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Is there a course you've always wanted to teach, but never
had the opportunity?

Have you designed a multidisciplinary course that doesn't quite fit into your department's curriculum?

Collins Living-­‐Learning Center invites advanced graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences with teaching experience to submit course proposals each semester for the following year. Collins courses carry university credit and most are open to all IU undergraduates.

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) is currently accepting applications for intensive study of Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. CESSI 2017 will take place at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, June 19 - August 11, 2017. Information and application materials are available here:
Funding Opportunities:

Deadline to apply: March 14, 2017

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge of languages and cultures not generally included in U.S. curricula. More broadly, Fulbright-Hays programs aim to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through educational and cultural exchange.

The deadline to submit application materials for both the Kennan Institute Title VIII Research Scholarships and the Kennan Institute Title VIII Summer Research Scholarships has been extended from January 15 to January 31, 2017. Questions and application materials can be sent to For information about Kennan Institute Fellowships, please visit:

Through OPIT's six-week, English-language internships, students gain the substantive overseas professional experience and intercultural communication skills demanded by today’s global market. Participants can choose a placement in a variety of fields, including business, democracy building, human rights, education, science, technology, gender issues, journalism, public health, environmental protection, and social services in 16 countries in Southeast Europe, Eurasia, and the Baltics.

Landscape Studies is multidisciplinary, and has far-reaching academic connections and a diverse array of approaches that give the field its strength. The goal of the Landscape, Space and Place (LSP) Conference is to bring together scholars across various disciplinary backgrounds and from different stages of their careers to exchange ideas and consider novel intellectual perspectives. We also hope to encourage a more integrative framework upon which to build the future of the field.

The 2017 Annual Meeting of The Mongolia Society will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017, on the Indiana University Bloomington campus, when we meet in conjunction with ACES (Association for Central Eurasian Students).

Deadline: March 7, 2017

The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office of the U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the the opening of the competition for the Fiscal Year 2017 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) program.

What does it mean to be both Muslim and American? You are invited to explore this fascinating and important question this coming summer. You will read compelling texts and conduct engaging field trips as you study the diverse facets of Muslim American identity, both as grounded in the past and as experienced in the present. As an NEH Summer Scholar, you will reflect on and discuss thirty primary source documents and two major academic monographs; visit two mosques; and make a final presentation about how you will integrate teaching about Muslim Americans into your classroom.

Boren Fellowships for Graduate Students
Funding for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions
critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central
and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Fellows represent a
vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security
arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for
at least one year after graduation.


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Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Spotlight
Alisher Khamidov

On September 1, 2017, the IAUNRC sat down to speak with Alisher, the 2017-2018 FLTA from Uzbekistan. Alisher will assist Dr. Hodjaev with teaching Uzbek language classes for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. These classes are offered through the Department of Central Eurasian Studies. For more information please contact