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The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS)
In celebration of the return of VESTNIK, The Journal of Russian and Asian Studies, the world's first online journal focused on showcasing student research on Eurasia, the editorial board is pleased to announce that a $200 Jury Award will be given to the most interesting, original, and well-written paper published in the next edition of VESTNIK. Details on the award and the call for papers can be found on our site here: http://www.sras.org/call_for_papers_vestnik
Council of Higher Education Scholarship
The Council of Higher Education has established a scholarship program for U.S. and Canadian students of Czech, Slovak, or Rusyn descent who plan to continue education in undergraduate and graduate programs. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
This fellowship supports students preparing to enter the United States Foreign Service. The award includes tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during the junior and senior years of college and during the first year of graduate (Master’s) study.
American Councils for International Education
Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) RLASP, American Councils' longest-running study abroad program, provides intensive Russian-language immersion for US undergraduate and graduate students in Russia.
Business Russian Language and Internship Program (BRLI)
BRLI combines specialized curriculum for business Russian and a 10-hour per week internship with U.S. or Russian businesses in Moscow or St. Petersburg.
Contemporary Russia (CRU)
CRU is a five-week Russian area studies program in Moscow for undergraduate and graduate students as well as working professionals at all levels of Russian-language proficiency.
Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)
ERLP provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, scholars, and professionals the unique opportunity to study the languages of the independent states of the former Soviet Union in an overseas, immersion setting for a summer, semester or academic year.
Individualized Russian Language Program for Heritage Speakers (II) This program is intended to address the specific needs of students who speak Russian at home or with relatives, or who grew up speaking Russian and wish to strengthen their Russian skills.
Russian Overseas Flagship Program (ROFP)
ROFP offers Advanced to professional (Flagship)-level training in Russian at St. Petersburg State University in St. Petersburg, Russia for students already at the advanced (2 or 2+) levels of proficiency.
For more information, please contact:
Russian and Eurasian Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1828 L St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 833-7522
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. students.
- • Arabic, Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate or advanced level;
• Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu: Beginning, intermediate or advanced level;
• Chinese, Japanese, Russian: Intermediate or advanced level.
The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS)
Charles Braver Language Exploration Grant
The Charles Braver Language Exploration Grant is intended to offset the costs of SRAS study abroad programs for students who demonstrate clear goals in gaining an understanding of Russia or Central Asia, the people who live there and the languages they speak. Grants may be used to study Russian, Kyrgyz, and/or Mandarin Chinese.
Research Abroad Grant
The SRAS Research Abroad Grant will award $1,000 to upperclassman and graduate students who will conduct research in Russia or Kyrgyzstan over the 2011-2012 school year.
More information about funding for study abroad can be found here, and information about current open cycles can be found here.
Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships
There are currently three types of scholarship offered by Rotary International (see below). Application procedures: the availability of the scholarships is determined by each Rotary district and varies from year to year. Applicants must contact a local Rotary club for information about local deadlines and application materials. Applications may also be obtained directly from The Rotary Foundation.
Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide funding for one academic year of study in another country. This award is intended to help cover round-trip transportation, tuition, fees, room and board expenses, and some educational supplies up to $26,000 or its equivalent.
Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships are for either two or three years of degree-oriented study in another country. A flat grant of $13,000 or its equivalent is provided per year to be applied toward the costs of a degree program.
Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships are for either three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country and provide funds to cover round-trip transportation, language training expenses, and homestay living arrangements up to $12,000 and $19,000, respectively.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
The Gilman International Scholarship Program supports study abroad for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university.
Boren Awards for International Study
Boren Scholarships support undergraduate study abroad in areas of the world critical to US national security. Boren Scholars must chose programs of study with a justifiable connection to national security, and agree to seek employment with either the federal government or in higher education upon graduation.
Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for Summer Programs Summer-only programs must be eight (8) weeks or more and are limited to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students. Maximum summer scholarship award is $8,000. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1.
Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for Academic Term and YearThe program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. All applicants must demonstrate how their study programs and future goals are connected to a broad understanding of national security. Maximum semester award is $10,000. Maximum academic year award is $20,000.
National Security Agency Undergraduate Programs
The NSA offers several paid student internships during the summer to undergraduate students. Applicants must be US citizens and should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Intelligence Analysis Summer Program
NSA's Intelligence Analysis Program offers rising college seniors the opportunity to receive training in a multi-faceted cryptologic discipline that involves research, analysis, and the presentation of findings that enable us to provide the fullest possible Signals Intelligence picture to U.S. policymakers, military commanders, and other Intelligence Community members.
Summer Language Program
NSA offers foreign language students the opportunity to sharpen their language skills in reading and listening to a professional level. As an apprentice to senior NSA language analysts, you'll gain intensive experience exploiting communications for vital intelligence missions.
New Voices National Fellowship Program
The New Voices National Fellowship Program offers leadership and employment opportunities to recent graduates of undergraduate and graduate programs, and others interested in pursuing a career in social justice. The prospective fellow should apply for the fellowship jointly with a nonprofit organization that would host her/him.
Central Intelligence Agency Student Programs
The CIA offers paid student internships of various duration for undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must be US citizens and should have a strong academic record (3.0 GPA or better).
FBI Honors Internship Program
The FBI Honors Internship Program provides an opportunity to explore the many careers within the bureau. Full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above, are eligible to apply.
Alfa Fellowship Program
The Alfa Fellowship Program provides U.S. professionals with a year-long opportunity to live and work in Russia. Qualified candidates will have Russian language skills, as well as a graduate degree or at least two years of professional experience in business, economics, journalism/mass communications, international relations, political science, government, or public policy.
Carnegie Junior Fellows
Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials.