U-M’s International Institute announced awards given to graduate and undergraduate students traveling abroad for research between May 2017 and May 2018. The awards included Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Research, Internship, and Fellowship Program Grants (CRIF) and Copernicus Summer Grants (CPPS) from the Copernicus Program in Polish Studies. Four Slavic department graduate students received funding:

Alena Aniskiewicz, PhD Slavic languages and literatures, Poland: “Consuming Culture: Researching Polish Hip Hop and Writing at culture.pl” (CPPS)

Christopher Fort, PhD Slavic languages and literatures, Uzbekistan: “The Soviet-Afghan War in Contemporary Uzbek Narratives” (CRIF)

Aleksandra Marciniak, PhD Slavic languages and literatures, Russia: “Analyzing Contemporary Television Biographies of a Russian Cult Poet” (CRIF)

McKenna Marko, PhD Slavic languages & literatures, Hungary and Croatia: “Dying Memory: Post-Holocaust Narratives in Contemporary Hungary and Croatia” (CRIF)

Congratulations to all students! For more information, please see the full article: http://ii.umich.edu/ii/news-events/all-news/search-news/nearly--640-000-in-funding-for-student-research-and-internships-.html