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Boren Fellowships

Date posted: 09/29/2014

Award: up to $24,000 for overseas study (see website)

Field: International and Language Component

Eligibility: See website

Contact Information:

Name: Ruth Mendum
Phone: 814-863-8199
Address: University Fellowships Office PSU 212 Boucke Building University Park, PA 16802
Web site:

Additional information:

Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 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 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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