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NIS Research Scholar Program

Sponsored by: ACTR/ACCELS

Applicant is selected based on their academic credentials, language skills, need for in-country resources, quality of research proposal, letters of recommendation, and financial need forms. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident demonstrating financial need. Application form, research proposal in English and in the host country language, and letters of recommendation are required to be submitted. Award is for individual research in the countries of the NIS (New Independent States): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Balarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.


Application Deadline January 15; October 1
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Grant
Number of Applications 55
Schedule Three competitions per year.
Awarded every year? yes
Renewable? no
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no

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Max $25,000
Average $10,000
Min $5,000


Max 15
Average 10
Min 5

Contact Information

Program Officer
United States

Research Scholar Program
1828 L Street N.W.
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20063
United States
Phone: (202) 833-7522
Fax: (202) 833-7523

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