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DEADLINE EXTENDED- Summer Research Lab, Univ. of Illinois: 27 April

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DEADLINE EXTENDED- Summer Research Lab, Univ. of Illinois: 27 April

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: 27 April for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

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

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 state­Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovak
Republic, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, or
Lithuania­must be doing comparative research that includes a non EU
member state of Eurasia or Southeastern Europe in order to be eligible
for funding.

Application Deadlines:

Housing Grants: for U.S. citizens and permanent residents 27 April
Graduate Student Travel Grants: for U.S. citizens and permanent
residents only 27 April
Lab Attendance Only without housing grant: for guaranteed housing
availability 27 April
- applications will be accepted for up to two weeks prior to desired
- room availability at Illini Tower cannot be guaranteed after the 27
April deadline.


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 University)

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

Voluntary Discussion Group: Russian History and Culture, June 9-13
Coordinator: Ann Kleimola (Professor of History, University of Nebraska)

For more information contact the Russian, East European and Eurasian
Center at the University of Illinois at, 217.333.1244.

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