The Slovene Research Initiative was founded in 2013 through an endowment from the Research Center of the Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts, as well as through contributions from the Society for Slovene Studies. The Initiative promotes research on Slovenia, Central Europe, and Southeastern Europe. The Center for Slavic and East European Studies administers the Initiative, and the Research Center of the Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts andSociety for Slovene Studies are partner organizations.
Each year, the Slovene Research Initiative funds a faculty exchange program between Ohio State and the Research Center of the Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts. One or two faculty from each institution are able to conduct research at the other institution for two to four weeks. Partner institutions cover accommodation and access to libraries, archives, and other research holdings, as well as office space in either Columbus, Ohio, or Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Visit Slovene Research Initiative for more information about the exchange program.