REEEC and the Slavic Reference Service (SRS) at the University of Illinois are happy to announce a new call for applications to the Open Research Laboratory (ORL) program. The ORL provides research support for graduate and post-graduate level research on Central and East Europe and the Independent States of the former Soviet Union. The University of Illinois will provide support for both in-person and virtual associateships for scholars to conduct short-term research concerning all aspects of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. The ORL is funded in part by the US Department of State through its Title VIII Program, which aims to strengthen US expertise and policy-relevant knowledge about the REEES region.
Specialists including advanced graduate students, faculty, independent scholars, professionals in government and non-governmental organizations as well as library science are encouraged to apply. Those applicants who are U.S. citizens and whose research holds relevance for U.S. foreign policy may also apply for U.S. Department of State Title VIII grants to support their research.
Further information and application materials can be found here.