Title VIII Fellowships of up to $6,500 for study on the Indiana University campus and up to $9,000 for study in Indiana University hybrid U.S-Overseas programs are available to 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 the IU Language Workshop. Title VIII Fellows also gain access to services of the Slavic Reference Service of the University of Illinois Library in Urbana-Champaign.
Award Amount: Up to $6,500 (U.S. study) or $9,000 (U.S./Overseas hybrid study)
Deadline: January 31, 2020
APPLY FOR A TITLE VIII 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.
Funding for Russian is available only for participants who place into the 3rd-year course or higher. No prior study is required for other languages.