American Councils for Int'l Education Research and Language Training Program

The Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program serves graduate students and scholars who, in addition to support for research, require supplemental language instruction. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State's Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII).Albania,Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan,Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine Applicants must conduct research and language study for at least three consecutive months in the field. The maximum duration of the grant is eight consecutive months. Participants must have attained at least an intermediate level of language proficiency to apply. American Councils can provide on-site training for almost all of the languages of Eurasia and Southeast Europe as needed for each participant’s work. The synergistic nature of the research and language training aspects of the Combined Research and Language Training Program promises both more productive research and efficient language acquisition. Typical awards provide roundtrip international airfare from the recipient's home city, a monthly living and housing stipend, a single-entry visa, academic affiliation, approximately ten academic hours per week of language instruction, medical insurance, archive access, and logistical support in the field. Combined Research and Language Training applicants may only apply for research in a total of two countries, maximum.


October 1

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: None

Graduate: At any stage

Award Type:
Study / Research Abroad

Award Period:
Academic Year (Graduate)
Summer (Graduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Social Sciences

Additional Qualifications:
U.S. Citizen

Last Updated:
May 23, 2016

Last Updated: 6/8/16