Engaging Eurasia Fellowship

A fellowship for high school and community college educators.

Program Description

This competitive yearlong themed fellowship is open to both part-time and full-time educators at the high school and community college level who are interested in deepening their understanding of the history, culture and current events of Russia and Eurasia. Fellows do this through online sessions with expert faculty and scholars, and an in-person workshop at Harvard University.

2021-2022 Fellowship Competition

The theme for the 2021-2022 Fellowship year is The Art and Culture of Eurasia

Applications for the 2021-2022 program will be made available in February 2021, with an application deadline of May 1, 2021. 

Fellowship Overview 

Ten fellows from throughout the US will be chosen to participate in the program, which will run for an academic year. Fellows will be expected to read and view required program materials (novels, articles, films and documentaries), participate in program webinars and workshops, and develop a curricular resource that will bring content from the fellowship program into their classrooms.

Programming for the fellowship year will include: 

  • 8 webinars throughout the academic year through which fellows will:
    • Engage with experts on Russian and Eurasian studies to discuss topics within Russian and Eurasian studies
    • Work together to discuss classroom applications of the content explored through program webinars
  • 1 in-person workshop at Harvard University
  • The opportunity to develop curriculum or do additional research on a topic of interest for eventual classroom application
  • Check-in sessions where fellows will have the opportunity to get feedback on the development of their pedagogical resource from program staff.  


This fellowship is a collaboration between the Davis Center, the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at the Ohio State University, the Center for Russia and East European 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.