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.
COMBINED RESEARCH & LANGUAGE TRAINING PROGRAM
Provides full support for research and individualized language instruction 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, logistical support, and up to 10 academic hours per week of language instruction. Programs must begin between June 1, 2018 and June 1, 2019; and be completed by August 31, 2019.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Kosovo||Montenegro||Ukraine|
*Please not that Title VIII funding cannont be used in countries and regions under a U.S. government travel warning. For more information about current travel warnings, please visit the State Department website. Research Scholar applicants may only apply for research in a total of two countries maximum.
**Due to visa regulations, Research Scholar recipients to Russia are required to participate in four hours per week of Russian language tutorials in addition to their academic consultation with a faculty advisor (one hour per week) at their host universities. Language tutorials will provide proficient speakers an opportunity to edit Russian articles for publication, to develop lexica for new areas of study, or to refine advanced speaking and writing skills.
The total value of Title VIII Research Scholar fellowships, administered by American Councils, ranges from $5,000 to $25,000. Typical awards include:
- International airfare from the scholar's home city to his/her 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 offices throughout the region, including in-country orientation and 24-hour emergency aid
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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