Online Presentation: Ideas for Russia Labs


On May 28 at 5 pm CET we will host an online presentation of a new program Ideas for Russia Labs.

The Ideas for Russia Labs internship program is designed for students who have a keen interest in researching Russia. Participants will have the opportunity to work on research projects under the mentorship of reputable experts in the field.
Until June 23, we are accepting applications from students who would like to join a research group in one of the laboratories.
During the presentation on May 28, mentors will introduce their projects, and prospective interns will have the opportunity to ask questions.
The program includes 9 laboratories, each managed by a mentor who will assemble a research group of 2-3 interns. These groups are formed through a competitive selection process.

List of laboratories and mentors:

  • IFR Authoritarian Fragility Lab
    — Vladimir Kozlov, IOS Regensburg
  • IFR Disinformation Lab
    — Lilia Sablina, Central European University
  • IFR Displacement Lab
    — Anna Kuleshova, Social Foresight Group
    — Polina Aronson, independent researcher
  • IFR Ethnic Resistance Lab
    — Marina Sergeeva, independent researcher
  • IFR Futures Lab
    — Pavel Havlicek, Association for International Affairs (AMO)
  • IFR Meanings of War Lab
    — Sasha Kappinen, Public Sociology Laboratory (PS Lab)
  • IFR Nationalisms Lab
    — Matthew Blackburn, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
  • IFR Statism Lab
    — Ivan Fomin, Ideas for Russia, Charles University
  • IFR-CEDAR Elites Lab
    — Fabian Burkhardt, IOS Regensburg

The duration of the program is 6 months, starting in July 2024.

All the interns will receive a one-time scholarship of $1000, awarded upon the successful completion of the program. For more information about the program and to submit your application, please follow the link.

To attend the online presentation, register here by 4 pm CET on 28 May.
The presentation will be held in English.