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National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Fellowships

Date posted: 09/22/2009

Award: Up to 24, 000 for overseas study; Maximum award for a combined overseas and domestic program.

Field: language study--opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study languages and regions critical to U.S. interests.

Eligibility: US citizen; enrollment in a graduate degree program for the duration of the fellowship at a U.S. college or university located within the United States and accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Name: Michael Saffle, Boren Fellowships Program Manager
Phone: 800-618-6737
Fax: 202-326-7672
Address: Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, Institute of International Education, 1400 K Street, NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20005-2403
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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. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & 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 and professional disciplines, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Swahili.

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