Engaging Eurasia Teacher Fellowship

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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 2022–2023 fellowship year*, which is devoted to the theme Everyday Life in the Soviet Union, are being accepted until May 13, 2022.


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 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 spring 2023

2022–2023 Fellowship Details
This year’s fellowship theme, Everyday Life in the Soviet Union, will allow participants to take a deep dive into the lived experience of Soviet citizens. This year-long study will take a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the lives of ordinary Soviet people and how their experiences and beliefs changed over the course of the USSR’s 70-year history. Fellows will consider novels, poetry, art, film and other media that both shaped the worldview and cultural identity of the Soviet people and also exported that worldview globally. They will also be asked to challenge their own assumptions and commonly held beliefs about Soviet life and culture and evaluate how they meet reality.



  May 13, 2022

  Application deadline

  Early June, 2022

  Finalists notified


Applications to the 2022-2023 Engaging Eurasia Teacher Fellowship are available now. The application deadline is May 13, 2022. Finalists will be notified in early June, 2022.


Sponsored by:
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.