Undergraduate International Area Studies Research Workshop: Call For Applications


Do you have a research paper on an international, global, or regionally focused topic you'd like to develop further? Or are you planning or working on a thesis on a topic involving a foreign country or region?

APPLY today to join the Undergraduate International Area Studies Workshop, May 16-20, 2016

  • Close mentoring by an Illinois faculty member and librarians
  • An insider's view of scholarly publishing
  • An introduction to interdiscplinary area studies research, which means access to new sources and data from other disciplines to address your research problem, a broader and more diverse perspective for your research, the chance to advance your project and help it appeal to a wider audience, and enhanced research skills and experience with vernacular language sources.
  • The opportunity to produce a better writing sample for Graduate school or a thesis that stands-out to a crowd


To apply, send the following information and materials to reec@illinois.edu:

  • A completed copy of the application cover sheet
  • A Proposal, a description (200-400 words) of the project you will work on at the workshop: title, topic, discipline (history, sociology, literary studies, etc.), methodology if relevant, course original paper was written for and instructor (if revising a course paper), major and advisor for thesis, and an indication of the current state of the project and ideas for its further development.
  • One letter of recommendation
  • An unofficial copy of your UIUC transcript


Deadline is 5pm, MONday, APRIL 4th, 2016.


Co-Sponsored by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, Center for Global Studies, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, and the Center for Latin American and Carribean Studies