Title VIII Funding for Intensive Language Study (Arizona State University)

Deadline: January 25, 2021

I wanted to send a final reminder regarding the opportunity for current and incoming graduate students to apply for Title VIII funding for intensive language study at ASU’s Critical Languages Institute (CLI).

The Department of State’s Title VIII program funds graduate students with U.S. citizenship to study the less commonly taught languages of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. ASU’s Critical Language’s Institute will welcome our 8th cohort of Title VIII Fellows in summer 2021. If you are a current or incoming graduate student who would benefit from language training and Title VIII funding, we hope to hear from you! If you know any graduate students who might benefit from our program, we hope that you share this information with them!

Our 7- or 8-week programs provide 8 credits, equivalent to a full two-semester sequence during the academic year, and offer online and in-person components providing cultural and geopolitical context, including a 1-credit online graduate class specifically designed for Title VIII recipients. This course connects students in different language programs, provides comparative perspectives on the post-Soviet world, and builds professional capacities in communicating their expertise to audiences beyond their academic specialty.

Languages currently eligible for Title VIII support are Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Kazakh, Macedonian, Polish, Russian (3rd year or higher), Ukrainian, and Uzbek.

Depending on the program, fellows may receive up to $10,000 in summer funding. In 2020, fellows received up to $7,500 in funding to participate in our online programs.

For more information, and to apply, please see the Title VIII info page: https://melikian.asu.edu/cli/funding/title_viii