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Masters and Undergraduate Research Symposia

The NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia is excited to announce a call for applications for our second annual master’s research symposium and undergraduate research symposium! This Spring, we will host 20 undergraduates and 20 master’s students at two separate symposia for a day of presentation, discussion, networking, and exploration! 

We invite presentation proposals from undergraduates and master’s students enrolled at universities in the USA who are pursuing or have pursued research projects, internships, or other opportunities related to Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Europe, and/or Eurasia. Students from any academic field are welcome to apply. Both symposia will feature two different types of panels: 

  1. Traditional research panels featuring 10-12 minute talks on executed research projects 

  2. Casual, discussion-based panels featuring 4-5 minute talks on experiences – internships, study abroad, volunteer opportunities, and more – related to the region 

Each accepted participant presenting a research project will be placed onto a panel organized by format and theme, will receive feedback from a discussant, and will be given time to discuss questions with the audience. Accepted participants presenting on experiences in the field will be placed on a single panel, and will get the chance to discuss with both a moderator and the audience. All participants are highly encouraged to create well-polished presentations, including slides. 

Each separate symposium will run for one day in the Jordan Center. Symposia will feature keynote speakers, and will each conclude with a networking dinner off-campus. All accepted participants will have their travel costs covered by the Jordan Center, as well as one night in a hotel close to campus. Participants traveling from outside of the northeast may be eligible for up to two nights of lodging. 

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit the following materials/information HERE

  1. CV/Resume 

  2. Presentation title 

  3. Preferred format (Type 1 – research presentation vs. Type 2 – experience presentation) 

  4. Brief abstract 

    1. For research presentations: please include a description of your topic, your main argument, and your main sources 

    2. For experience presentations: please include a description of your topic/experience

  5. One reference

    1. For research presentations: from a research advisor or professor 

    2. For experience presentations: from a supervisor or other individual who provided some supervision on the specific experience 

The master’s symposium will take place on March 8, and the undergraduate symposium will take place on March 9. Applications for both symposia are due by no later than  December 15, 2023. Decisions will be announced in the second week of January. 

Please feel free to contact with any questions! 

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