CREES Fellows Program
To promote collegiality and cooperation among colleagues at KU, Kansas Regents universities, and other institutions of higher education in the Central Plains region, the KU Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) has established a Fellows Program. Click here to see a list of the current CREES Fellows.
The CREES Fellows Program promotes:
- trust and collegiality among faculty members at all Regents universities and regional institutions, resulting in a more closely knit community of Russian, East European & Eurasian scholars in Kansas and Central Plains states;
- opportunities for CREES Fellows to present their research findings in CREES venues, offering students a more diverse range of topics and opinions than they would otherwise be exposed to by KU faculty alone, and providing the Fellows with a forum of peers in which to discuss their research;
- opportunities for CREES Fellows and KU faculty to develop joint research, grant, and teaching projects;
- outreach opportunities, as KU faculty are invited to other institutions to make public presentations or develop joint projects;
- access for CREES Fellows to a collection of over 425,000 volumes of Slavica in Watson Library, special collections and rare books in the Spencer Research Library, and access while at KU to special databases and other electronic research technologies.
To apply for status as a CREES Fellow, Regional faculty and scholars should send a letter to the Director of CREES stating their academic credentials, current affiliation, the topic of their research, and the kinds of privileges they would like from the Center (see list below).
During their time on campus, Fellows may meet in private sessions with KU Slavic librarians, use KU research facilities, interact with faculty and area studies students, tour the campus, and visit sites in Lawrence. Fellows will be invited to KU to give public lectures on their current research or projects.
- A KUID card as a Visiting Scholar;
- Borrowing privileges at KU libraries;
- Support for photocopying;
- Discount card for the KU Bookstore;
- Eligibility to apply for a modest travel reimbursement and lodging stipend to cover the expense of a private room in a hotel, dormitory, or campus housing, or assistance with longer term research housing;
- Parking pass for the duration of the visit or research program;
- Invitations to all CREES lectures, conferences, events, and receptions;
- KU faculty category for discounts on conference registrations;
- Possibility of KU adjunct status;
- Assistance in obtaining visas and in making contacts for field research in countries of the REES world area.