The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event since 2002 designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, 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.
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.
Apply here for the 2024 European Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium! Applications are due by January 7th, 2024. Limited travel grants are available to help defray travel expenses for accepted participants located outside the Pittsburgh region.
QUESTIONS? Contact Zita Tóth-Shawgo
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies
European Studies Center
University Center for International Studies
Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
There are many online resources to assist you in preparing your paper for submission to the Symposium. Please note that you are required to submit your paper using the Chicago Manual of Style.
- The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Writing Center has a Writer's Handbook documenting Chicago Style.
- Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) offers a guide for using Chicago Style.
- The Chicago Manual of Style Online serves as a speedy reference for Chicago Style.
- University of Pittsburgh students may visit the Writing Center (Now located in the O'Hara Student Center) for help with citations, format, grammar, etc. Services are free of charge and the center is staffed by part-time faculty and graduate students.
- OnlineColleges.net has created a guide for conducting online academic research and a student's guide on avoiding plagiarism.
- See our guide to writing abstracts for tips on producing an effective abstract.
- See the Tufts University abstract guide, which includes varied sample abstracts.