IREX is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program

The IARO program provides U.S. scholars and professionals the opportunity to conduct policy-relevant research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Researchers are able to increase their understanding of current regional issues, develop and sustain international networks, and directly contribute to the formation of U.S. public policy by conducting research on topics vital to the academic and policymaking communities. The fellowship provides international airfare, a living/housing stipend, visa support, emergency evacuation insurance, logistical support and, in many countries, field office support.

·         Eligibility: Master’s students, pre-doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and professionals with advanced degrees are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

·  Deadline:  November 25, 2013

·   Topics of Interest:  Counterterrorism, Cyber Security, Cross-Regional Issues, Transnational Crime and Corruption, Religious Minorities

· Contact: By email at iaro(at) or by telephone at 202-628-8188
Countries Eligible for Research:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan

IARO is funded by the U.S. Department of State Title VIII Program

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