Call for Proposals: Virtual European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications from undergraduate students for the 2021 Undergraduate Research Research Symposium in European and Eurasian Studies to be held online from May 11-13, 2021.

DEADLINE: January 15, 2021

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event since 2002 designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or Central Eurasia. The Symposium is usually held on the University of Pittsburgh-Oakland campus.

After the initial submission of papers, selected participants are grouped into panels according to their research topics.  The participants then give 10- to 15-minute presentations based on their research to a panel of faculty and graduate students. The presentations are open to the public.

2021 Dates:

*Students submit an application that includes a 250-300 word abstract and a draft of their entire paper by January 15, 2021.
*Selected students notified by early February 2021.
*Final revised papers due by April 20, 2021.
*Presentations via zoom on Tuesday, May 11 through Thursday, May 13, 2021.
*Proceedings are published.
*View 2020 program and proceedings:

For more information, please contact REEES Engagement Coordinator Dr. Susan Dawkins at