2008 Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia
June 9 - August 1 University of Illinois
The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and the Slavic and East
European Library at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, are
pleased to announce its 2008 Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia,
Eastern Europe, and Eurasia, June 9 - August 1. Please check the website
for the full list of programs, eligibility, and application information:
The SRL enables scholars to conduct advanced research in Russian, East
European and Eurasian Studies. Lab 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
assistance from the Slavic Reference Service staff. 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. The Summer Lab is an ideal program for
doctoral students conducting pre-dissertation/dissertation research.
The following persons are eligible to apply to the Summer Lab:
- 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
To be eligible for housing grants, the above criteria apply along with
the following: Scholars conducting policy relevant research (broadly
defined) on the countries of Eurasia and Southeastern Europe. Under U.S.
Department of State regulations, scholars whose research focuses on any
EU member state-Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic,
Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania-must be doing
comparative research that includes a non EU member state of Eurasia or
Southeastern Europe in order to be eligible for funding.
Deadlines: Housing Grants: for non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents 1
April for U.S. citizens and permanent residents 15 April Graduate
Student Travel Grants: for U.S. citizens and permanent residents only
15 April Lab Only (no housing grant): for guaranteed housing
availability 15 April, or at least 2 weeks prior to arrival (housing not
2008 SUMMER RESEARCH LAB PROGRAMS
Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum "Interpreting Emotion in Eastern Europe,
Russia, and Eurasia" June 19-21 Faculty Organizers: Mark Steinberg
(Professor of History, University of Illinois; Editor of the Slavic
Review) and Valeria Sobol (Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and
Literatures, University of Illinois)
Eurasia Studies Training Workshop for Junior Scholars "Gendering
Democracy: Self, State, and Political Reform in Eurasia and Beyond"
June 11-13 Moderator: Cynthia Buckley (Associate Professor of Sociology,
University of Texas, Austin)
Balkan Studies Training Workshop for Junior Scholar "Building Balkan
Studies: Integrating Multidisciplinary Perspectives" June 30-July 2
Moderator: Julie Mostov (Associate Vice Provost for International
Programs and Associate Professor of Political Science, Drexel
SRS Individualized Research Practicum Duration of the Lab The Slavic
Reference Service offers Individualized Research Practicum to select
Summer Lab associates. Associates can apply using the SRL application.
Voluntary Discussion Group: Russian History and Culture, June 9-13
Coordinator: Ann Kleimola (Professor of History, University of
For more information contact the Russian, East European and Eurasian
Center at the University of Illinois at [log in to unmask], 217.333.1244.
The Summer Research Lab is funded in part by the U.S. State Department
Title VIII grant, the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant, and
generous contributions from private donors.