Higher Education Institutions

In addition to working with K-12 education institutions, the Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) works with higher education institutions, including working with community colleges, historically black colleges and universities, and minority-serving institutions throughout the Midwest and country to offer programs on Eastern Europe and Eurasia and to increase the international content of campuses and curriculums.

Our current partners include:

Professional Development Stipends

CSEES provides stipends to faculty to support the seeding of courses, participation at East European and Eurasian conferences, or the purchase of classroom materials related to Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Please contact the assistant director of CSEES, Eileen Kunkler, at kunkler.10@osu.edu to inquire about funding opportunities.

Annual Curriculum Development Stipend Competition

Faculty at community colleges and minority-serving instituions are eligible to submit an application for a curriculum development stipend througha collaborative program with five National Resource Centers from across the country. The 2019 application is now open and administered by the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University.

Film and Lecture Series

Working with Ohio State University faculty, graduate students, and CSEES' outreach coordinator, CSEES can assist in developing and organizing lectures and film series at campuses of other higher education institutions. Each year, CSEES collects available lecture topics from its associated faculty and graduate students and can work with an institution if a particular topic or theme is wanted. With its wide collection of East European and Eurasian films, CSEES can loan films to schools and offer lectures or presentations to facilitate a discussion of the film as well. If interested in establishing a film or lecture series, pleace email Alicia Baca (baca.31@osu.edu).   

Career Development Information

Staff at CSEES can also assist with career development resources. In particular, CSEES offers information sessions on international careers and using international/area studies knowledge and language skills professionally, preparing students interested in careers in the non-profit and government sectors, and international business. Presentations and resources give tips on writing resumes and cover letters, majors and languages to consider, and career possibilities.  Please contact Eileen Kunkler at kunkler.10@osu.edu to setup a career presentation at your school.