The Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum (SURF) is now accepting applications for its 2016-17 program
Students from the Higher School of Economics are invited to apply before May 15, 2016.
SURF is a platform for Russian and American university students to work together on some of the most important issues our nations face today. Participants travel to Moscow for a five-day conference in the fall, conduct collaborative research with their working group peers over the academic year, and ultimately present their work at a capstone conference at Stanford University in the spring. The working group format fosters consensus-building and leverages a cooperation-based approach to produce innovative solutions. Research themes include topics in international relations, the sciences, business and entrepreneurship, regional and humanitarian issues, and others.
SURF welcomes applications from graduate, professional, and undergraduate students in all academic disciplines and majors, regardless of prior exposure to Russia or the United States. The program covers most expenses, including housing and local transportation. Participants are responsible for covering flight and visa costs. There is no registration or participation fee for the program.
The application deadline is May 15th, 2016 at 23:59 PDT. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply early.
The application and additional information can be found on the website at usrussia.stanford.edu.