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Daniel Armstrong Memorial Research Paper Competition

Russian & East European Institute

Daniel Armstrong Memorial Research Paper Competition

This competition is dedicated to the memory of IU Slavic Department alumnus, teacher, scholar, and administrator, Professor Daniel Armstrong (1942-1979). Awards are presented to students for papers written for a class in Russian, East European or Central Eurasian studies taken during the previous academic year. The award is given in three categories: graduate student paper, Master of Arts essay, and undergraduate paper. Winners receive a modest monetary prize and certificate of recognition.

The papers are read during the summer by a panel of REEI faculty. The identity of the students submitting the papers will not be shared with the jury. Papers are submitted directly by students who may submit only one entry per year. Papers must be submitted by the third Friday after the Spring semester final exams week.

Awards are presented to the authors of the winning papers in September at the annual REEI Fall Reception for faculty and students. (Only winners will be notified.)

How to submit:
Submit clean copies without comments electronically to If unable to submit electronically, submit one hard copy, also clean and free of comments. The author’s name should be omitted from all pages. Include a single cover sheet with the following information:

· author’s name & student ID number

· paper title

· course information (number/title, instructor, semester)

Students or faculty may submit student papers for consideration.

Past Armstrong Award winners can be viewed here:

Papers must be submitted no later than May 26, 2017 to the REEI Administrative Secretary at: OR

Attn: Daniel Armstrong Paper Competition

Russian and East European Institute
Global and International Studies Building
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47401

Papers awarded the Eva Kagan-Kans Memorial Award (Office for Women’s Affairs) are ineligible.