Provides support for independent research for at least three months in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia. Scholars may conduct research in more than one country during a single trip.
Research scholar fellowships typically provide academic affiliations, international roundtrip airfare, living and housing stipends, health insurance, and visa support. Scholars may also request financial support for advanced language classes in order to facilitate their research.
Applicants for research grants must plan to spend at least three months in the field; research trips for periods of four to nine months are particularly encouraged. Applicants must be graduate students or post-doctoral scholars who have language-proficiency levels sufficient to carry out advanced, independent in-country research.
While a wide range of research topics receive support each year from the Title VIII program, all funded research must contribute to a body of knowledge enabling the U.S. to better understand the region and formulate more effective policies within it.
Deadline: Check deadline
Duration: Academic Year: 9 months
Award Type: Grant
Stage of Study: Dissertation Research
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen