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Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO)


The Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) provides scholars and professionals with long-term support to perform policy-relevant research in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. IARO provides research support in up to three countries for a minimum of two months and a maximum of nine months. Participants are provided with visa assistance, international round-trip transportation, a monthly allowance for housing and living expenses, as well as emergency evacuation insurance. IARO fellows also have access to resources available in any of IREX's field offices.

Sponsor: IREX (International Research & Exchanges)

Award Restrictions

Applicants for this award must meet the following criteria:

Host CountriesUzbekistan, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Slovenia, Slovakia, Serbia and Montenegro, Russia, Romania, Poland, Moldova, Macedonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Hungary, Georgia, Estonia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Azerbaijan and Albania
Field Of Study ListLiberal Arts/Humanities, Languages/Linguistics, Journalism/Broadcasting, Economics, ESL (English as a Second Language), Sustainable Development, International Education, Other, Political Science/Social Science, Philosophy & Religion, Law & Legal Studies and Education
Nationality RequiredUnited States
Other CriteriaU.S. Citizen; Must be enrolled in a graduate degree program or currently be holding a graduate degree at the time of application. All application materials must be submitted online: http://www.irex.org/application/individual-advanced-research-opportunities-iaro-application

Host Institution:

This award is linked to a specific institution.

Award Specifications

Additional information about this award.

Amount$30,000 USD
Number of Awards15
DeadlineNovember 14
IncludesRound-trip international airfare; Visa support; Stipend; Field Office Support

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