Research Scholar Program
Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), the American Councils Research Scholar Program provides full support for U.S. graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars seeking to conduct in-country, independent research for three consecutive months to nine consecutive months in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe.
Designed to expand the accessibility of overseas research while increasing U.S. knowledge and expertise on the region, the Research Scholar Program supports fellows seeking to complete overseas, policy-relevant research. Fellowships last three to nine consecutive months and include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support. Following the completion of the research term, fellows will return to the U.S. and share their findings through presentations, articles, and lectures in order to strengthen and broaden current scholarship on the region.
The total value of each fellowship, administered by American Councils, ranges from $7,000 to $25,000, with actual levels of support depending on the duration of the overseas research period. Typical awards include:
- International airfare from the scholar's home city to their host city overseas
- Academic affiliation at a leading local university or educational institution
- Visa(s) arranged by American Councils in direct collaboration with academic host institutions in order to facilitate archive access and guarantee timely visa registration
- A housing stipend
- A monthly living stipend
- Health insurance of up to $100,000 per accident or illness
- Ongoing logistical support from American Councils staff, including in-country orientation and 24-hour emergency aid
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
- Open to graduate students, Ph.D. candidates, faculty, and post-doctoral scholars.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years old by the application deadline.
22 countries throughout Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia
Three to nine consecutive months
Research; U.S. policy; foreign policy
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