The Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia is open to all Business 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). Graduate students and junior scholars will also have opportunity to attend a specialized workshop on Scholarly and Literary Translation from June 10-15, 2013.
The deadline for grant funding is April 15 and is fast approaching! REEEC will continue to receive applications for the Summer Research Lab after the grant deadline, but housing and travel funds will not be guaranteed.
For more information and to apply, please see the SRL website: http://www.reeec.illinois.edu/srl/
For graduate students, the SRL provides an opportunity to conduct research prior to going abroad and extra experience to refine research skills. Students will also have the opportunity of seeking guidance from specialized librarians skilled in navigating resources pertaining to and originating from Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.
The SRS is an extensive service that provides access to a wide range of materials that center on and come from: Russia, the Former Soviet Union, Czech and Slovak Republics, Former Yugoslavia, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Romania. The International & Area Studies Library, where the Slavic reference collections are housed, contains work stations for readers, a collection of basic reference works, and current issues of over 1,000 periodicals and 110 newspapers in Western and area languages.
The Slavic Reference Service provides access to several business resources which include
• the Russian State Library’s Electronic Dissertations Database containing the full text of nearly 100,000 business and economics dissertations;
• access to ISI Emerging Markets; and
• searchable full text of leading business journals such as the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Obshchestvo i ekonomika and Mirovaia ekonomika i mezhdunarodnye otnosheniia back to 2000.