Boren Fellowships can be awarded for overseas language study, academic study, research (either Master’s or Ph.D. level), an academic internship, or any combination of the above. In addition, Boren Fellowships can provide limited funding for domestic language study that will supplement the overseas component. You should design a project based on your own academic interests, while keeping in mind that all projects must include a serious language component.
<p>Boren Fellowships enable 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. The Boren Fellowship supports students studying languages, cultures, and world regions other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. </p>
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The essays are the most important part of the application. Essay one has a maximum length of 800 words and essay two has a maximum length of 1,000 words. Essays should be single spaced, except when spaces separate paragraphs.
Please discuss the following points in one integrated essay, giving equal attention to each point.
Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study. In addition, Boren Fellowships can provide limited funding for domestic language study that will supplement the overseas component. The maximum award for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000. Actual support levels will be determined by each individual project budget and the length of the project.
Boren Fellowships provide support to students representing a broad spectrum of disciplines. You can review a list of Current Boren Fellows to learn what other successful students are studying overseas.
We recommend the following steps in the development of an application:
Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
Award recipients will be selected on the basis of merit. Review panels will consider the following questions.