Yaro Skalnik Prize

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2015 Yaro Skalnik Prize for Best Student Essay

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center invites submissions for the Yaro Skalnik Prize for the best undergraduate and graduate essays in Russian, East European, or Eurasian studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign. The essay can be in any discipline as long as it deals with a relevant region.

Submission Guidelines

  • Written during calendar year 2014 (i.e., spring, summer, or fall semesters).
  • Length: minimum of 10 pages for undergraduates; 15 for graduates.
  • Papers can be nominated by a faculty member or submitted directly by a student.
  • Cover page with: name, UIN, degree program and major, course, and instructor.
  • Dissertation and thesis chapters are not eligible.


Submission Deadline

6 May 2015


  • Graduate Student $250 prize and certificate
  • Undergraduate $150 prize and certificate

Submit to

Yaro Skalnik Prize
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
104 International Studies Building, MC-487

OR electronically to Linda Mccabe, lmmccabe@illinois.edu

For more information contact the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at reec@illinois.edu