Research and Training Fellowship, Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union
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 to nine consecutive months throughout 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. U.S. graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars are eligible to apply.
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
Overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance
Pre-departure informational materials
In-country logistical support
24/7 emergency contact
- Comparative / Regional Studies
- Current Graduate Students
- United States
- Language Training