School of Global and International Studies

Central Eurasian Studies


IU Project GO

Project GO (Global Officers) is a collaborative initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities through language study scholarships for ROTC students. The US military needs future military officers who possess the cross-cultural communication skills required for effective leadership in the 21st Century operational environment.

Project GO is funded by the Department of Defense through the Defense Language National Security Education Office (DLNSEO). Federal funds pass from DLNSEO to the Institute of International Education, which administers the Project GO institutional grants. On behalf of the federal government, IIE has awarded a Project GO grant to Indiana University.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships

Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are awarded to universities in order to promote the language and area studies training of undergraduate and graduate students who intend to make their careers in government service, higher education, or other employment where knowledge of foreign cultures is a prerequisite for success. In accordance with the guidelines of the Department of Education, preference will be given to students likely to pursue government service. Only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible for FLAS fellowships.

IAUNRC accepts applications for the study of the following languages in the 2014-2015 academic year: Dari, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Kazakh, Mongolian, Pashto, Persian, Tibetan, Turkish, Uyghur, and Uzbek. FLAS fellowships for Persian for the study both of Central Asia and Iran are now being offered by the IAUNRC. Kazakh is contingent upon instructor availability.

CEUS Travel Funding

One of the important legacies Professor Denis Sinor left to our department was the tradition of supporting graduate student travel for academic conferences. The Central Eurasian Studies Department makes available to CEUS students who have been confirmed as conference presenters awards, on a competative basis, up to $350 Awards are based on merit, demonstrated need, and availability of funds. Students applying for conference funding should submit to April Younger ( the CEUS Travel Award Application and supporting documents no later than October 1 for travel between June-December of the same year and April 1 deadline for travel between January-June of the the same year. If you have not received confirmation from the conference organizers contingency awards may be made although funds cannot be distributed until confirmation is received.  Requests for travel stipends will be evaluated by the CEUS Awards Committee.

Other Funding possibilities

Office of the Vice President for International Affairs

IU Foundation

Department of Central Eurasian Studies
Global and International Studies Building 3024
East Building, 3rd Floor
355 North Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105

Phone: (812) 855-2233
Fax: (812) 855-7500