2008 Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia, University of Illinois, USA

The Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia (SRL) is a program for scholars to conduct advanced research in this field. Associates are given full access to the collection and resources of the University of Illinois Library, the largest Slavic collection west of Washington, DC, and are able to seek advice from the reference librarians of the Slavic and East European Library.

The SRL provides an opportunity for specialists to keep current on knowledge and research in the field, to access newly available and archival materials, and disseminate knowledge to other scholars, professionals, government officials, and the public. For graduate students, it provides an opportunity to conduct research prior to going abroad for dissertation research or as they are working on their dissertation.

Summer Research Lab Eligibility Criteria:

-Faculty or graduate students at a university or college who are teaching and/or doing research on the region.
-Individuals who have a PhD and are doing research on the region, even if this expertise is not being used in current employment.
-Individuals working in an area of government, NGOs or business related to the region, regardless of academic training.
-Librarians specializing in the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian field.

Scholarship/Financial aid: housing and travel grants are available
Date: 9 June to 1 August 2008
Deadline: 15 April 2008
Open to: graduate students
Further information and application form at: reec.uiuc.edu/srl/srl.html

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