The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center offers Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships and Graduate Assistantships to fund the study of Central Eurasia and support the professional development of graduate students. Other funding opportunities, including fellowships, are available to students through the Department of Central Eurasian Studies.
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships
Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are awarded to universities in order to promote language and area studies training of undergraduate and graduate students who intend to make their careers in government service, higher education, or other employment where knowledge of foreign languages and cultures is a prerequisite for success. In accordance with the guidelines of the Department of Education, preference will be given to students likely to pursue government service and meet national needs. Only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible for FLAS fellowships, but students may receieve more than one fellowship during their academic career. Fellowships are available for eligible students to study Azerbaijani, Dari, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Kazakh, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Pashto, Persian, Tajik, Tatar, Tibetan, Turkish, Turkmen, Uyghur, and Uzbek.
Current Competition Deadline: January 31, 2020
The IAUNRC employees three graduate students for its Outreach, Copywriter, and Web Developer GA positions. GAs work 20 hours a week and are given tuition remission and a stipends. The number of positions available varies from year from year.
The Department of Central Eurasian Studies at IU offers up to two Recruitment Fellowships funded by the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, as well as the Balassi Institute Graduate Fellowship in Hungarian Studies.
Current deadline for the Balassi Fellowship: January 31, 2020