2024-2025 Engaging Eurasia Teacher Fellowship Application Open

Are you an educator interested in deepening your understanding of the history, culture, and current events of Russia and Eurasia? Consider applying for the Engaging Eurasia Teacher Fellowship. The 2024-2025 fellowship will be devoted to the theme “Explorations of Identity in Russian & Eurasian Studies.”

Over the 9-month fellowship, fellows will participate in 8 content webinars, hearing from scholars with expertise on the fellowship topic. Each fellow is expected to complete a final project–either curriculum development or a literature review on a question that develops during the course of the fellowship.

Applications are now open. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2024.

2024-2025 Fellowship Details: 

This year-long study will take a multidisciplinary approach to understanding identity in Eurasia. The fellowship will allow participants to take a deep dive into the complex nature of identity, how it is created and perceived, how it changes, and how it can be politicized and polarized. The monthly webinars will help contextualize historically the many aspects that contribute to identity, ranging from topics like nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and race. Fellows will consider novels, poetry, art, film, and other media that both shape perspective and cultural identity as well as how identity is viewed and interpreted globally. They will also be asked to challenge their own assumptions and commonly held beliefs about identity and culture in Eurasia.

Eligibility and Benefits: 

  • Open to both part-time and full-time educators at the high school and community college level
  • Educators from throughout the United States are encouraged to apply
  • Learn from and chat with experts in Russian and Eurasian studies via monthly program webinars
  • Be part of an online learning community with fellow educators
  • Develop curriculum or do additional research on a topic of interest for eventual classroom application
  • Participate in an in-person workshop with scholars and fellows in fall 2024

This fellowship is a collaboration between the Harvard University Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Center for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the Ohio State University, the Center for Russia, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, and the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is funded through a Title VI/National Resource Center Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information, contact CREECA Assistant Director Sara Lomasz Flesch at lomaszflesch@wisc.edu.