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 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.


  • 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 2024, hosted by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh

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 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.


Applications to the 2024-2025 Engaging Eurasia Teacher Fellowship are available now.

DEADLINE: May 15, 2024

Questions? Contact Zita Tóth-Shawgo

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.