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Funding Information

Please note that additional sources will be posted as they are identified.

For Students:


Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers(CAORC), the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will again offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in eleven critical need foreign languages for summer 2009. In addition to Turkish, Azerbaijani will be offered at the intermediate and advanced levels in 2009.

The CLS Program provides fully-funded eight week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences held overseas at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Former CLS participants have applied with various academic backgrounds including business, engineering, law, science, medicine, social sciences and humanities. The CLS Program does not have any government service requirement upon completion, however, it is expected that participants will continue to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their language skills in their future academic and professional careers.

Please check again for 2011 Announcements

AATT-ARIT-BU Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish
The American Research Institute in Turkey ARIT together with Princeton
University and the American Association of Teachers of Turkic AATT again plans
to offer fellowships to the Intensive Advanced Turkish Language Program
at Bogazici University, for the summer of 2011.

The fellowships include tuition, travel, and stipend to support eight
weeks of advanced Turkish language study. Application information and forms will be posted here.
This program will go forward pending acquisition of funding through the
US Department of Education.

The ARIT application deadline will be early February 2011.

Boren Awards
The applications for the 2011-2012 National Security Education Program's David L. Boren Scholarships for undergraduate students and Fellowships for graduate students are now available at <http://www.borenawards.org/>.

Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. 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.

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad. Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for language study and international research. The application deadline for the Boren Fellowship is February 1, and the deadline for the Boren Scholarship is February 10.

Please contact the Boren Awards staff at boren@iie.org<mailto:boren@iie.org> or 1-800-618-NSEP with any questions.

For Faculty and Instructors:

ITS Grants
The Institute of Turkish Studies administers yearly grants to teachers and institutions teaching Turkish, as well as learners of Turkish. Please consult the ITS website.

I. Current U.S. Department of Education Links for Grant Opportunities & Overseas Programs

Fulbright-Hays Training Grants' Faculty Research Abroad:
This program provides grants to institutions of higher education to fund
faculty to maintain and improve their area studies and language skills
by conducting research abroad for periods of three to twelve months.
Click here for more information.

Fulbright-Hays Training Grants Group Projects Abroad:
This program provides grants to support overseas projects in training,
research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and
area studies by teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common
endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum
development, group research or study, or advanced intensive language
Click here for more information.

Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Special Bilateral Programs:
This program provides short-term study/travel seminars abroad for U.S.
educators in the social sciences and humanities for the purpose of
improving the understanding and knowledge of other cultures. There are
approximately seven to ten seminars with fourteen to sixteen
participants in each seminar annually. Seminars are four to six weeks in duration. All seminars are held in countries outside of Western Europe.
Click here for more information.

II. Domestic International Education Programs

Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language:
This program provides funds to institutions of higher education, a
consortia of such institutions, or partnerships between nonprofit
educational organizations and institutions of higher education to plan,
develop, and carry out programs to strengthen and improve undergraduate
instruction in international studies and foreign languages.
Click here for more information.

International Research and Studies:
This program supports surveys, studies, and development of instructional
materials to improve and strengthen education in modern foreign
languages, area studies, and other international fields.
Click here for more information.

Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access:
This program supports projects that develop innovative techniques or
programs using new electronic technologies to collect information from
foreign sources. Grants will be made to access, collect, organize,
preserve, and widely disseminate information on world regions and
countries other than the U.S. that address our nation's teaching and
research needs in international education and foreign languages.
Click here for more information.

NMELRC Small Grants
The Grants program enables many institutions to work together towards common
objectives in a comprehensive framework that will facilitate cost-effective development of
learning, teaching, and training resources. Grants will usually be in the form of matching funds.
Deliverables will include such products as courseware, training materials, program
improvements, assessment measurements. Please consult NMELRC website.


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