IREX Offers Short-Term Grants for Research Abroad

The International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) announces fellowship opportunities for 2010-2011 to support short-term research abroad by scholars in countries ranging from Albania to Uzbekistan.

Short-term grants provide fellowships to US scholars (postdoctoral) and professionals (with advanced degrees) to engage in up to eight weeks of overseas research on contemporary political, economic, historical, or cultural developments relevant to US foreign policy.

Countries eligible for research include: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Completed applications are due no later than 5 p.m. (EST) on February 2, 2010. The application form is available online at:

Questions may be addressed to the Short-Term Grant Program Staff at or by telephone at 202-628-8188.

The short-term grant also provides international coach class roundtrip transportation, a monthly allowance for housing and living expenses, travel visas, emergency evacuation insurance and field office support.

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing leadership and innovative programs to improve the quality of education, strengthen independent media, and foster pluralistic civil society development.

The Short-Term Grant Program is funded by the United States Department of State Title VIII Program.