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