As a National Resource Center, The Ellison Center works to provide students, researchers, educators, policymakers, industry and the general public with a variety of resources on the diverse region we cover.   We host expert talks on a variety of topics in our regions, we publish an original blog showcasing expertise from a wide range of disciplines focused on our areas, we vet and maintain lists of electronic resources from around the world, and we organize an annual regional conference, with publicly accessible archives of papers on our site.  Additionally we offer specialized resources for K-20 educators.

UW Curriculum Development Grants:

The Ellison Center seeks proposals from Community College full time, part time, and adjunct faculty to develop curricula on Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Grant applicants may propose the creation of a new course, the revision of an existing course, or the creation of a new course module, all to be taught at their current institution. Faculty from all disciplines [except language] are welcome to apply.

UW Asian Studies Development Grant (including Central Asia) Russian and East European Curriculum Development Grant


Ellison Center Digital Library:

Coming soon..

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The Ellison Center promotes in-depth interdisciplinary study of all major postcommunist subregions – Eastern and Central Europe, the Baltic region, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and Russia – in order to understand the legacies of the imperial and communist past as well as to analyze the emerging institutions and identities that will shape Eurasia’s future.