CfP: Open Research Laboratory at Illinois

Deadline: November 26, 2023

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) and the Slavic Reference Service (SRS) at the University of Illinois are pleased to announce a new call for applications to the Open Research Laboratory (ORL) program. This year’s ORL will take place January 16 – May 1, 2024.

The ORL provides research support for graduate and post-graduate level research on Central and East Europe and the Independent States of the former Soviet Union, and provides support for both in-person and virtual associateships.

ORL support includes:

  • Reference assistance from SRS for general and specialized queries throughout the spring and beyond;
  • Access to our Library’s digital and database collections for an extended period;
  • Use of the Library’s technological resources, including a free of charge duplication service for University of Illinois Library materials, limited to 20 pages per request and subject to copyright restrictions;
  • Invitations to participate in virtual scholarly programming (lectures, workshops, etc.);
  • The help of REEEC staff in answering logistical questions related to your visit.
  • Associates may apply for personalized bibliographic sessions with SRS.


  • US citizens are eligible for Title VIII funding as either an in-person or a virtual associate.
  • An in-person associate is eligible for a $1250 research stipend in support of their work, a housing grant of up to 5 nights of on-campus housing at the shared rate, and a travel grant of up to $850 of round-trip transportation costs to and from Urbana-Champaign. A virtual associate is eligible for a research stipend of $625 in support of their work.

Priority Application Deadline: November 26, 2023
REEEC will continue to accept applications after the priority deadline, but these applications will be at a lower priority for funding.

For more information and to apply, please visit:


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