Call for Applications – REEES Think Tank – Program Brochure

The REEES Think Tank invites applications from undergraduate students.

The program’s mission is to provide undergraduates from underserved and underrepresented communities with welcoming and equity-minded opportunities to help them become active in REEES and related fields. The Think Tank’s mission is to develop and advance a new generation of specialists in REEES and support innovative career paths, research agendas, and relationship-building capacity in the field. This national program is based at Howard University and is building a sustainable nationwide research and support network among students underrepresented and underserved in this field.

Program length: May 2024 – April 2025

What does the program entail? Students will:

  • Create a research project with faculty mentor support 
  • Participate in the University of Illinois Virtual Summer Research Laboratory 
  • Present at the Midwest Slavic Association Conference at The Ohio State University 
  • Select students will also present at the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Conference in Boston 
  • Learn digital humanities skills Publish a digital research project on our website (check out examples here
  • Receive a $2,500 stipend

What are the program requirements?

Think Tank scholars must be able to:

  • Be available for Friday Zoom meetings from 4:00-6:00 PM (ET). 
  • Join in training workshops organized by the Summer Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois. 
  • Participate in digital humanities training workshops hosted by the Think Tank. 
  • Present at the Midwest Slavic Conference. Your travel to the conference is fully funded. 
  • Complete digital projects that will be published on the Think Tank website. There are no language requirements for this program. The program only asks that participants have a desire to learn more about this region!

Click here for the brochure and application form. 

Application due: April 26, 2024 

Questions? Check out the FAQ or email Dr. Sunnie Rucker-Chang at