2020 Fisher Fellow Award

In the spirit of scholarly advancement and collaboration, the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois (REEEC) invites applications from junior scholars to attend the Summer Research Lab (SRL) with support from the Fisher Fellow Award. The award is generously funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Title VIII Program.

The Fisher Fellow Award is presented in honor of Dr. Ralph Fisher, the founder of the SRL, REEEC and a champion for building the Slavic collection at the University of Illinois Library. Thanks to Fisher’s vision, the University Library and Slavic Reference Service (SRS) provide a consummate collection and outstanding research support service to scholars around the world.

The recipient of the 2020 Fisher Fellow Award will attend the SRL at the University of Illinois during the month of June for a minimum of ten days. The fellowship provides $1500 to support travel to and from Champaign as well as lodging on campus at the shared rate. In addition, the fellowship provides a $1500 stipend to support participation in the SRL. While in attendance at the SRL, the Fisher Fellow will receive bibliographic training sessions at SRS. The selected Fisher Fellow will be expected to produce a white paper at a later date based on their findings while in residence at Illinois.

Application Requirements:

  • Graduate Student at dissertation stage or post-doctorate scholar (<5 years following PhD).
  • Available to attend SRL during June 2020.

To Apply:

Submit an application for the Summer Research Lab on the REEEC website by February 10, 2020 and indicate your interest in the Fisher Fellow Award.

Past Recipients:

Colleen Lucey, Assistant Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona

Julia Leikin, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in History at University of Exeter.

Ingrid Nordgaard, PhD Candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University.

Anastasiya Boika, PhD Candidate in History at Queen’s University.

Sean McDaniel, PhD Candidate in History at Michigan State University.

Pey-Yi Chu, Assistant Professor of History at Pomona College in Claremont, California.

Yuliya Uryadova, Instructor in Middle Eastern and Central Asian History at the University of Arkansas.