Undergraduate Research

We are committed to working with you on undergraduate research projects, whether these be connected with your current coursework or independent studies you wish to pursue during the academic year or the summer.  With the assistance of Dr. Ernest Zitser, our SES Librarian and Bibliographer, we can help you develop your bibliography and locate the research materials you need.  We also can advise you about funding opportunities available through Duke's Undergraduate Research Support Office and research opportunities overseas. 

Research Independent Study

Course options for registering to do independent study include:

  • RUSSIAN 493/494 - Research Independent Study
  • SES 491 - Independent Study

Funding Support

Deans Summer Research Fellowships

Students interested in pursuing independent research in Slavic and Eurasian Studies are urged to apply for a Deans Summer Research Fellowship which supports a summer research project of at least three weeks in duration. The maximum award is $3000.

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Travel Support

Undergraduate Research Support Travel Grants

Students seeking travel funding to present a paper at a regional or national conference are urged to apply for an Undergraduate Research Support Travel Grant.

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