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Gifts from thoughtful friends like you supplement the modest support that the Russian and East European Institute receives from state and federal sources. Your generosity enables REEI to maintain a high standard of education for its students, encourage innovative research on the region, and engage with the broader community through a variety of outreach activities.

To learn more about opportunities for giving to REEI and the activities that your gift will support, please visit the links below or contact

Mark Trotter
Associate Director, REEI or
(812) 855-7309.

Russian and East European Institute Fund

The REEI general fund supports a broad range of educational and outreach activities on campus and in the wider community.

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Robert F. Byrnes/REEI Fellowship Fund

This fellowship honors the memory of REEI’s first director by supporting an outstanding incoming MA student. The current award consists of a stipend and fee remission for the first year of study and is renewable for an additional year.
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Robert C. Tucker and Stephen F. Cohen Fellowship

This fellowship memorializes Robert C. Tucker, the distinguished political scientist, diplomat, and Stalin biographer, who played a critical role in the formation of the Russian and East European Institute as a professor of government at Indiana University. It also honors the work of his student, Stephen F. Cohen, a preeminent scholar of Soviet and Russian political history, who holds two degrees from Indiana University. The current award consists of a stipend and tuition remission for the first year of study and a smaller stipend plus other support in the second year of study. The fellowship may be held by any incoming student in the REEI MA program or any other MA program associated with REEI who demonstrates a scholarly interest in the history and politics of the Soviet Union and/or Russia and intends to pursue a career in some field of public service, such as journalism, secondary education, non-profit work, or government service.
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McCloskey Fund

This fund commemorates the life and work of former Bloomington mayor, Indiana Congressman, and REEI alumnus Frank McCloskey, who dedicated himself to the advancement of peace and democracy in the Balkans. The fund supports a biennial exchange program that sends an IU student to study in the Balkans and a student or scholar from the Balkans to study in Bloomington and Washington, DC.
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Daniel Armstrong Memorial Research Paper Award

This competition is dedicated to the memory of IU Slavics alumnus, teacher, scholar, and administrator, Professor Daniel Armstrong (1942-1979). Awards are presented to students for papers written in a class devoted to some aspect of Russian, East European, or Central Eurasian studies.
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