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Title VIII Fellowships

Competitively awarded Title VIII Fellowships are available through SWSEEL to U.S. graduate students, area specialist and scholars to pursue their language and culture studies in Workshop languages including Azerbaijani, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, and Ukrainian in summer 2016.

To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Applicants in Russian must have completed at least two years of formal study of the language; those in the languages of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus need no prior study to be eligible.

Graduate students must demonstrate they are in good academic standing.

All applicants must demonstrate commitment to continued study of or work related to the region of the language studied.

The application deadline for Fellowships is February 1. Decisions on Title VIII fellowships are made in early March.

Fellowship assistance is available only to students in the 8-week session.

If you wish to apply for a Title VIII fellowship, you must check the appropriate box on the application.

Funding for all Title VIII fellowships is provided through the Department of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Office of Outreach Title VIII Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Independent States of the Former Soviet Union).