Title VIII "Portable" Overseas Fellowships support U.S. graduate students, area specialists, and scholars studying the languages and cultures of Eastern Europe and the countries of the former Soviet Union in overseas programs.
These Fellowships must be for overseas study and must be for courses that are not available in the Language Workshop and for which no other Title VIII funding is available. If the language is available in the Workshop or another Title VIII program, applicants should apply there instead.
Overseas Title VIII Fellows also gain access to services of the Slavic Reference Service at the University of Illinois Library in Urbana-Champaign.
APPLY FOR A TITLE VIII OVERSEAS FELLOWSHIP
The mission of the Title VIII Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union - administered by the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research - is to ensure that timely, independent, analysis informs foreign policy decisions.
Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. Priority goes to applicants who will further the program's mission to develop and maintain high-quality research and training programs critical to the national security of the United States and to support and sustain American expertise on the countries of Eastern Europe and the independent states of the former Soviet Union.
Applicants for Russian must be applying for 7th-year study (or must be at the C2 level, the ACTFL Advanced-High/Superior border) or higher.