2012 Summer Programs in Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies
The following is a list of summer programs based on information provided by sponsoring institutions. Postings are generally listed alphabetically by coordinating institution.
Please note that this listing does not imply endorsement or evaluation by ASEEES, and all programs should be carefully scrutinized by potential participants. Please check back often -- the list will grow as new submissions come in. Listings in gray italics have passed the application or other key deadline; see also last year's listings, which may be useful.
If you would like to add information about your institution's summer program, please e-mail the Publications Coordinator. There is no fee for the posting. We do invite paid display ads in the Association's news magazine, NewsNet; see "Advertising in the NewsNet" for more information.
The Association's Language Training Committee advises students interested in language study programs abroad to consider the following:
- Amount of instruction; class hours per day, per week, total hours of instruction
- Class size; number of students in the program
- Subjects offered; electives
- Language of instruction; language policy outside of class
- Materials used; textbooks or instructor-generated
- Input from American faculty in curriculum design
- Instructional staff qualifications and home institutions
- COST AND PROVISIONS
- Does cost include airfare, meals, lodging, medical insurance and care, cultural events, side trips, other travel offered as part of program?
- Is housing provided? Distance from instructional site?
- Arrangements for medical care
- Provisions made for dining and/or cooking, or stipend money for meals if meals not included
- Financial aid
- ACADEMIC PROGRAM
- Criteria for selection of students
- Pre-program orientation sessions; availability of orientation materials
- Language ability placement criteria
- Testing: pre- or post-program; in the U.S. or abroad; oral or written
- Credit or non-credit courses
- Opportunities for independent research
- Director, advisor, or other program official in residence
- Length of time program has been in existence
- Program evaluation procedures
- CULTURAL EXPOSURE
- Excursions, side trips, cultural events; obligatory or voluntary
- Housing: with local families or foreign students
- Cultural and other attractions
Other Listings of Programs
The Committee on College and Pre-College Russian makes available an annual listing of summer programs in Russian and other Slavic and east European languages, with information about course offerings at 16 colleges and universities across the country.
American Center for Mongolian Studies, Intensive Mongolian Language Program
The purpose of this summer language program is to provide Intermediate-level students of the Mongolian language with an opportunity to enhance their communicative competence through systematic improvement of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, in an authentic environment. Classroom and supervised outside-the-classroom activities will help students achieve more fluent, accurate and multi-functional communication. The program entails 8 weeks of intensive study of the Mongolian language, over a 9-week period, at the Intermediate level of language learning which is equivalent to approximately 9 semester credit hours. For more information see: www.mongoliacenter.org/language.
Application deadline: March 15, 2012
Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute
Arizona State University offers 7-week intensive courses and 4-week overseas programs in the languages below. Both components are tuition free. Financial support is available for room, board, travel, and study-abroad expenses for both graduate and undergraduate students. (See site for details.)
- Programs available: Albanian, Armenian, BCS, Farsi, Hebrew, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Tajik, Tatar, Uzbek
- Program dates: June 4-July 20 in Phoenix and July 23-August 17 overseas.
- Academic Credit: 8 hours for Arizona-based courses, 3 hours for overseas courses
- Application deadline: March 2, 2012
- Details: http://cli.asu.edu
Bryn Mawr College, Russian Language Institute
The Russian Language Institute is currently accepting applications for summer 2012. See the program description below. For more details, please go to: http://www.brynmawr.edu/russian/rli.htm. Any questions can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The eight-week Russian Language Institute offers a highly-focused curriculum and a study environment conducive to the rapid development of the four language skills (oral, aural, writing, reading) as well as cultural awareness. The program draws participants from a broad spectrum of academic fields, occupations, ages, and interests. Course offerings are designed to accommodate a full range of language learners, from the beginner to the advanced learner (three levels total). The highly intensive nature of the course work and the culturally-rich immersion environment have proven very successful in providing the equivalent of a full academic year of college Russian to participants who complete the program.
The eight-week summer session is divided into two four-week semesters, each of which comprises one course. Course offerings include three levels of intensive language training from elementary through third-year Russian. Each course is credited at four (4) semester hours; thus, the full eight-week program carries eight (8) semester-hours of credit. Using the Bryn Mawr system, this translates into two (2) units (one unit equals four (4) semester-hours).
George Washington U., Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research
The Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR) is a five-day seminar in which Ph.D. students receive training in conducting archival research. Although archival research is an integral part of many academic disciplines, it is virtually never taught at the graduate level. In an effort to address this deficiency, the George Washington University began the Summer Institute in 2003. SICAR welcomes students working on dissertation topics related to the Cold War and post-1945 international history. In 2012, the Summer Institute will continue to welcome participants from various disciplines including history, government and politics, international relations, sociology, anthropology, and public policy, as well as area and regional studies. Preference will be given to students who have defended their dissertation proposal and who are about to embark on archival research.
The 2012 workshop will be held from May 21-25 (students will need to arrive by May 20). The deadline for applications is January 15, 2012. The application should include the application form (DOC), as well as a two-page proposal indicating how the workshop is important for your dissertation research, one letter of recommendation, and a curriculum vitae. Please send applications via e-mail to email@example.com with the subject line reading "SICAR application." GW will cover the cost of student accomodations in Washington and will generally help cover the cost of transportation. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Summer Institute is directed by the faculty of the GW Cold War Group and researchers at both the National Security Archive and the Cold War International History Project. SICAR is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute
The Ukrainian Summer Institute at Harvard University is a seven-week program (June 25- August 10) offering two levels of intensive Ukrainian (eight-credit hours) and courses in political science and literature (four-credit hours). Featured faculty include Yuri Shevchuk (Columbia University) teaching "Beginning Ukrainian" and Volodymyr Dibrova (Harvard University), "Ukrainian for Reading Knowledge." Also Prof. George G. Grabowicz (Harvard University) will teach "Twentieth-Century Literature: Rethinking the Canon"; and Prof. Mykhailo Minakov (National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy) "Contemporary Ukraine: History, Geography, and Political Thought." The Summer Institute has been in existence since 1971 and offers a full cultural program in addition to the academic courses. A limited number of scholarships will be available from the Ukrainian Research Institute. Deadline for requesting FLAS funding is February 3rd and for applying for financial aid is March 2nd. For more information, contact Tamara Nary, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, 34 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138; tel.: 617-495-3549, or visit the Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute website.
Indiana University Summer Language Workshop
Indiana University's 62nd annual Summer Language Workshop (SWSEEL) will offer multiple levels of intensive instruction in Arabic, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Dari, Georgian, Hungarian, Kazakh, Mongolian, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Tatar, Turkish, Uzbek, Uyghur, and Yiddish from June 4 to July 27, 2012. All students earn one-year of university-level language credit and pay in-state tuition. Many competitive funding opportunities are available including Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) and Title VIII Fellowships, Project GO scholarships for ROTC students, and tuition waivers for graduate students enrolled in BCS, Czech, Hungarian, and Romanian. The priority application deadline is March 1, 2012. See www.indiana.edu/~swseel for more details and to apply.
Kosciuszko Foundation short term summer study programs at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.
Join us for a summer program in Poland. Classes run from early July through the end of August. You can sign up for courses as short as two weeks or as long as eight. You'll be able to develop your language skills as well as take part in cultural enrichment courses including Polish Film, History of the Jews of Poland, and others. Prices begin at $1,025 for a two-week non-intensive program. Tuition, dormitory housing, meals and sightseeing costs are included; airfare is not.
Beginner, intermediate and advanced language classes are available. You'll start language classes at a level which is appropriate to the knowledge you already have. Absolute beginners are welcome! We'll help you transfer the credits you earn abroad to your university here in the States. And, if you want to fly with other program participants, you'll be able to join us on a group flight to Poland. Airfare is not included in the price of program fees.
Students of Polish descent have the opportunity to apply for funding to attend Kosciuszko Foundation's 3-week program at the Jagiellonian University via the Foundation' s Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarship.
For classes, prices, course information, scholarship information and additional details, please see http://www.thekf.org/programs/summer/study/ or call the Summer Study Abroad office (212) 734-2130 ext. 210.
Loyola University Chicago—Intensive Elementary Polish for Research Purposes
The Polish Studies Program at Loyola University Chicago, through generous support by American Council of Learned Societies, is pleased to announce that it will be offering Intensive Elementary Polish for Research Purposes in Summer 2012. The course is designed for students (graduate and undergraduate) specializing in a host of disciplines in which Poland and/or Polish plays a part. Intensive Elementary Polish is designed to enable students to acquire a functional reading and speaking knowledge of the language while introducing them to Polish culture. The course will utilize a host of media catered to the academic interests of the students. Loyola University Chicago is ideally located on the north shore of Lake Michigan and is a very strong presence in Chicago's large Polish Community.
Tuition for the course is waived for graduate students specializing in Central/Eastern European Studies. There are no prerequisites for this course. It assumes no prior knowledge of the Polish language. Class size is limited and admission is competitive. Class meets 5 hours per day, Monday through Friday, for total of 90 contact hours. Students will receive 6 credits upon successful completion of the course.
Course dates: June 25th – August 17th
For more information: contact Bożena Nowicka McLees at (773) 508-2850 or email@example.com.
N.Georgia College & State U (NGCSU) Summer Language Academy for High School students
North Georgia College & State University will host the second summer language academy for high school rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in June and July 2012. The Federal Service Language Academy (FSLA) is a three week residential program for students who are interested in an immersion intensive language experience, fitness, and exploring international-related careers with the federal government. During the three weeks, students will be immersed in intensive language instruction in First-Year Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, Korean or Second-Year French from highly qualified teachers, participate in a daily fitness program, receive career counseling from federal agencies (CIA, FBI, State Department, Homeland Security, and US Armed Forces), and receive high school credit for successful completion of the academy.
For further information please visit www.northgeorgia.edu/summeracademy.
SSRC Eurasia Program Title VIII Summer Workshops in Quantitative Methods
The Eurasia Program of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), in partnership with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, invites applications for two intensive, five-day, interdisciplinary workshops devoted to quantitative social science approaches to social, political, economic and cultural phenomena in Eurasia.
- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: June 14-19
Tentative focus: Demography and Health
Faculty Director: Professor Cynthia Buckley
- University of Wisconsin, Madison: August 6- 10
Tentative focus: Economic Well-Being, Public Opinion
Faculty Director: Professor Theodore Gerber
For details, please see the Eurasia Program website: http://www.ssrc.org/programs/pages/eurasia-program/summer-workshops-in-quantitative-methods/
Application materials must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EDT on April 10, 2012. All travel costs, workshop meals, instruction and accommodation for participants will be covered by the SSRC through the Title VIII program. Should you have any questions, please contact the Denise Mishiwiec at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-517-3705.
Funding for this workshop is provided by the Department of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Office of Outreach Title VIII Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Independent States of the Former Soviet Union).
Southwestern College Third International Summer School of Belarusian Studies, Hajnówka, Poland
The Center for Belarusian Studies at Southwestern College (Winfield, KS) invites undergraduate and graduate students to participate in its 3rd International Summer School of Belarusian Studies from July 8 to August 5, 2012. The program, co-sponsored by the Belarusian Historical Society in Bialystok, Poland, will be held at the Belarusian Cultural Center and Belarusian Lyceum in the town of Hajnowka in the Podlasie region of northeastern Poland, an area of great natural beauty and home to Poland's ethnic Belarusian minority — an ideal setting for the study of Belarusian language, history, society and culture, as well as for the study of a broad range of issues relating to cultural diversity and minorities policies in the expanded EU.
For further information and application materials, please visit the CBS website or contact the program director, Dr. Curt Woolhiser (Brandeis University). Please note that the deadline for all applications is March 30, 2012.
Stony Brook University Advanced Critical Language Institute for Russian Immersion
A Stony Brook University International Academic Program co-hosted by St. Petersburg State University and the Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia. June 21 - Aug 5, 2012
- Total immersion with the Russian Only Language Pledge
- 4-5 hours of classroom instruction daily (advanced conversation, phonetics, grammar, stylistics)
- Family homestay (no English spoken!)
- Innovative program of lectures, films, and cultural events (with an emphasis on film, media, and contemporary politics and culture)
- 140 classroom hours (1 yr equivalent)
- 9 credits transferred to your home university
Studium Carpato-Ruthenorum—International Summer School for Rusyn Language and Culture
The Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center and the Institute for Rusyn Language and Culture at Prešov University in Prešov, Slovakia, are now announcing the third annual three-week Studium Carpato-Ruthenorum International Summer School for Rusyn Language and Culture to be held from June 10–July 1, 2012. The Studium offers a unique experience to Slavists interested in exploring the history, culture, and language of an East Slavic people located on the border between East and West Slavic linguistic and cultural worlds. Intensive daily language study and history lectures, as well as a minicourse in Rusyn folklore, with parallel instruction offered in English and Rusyn form the basic curriculum. Participants will also enjoy excursions to the famous Carpathian wooden churches, museums, and folk festivals, along with pysanky and folksong workshops.
This is a one-of-its-kind opportunity to study Rusyn, codified in Slovakia in 1995. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2012. For further detailed information, a daily schedule, and an application, go to www.carpathorusynsociety.org.
For answers to questions, please feel free to contact Patricia Krafcik at email@example.com.
University of Alberta: "Ukrainian through Its Living Culture"
The Ukrainian Culture, Language and Literature Program at the University of Alberta is pleased to announce our eleventh annual travel-study course in Lviv: "Ukrainian through Its Living Culture I & II" (UKR 300/400), which will be conducted by Professor Alla Nedashkivska May 18-June 15, 2012.
This is an intensive course designed to enhance practical language skills through a direct experience of current life in Ukraine. The course employs contemporary popular culture and media, taking maximum advantage of the urban Lviv environment to expand vocabulary and comprehension. All instruction is in Ukrainian. This course is open to all residents of Canada as well as all international students. Individuals who attend institutions other than the University of Alberta should apply for admission to Open Studies (+1 (780) 492-4601) before contacting the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies for registration.
For more information, please visit the course site: http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/%7Eukraina/study_in_ukraine/ukrainian_through_its_liv/
Please note that the 2012 European Football Championship (UEFA), commonly referred to as Euro 2012, will be hosted by Poland and Ukraine between June 8 and July 1, 2012. L'viv will be abuzz with sports fans, who will be attending matches on June 9, 13, and 17. This will provide a chance for students to take in the local flavour and practice their language skills in a hands-on setting.
University of Maryland Russian Summer Language Institute
The Russian Summer Language Institute implements an innovative language curriculum, creating a rich learning environment that simulates immersion while on campus. Students live in a Russian-speaking environment, with approximately five hours a day of structured language-learning experiences. Students also gain language exposure through one-on-one language partner hours with a Russian native speaker. In addition, students experience cultural immersion through watching Russian movies, playing games, and other engaging activities. The program will also include field trips to places in Washington, DC, that will expose the students to the relations between Russia and the capital of the United States.
Applications will be accepted until May 15th on a space available basis. All applicants (except for true beginners) will be placed pending assessment. These tests will take place after applications are complete, but if you are concerned you may be too advanced for the highest level course you should contact Caitlin Eaves at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information and application guidelines please visit http://www.languages.umd.edu/specialprograms/summerinstitute/russian.html
University of Maryland Summer: Russia: Libraries and Cultural Heritage Institutions of St. Petersburg, Russia
In the 21st century, librarianship as a profession requires a global perspective. Virtual and in-person users bring a wide diversity of cultural and information backgrounds and expect librarians to connect them with information sources from everywhere in the world.
Russia is the largest country in the world and a major player on the world stage -- politically, economically, and culturally and it is a country of striking contrasts. American librarians need to learn more about this vast and ancient country, and develop contacts and relationships there. In this course, students will see firsthand how Russia, formerly a communist state, is opening up and transforming access to information.
Who can apply?
Preference will be given to students in the MLS program at the University of Maryland. Other students from similar master's programs in the US will be admitted on a space available basis. Practicing librarians may also be admitted on a space available basis.
Who's here to help?
For more information, see the online brochure.
Dr. Trudi Bellardo Hahn is on the faculty of the College of Information Studies (the iSchool at Maryland). Her teaching and research are in the areas of academic libraries, special libraries, and information use. Ms. Yelena Luckert is the Head of the Humanities and Social Sciences Librarians and also the Librarian for History, Jewish, Slavic, and Women's Studies at the University of Maryland Libraries. Ms. Luckert was born in St. Petersburg and is fluent in Russian. Ms. Lily Griner, Business Subject Specialist at the University of Maryland Libraries, is also fluent in Russian and will accompany the group.
For general questions or assistance applying, contact Conrad Zeutenhorst, the Program Assistant and Advisor in Education Abroad.
University of Michigan Summer Language Program
The 2012 University of Michigan Summer Language Program will offer First, Second, and Third Year Intensive Russian. These eight-credit-hour proficiency-oriented courses are designed to develop the four basic skills: speaking, reading, writing, and aural comprehension. Extra-curricular programs will augment classroom instruction in all courses. Program fee rates attractive for out-of-state students offer participation in a not-for-credit capacity. Deadline for application: March 31, 2012. For course descriptions, dates of Spring and Summer term courses, and application materials visit our web site. Please contact email@example.com with any additional questions.
University of Pittsburgh Russian and East European Summer Language Institute
The 2012 Russian and East European Summer Language Institute at the University of Pittsburgh will offer the following intensive language courses:
- Russian Language Programs (1st through 4th Year):
- 8 Week Program in Pittsburgh, June 4-July 27;
- Pitt/Moscow 5+5 Program, June 4-August 10.
- Central & East European Languages
- 6 Week Programs in Pittsburgh, June 4-July 13:
- Beginning Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovak, Turkish, and Ukrainian;
- Intermediate Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, and Slovak;
- Advanced Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and Slovak.
- Study Abroad Programs, June 4-August 10:
- Pitt/Bulgaria 6+4 Program;
- Pitt/Czech Republic 6+4 Program;
- Pitt/Hungary 6+4 Program;
- Pitt/Montenegro 6+4 Program;
- Pitt/Poland 6+4 Program;
- Pitt/Slovakia 6+4 Program;
- 4 Week Programs in Bulgaria, Hungary, Montenegro, Poland, and Slovakia;
- 6 Week Programs in Czech Republic and Poland.
- 6 Week Programs in Pittsburgh, June 4-July 13:
Tuition for the Beginning B/C/S, Beginning Latvian, and Beginning Lithuanian courses will be waived for graduate students specializing in any field of East European Studies due to grants from ACLS.
All courses are equivalent to one academic year of college-level language instruction. Instructional staff who are chosen for their experience, enthusiasm, and commitment to language teaching ensure the high academic quality of Pitt's SLI program. Daily contact with instructors, both in class and out, and the use of native speakers in most sections create an environment conducive to effective language acquisition. All programs include extracurricular activities such as film viewing, singing, cooking classes and cultural lectures. The study abroad programs include excursions and cultural programming in the targeted countries.
All applicants may apply for the various scholarships that the SLI has available. Over 90 percent of applicants receive partial or full funding from sources including SLI tuition scholarships and FLAS fellowships. Undergraduate students are now eligible to apply for FLAS fellowships for summer language study at the intermediate level or above.
Further information and applications are available at www.slavic.pitt.edu/sli/. Application deadline for scholarships and all study abroad programs is March 16, 2012.
For more information, contact Christine Metil, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, 1417 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Phone: 412-624-5906, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)
The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) and the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are proud to announce the second annual Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute, CESSI, to be held at UW-Madison from June 18-August 10, 2012.
In summer 2012, CESSI will offer intensive courses in beginning and intermediate Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. With sufficient enrollment, other Central Eurasian Turkic languages could also be offered. Please contact the CESSI program coordinator if you are interested in a language not listed above. Scheduling of all courses is contingent upon enrollment. Please apply to CESSI as early as possible to help ensure that your class will be offered.
CESSI 2012 will also feature lectures (in English) on Central Eurasian history and culture and a rich program of cultural events and field trips related to the countries of Central Eurasia. Information and application materials are available on the CESSI Web site.
The deadline for admission and the fee remission grant is April 16, 2012. The application deadline for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships at UW-Madison is February 15, 2012. More information about UW-Madison FLAS fellowships is available at http://flas.wisc.edu/.
CESSI is a joint initiative of 16 U.S. Department of Education-funded National Resource Centers at 10 U.S. universities, along with Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan).
For further information about CESSI 2012, please contact Nancy Heingartner, CESSI program coordinator, email@example.com, 1-608-262-3379.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Summer Study program in Poland
The five-week Polish language course (July 7-August 13) includes 100 hours of instruction at beginning, intermediate or advanced lavers, plus lectures of Polish culture and sightseeing. Cost estimate: $2,703, including tuition, room, and board, and 5 UWM credits, plus round air trip transportation Chicago-Warsaw-Chicago. The program is open to students and the general public. Also being offered are two, three, four, five, six, seven, and eight-week courses as well as two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight-week intensive and highly intensive courses of Polish language in July and August.
For information and application materials contact Professor Michael J. Mikoś, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201, (414) 229-4151 or 4948, fax (414) 229-2741, www.lrc.uwm.edu/tour/
Wayne State University Study Abroad in Poland
Study Abroad in Poland offered by Wayne State University, May 8-23, 2012.
The trip is organized by Wayne State University, but students from other universities are welcome to participate (at no extra cost).
Spend eight days in Krakow, two days in Zakopane and two days in Warsaw. Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps, world-famous Wieliczka Salt Mines, birthplace of Chopin in Zelazowa Wola and the most holy of Polish shrines, Czestochowa (shrine of Black Madonna). Learn first hand about Polish lifestyles, art, music, government and a lot more! Witness recent American and Western European influences on Polish culture. Experience real Polish cuisine, the nightclubs of Krakow and Warsaw, as well as hiking in the beautiful Tatry Mountains and short trips to Slovakia and Germany. The faculty of the highly renowned Jagiellonian University will conduct lectures and sight seeing tours during the trip. Interested? Email Alina Klin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the trip is available at the WSU Study Abroad site: http://studyabroad.wayne.edu/program/program.php?id=8
Woodrow Wilson Center, East European Studies: Junior Scholars' Training Seminar
East European Studies of the Woodrow Wilson Center and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research are soliciting applications for the twenty fourth annual training seminar for junior scholars in East European studies, to be held during August, 2012. All domestic transportation, accommodation and meal costs will be covered by the sponsors.
These scholarships are available to U.S. citizens. While Southeast Europe remains a primary focus, projects on Central Europe and the Baltic states are again eligible. Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology. All projects should aim to highlight their potential policy relevance.
Disciplines represented at JSTS 2011 included: anthropology; history; political science; and, sociology.
JSTS successfully combines formal and informal meetings to promote a variety of intellectual exchanges. Past activities have included:
- - individual presentations;
- - constructive feedback and question and answer sessions;
- - one-on-one meetings for Junior Scholars with Senior Scholars;
- - advice regarding publishing;
- - discussions about the state of the profession and obtaining employment in the field;
- - various social activities, including the crab-fest and the annual volleyball challenge.
Successful applicants are expected to submit a five-page paper no later than July 1 on the sources and methodology of their report and the wider significance of their work. (In other words, what was researched, how it was researched, and what it all means.) This paper will serve as the basis for discussion at the seminar.
To apply for the Junior Scholars' Training Seminar (JSTS), the applicant must submit the following:
- - a completed application form a curriculum vitae (which must include social security number and full date of birth, institution where degree is expected or was received, title of dissertation/thesis, and name and department of academic advisor);
- - a single page, single-spaced statement of the work you wish to discuss - either the dissertation/thesis or another project;
- - one letter of recommendation from academic advisor.
Please mail application materials for all grants to:
East European Studies
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027
OR send them by email to: European.Studies@wilsoncenter.org
The deadline for receipt of this year's JSTS applications and supporting materials is April 15, 2012. Applicants will be notified approximately six weeks later.