Engaging Eurasia: A Fellowship for High School and Community College Educators

Are you an educator who is interested in deepening your understanding of the history, culture and current events of Russia and Eurasia? Consider applying for the Engaging Eurasia Teacher Fellowship! We are currently accepting applications for the 2021–2022 fellowship year, which is devoted to the theme “Portraying Eurasia: Artistic Interpretations from Imperial to Post-Soviet Times.”

Eligibility & 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

2021–2022 Fellowship Details

What does Russian visual and literary culture reveal about daily life and historical understanding of the region from imperial times to the present? Participating in the 2021–2022 fellowship will allow you to consider this question and more as you take a deep dive into the creative production of Russia and Eurasia. You will gain exposure to novels, poetry, art, film, and other media that have not only shaped the worldview and cultural identity of the region’s inhabitants but also exported that worldview globally. As part of a learning community of fellows, you will examine how different pieces of art and literature reflect not only the rich cultural heritage of the region but the lived experience of its citizens, their aspirations and their reality.

This year’s fellowship will consist of nine webinars divided into three arcs devoted to different time periods: the imperial period, the Soviet period, and the post-Soviet period. For each arc, you will read a novel or short story and poetry, and engage with visual works such as painting, sculpture, or film.

How to Apply

The application deadline for the 2021–2022 fellowship is Friday, May 14, 2021.

Apply here

Program Sponsors

This fellowship is a collaboration between the Harvard University Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Center for Slavic and East European 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.