Call for Papers: Pitt’s Virtual European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium, May 11-13, 2021

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh invite applications from undergraduate students for the 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium in European and Eurasian Studies, to be held online from May 11-13, 2021.


The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event since 2002, designed to provide undergraduate students with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or Central Eurasia. The Symposium is usually held on the University of Pittsburgh-Oakland campus, but will be held virtually in 2021.

After the initial submission of papers, selected participants are grouped into panels according to their research topics.  The participants then give 10- to 15-minute presentations based on their research to a panel of faculty and graduate students. The presentations are open to the public.

2021 Dates:

*Students submit an application that includes a 250-300 word abstract and a draft of their entire paper by January 15, 2021.

  • Selected students notified by early February 2021.
  • Final revised papers due by April 20, 2021.
  • Presentations via Zoom on Tuesday, May 11 through Thursday, May 13, 2021.
  • Proceedings are published.
  • View 2020 program and proceedings:

For more information, please contact REEES Engagement Coordinator, Dr. Susan Dawkins at