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CFA- Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe & Eurasia, U. of Ill.

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CFA- Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe & Eurasia, U. of Ill.

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2009 Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia

8 June - 31 July

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and the Slavic and
East European Library at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign are pleased to announce the 2009 Summer Research
Laboratory (SRL) on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia, June 9 -
August 1. 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.

Please consult our website for the full list of programs, eligibility,
and application information:

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 field.

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.

Grant Application Information

Housing Grants
- non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents: 1 April
- 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):
- two weeks prior to arrival
- housing cannot be guaranteed.

2009 Summer Research Lab Programs

Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum
"Russia's Role in Human Mobility: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives"

18 June - 20 June

Faculty Organizers: John Randolph (History, University of Illinois)
and Eugene Avrutin (History, University of Illinois)

The Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum is made possible by a grant from the
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation with support from the
University of Illinois.

Ukrainian Research Program

Twenty-Sixth Conference on Ukrainian Subjects: "Contemporary Ukraine:
Challenges and Perspectives"

June 24-27

Topics of the conference include the contemporary development of the
Ukrainian diaspora and Ukraine's relationship with Russia, the
European Union and North America.

Program Committee Chair: Leonid Rudnytzky (LaSalle University)

Organizing Committee Chair: Raisa Bratkiv (University of Illinois)

Summer Symposium on Migration

Details forthcoming

2009 Junior Scholar Training Workshops

Held in conjunction with the Fisher Forum

"Mobility in Russia and Eurasia"

June 15-17

Moderators: Willard Sunderland (History, University of Cincinnati) and
Sarah Phillips (Anthropology, Indiana University)

Balkan Studies Training Workshop

"Blurring Boundaries and Shifting States: Accession and Secession in
Southeastern Europe"

June 8-10

Moderator: Carol Leff (Political Science, University of Illinois)

Eurasia Studies Training Workshop

"Islam and Muslim Identities in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia"

June 10-12

Moderator: John Schoeberlein (Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian
Studies, Harvard University)

Slavic Reference Service 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 15-18

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 or by
phone at 217.333.1244.

Tracie Wilson, Associate Director
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
108 International Studies Building, MC-487
910 South Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-6022

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