Macalester College Virtual Student Paper Competition: April 13

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.