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Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum 2015-16 Application

Now running in its seventh year, the Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum (SURF) cultivates collaboration between American and Russian university students to identify, understand, and develop solutions in areas of mutual interest for our countries today. Through increased dialogue, interaction, and collaboration between Russian and American students, our hope is for the bonds fostered during SURF’s eight-month curriculum to outlast the program itself. Working groups conduct collaborative research in areas ranging from cyber-security cooperation and addressing nuclear proliferation to entrepreneurship and public health.

Delegates in the program travel to Moscow for a five day long conference in the fall, conduct collaborative research with their working group members, and ultimately present their work at the capstone conference at Stanford University in the spring. Our program covers most conference expenses such as housing and local transportation, but not delegate flight and visa costs. There is no registration or participation fee for our program.

The program is open to both undergraduates and graduate students from any university in the United States or Russia. No previous background in US-Russia relations required. Students from all fields of study are encouraged to apply. We have rolling admissions open until the final deadline, June 1, 2015 at 23:59 PDT.

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There is also a Russian-language page describing our program available at

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