Boren Fellowship


The Boren Fellowship, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provides unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years of age by the national application deadline.
  • Be matriculated in a graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. institution for the duration of the program. 
  • Be planning an overseas program in a country of which they are not a citizen and that is outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.

How to Apply

Apply on the Boren Awards website.

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