Title VIII Fellowships provide tuition, fees, and room & board stipends for 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 Language Workshop. Title VIII Fellowships support in-person study, online study, and overseas study in the Workshop's program in Budapest. Overseas Fellowships include travel and study-abroad fees.
Title VIII Fellows also gain access to services of the Slavic Reference Service of the University of Illinois Library in Urbana-Champaign.
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 U.S. foreign policy decisions. Title VIII Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis, with priority going to applicants who will further the Title VIII 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.