Fellowships & Scholarships

Combined Research and Language Training Fellowship

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 Combined Research and Language Training (CRLT) Program provides full support for U.S. graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars seeking to conduct in-country, independent research in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe, while increasing proficiency in regional languages.

Designed to expand the accessibility of overseas research while increasing U.S. knowledge and expertise on the region, the CRLT Program supports fellows who, in addition to conducting overseas, policy-relevant research, seek to increase their language proficiency through targeted language instruction. 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; weekly language instruction in the host country language; 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.



  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens

  • Graduate students, Ph.D. candidates, faculty, and post-doctoral scholars

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old by the application deadline

What’s included in the Fellowship?

  • Round-trip international travel

  • Housing and living stipends

  • Visa support

  • Overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance

  • Archive access

  • Pre-departure informational materials

  • In-country logistical support

  • 24/7 emergency contact


Learn more and apply at https://www.studyabroad.americancouncils.org/crlt