ExCEL Abroad is the reciprocal extension of Exchanges for Culture, Education, and Leadership (ExCEL).
Part of 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.
• Research Scholar Program
• Combined Research and Language Training
Funded by the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII), both programs 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, the CRLT program 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.
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.
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.
U.S. Department of State, Title VIII