Spots are still available for the Open Research Lab (ORL), through August 27 to September 29, 2018! A great time to follow-up on summer research or fit in research early in the academic year - this program is aimed at scholars who wish to visit the University of Illinois in order to work in our Library's famous collections in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. An expansion of Illinois’ famed Summer Research Laboratory, the ORL is open to researchers from all fields at all stages of their work, from initial conception to final revision.
Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.
Scholars participating in the Open Research Laboratory may apply for:
* up to 5 days of housing on campus;
* travel grants of up to $500 for their trip to Urbana-Champaign;
* research stipends
They are also welcome to attend all campus programming and public talks at the Center during their stay. We are happy to introduce them to local students and scholars, as well as to make arrangements for them to present their work in progress for discussion.
The ORL is supported by the U.S. State Department Title VIII Program for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union, which exists to support policy-relevant research on the region.
For more information and to apply, please see https://reeec.illinois.edu/programming-and-events/open-research-laboratory/