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Graduate Student Associates

CREES Graduate Student Associates include University of Michigan, Ann Arbor students enrolled in center graduate programs or specializing in Russian, East European, or Eurasian studies in other graduate-level departmental or professional degree programs. Graduate Student Associates are an integral part of the multidisciplinary community of scholars at CREES.


U-M students in REES master’s degree and certificate programs are automatically considered CREES Graduate Student Associates. U-M students pursuing other REE-focused graduate-level degrees may apply for this status.


  • Use of “CREES Graduate Student Associate” title on CVs and resumes
  • Priority in opportunities for contact with CREES visiting scholars and guest lecturers
  • Eligibility to vote and be elected to the CREES Executive Committee

Application Procedure

Applicants for CREES Graduate Student Associate status must submit an application form. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.