2014 Symington Award Call for Applications
Call for Applications: 2014 James Symington Award for the study of Russian language, culture, and international relations
The Initiative for Russian Culture invites applications for the James Symington award for the study of Russian language, culture, and international relations. This award honors the career of James Symington, former Congressman (D–MO) and active proponent of better US–Russian relations. The award provides $10,000 for tuition and travel expenses to attend the interdisciplinary summer program in Russian language, culture, and international relations at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University), June-August 2015.
The award is open to all students in the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Applications will be judged based on the student's academic record (unofficial transcripts are fine) and an essay proposing one or more ways in which the United States and Russia can overcome barriers to cultural and/or political understanding. The award recipient will have the opportunity to read from the essay at the annual gala dinner hosted by the American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation on November 19, 2014, where the award will be presented.
Applications, transcripts, and essays are due by 5 pm on October 13, 2014. Please send application materials to email@example.com and cc: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. For further details on the application requirements, see the application information page.