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The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign would really appreciate it if you could please share and circulate the announcement below about SRL 2016, especially to any potential applicants.  Thank you!



104 International Studies Building

910 S. Fifth St., MC-487

Champaign, IL 61820

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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 13 until August 6. 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). 


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 further information and to apply, please use this link:

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, research technologies, a collection of authoritative reference works, and provides unlimited access to one of the largest collections for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies in North America.

The Slavic Reference Service provides access to several business resources which include

·         Access to Business Source Complete;

·         Access to MarketLine, which provides up-to-date information on companies, industries and countries across the world;

·         Access to Mergent online, which provides financial details for well over 25,000 active and inactive companies from around the world;

·         Full text access to ISI Emerging Markets – provides extensive coverage for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia;

·         Access to Small Business Resource Center, which covers “… all major areas of starting and operating a business including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting and taxes; and

·         Access to full text leading business journals such as the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Obshchestvo i ekonomika and Mirovaia ekonomika i mezhdunarodnye otnosheniia back to 2000.

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