary moments of peaceful coexistence, and historical challenges to peace in the former Yugoslavia over the 20th century. The primary thrust of the program will be on the vital way historical memories consistently enter into and shape current debates about individual and group identity in the region. 

Program dates: June 23 - July 20, 2019 
Course: Slavic 174: Balkan Bridges (6 units) 

Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2019
For more info. see the flyer here

Title VIII Fellowships for Summer Language Study & Research

The priority deadline is approaching to apply for the Indiana University Language Workshop and the University of Illinois Summer Research Laboratory. Don't miss the opportunity to apply for a Title VIII Fellowship for summer research and/or intensive study:

Azerbaijani  •  Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian  •  Estonian
Hungarian  •  Kyrgyz  •  Latvian  •  Lithuanian
Russian  •  Turkmen  •  Ukrainian  •  Uzbek


Title VIII Fellowships support U.S. graduate students, area specialists, and scholars of the languages and cultures of Eastern Europe and the countries of the former Soviet Union.

Apply by February 1 for priority consideration!


Middlebury Language Schools

Apply by February 1 for priority consideration!

Fellowships at Kennan Institute 

The Kennan Institute is pleased to announce that it has been awarded Title VIII funding for the coming program year. We’d like to express our deep gratitude to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research for this critical funding. Renewed Title VIII support will enable the Kennan Institute to maintain its policy-relevant programming in Eurasia and to generate the expertise, linkages, and outreach that supports U.S. policy in the region. Please see the information below on all of our fellowships as well as more details about the Title VIII Research, Summer Research, and Short-term grants. 

The Kennan Institute offers five types of fellowship opportunities. Galina Starovoitova Fellowships on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution are available to citizens of the Russian Federation who have successfully bridged the worlds of ideas and public affairs to advance human rights and conflict resolution. Title VIII  Scholarships (Research, Summer, and Short-term) are available to scholars who are U.S. Citizens; Fulbright-Kennan Research Scholarships are available to scholars in Russia and Ukraine. George F. Kennan and Billington Fellowships are not limited by citizenship. The Kennan Institute offers paid research assistant positions lasting three to nine months for undergraduate, graduate, and prospective graduate students who are U.S. citizens.

In addition, Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowships are also available to scholars studying Russia, Ukraine and other states in the region.

Title VIII Research Scholarships
Title VIII Summer Research Scholarships
Title VIII Short-Term Grants
Billington Fellowship
George F. Kennan Fellowship
Galina Starovoitova Fellowships on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution
Fulbright-Kennan Research Scholarships
Research Assistantships

New Grants to Support Research in the Field of Russian Jewish Experience

Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry awards grants to graduate students, as well as junior and senior faculty, to support research projects in the field of Russian Jewish experience. These research projects may be carried out in various disciplines, including but not limited to sociology, linguistics, history, arts, psychology, education and religion. Eligible research projects may cover various time periods - from Imperial Russia and the Soviet era to the Post-soviet contemporary period.  The geographic regions researched may range from the Former Soviet Union to the United States and Canada, Israel, Germany, Australia and other regions.
To learn more and to apply, visit their website at
The research grants were made possible with the generous support of the Genesis Philanthropy Group.


Language Immersion Program

Russian Language School “Enjoy Russian” offers intensive Russian language courses with qualified teachers for kids, youth and adults all year round. Total Russian language immersion, staying with Russian host families and active cultural program guarantee the fast progress in the Russian language within a short period of time.
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