School of Global and International Studies

Central Eurasian Studies

Departmental Funding

Recruitment Fellowships

CEUS currently offers two Recruitment Fellowships funded from the College of Arts & Sciences. All incoming applications for admission completed by the application deadline are automatically considered for these fellowships for the following academic year. These one year fellowships provide fee remission plus a $18,000 stipend.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)

Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships - Each year the United States Department of Education (USDE) awards FLAS Fellowships to universities in order to promote the graduate training of students who intend to pursue careers in positions where knowledge of foreign cultures is a prerequisite for success.  The site contains information about the languages supported by the various area studies programs on campus. Applicants must be US citizens or legal permanent residents.

Balassi Institute Graduate Fellowship in Hungarian Studies

Indiana University Department of Central Eurasian Studies invites applications for the new Balassi Institute Graduate Fellowship in Hungarian Studies.

The Fellowship will be given to a student who has been admitted to the University Graduate School at Indiana University-Bloomington and is primarily engaged in research falling within the field of Hungarian language and area studies, including but not limited to Hungarian culture and history. Indiana University is a research university with world-class programs in both area studies and the disciplines; its libraries hold the richest university-based Hungarian collections in the US. Strong preference is given to citizens of the US and Canada.

Annual fellowship benefits include tuition remission, health insurance, and a fellowship stipend (expected minimum $12,000). Recipients can apply annually for renewal.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest to the Balassi Institute Graduate Fellowship Selection Committee, IU CEUS, 355 North Jordan Avenue, Global and International Studies Building 3103, Bloomington, IN 47405-1105. Include your full name, UID#, IU degree program and department, description of your research and two letters of recommendation.

If you do not have an Indiana University UID#, tell us the expected date of your admission to IU or intention to apply.

Applications deadline is January 1, 2017

Associate Instructorships (AIships)

CEUS professors teach a number of classes in Indiana University’s required undergraduate “CAPP” curriculum. The number of CAPP AIs varies each academic year depending on the number of CAPP classes offered by CEUS faculty. AIs receive a stipend and a tuition remission for up to 12 credits during the period they are teaching. These positions are open to international students, however non-native English speakers must pass the university wide test of English proficiency for student instructors. The classes cover topics of broad interest to undergraduate students such “Religions and Revolution,” “Oil, Islam, and Geopolitics,” “The Great Wall of China,” and the “Mongol Conquest.”

CEUS utilizes Lecturers for most language instruction, but does use Associate Instructors for instruction in Turkish. Contact Professor Kemal Silay (Ottoman and Modern Turkish Chair) about possible openings and application requirements for the Turkish language AIships. The Language AI salary for the 2013-14 academic year is $15,750 plus tuition remission.

Graduate Work-study Position

There is one Graduate Work-Study position in CEUS. The position requires 20 hours work per week. Responsibilities include performance of general office tasks, preparation of course publicity, and assistance with conferences, receptions, and other events. Applicants must be US citizens or legal permanent resident. Applicants submit to the CEUS department a letter outlining their qualifications, a writing sample, and two letters of recommendation. Applications accepted late spring after FLAS awards have been determined. Preference in hiring is given to graduate students in the Department. The Graduate Work-study salary for the 2013-14 academic year is $10,687.50 plus tuition remission. 

CEUS Travel Funding

One of the important legacies Professor Denis Sinor left to our department was the tradition of supporting graduate student travel for academic conferences. The Central Eurasian Studies Department makes available to CEUS students who have been confirmed as conference presenters awards, on a competative basis, up to $350. Awards are based on merit, demonstrated need, and availability of funds. Students applying for conference funding should submit to April Younger (ayounger@indiana.edu) the CEUS Travel Award Application and supporting documents no later than October 1 for travel between June-December of the same year and April 1 deadline for travel between January-June of the the same year. If you have not received confirmation from the conference organizers contingency awards may be made although funds cannot be distributed until confirmation is received.  Requests for travel stipends will be evaluated by the CEUS Awards Committee.

Denis Sinor Prize

The Denis Sinor Prize was established in honor of Indiana University Distinguished Professor Emeritus Denis Sinor. One to two prizes are given annually for the best papers submitted by any IU student in a CEUS class during the school year. Students submit papers themselves to the contest. The competition is handled by the IU Association of Central Eurasian Students. Papers have all identifiers removed and are judged by a panel of ABD-level CEUS doctoral students

Alo Raun Prize

The Alo Raun Prize is named to honor the memory of Indiana University Professor Emeritus Alo Raun. The prize rewards student Excellence in Estonian and/or Finnish Studies. It is awarded by faculty committee, not applied for by students.

György Ránki Prize

The György Ránki Prize honors the memory of György Ránki who was the first holder of the IU Hungarian Chair Visiting Professorship. The prize is awarded by faculty committee, not applied for by students. Recipients are students in good academic standing who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to Hungarian studies and show a commitment to spreading knowledge of Hungary on a local level.

Other funding in related units

The Sinor Research Center for Inner Asian Studies (SRIFIAS) maintains a library staffed by two librarians who are student employees. Each student librarian receives a stipend and tuition remission for up to 12 credits. Student librarian candidates must be familiar with both the Cyrillic script and one or more traditional Central Eurasian scripts (Perso-Arabic, Uyghur-Mongolian, etc.). These positions are open to international students. For more information please contact the Director of the SRIFIAS, Dr. Edward Lazzerini.

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC) has three Graduate Assistant positions that carry a stipend and tuition remission for up to 12 credits. Applicants must be US citizens or legal permanent residents.

For more information on these and other Grants and Fellowships please see the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resources Center.

Department of Central Eurasian Studies
Global and International Studies Building 3024
East Building, 3rd Floor
355 North Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105

Phone: (812) 855-2233
Fax: (812) 855-7500