American Councils Title VIII Research Scholar Program

About the American Councils Title VIII Research Scholar Program

The Research Scholar Program supports fellows seeking to complete overseas, policy-relevant research. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Program for Research and Training in Eastern Europe and Independent States of the Former Soviet Union. Successful applicants will receive a grant of $7,000 to $25,000 to complete three to nine months of policy-related research in Eastern Europe, Russia, or Eurasia.

Location of award, if applicable: Eastern Europe, Russia, Eurasia

Eligible applicants:

Must be:
-U.S. Citizen;
-Graduate student, Ph.D. candidate, faculty, or post-doctoral scholar;
-At least 18-years-old at the time of application

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

Must be U.S. citizen

The American Councils Title VIII Research Scholar Program application process:

Full information on the program and application process is available on the American Councils website. Interested students should contact a CFSA advisor to discuss starting an application.

Application materials include:
-Completed online application form;
-Research proposal (3-5 pages) with bibliography;
-Proposed program timeline;
-Research synopsis in the host country language (700 words);
-Policy relevance essay (1-2 pages);
-Current resume;
-Copy of passport;
-Two letters of recommendation;
-Official transcripts from all university-level coursework from the last five years

Advising contact:

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising  Email: More Information:

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