The U.S. Russia Foundation Grant Project
A $120,000 grant from the U.S. Russia Foundation will support the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Languages & Literatures (SELL) in efforts to expand Russian language and Russian studies opportunities for Kansas high school students.
PI for this grant is Dr. Kokobobo (Associate Professor and SELL Chair), you can contact her about any aspect of this project: email@example.com.
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022
Interested high school students can also sign up for a one-year, grant-funded introductory college level Russian sequence taught online through KU for to take free of charge.
Students already in the program do not need to re-register, they will be re-enrolled in the second sequence of the language for Spring 2022. However, any additional, interested high school students have the option of enrolling in one semester of the first sequence of elementary Russian online for Spring 2022 through KU free of charge.
The sign-up period has closed. Thank you for your interest. Please check back for future opportunities.
KU will offer a two-part webinar, “Why Russia Matters,” with interdisciplinary lectures from KU faculty members and alumni. High school students will get snapshots of Russian culture, literature, language, history and politics, as well as discover the career paths stemming from Russian studies.
May 4: Why Russia Matters, 6 - 8 PM
A US Russia Foundation funded Initiative
- Ani Kokobobo, “Russian Language and Russian Studies in the Great Plains”
- Erik Scott, “Why Russia Matters in Today's World”
- Aric Toler, BA/MA, “What Russian Allowed Me to Do”
May 11: Russian Mini-lesson, 6 - 7 PM
- "Говорить по русски," Elementary Russian Mini-Lesson
The project also includes hosting a “Russia Week” for five days virtually in summer 2021. Twenty high school students will receive a cultural introduction to contemporary Russia and Russian culture while also receiving a brief introduction of Russian language from KU instructors.