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 the Language Workshop.Title VIII Fellowships support online study, in-person study, and overseas study in the Workshop's programs in Zagreb and Samarkand. Overseas Fellowships include travel and study-abroad fees.
The Workshop also offers a limited number of "portable" Title VIII Fellowships for the study of languages not available through Indiana or any other Title VIII summer program. Learn more about them here.
Title VIII Fellows also gain access to services of the Slavic Reference Service of the University of Illinois Library in Urbana-Champaign.
Research Support through the University of Illinois
Research support is available to Indiana University Title VIII Fellows, including Fellows studying overseas, through the University of Illinois Slavic Reference Service and the University of Illinois Summer Research Laboratory.
Slavic Reference staff can provide online consultations and assistance with bibliographic and reference questions in subject areas connected to Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. No special application is required. Any time during the period of their Title VIII Fellowship, students may schedule a consultation by visiting https://uiuc.libcal.com/appointments/srs and entering their Campus Affiliation as "Indiana University Title VIII program."
Students and researchers are also encouraged to apply for Title VIII funding through the University of Illinois to participate in their Summer Research Laboratory, either before or after their Language Workshop course.
Generations of scholars have found the Lab an invaluable way to exhaust US-based resources in preparation for visiting libraries and archives abroad. In addition, the Lab hosts research and training workshops, discussion groups, and conferences to help participants learn about ongoing research and create networks for their own professional development.