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Merit Award This highly competitive assistantship provides stipend, tuition, and health insurance for one year, and typically includes a teaching or research component. Students should inform CSEEES Director of Graduate Studies Dr. Erica Johnson that they would like to be considered for this award. For consideration, REEES Concentration in Global Studies application should be submitted and paid by December 12th, 2023. Notification in March.

FLAS Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support students taking less-commonly taught languages and area studies coursework. The Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies will start accepting applications for 2024-25 summer and academic year fellowships on November 15, 2023. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Application deadline is February 2, 2024. Notification in March.

Boren Awards Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Critical Language Scholarship  The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarships Scholarships support American students of Polish descent for full-time graduate studies in the United States. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $7,000 on a competitive basis. The application procedure is detailed on the foundation’s website and includes information on fees and deadlines.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program  The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master’s and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Grants (in duration of 9-12 months) are available in 140 countries worldwide.

Benjamin A. Gilman
International Scholarship
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

Payne Fellowship Program The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Payne Fellowship Program awards up to 30 fellowships valued at up to $52,000 annually for a two-year program.

Graduate School Funding


The Graduate School offers a number of funding opportunities to full-time students.