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Fellowship and Support Announcement
Call for Applications! 2013 Summer Research Laboratory at Illinois
Sponsor: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
Contact Information
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
104 International Studies Building
910 S Fifth St
Champaign IL 61820 USA
Phone: 217-333-1244
Eligibility Requirements: All grants are competitive and restricted by U.S. Department of State funding regulations. Limited funding is available for international applicants; applicants seeking funding for a research workshop or research practicum must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. All applicants must meet one of the following criteria: Faculty or graduate students at a university or college. Individuals with a PhD doing research on the region. Credentialed independent scholars. Individuals working in an area of government, NGO, or business related to the region. Librarians specializing in the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian field In addition to the above please read the following carefully. RESEARCH ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA Research Area: Scholars conducting policy relevant research on the countries of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan are eligible to apply. Proposals regarding Kosovo are also eligible for funding this summer. Policy Relevance: All applicants requesting funding must state the policy relevance of their research. For junior scholars policy relevance can be envisioned in fairly broad terms; however, State Department regulations require that senior scholars cannot be funded unless their research is clearly policy relevant. Citizenship: U.S. (limited funding to foreign nationals available for housing only.)
US Citizen/Permanent Resident Requirement: Yes
The Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia is open to all scholars of Anthropology with research interests in the Russian, East European and Eurasian region for eight weeks during the summer months from June 10 until August 2. The SRL provides scholars access to the resources of the University of Illinois Slavic collection within a flexible time frame where scholars have the opportunity to seek advice and research support from the librarians of the Slavic Reference Service (SRS). Graduate students and junior scholars will also have opportunity to attend a specialized workshop on Scholarly and Literary Translation from June 10-15, 2013. For graduate students, the SRL provides an opportunity to conduct research prior to going abroad and extra experience to refine research skills. Students will also have the opportunity of seeking guidance from specialized librarians skilled in navigating resources pertaining to and originating from Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. The SRS is an extensive service that provides access to a wide range of materials that center on and come from: Russia, the Former Soviet Union, Czech and Slovak Republics, Former Yugoslavia, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Romania. The International & Area Studies Library, where the Slavic reference collections are housed, contains work stations for readers, a collection of basic reference works, and current issues of over 1,000 periodicals and 110 newspapers in Western and area languages. The Slavic Reference Service at Illinois provides access to several anthropological resources which include • the Russian State Library’s Electronic Dissertations Database containing up to 10,000 anthropology dissertations in full text; • significant print holdings, including noted scholar Demitri Shimkin’s materials on Siberian anthropology; and • some of the most complete holdings of REEE anthropological journals in the U.S. including searchable full text of leading anthropological journals such as Etnograficheskoe obozrenie and Rossiiskaia arkheologiia back to 2000.
Keywords: library research | Russia and Eastern Europe | Eurasia
This announcement will be displayed until: 08/01/2013
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