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)

 Deadline: 5pm CT, Friday, March 25, 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 reec@illinois.edu:

  • A completed copy of the application cover sheet which you can find here: Ugrad_Wkshp_app[2]
  • Proposal. A description (200-400 words) of the project you will work on at the workshop: title, topic, discipline (history, sociology, biology, chemistry etc.), methodology if relevant, course original paper was written for an instructor (if you are revising a course paper), major, advisor for thesis (if the project is a thesis project), and an indication of the current state of the projects 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.