Boren Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for the Boren Scholarship and Fellowship Programs for Study Abroad.

The Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. (The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.) Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including, but not limited to, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, or Russian. Boren Scholarships are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security; preference is also given to students who will study abroad for longer periods of time.

The Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships also support study in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. (The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.) Boren Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, or Russian. Boren Fellowships are awarded for a minimum of 12 weeks and a maximum of 24 months, and preference will be given to applicants proposing overseas programs of six months or longer.

All applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application, and currently matriculating in a full-time degree program.

The application deadline for the Boren Fellowship (graduate students) is Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012.
The application deadline for the Boren Scholarship (undergraduates) is Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012.

For more information, including a list of eligible countries and languages, as well as to apply for either program, visit the Boren Awareds Website.

Students interested in applying may contact Dr. Geoff Hempill at geoffrey.hempill@csi.cuny.edu or 718.982.2301 for assistance with their applications. Further information can also be found in the Career and Scholarship Center in Building 1A, Room 105.

 

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