Engaging Eurasia Teacher Fellowship

A fellowship for high school and community college educators devoted to the people, histories, and cultures of Eurasia. 

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!

Applications for the 2024-2025 fellowship year, which is devoted to the theme Explorations of Identity in Russian & Eurasian Studies, are now open. The application deadline is May 15, 2024

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 collaborate with experts in Russian and Eurasian studies via monthly program webinars
  • Be part of an online learning community with fellow educators
  • Develop curriculum or conduct additional research on a topic of interest for eventual classroom application
  • Participate in an in-person workshop with scholars and fellows in fall 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.

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

How to Apply

Click here to fill out the application form.

Questions? Contact Allison Hart at ahart@fas.harvard.edu

Program Sponsors

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

Related Insights

Educators gathered on the Harvard campus to synthesize lessons from the yearlong Engaging Eurasia Teacher Fellowship.