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Recent CRIF Recipients

CRIF Program grants are awarded to students in REES-related undergraduate and graduate degree programs at the University of Michigan for summer or semester-long research projects or internships at institutions and businesses in Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union.


Jeffrey Bilik, PhD Political Science (Russia)
Adrian Deoanca, PhD Anthropology (Romania)
Mark Dovich, BA Political Science/REES (Georgia)
Suzanna Duba, BA International Studies (Ukraine)
Kaitlyn Haines, MSI Information (Czech Republic)
James Meador, PhD Anthropology (Russia)
Mariya Nakonechna, BS Biology, Cognition, & Neuroscience (Ukraine)
Mario Sanchez Gumiel, PhD Romance Languages & Literatures (Romania)
Allegra Ward, BA Anthropology (Bulgaria)

Ron and Eileen Weiser Slovak Award
Brooke Lennox, BA International Studies/Psychology (Czech Republic/Slovakia)

Southeast European Studies Award
Patricia Angus, BA International Studies/Political Science (Kosovo)


Diarra Brooks, BA Psychology (Macedonia)
Vedran Catovic, PhD Comparative Literature (Bosnia & Herzegovina/France/Russia/Serbia)
Elizabeth Ditullio, BA LSA (Croatia)
Christopher Fort, PhD Slavic (Uzbekistan)
Casey Haggerty, BS Environment (Albania)
Sean Heyneman, MS Natural Resources & Environment (Kyrgyzstan)
Carrie Ann Morgan, PhD Anthropology (Albania/Kosovo)
Gyorgyi Parditka, PhD Anthropology (Hungary/Serbia)
Ryan Schaller, BA International Studies/Romance Languages & Literatures (Kosovo)
Kristefer Stojanovski, PhD Health Behavior & Health Education (Macedonia)
Kimberly Truong, BA Sociology (Croatia)
Alexander Tye, PhD Earth & Environmental Science (Azerbaijan)
Amanda West, BA LSA (Albania)


Maja Babic, PhD Architecture (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Croatia/Serbia)
Cristian Capotescu, PhD History (Hungary)
Arooshe Giroti, BA LSA (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Alexandra Jason, MA REES (Ukraine)
Grace Mahoney, PhD Slavic (Ukraine)
Alexander McConnell, PhD History (Russia)
Hannah Selig, MPH Global Health Epidemiology (Georgia)
Yllka Veseli, BA Economics (Kosova)
Janna Waters, MA REES (Czech Republic/Slovak Republic)