Grants for Research and Advanced
Language Training Programs
Russian and Eurasian Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
Description: American Councils is now accepting applications for its 2009-2010 Grants for Research and Advanced Language
Training programs in Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Russia, Southeastern Europe, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine and for its
2009-2010 National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research grants in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
Fellowships will be offered in four categories:
-Title VIII Research Scholar Program: Provides full support for three- to nine-month research trips to Russia, Central Asia,
the South Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova. Fellowships include roundtrip international travel, housing and living stipends,
visa support, medical insurance, archive access, and logistical support in the field. Open to U.S. graduate students, postdoctoral
scholars, and faculty. Application deadlines: January 15 (Fall and Academic Year Programs); October 1 (Spring and Summer
-Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program: Provides full support for research and up to ten hours
per week of advanced language instruction for three-to-nine months in Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus,
and Moldova. Fellowships include roundtrip international travel, housing and living stipends, tuition, visa support, medical insurance,
archive access, and logistical support in the field. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty. Application
deadlines: January 15 (Fall and Academic Year Programs); October 1 (Spring and Summer Programs).
-Title VIII Special Initiatives Fellowship: Provides grants of up to $35,000 for field research on policy-relevant topics in
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a policy-relevant field. Scholars must conduct research for at least four months in the field. Application
deadline: January 15 (Fall and Academic Year Programs). While a wide-range of topics receive support each year, all Title
VIII-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 be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
-National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Collaborative Research Fellowship: NEH grants provide up to
$40,000 for four to nine months of research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia for U.S. post-doctoral scholars. Research topics are
not restricted to regional or area studies, but must involve at least one collaborator from the region and research in the region itself.
Applicants must propose to conduct at least four months of full-time research, of which two months must be spent overseas.
Scholars who are able to begin their projects between May 2009 and May 2010 are welcome to apply to this year’s competition.
Funding is available through American Councils and NCEEER from National Endowment for the Humanities grant support. Application
deadline is February 15.
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