Title VIII Research Fellowships

The Research Scholar Program and Combined Research and Language Training Program (CRLT) provide up to nine months of full support for overseas research in Russia, Eurasia, & the Balkans.

Fellowship Programs
• Research Scholar Program
• Combined Research and Language Training 

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, both Title VIII and CRLT  provide full fellowship support to researchers seeking to conduct in-country, policy-relevant research for three to nine consecutive months. 

In addition to support for research in the field, CRLT adds a component of supplemental language instruction—up to 10 academic hours per week. Combining research and language training yields more productive research and efficient language acquisition.

Contact Email: outbound@americancouncils.org

Contact Phone: 202-833-7522


Title VIII research programs are open to graduate students, Ph.D. candidates, faculty members, and post-doctorate and independent scholars. All competitions for funding are open and merit-based. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Program Length Details: 

Three to nine months.


Full support, including international travel, housing, insurance, living and housing stipend, academic affiliation(s), language instruction (for CLRT), and a single-entry visa, provided by American Councils through U.S. Department of State's Title VIII grant support. 

Funded by: 

U.S. Department of State, Title VIII


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