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Grants and Resources
for Russian Programs, Educators, and Professionals
The Trust for Mutual Understanding awards grants to American nonprofit organizations to support the international travel component of cultural and environmental exchanges conducted in partnership with institutions and individuals in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe. (more info)
The Global Studies Foundation offers three grants each year, each of $1,000, with separate categories for students, faculty, and institutions. (more info)
Opportunities for Teachers of Less Commonly Taught Languages offer a limited number of $600 stipends for LCTL teachers to help defray the cost of attending any of the CARLA summer institutes. (more info)
Summer Professional Development Program for Teachers of Russian is an intensive two-week professional development program focused on quality instruction, curriculum and assessments for Russian Programs. Free w/ $400 travel stipend. (more info)
Business Language Research and Teaching (BLRT) Grants offer up to $3000 for faculty, doctoral students and language professionals researching business foreign languages or creating materials or developing innovative teaching techniques for business foreign languages. (more info)
Arkansas Foreign Language Teachers Association offers money for teachers to study abroad and for those seeking professional development. (more info)
The STARTALK Teacher Program aims to enroll ten or more teachers who are working toward obtaining a P-12 World Language Endorsement in Russian for teaching Russian language in Washington K-12 public schools. (more info)
Heritage Language Teacher Workshop is a free workshop designed to help language teachers face the challenge of teaching heritage language students. (more info)
Fund for Teachers enriches the personal and professional growth of teachers by recognizing and supporting them as they identify and pursue opportunities around the globe that will have the greatest impact on their practice, the academic lives of their students and on their school communities. (more info)
Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association offers a few grants for travel or professional development. Deadlines are rotating throughout the year. (more info)
National Endowment for the Arts Seminar Grants support national faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers, and for college and university teachers. Seminars and institutes may be as short as two weeks or as long as five weeks. The duration of a program should allow for full and thorough treatment of the topic. (more info)
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Literature Fellowships provide funds to published translators of exceptional talent. The Arts Endowment supports projects that involve the specific translation of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. For the past several years, Translation Projects have operated on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose available one year and fellowships in poetry available the next. (more info)
Russkiy Mir Foundation provides grants and sponsors competitions in support of the Russian language, Russian culture, and organizations representing the Russian world. (more info)
Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry supports the translation of poetry into English. Projects, which explore the art and the process of translation, are also encouraged. The foundation does not fund publications of poetry-in-translation; it rather makes it a priority to give grants to individual translators. Samples from the proposed translation should accompany the application. (more info)
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NEH Division of Research Programs may contribute to scholarly knowledge, to the advancement of teaching, or to the general public's understanding of the humanities. Such work might eventually produce scholarly articles, a monograph on a specialized subject, a book-length treatment of a broad topic, an archaeological site report, a translation, an edition, or other scholarly tool in either traditional or electronic formats. (more info)
Max Hayward Fellowship in Russian Literature funds research, criticism, editing, translation, preparation of a thesis for publication, or other forms of literary scholarship, broadly defined, which may embrace themes on literature, culture, and society. (more info)
US-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program, run by the US Embassy in Moscow, seeks to help foster greater contacts between Americans and Russians through non-political efforts and focus on Russian-American peer-to-peer dialogue or people-to-people engagement on themes of mutual interest. (more info)
More Lists of Funding Sources
The Office of Post-Secondary Education (OPSE) is responsible for all Congressional administered grants. The have a wide list of grants available here.
Many grants will soon be partially administered through a central site, Grants.gov.
LanguagePolicy.org gives perhaps the most extensive listing of grants.
ASEEES lists several grants for Slavic scholars.
Fulbright offers several programs for funding Russians to go to America to study or teach.
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