Engaging Eurasia Teacher Fellowship


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!

Applications for the 2023–2024 fellowship year, which is devoted to the theme An Exploration of Central Asia, are being accepted until May 10, 2023.


  • 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 2023

“An Exploration of Central Asia” will allow participants to take a deep dive into the history, environment, politics, and culture of Central Asian states and peoples. This year-long study will take a multidisciplinary approach to understanding Central Asian cultures and history, what unites the region, and what distinguishes its peoples, environment, and politics from its surroundings.  Fellows will consider novels, poetry, art, film and other media from Central Asian writers, artists, and auteurs which shaped Soviet Central Asian identities, and which continue to inform postcolonial Central Asian culture and politics. Fellows will also be asked to challenge their own assumptions and expectations about Central Asia and evaluate how they meet reality. 

DEADLINE: May 10, 2023

Applications to the 2023-2024 Engaging Eurasia Teacher Fellowship are available now. The application deadline is May 10, 2023. Finalists will be notified in end of May 2023.

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.


Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
Center for Slavic and East European Studies, The Ohio State University
Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, University of Wisconsin
Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, University of Pittsburgh

This fellowship is generously funded through the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI National Resource program.