Title VIII Research Scholar Program, American Councils

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 graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars seeking to conduct in-country, independent research for three consecutive months to nine consecutive months in Central Asia, Moldova, Russia, the South Caucasus, Southeast Europe, and Ukraine.

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

Deadline: December 15, 2015

For additional information, please visit: http://researchfellowships.americancouncils.org/researchscholar