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Dr. Sibel Crum’s Spring 2017 course “Accelerated Introductory Turkish I and II” (Introductory Central Eurasian Languages, CEUS-T198 & CEUS-T199), is a succession of two 8-week courses covering an academic year’s worth of beginning Turkish language. While currently listed as an undergraduate course, CEUS will open a graduate section if a graduate student wishes to enroll.

The Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is announcing a job opening in Central European Studies.

More information regarding the posting can be found here:

CEUS Faculty are offering a few second eight weeks classes for those who are interested.

The Center for the Study of the Middle East (CSME) is looking for graduate students who would be willing to give three workshops on the topic of “Urban growth in the 21st century: Examining the trajectory and circumstances of urban expansion” in the Middle East.

These workshops will take place in educational centers in Indiana and are targeting middle and high school teachers.

All expenses will be paid for by CSME.

Please contact CSME for any additional information.

Please join the Graduate Mentoring Center in a conversation about mentoring Underrepresented Minority Graduate Students

“Mentorships center on an emotional commitment, which focuses on the protégé’s personal and professional growth. Mentoring relationships, by nature are reciprocal and more enduring than relationships with an academic advisor, supervisor, or dissertation chair” (Lunsford & Baker. Great Mentoring in Graduate School: A Quick Start for Protégés. Occasional Paper Series. Council of Graduate Schools. Number 4. September 2016. Page 3).

CLE Summer Online Language Course
Development Fellowships (2017)

The Center for Language Excellence is soliciting applications for a limited number of summer grants of $5,000 each towards online foreign language development. Half of the grant money will be made available at the beginning of the project and the other half after the presentation of the finalized project.

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC) is looking for a presenter for teacher workshops.

ARIT Summer Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language at Bogazici University, Istanbul, summer 2017. The program supports intensive study of advanced Turkish language at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, including air fare, tuition, and stipend. The application deadline is February 5. [Pending funding]

For further information please see the ARIT webpage at

The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) is pleased to announce 2017-2018 fellowship programs for U.S.-based students and scholars:
ARIT / National Endowment for the Humanities Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey cover all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history for applicants who have completed their academic training. The fellowships may be held for terms ranging from four months to a full year. Stipend per month is $4,200.

The Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Scholars Grant Opportunity: The P.E.O. sisterhood offers a $15,000 grant, the P.E.O. Scholar Award, to top women doctoral students nearing completion of their degree programs. P.E.O. Scholar Awards are one-time, competitive, merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral level degree at an accredited college or university.


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Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Spotlight
Alisher Khamidov

On September 1, 2017, the IAUNRC sat down to speak with Alisher, the 2017-2018 FLTA from Uzbekistan. Alisher will assist Dr. Hodjaev with teaching Uzbek language classes for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. These classes are offered through the Department of Central Eurasian Studies. For more information please contact