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NIS Research Scholar Program

The NIS Research Scholar Program is a Grant sponsored by ACTR/ACCELS.

Award Information:

Amount of Grant: Minimum: $5000, Average: $10000, Maximum: $25000
Application Deadline: January 15, October 1
Requirements: Award is for individual research in the countries of the NIS (New Independent States): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Balarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Applicants are selected based on their academic credentials, language skills, need for in-country resources, quality of research proposal, letters of recommendation, and financial need forms. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident demonstrating financial need. Applicants must submit an application form, a research proposal in English and in the host country language, and letters of recommendation. Three competitions per year.
Eligibility: Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study, Other postgraduate-level study, Other

Sponsorship provided by:

Research Scholar Program, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Email Address:
Phone Number: 202 833 7522
Fax Number: 202 833 7523

You can find out more by contacting:

Program Officer

It will help if you search for the latest information on the grant. A maximized likelihood of success can be attained by finding out the requirements from the start and knowing if you fulfill them. Prior to starting, try to recognize the reason for involvement of the ACTR/ACCELS and their goals for the NIS Research Scholar Program. After making sure you satisfy the prerequisites, verify that there is the possibility to receive the grant. If you think that you have the possibility that you can be one of the winners of the NIS Research Scholar Program, then it is worth it to fill out an application.

One critical aspect of applying for the grant is paying close attention to the application. Occasionally the process can be drawn-out and tedious, but it is absolutely critical that the forms are filled out accurately and without omission. Avoid mistakes that might make you be bumped as the result of something that could have been avoided.

After the required forms have been mailed, it's important to know when the NIS Research Scholar Program chooses a winner and distributes any funds so you'll be aware of whether or not it is possible to count on the grant to assist with your financial needs and how it will help you out, you might have to follow certain conditions on how you can use the NIS Research Scholar Program. Increasingly, it is tough to be able to take care of the expenses associated with school, and getting the NIS Research Scholar Program to defray some of the costs can provide significant support. If you don't end up getting the NIS Research Scholar Program, try not to be upset, search for additional grants and you may find success elsewhere.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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