Boren Fellowship Programs

Applications for the Boren Fellowship Programs are now accepted. This program is open to U.S. graduate students who intend to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Fellowships are made for a minimum of 12 weeks overseas and a maximum of 12 months overseas. Expires in 50 days!

Scholarship Description
Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Award Value
Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study. In addition, Boren Fellowships can provide limited funding for domestic language study that will supplement the overseas component. The maximum award for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000.

Level and Area of Studies
Non-degree program in non-specified subjects.

Place of Study
The study will be taken in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Boren Fellowships are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security.
  • Preference is also given to students who will study abroad for longer periods of time, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government.
  • As we cannot list all countries, languages, and fields that are critical to U.S. national security, we are interested in applications that fall outside the preferences, if the candidate can make a compelling case that such study can contribute significantly to U.S. national security and the goals of the program.

Applicants’ Nationality
The U.S. nationals are invited to apply.

Submission Deadline
30 January 2019.

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