NIS Research Scholar Program

Applicant is selected based on their academic credentials, language skills, need for in-country resources, quality of research proposal, letters of recommendation, and financial need forms. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident demonstrating financial need. Application form, research proposal in English and in the host country language, and letters of recommendation are required to be submitted. Award is for individual research in the countries of the NIS (New Independent States): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Balarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Three competitions per year.


Deadline: January 15; October 1

Award type: Grant

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Repay required:


Enrollment level: Doctoral-level Study, Other Postgraduate-level Study, Master's-level Study

Major: European Studies, Ethnic Studies, Russian And Slavic Area Studies

Misc: Financial Need

Contact Information

Program Officer United States