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Jobs & Funding Site

Please visit our Jobs and Funding Site! This site, serves as a resource for students, alumni, community members, and others who are seeking jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, scholarships and fellowships, as well as professional development resources relating to Russia, Eastern and Central Europe, and Central Asia.


In contrast to our main funding page, the CREECA Jobs and Funding Resources Blog is where timely announcements with upcoming deadlines are posted, categorized, and archived.




Scholarships & Fellowships

A great source for individual funding (undergraduates and graduates) can be found at Funding Sources for Individuals at UW-Madison's libraries.

UW-Madison also sponsors a campus-wide career services Web site for students, employers, and alumni at

For a complete list of fellowships and other funding opportunities for graduate students, check out the Graduate School's Student Funding page. In addition, the Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Funding Resources (OFFR) acts as a clearinghouse of graduate student funding information and offers graduate student funding advising.

On-Campus Scholarships & Fellowships

For more information about these funding opportunities, please check out each link.

Funding Opportunity Eligibility Period & Deadline for Application
Alice D. Mortenson Undergraduate Award in Russian History Undergraduate Year-long, summer
Deadline: April 15
FLAS Graduate and Post-Doc Year-long, summer
Deadline: mid-February
Global Studies Program Graduate Period and deadline vary depending on which Fellowship is sought.
Graduate Student International Field Research Awards Graduate Spring and summer
Deadline: October
Lapinski Scholarship Undergraduate and Graduate Year-long
Deadline: March 1
NSEP Boren Scholarship/Fellowship Undergraduate and Graduate Year-long, semester, summer (up to two years for the Fellowship)
Scholarship Deadline: Early February
Fellowship Deadline: Late January
Russian Flagship Center Undergraduate Period depends on a student's background and participation, but a student with no prior knowledge of Russian can complete the program in 5 years.
Deadline: October 15 (spring admission), March 15 (fall admission)

Off-campus Scholarships & Fellowships

For more information about these funding opportunities, please check out each link.

Funding Opportunity Eligibility Period & Deadline for Application
Gilman Scholarship Undergraduate Fall, spring, academic year terms including winter inter-sessions and some summer programs
Deadline: Early April for fall programs, early October for spring and summer programs
Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace Undergraduate and Graduate Summer
Kosciuszko Foundation Year Abroad Program Undergraduate and Graduate Year-long
Deadline: mid-January
National Research Council: Office for Central Europe and Eurasia Varies Varies
Central European University Varies Varies
Central European Teaching Program Graduate September through June
Deadline: varies
Javits Fellowships Graduate Up to two years
Deadline: early October
SSRC (Social Science Research Council) Graduate Varies
Kennan Institute Fellowships Graduate Varies
Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships from the U.S. Institute of Peace Graduate Varies
University of Indiana Language Fellowships for SWSEEL Graduate Varies
Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP) Graduate Varies
Council of the American Overseas Research Centers Graduate Varies
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Graduate Year-long
Deadline: early October
Kohn Doctoral Scholarships at Masaryk University Graduate From 3 to 10 months
Deadline: no fixed deadline
ACLS (American Council of Learned Studies) Graduate and Post-Doc Period and deadline vary depending on which Fellowship is sought.
American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR) Graduate and Post-Doc Summer
Deadline: early March
Fulbright Fellowships Graduate and Post-Doc Period varies
Deadline: mid-October
Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies Graduate and Post-Doc Year-long
Deadline: early October
Michigan Society of Fellows Post-Doc Three years
Deadline: late September
IREX Graduate and Post-Doc Varies
NFLI (National Language Flagship Initiative) Post-Doc Varies
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship Post-Doc Varies


Go Global!

Go Global!, the international careers Web site coordinated by Global Studies, includes many resources on securing an international job, including links to job sites, information on preparing resumes for the international job search, and helpful hints on researching and targeting firms in seeking international employment. Go Global! also offers drop-in advising for students seeking international internships and other overseas opportunities.


You can view the Go Global! website at To directly view job resources from Go Global!, check out


UW-Madison undergraduate students may wish to pursue a semester-long internship in Washington, D.C. to further their international studies credentials. The Washington D.C. Semester in International Affairs (organized by the Division of International Studies) is intended to provide an opportunity for eligible students to Washington, D.C.intern in an agency, corporation, non-profit or embassy with an international affairs focus and to receive university course credit. This program combines an internship (20 hours per week) with a regular seminar with speakers who are experts and prominent UW-Madison alumni working in professional, academic and diplomatic fields related to international affairs.


Applications and information about the Undergraduate Washington, D.C. Semester in International Affairs is available at