REEI and Indiana University stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Thanks to the IU-Ukraine Nonresidential Scholars Program (NRSP) in 2022/23, 35 scholars in Ukraine were able to continue their research, writing and teaching supported by a stipend, library access, and opportunities for collaboration and professional development during the 2022/23 academic year. These 35 scholars remain in the NRSP as "continuing fellows" during the 2023/24 academic year and are joined by an additional 34 incoming IU-Ukraine NRSP fellows. Professional profiles for each scholar are provided below, and recordings of many of the program research seminars are archived on the Group REEI YouTube channel.
Faculty from across the IU-Bloomington campus have generously agreed to partner with the nonresidential fellows, oftentimes engaging in collaborations for research, publishing, and teaching. The nonresidential visiting scholars and IU faculty partners attend monthly virtual workshops to share work in progress and build intellectual community. The 2022/23 nonresidential scholars were invited to virtually present their work at the 2023 4th Annual Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Studies Conference at IU, and IU-Ukraine NRSP scholars' research will likewise be foundational to the 2024 5th Annual Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Studies Conference.
The Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute (REEI) and the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies administer the IU-Ukraine Nonresidential Scholars Program with administrative and financial support from 23 units across the IUB campus, including the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs, the Kelley School of Business, IU Libraries, Maurer School of Law, School of Education, Office of the Vice President for Research, Borns Jewish Studies Program, Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute, Polish Studies Center, Institute for European Studies, Modern Greek Fund, Jacobs School of Music, Center for Documentary Reseach and Practice, IU Media School, Luddy School of Informatics and Computing, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Center for the Study of the Middle East, African Studies Program, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Center for the Study of Global Change, Department of Germanic Studies, the Food Systems Studies Emerging Areas of Research program, and financial support from numerous individual IU faculty members.
We at REEI are gratified to coordinate this activity in support of the scholars and institutions of higher education in Ukraine who have shown such resilience in spite of the violence of war.