The International Research & Exchanges Board's Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO) Program

The International Research & Exchanges Board's Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO) program seeks to attract, select, and support in-depth field research by US students, scholars, and experts in policy-relevant subject areas related to Southeast Europe and Eurasia, as well as to disseminate knowledge about these regions to a wide network of constituents in the United States and abroad. Sponsored by the US Department of State's Title VIII Program and IREX's own Scholar Support Fund, the IARO program provides fellows with the means and support necessary to conduct in-country research on contemporary political, economic, historical, or cultural developments relevant to US foreign policy. The IARO program plays a vital role in supporting the emergence of a dedicated and knowledgeable cadre of US scholars and experts who can enrich the US understanding of developments in Southeast Europe and Eurasia.Grants will be awarded in EACH of the four categories: Master's Student; Predoctoral Student; Professional; Postdoctoral Scholar. Eligible countries of research focus are: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. See the website for application information.