Undergraduate International Area Studies Research Workshop

 

Do you have a research paper on an international, global, or regionally focused topic you’d like to develop further?
Or are you planning or working on a thesis on a topic involving a foreign country or region?

APPLY today to join the Undergraduate International Area Studies Workshop, May 16-20, 2016

What you’ll get:

  • Close mentoring by an Illinois faculty member and librarians.
  • An insider’s view of scholarly publishing.
  • An introduction to interdisciplinary area studies research, which means, 
    • Access to new sources and data from other disciplines to address your research problem,
    • A broader and more diverse perspective on your research,
    • The chance to advance your project and make it appeal to a wider audience,
    • Enhanced research skills and experience with vernacular language sources,
    • The opportunity to produce a better writing sample for grad school or a thesis that stands out from the crowd.

To apply, send the following information and materials to :

    • A completed copy of the application cover sheet.
    • Proposal. A description (200-400 words) of the project you will work on at the workshop: title, topic, discipline (history, sociology, literary studies, etc.), methodology if relevant, course original paper was written for and instructor (if you are revising a course paper), major and advisor for thesis (if the project is a thesis project), and an indication of the current state of the project and any ideas for its further development.
    • One letter of recommendation from a professor or instructor (sent directly by the instructor).
    • An unofficial copy of your UIUC transcript.

Deadline: 5 pm CT, Friday, March 25, 2016.
For more information, please see the workshop page

Co-sponsors: 
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
Center for Global Studies
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.