Yaro Skalnik Prize for Best Student Essay in REEES

REEEC invites submissions for the Yaro Skalnik Prize for the best undergraduate and graduate essays in Russian, East European, or Eurasian Studies at Illinois. Essays from all disciplines are eligible so long as they concern a relevant region. Each winner will receive a certificate and a cash prize.

Graduate Student Award: $250
Undergraduate Student Award: $150

Submission Deadline: 22 April 2022

Submission Guidelines

  • Written during the spring, summer, or fall semesters of 2020.
  • Length: minimum of 10 pages for undergraduates; 15 pages for graduates.
  • Cover page with: name, UIN, degree program and major, course, and instructor.
  • Papers can be nominated by a faculty member or submitted directly by a student.
  • Dissertation and thesis chapters are not eligible.

Submit to: Rachel Stauffer, Visiting Project Coordinator, REEEC + IGI, at rstauff@illinois.edu, with the subject line "Skalnik Prize" 

REEEC will only accept emailed submissions.