News archive - Grants for American Citizens for Research and Language Training in Southeast Europe

American Councils is pleased to announce that it will be accepting applications for both the Southeast Europe Research Program and the Southeast Europe Language Program. American Councils offers academic year, semester and summer programs for independent research and language study in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia.

Deadline for Applications: January 15, 2009

Application Deadline: Applications for fall 2009 and academic year 2009-10 programs are due on January 15, 2009. Applications are now available at americancouncils:

American Councils Southeast Europe Research Program provides full support for U.S. graduate students, faculty, and post-doctoral scholars seeking to conduct research for three to nine months in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia. Scholars may apply for support for research in more than one country during a single trip, provided they intend to work in the field for a total of three to nine months. Fellowships are available for field research through American Councils from U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) grant support.

Award Components: The total value of Title VIII Southeast Europe Research fellowships, administered by American Councils, ranges from $5,000 to $25,000. Typical awards include:

  • International roundtrip airfare from the scholar's home city to his/her host city overseas.
  • Academic affiliation at a leading local university.
  • Visa(s) arranged by American Councils in direct collaboration with academic host institutions in order to facilitate archive access and guarantee timely visa registration.
  • A monthly housing and living stipend.
  • Health insurance of up to $100,000 per accident or illness.
  • Ongoing logistical support from American Councils offices throughout the region.

Application Requirements:

Scholars in the social sciences and humanities are eligible to apply for the program. While a wide-range of topics receive support each year, all funded research must contribute to a body of knowledge enabling the U.S. to better understand the region and formulate effective policies within it. All applicants should clearly describe the policy-relevance of their work, be it in anthropology, history, international relations, political science, or some other field.

Russian & Eurasian Outbound Programs Office
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 833-7522


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Entry created by Elke Dall on January 5, 2009
Modified on January 9, 2009