Undergraduates Win More Than $25,000 in Study and Research Abroad Grants for the Warsaw Summer School

Every year since 2008, The Ohio State Summer School in Social Sciences in Warsaw, Poland, a university-sponsored study abroad program, invites Ohio State students to the Polish Academy of Sciences to conduct original research on social change in Central and Eastern Europe. This “Warsaw Summer School” is organized by the Cross-National Studies: Interdisciplinary Research and Training (CONSIRT) program, a collaboration of faculty and graduate students at Ohio State’s Departments of Sociology and Political Science and the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology and the Graduate School for Social Research at the Polish Academy of Sciences (IFiS PAN and GSSR PAN, respectively).

The director of CONSIRT is Kazimierz M. Slomczynski, professor emeritus, sociology. CONSIRT guides students through the grant application process.

We congratulate our undergraduate students for their great achievement in obtaining grants for research and study abroad in 2014. This year, seven students collectively won more than $25,000 in awards, including an award from the Polish Studies Initiative (winner: Polina Zvavitch) and travel grants provided by the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, the Polish Academy of Sciences.

The recipients and their awards are:

Katherine Hunter, Major: International Relations and Diplomacy. PAN Undergraduate Students Travel Grant

Mindy Lai, Major: Pharmaceutical Sciences, Prospective Minor: Sociology. PAN Undergraduate Students Travel Grant

Jane Lankes, Majors: Sociology and Psychology. Mershon Center International Security Study Abroad Scholarship, PAN Undergraduate Students Travel Grant

David Rabinovich, Major: Biochemistry, Minors: Health and Society. Ohio State’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Social and Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Award, Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarship, Second-Year Transformational Experience Program (STEP) Award and Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) Undergraduate Students Travel Grant

Kristin N. Schweisthal, Major: Political Science. PAN Undergraduate Students Travel Grant

Brianne Zachmann, Major: Criminology. Ohio State’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Social and Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Award, Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarship, Second-Year Transformational Experience Program (STEP) and (PAN) Undergraduate Students Travel Grant

Polina Zvavitch, Major: Sociology. Ohio State’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Social and Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Award, Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarship, Polish Studies Initiative Research Award and the PAN Undergraduate Students Travel Grant

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