Funding: American Councils Title VIII Funding Opportunities

Deadline: October 1, 2023

American Councils is once again pleased to remind you that Title VIII funding through the US Department of State supports graduate students participating in three distinct American Councils language programs. Individual scholarships can cover up to 75% of the costs of the following programs: 

Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program, currently offered at: 

Yerevan State University in Yerevan, Armenia  

Al Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty, Kazakhstan  

Balkan Language Initiative, which offers the following languages and locations:    

Albanian in Tirana, Albania   

Bosnian in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina   

Bulgarian in Sofia, Bulgaria   

Macedonian in Skopje, North Macedonia   

Serbian in Belgrade, Serbia   

Montenegrin in Podgorica, Montenegro  

Eurasian Regional Language Program, offering 15 different languages, including:    

Kazakh in Almaty, Kazakhstan   

Azerbaijani and Turkish in Baku, Azerbaijan    

Kyrgyz in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan   

Romanian and Ukrainian in Chisinau, Moldova   

Pashto, Persian (Dari/Farsi/Tajiki), and Uzbek in Dushanbe, Tajikistan   

Chechen, Georgian, and Ukrainian in Tbilisi, Georgia   

Armenian in Yerevan, Armenia 

The application deadline for Summer 2023 is February 15, 2023. 

The application deadline for Fall 2023 and Academic Year 2023-24 is March 15, 2023.  

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Job: Foreign Service Office Specialist (US Department of State)

Deadline: October 2, 2023

Office Management Specialists provide office management and administrative support to U.S. diplomats (consular, economic, management, political, public diplomacy, and regional security officers), in embassies and consulates abroad and domestically in Washington D.C. and New York.

You’ll coordinate the flow of information, manage projects and events, and provide essential administrative support to our U.S. diplomats. Other tasks include scheduling meetings, coordinating high-level visits and conferences, arranging travel, managing electronic filing and retrieval of documents, and handling general office management duties.

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