May 14, 2013
Funding: Doctoral Fellowship
Deadline: June 17, 2013
The Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, is offering one
3-year PhD studentship, to start on 1st October 2013. The studentship will
include full UK/EU fees, a maintenance stipend at RCUK rates, and the full
ESRC fieldwork stipend.
Additional funds may be available to fund conference travel and
digitisation/computing costs. The studentship forms part of a 3-year ESRC
funded project beginning 1 August 2013 entitled 'Etnos: A life history of
the etnos concept among the Peoples of the North'.
The larger project aims to examine the status of ethnogenetic thinking in
post-Soviet Russia. The 'etnos' concept, with its radical 'primordialism'
has been associated strongly with Soviet statebuilding creating an
unarticulated assumption that theory crumbled along with Soviet
institutions. It has been one of the surprises of the post-Soviet
transition that 'ethnos-style' thinking not only persists but is a vibrant
part of the Russian anthropological context. This project aims to rewrite
the concept in an active mood demonstrating its evocativeness both
to contemporary Russian society and to the discipline as a whole. The
project will therefore make use of the interpretative ethnographic
techniques developed by historians of science to examine the life history
and archaeology of the concept.
The studentship, entitled 'Emerging Indigineities in the Russian North'
queries the claim of indigeneity which is often thought to be confined to
settler states overseas. This studentship will investigate emergent
indigineities in the urban Russian North, with special reference to how
these new movements articulate new collective identities transcending
traditional national narratives. The PhD candidate will work closely with
community organizations that are lobbying for the recognition of their
status, and will similarly ground the fieldwork in a reading of published
historical and unpublished archival texts. The project will work parallel
to the established team working on the history of etnos theory on a
special example of etnos theorising - the indigenous case.
For further information and eligibility information please see;
The deadline for applications is 17 June 2013.
April 16, 2013
Fellowships & Funding: STARTALK Institute for Teachers of Russian
Deadline: May 1, 1013
Do you teach Russian? Are you a graduate student interested in teaching Russian? Consider participating in the STARTALK Institute for Teachers of Russian this summer at the Davis School of Russian at Middlebury College. Tuition and fees are covered by the grant; participants earn one course unit of graduate credit. Space is limited. The application deadline is May 1.
For more information, please visit http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/russian/startalkrussian.
If you have any questions, please write to Prof. Evgeny Dengub, STARTALK Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 26, 2013
Fellowships & Funding: Davis Student Travel Grant
Deadline: April 15, 2013
Kathryn W. Davis’s generous donation to our organization, combined with matching donations from Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) members, enables us to help subsidize travel costs for graduate students presenting papers at the 2013 ASEEES Convention. We are especially committed to subsidizing those graduate students who are attending the convention for the first time or who have no local institutional resources for travel support. Students may only receive ONE Davis Graduate Travel Grant over the course of their graduate studies.
The Davis Graduate Student Travel Grant is a merit- and need-based open competition. This one-time award funds travel for graduate students presenting papers at the 2013 ASEEES Convention.
Applications will be judged on intellectual merit with a broader view to disciplinary and regional balances. Preference is given to first-time presenters, though students who have presented in the past may also apply. Since our funding is limited and we wish to fund as many deserving applicants as possible, we urge applicants to be practical in estimating their travel and lodging budget. Please consider sharing a room with another graduate student at the convention hotel if feasible.
For more information on the application and eligibility requirements visit: http://aseees.org/convention/davisgrant.html
February 25, 2013
Fellowship: Einstein Fellowship 2014
Deadline: April 15, 2013
The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein. The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summer house in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin. The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses. Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences.
Applications for 2014 should include a CV, a two-page project proposal, and two letters of recommendation. All documents must be received by April 15, 2013.
At the end of the fellowship period, the fellow will be expected to present his or her project in a public lecture at the Einstein Forum and at the Daimler and Benz Foundation. The Einstein Fellowship is not intended for applicants who wish to complete an academic study they have already begun.
A successful application must demonstrate the quality, originality, and feasibility of the proposed project, as well as the superior intellectual development of the applicant. It is not relevant whether the applicant has begun working toward, or currently holds, a PhD.
PLEASE NOTE THAT NO FELLOWSHIPS WILL BE GIVEN FOR DISSERTATION RESEARCH. THE PROPOSED PROJECT MUST BE SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT IN CONTENT, AND PREFERABLY FIELD AND FORM, FROM THE APPLICANT’S PREVIOUS WORK
Applications should be submitted by mail to:
Prof. Dr. Susan Neiman
Am Neuen Markt 7
or by email to:
For more information, call or fax the Einstein Forum at: