For IU faculty in the social sciences who are teaching a graduate or mixed undergraduate/graduate course that could be enhanced by a focus on Russia, such as in a case study.
These grants are available to faculty teaching non-regional courses in which a module, case study or unit on Russia could be added in order to expose their students to debates in Russian studies. We envision the development of seminar sessions (either graduate only or mixed undergraduate and graduate) that focus on Russia in more general courses on topics such as (but not limited to): human rights, energy politics and the resource curse, social movements and state repression, and the use of digital media in autocratic states. Faculty applicants do not have to be Russia specialists but are strongly encouraged to work with faculty who specialize on Russia on this endeavor. In addition, support is available for area studies courses to add a course section that includes social science methods training. Awardees would be expected to share their syllabus and potentially participate in a panel discussion or workshop on teaching area studies.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Existing syllabus with a statement of plans to increase Russia content, a note of support from department chair and/or chair of department curriculum committee, and a proposal cover sheet.
Award Amount: $2,500.
Deadline: April 20, 2018, or until funds are exhausted.
Please direct all correspondence to the Russian Studies Workshop at firstname.lastname@example.org