REEEC Opportunities

REEEC Opportunities

  • 2019 JDC Archives Fellowship Program
    11/5/2018
    The JDC Archives is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its 2019 fellowship program. In 2019, 6 fellowships will be awarded to senior scholars, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and independent researchers to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or in Jerusalem. Research topics in the fields of twentieth century Jewish history, modern history, social welfare, migration, and humanitarian assistance will be considered, as well as other areas of academic research covered in the JDC archival collections. For more information, and to apply, visit http://archives.jdc.org/about-us/fellowships-and-grants-general-information/The fellowship awards are $2,000-$5,000. The deadline to submit applications is January 21, 2019.
     
    The JDC Archives’ online database with documents, photographs, and a names index is available at http://archives.jdc.org/search-the-archives/Finding aids can be accessed at http://archives.jdc.org/explore-the-archives/finding-aids/.
  • Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World
    11/2/2018
    The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) is an annual intensive language program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We invite students to join the 9% of Americans who choose the unique and meaningful experience of learning a Less Commonly Taught Language (LCTL).  We believe that learning these languages will allow students to gain new global perspectives and set them apart as highly qualified individuals for international work and engagement.  Many of these languages have been designated by the United States government as critical to U.S. National Security and can assist students in securing international positions in governmental, development, and academic sectors.    
     
    This summer SILMW will take place from June 10 to August 2, 2019, and we will be offering Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish and Wolof.  The program is 8 weeks and is divided into two, 4-week semesters. This is an immersive experience, complete with instruction, cultural activities, opportunities for language practice, conversation tables, cooking classes, movie nights, and more!  
     
    When you complete the program, not only will you be able to hold a conversation in a new language and have earned 10 credits (completing your language requirement), you will have had fun!   
     
    For more information, visit our website at https://linguistics.illinois.edu/languages/summer-institute-languages-muslim-world.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at silmw@illinois.edu or reach out to Brennan Dell (dell3@illinois.edu).  We hope to see you this summer! 
  • Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) at Indiana University June 3 - July 26, 2019
    10/26/2018
    The Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) offers intensive Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian language courses, as well as rich cultural enhancement programs. BALSSI is sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies and a consortium of U.S. universities, including the 2019 host institution, Indiana University. 2019 will be the 25th anniversary of BALSSI and to mark the occasion, this year’s institute will include expanded cultural programming, a public film series, and an international Baltic Studies Symposium. 
     
    Program Details:  
    •  2 semesters of instruction in 2 months (6 – 8 credits)  
    •  Courses available: Levels 1 – 2  
    •  In-state tuition for all participants  
    •  Wide range of scholarships and fellowships available  
    •  Apply by January 2019 to ensure consideration for funding
     

    For more information, please see https://languageworkshop.indiana.edu/ or the attached postcard.

  • Call for Applications: 2019-20 Manoogian Fellowships in Armenian Studies
    10/25/2018
    The Armenian Studies Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is pleased to announce the 2019-20 competition for the Manoogian Fellowships for post-doctoral fellows and visiting scholars to foster teaching and research in Armenian Studies. All applications must be received by 11:59 pm EST on January 15, 2019Applicants will be notified of results in March 2019.

    Application materials and questions should be forwarded to armenianstudies@umich.edu.
  • Boren Scholarship Informational Events 10/25 & 10/26
    10/16/2018
    The University of Illinois will be hosting informational sessions on National Security Education Program Boren undergraduate study abroad scholarships. 
     
    The Boren provides study abroad scholarships of $6,000-$20,000 for a full academic year or $4,000-$10,000 for a semester. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students also have the option of applying for summer-only programs of eight weeks or more. All scholarships may be used for U.S. citizens to study in Asia, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East on almost any study abroad program. (Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.) These are merit-based scholarships, and approximately 1 in 5 eligible applicants receive awards.
     
    In order to receive the scholarship, award winners must enter into a service agreement requiring that they attempt to work in a paid position for the federal government in an area related to national security—generally the Departments of State, Defense, Homeland Security, or the Intelligence Community within three years of graduation (deferrals possible/encouraged for graduate study). Working for USAID or tenure in the Peace Corps counts in the service requirement. Winners also receive priority-hiring status. 
     
    The campus application deadline is January 17, 2019 for any semester or year of study between May 2019 and May 2020. Students are encouraged to begin application drafts prior to leaving for winter break. 
     
    Participants will have the opportunity to hear from an Illinois alumni recipient
    Oct 25, 2018   3:30 - 4:30 pm 
    514 Illini Union Bookstore
    Hosted by the National and International Scholarships Program
     
    Oct 26, 2018   3:00 - 4:00 pm 
    514 Illini Union Bookstore
    Hosted by the National and International Scholarships Program
     
    For more information, contact the National and International Scholarships Program at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit our website at www.topscholars.illinois.edu.