Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Undergraduate Students

There are several ways for undergraduates at GW to get involved with IERES:

» Attend our events. IERES has dozens of events each year covering a variety of issues in Europe and Eurasia. These include brown bag lunch talks, panel discussions, conferences, film screenings, and book talks. For a list of upcoming events click here. To be added to our events listserv, email

» Participate in our language tea times. Come practice your language skills with native speakers and students! We have tea times once a week for French, German, Russian, and Spanish. Click here for the schedule.

» Sign up for our undergraduate listserv. IERES has a listserv tailored to undergraduate students, which features internship and fellowship opportunities. To be added to this listserv, email

» Apply for a Millar Undergraduate Thesis Research Grant. GW undergraduates writing senior theses on topics in European and Eurasian studies are eligible to apply for a grant of up to $4,000 to conduct research in Europe or Eurasia for their thesis. This research can be conducted during the summer proceeding the student's senior year or during the senior year itself. To apply, students should submit the following materials to Caitlin Katsiaficas at with the subject heading "Millar Undergraduate Thesis Research Grants": (a) a one-page proposal that describes their thesis project and explains the need for the proposed research travel; (b) a letter of support from their thesis advisor that comments on the quality of the student's thesis proposal as well as on the student's ability to carry it out successfully; (c) a resume; and (d) a budget detailing how the funds would be used. Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis. These grants are supported by the Millar Family Fund.

» Apply to be a research assistant. Students can apply to be a research assistant for IERES faculty each fall and spring. For more information and application instructions click here.


The Birth of Heroes: A Biography of Milan Ratislav Štefánik
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Political Insults: How Politics Escalate Conflicts
Thursday, October 30, 2014

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