Curriculum Development for Eastern Europe and Eurasia/International Conflict Resolution Education Conference

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April 25, 2016
Ohio, United States
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Eastern Europe History / Studies, Human Rights, Russian or Soviet History / Studies

The Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) seeks to fund faculty at community colleges and minority-serving institutions to develop or redesign courses, programs, and workshops that contain significant content about Eastern Europe and Eurasia to increase students’ knowledge of these regions of the world. CSEES will provide up to $1,000 to a faculty member at a community college or minority-serving institution to attend the 2016 International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education and use the material from the conference and connections made there to develop or redesign a course, program, or workshop at their home institution. The demonstrable result of this work should be the implementation of the proposed course or program that enrolls and/or engages students at the home institution and learning about Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The faculty member will be required to submit a copy of the syllabus or program agenda/proposal by July 31st, 2016 to demonstrate completion of the work. Staff from CSEES will continue to follow-up with awarded faculty for one-two years following the conference to see when the course/program is offered, enrollment, and whether it becomes a continuing course/program.

The Center for Slavic and East European Studies is a federally funded Comprehensive National Resource Center for Russia and Eastern Europe. It receives this funding from the International and Foreign Language Education division within the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act.

Funds will be awarded to the faculty member through a subaward to their home institution. Before submitting a proposal, faculty should contact their home institution’s grants department to make sure that this is clear and that systems are in place to process and receive this subaward.

To submit a proposal, faculty should first email to state their institution affiliation and general idea for their proposal so that CSEES can determine eligibility. Then, a complete proposal should be submitted to that includes a one-page description of the proposed course or program, including how it will include content about Eastern Europe and Eurasia and how attending the conference will enable completion. An itemized budget must be provided as well. Applicable costs include conference registration, travel, and purchase of curriculum materials. Proposals must be received by Monday, April 25th.  

Contact Info: 

Eileen Kunkler

Assistant Director, Center for Slavic and East European Studies

Ohio State University

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