Graduate Funding: CESSI 2024 Supplemental Title VIII Fellowship Competition

Deadline: April 24, 2024

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has opened a supplemental competition for Title VIII Fellowships in support of this year’s Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI). Applications will be accepted until April 24, 2024.

Graduate students (including those beginning a graduate program this fall), post-baccalaureate researchers, and professionals who are U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply for the Title VIII Fellowship, which covers full tuition plus a stipend of $2,870 for the summer. This is a great opportunity for incoming MA and PhD students to develop language skills before embarking on fieldwork.

About CESSI:

CESSI is an intensive, eight-week language program that will be held June 17-August 9, 2024, in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin. Students receive the equivalent of one year of language study during this time and earn eight credits upon completion of the program. In addition to language classes this summer in Kazakh, Tajik, and Uyghur, CESSI students have the opportunity to attend lectures on Central Eurasia; participate in cultural events; engage with local Central Eurasian communities; and network with other scholars of Central Eurasia. Students of all disciplines and academic programs are welcome!

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