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Summer Research Laboratory at UIUC

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The Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is open to all scholars 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).

For more information on SRL, please visit:

How to Participate

On your SWSEEL application, indicate your interest in attending SRL. If selected for both programs, you will be offered a housing and travel stipend to support your participation in SRL programming.

Thanks to this institutional collaboration, the SRL registration fee is waived for all SWSEEL participants.

Funding for the Summer Research Lab is supported in part by the Department of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Office of Outreach Title VIII Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Independent States of the Former Soviet Union).