George Washington University's Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies is pleased to announce the 7th annual Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR). This prestigious five-day seminar will be held in Washington, D.C., from 25-29 May, 2009. SICAR trains graduate students from multiple disciplines to maximize their research in archives and includes several "field trips" to archives in the DC area, including the Library of Congress and NARA.

Ph.D students from the US and abroad working on dissertations on international relations and modern history are encouraged to apply. George Washington University will provide accommodation and meals during the week of the Institute and accepted students may be eligible for subsidized travel.

Applications should include the form available at, as well as:

1. a two-page proposal indicating how the week-long Summer Institute would be beneficial to your dissertation research,
2. a curriculum vitae,
3. one letter of recommendation from a faculty member in your department.

Applications should be sent to by 10 February, 2009 with the subject line reading "SICAR application." Recommendation letters may be e-mailed or sent to:

Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
1957 E Street NW, Suite 412
Washington, DC 20052

For more information, call (202) 994-6340 or email