Every year, the Russian Studies department at Macalester College organizes a research paper competition for students at local institutions. This year, the competition will be in a virtual format and is open to undergraduates at all U.S. colleges and universities. Cash prizes awarded!
How to participate:
- Submit the title of your project and an abstract to Julia Chadaga by Monday, April 13. Your project should be based on a term paper (or part of a senior thesis) on any topic relevant to Russia, Eastern/Central Europe, or Central Asia written in Spring 2019, Fall 2019, or work-in-progress from Spring 2020. Your abstract should provide an overview of your paper, including its thesis and conclusions, and be no more than 300 words.
- Based on the abstracts received, some participants will be selected to present their projects to the virtual public. These students will prepare slide presentations with voiceover (how-to instructions will be provided) and submit them by Friday, April 24. A panel of faculty judges will provide feedback.
- On Saturday, May 2, Macalester College will host a Zoom session with presenters, faculty judges, and guests. Each presenter will give a brief recap of their project and field questions. Afterward, the judges will confer to select the top three presenters, who will receive cash prizes.
Please contact Julia Chadaga with questions.