TITLE VIII RESEARCH AND LANGUAGE FELLOWSHIPS
RESEARCH SCHOLAR PROGRAM
Provides full support for research in policy-relevant fields for 3 to 9 months in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Fellowships include round-trip international travel, housing and living stipends, visa support, medical insurance, archive access, and logistical support. Programs must begin between June 1, 2018 and June 1, 2019; and be completed by August 31, 2019.
Scholars in the social sciences and humanities are eligible to apply for the program. While a wide-range of topics receive support each year, all funded research must contribute to a body of knowledge enabling the U.S. to better understand the region and formulate effective policies within it. All applicants should clearly describe the policy-relevance of their work, be it in anthropology, history, international relations, political science, or some other field.
Applicants must submit:
- A completed online application form
- Research proposal (3 to 5 pages) and bibliography
- Research synopsis in host-country language (700 words)
- Policy-relevance essay (1 to 2 pages)
- Archive list and/or questionnaire for interviews or surveys
- Curriculum vitae or resume
- Photocopy of the inside page of your passport, clearly showing photograph, passport number, and expiration date
- Two letters of recommendation
- Official Transcripts (of all college- and university-level coursework from the past five years, including all summer programs)
The letters of recommendation can be from colleagues, professors, or other qualified persons who are familiar with the applicant's work. At least one letter of recommendation must directly address the applicant’s language skills and ability to conduct research in the host country.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The competition for funding is open and merit-based. All applications will receive consideration without regard to any factor such as race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, martial status, family responsibilities, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability.
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