Support for research and scholarly activity
IAUNRC supports instruction and research on Central Eurasian affairs by directly supporting scholarly activity. In addition to arranging lectures and other events to disseminate research, the Center also offers a variety of programs that enable scholars to travel conferences and conduct field research. IAUNRC also funds the creation and preservation of valuable research collections relevant to Central Eurasian Studies.
Discover funding opportunities for IU faculty
Explore the RFE/RL Archive
Student learning and professionalization
IAUNRC actively supports training the next generation of experts in Central Eurasian studies. FLAS fellowships enable undergraduate and graduate students to pursue language and area studies training as par tof their degree programs. The Center also supports activities that promote the professionalization of students to enable them to secure employment in both the public and private sector, especially in areas of national need, by supporting student organizations, arranging workshops to teach practical skills, and sharing information about employment opportunities.
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Visit the IU Association of Central Eurasian Students (ACES) website
Conferences and lectures
IAUNRC recognizes that raising the prominence of all fields of Central Eurasian studies raises the quality of scholarly discourse, which promotes fuller understanding of the languages and sub-regions of Central Eurasia. The Center actively collaborates with partners to support conferences that serve this goal. With permission, IAUNRC also regularly records lectures, concerts, and performances that it sponsors so that they may be made available online as a convenience for scholars.
Browse our collection of recorded lectures
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LCTL teaching and learning
Supporting the teaching and learning of the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs) of Central Eurasia is a key concern for the Center. In addition to funding post-advanced language study and developing language materials, IAUNRC funds language instruction in a variety of ways, including through funding for summer language programs. The Center also organizes the Central Asian Language Consortium (CALC) to pool funding from other Title VI centers committed to Central Asian language instruction that can be used to support shared language training opportunities.
Use the IIB CIBER Language & Culture Modules
Learn about the IU Summer Language Workshop
See offerings through the Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI)
IAUNRC supports internationalization of postsecondary curricula and the professional development of personnel at postsecondary institutions. These activities serve the broader goal
Plan to attend the Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization (ICCI)
Acquisition of library materials
The IU library system currently holds more than 93,000 volumes in the IAUNRC's key languages and more than 60,000 volumes of literature relevant to the region. In addition, institutions such as the Sinor Instiute for Inner Asian Studies holds rare books, manuscripts, and block print books in its collection.
Learn about area studies at the IU Libraries
Visit the Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies website