Undergraduate Research Competition

Deadline: April 3, 2023

Every year, the Russian Studies department at Macalester College organizes a student research competition. This year, the competition will be in a virtual format and is open to undergrads at all U.S. colleges and universities. Cash prizes awarded!

(1) Submit the title of your project and an abstract by Monday, April 3 by following the link at the competition website. Your project should be based on a term paper, digital project, or part of a senior thesis on any topic relevant to Eastern/Central Europe, Russia, or Central Asia written in Spring 2022, Fall 2022, or work-in-progress from Spring 2023. Your abstract should provide an overview of your project, including its thesis and conclusions, and be no more than 300 words.

(2) Based upon the abstracts received, some participants will be selected to present their projects to the virtual public. These students will prepare slide presentations with voiceover (we will provide how-to instructions) and submit them by Monday, April 17. A panel of faculty judges will provide feedback.

(3) On Saturday, April 22, Macalester College will host a Zoom session with presenters, faculty judges, and guests. Each presenter will give a brief recap of their project and field questions. Afterwards, the judges will confer to select the top presenters, who will receive cash prizes. Winning presenters will have the option to have their projects published online.

Contact chadaga@macalester.edu if you have questions.

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