Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies

Central Eurasian Studies

Departmental Funding

Recruitment Fellowships
CEUS currently offers 1-2 Recruitment Fellowships funded by the Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies. All incoming applications for fall admission completed by the application deadline are automatically considered for this fellowships for the following academic year. No additional application is needed. This fellowship provides fee remission, health insurance, and an $18,000 stipend. It is usually offered as part of a 3-5 year funding package.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)

Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships - Each year the United States Department of Education (USDE) awards FLAS Fellowships to universities in order to promote the graduate training of students who intend to pursue careers in positions where knowledge of foreign cultures is a prerequisite for success.  The site contains information about the languages supported by the various area studies programs on campus. Applicants must be US citizens or legal permanent residents.

Balassi Institute Graduate Fellowship in Hungarian Studies

Indiana University Department of Central Eurasian Studies invites applications for the Balassi Institute Graduate Fellowship in Hungarian Studies.

The Fellowship will be given to a student who has been admitted or is applying to the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington and is primarily engaged in research falling within the field of Hungarian language and area studies, including but not limited to Hungarian culture and history. Strong preference is given to citizens of the US and Canada. Indiana University is a research university with world-class programs in both area studies and the disciplines; its libraries hold the richest university-based Hungarian collections in the US. This fellowship includes tuition remission, health insurance, and a fellowship stipend of $15,000 for the 2020-2021 academic year. Recipients can apply annually for renewal.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest to the Balassi Institute Graduate Fellowship Committee at ceus@indiana.edu. Include a description of your research and two letters of recommendation in one PDF file. If you are applying for admission to the Department of Central Eurasian Studies the admission application deadline is December 15 for domestic applications and December 1 for International. As long as your admission application is submitted by the deadline you will be automatically considered if your statement of purpose clearly states Hungarian Studies as your research intent. No additional items are needed.

Balassi Fellowship Application deadline: January 31, 2020
Admission Application deadline: December 15, 2019 (domestic) and December 1 (international).

Associate Instructorships (AIships)

CEUS professors teach a number of classes in Indiana University’s required undergraduate “CAPP” curriculum. The number of CAPP AIs varies each academic year depending on the number of CAPP classes offered by CEUS faculty. AIs receive a stipend and a tuition remission for up to 12 credits during the period they are teaching. These positions are open to international students, however non-native English speakers must pass the university wide test of English proficiency for student instructors. The classes cover topics of broad interest to undergraduate students such “Religions and Revolution,” “Oil, Islam, and Geopolitics,” “The Great Wall of China,” and the “Mongol Conquest.”

CEUS utilizes Lecturers for most language instruction, but does use Associate Instructors for instruction in Turkish. Contact Professor Kemal Silay (Ottoman and Modern Turkish Chair) about possible openings and application requirements for the Turkish language AIships. The Language AI salary for the 2013-14 academic year is $15,750 plus tuition remission.

CEUS Travel Funding

One of the important legacies Professor Denis Sinor left to our department was the tradition of supporting graduate student travel for academic conferences. The Central Eurasian Studies Department makes available to CEUS students who have been confirmed as conference presenters awards, on a competative basis. Awards are based on merit, demonstrated need, and availability of funds. Applications accepted twice a year.

Denis Sinor Prize
The Denis Sinor Prize was established in honor of Indiana University Distinguished Professor Emeritus Denis Sinor. One to two prizes are given annually for the best papers submitted by any IU student in a CEUS class during the school year. Students submit papers themselves to the contest. The competition is handled by the IU Association of Central Eurasian Students. Papers have all identifiers removed and are judged by a panel of ABD-level CEUS doctoral students

Alo Raun Prize
The Alo Raun Prize is named to honor the memory of Indiana University Professor Emeritus Alo Raun. The prize rewards student Excellence in Estonian and/or Finnish Studies. It is awarded by faculty committee, not applied for by students.

György Ránki Prize
The György Ránki Prize honors the memory of György Ránki who was the first holder of the IU Hungarian Chair Visiting Professorship. The prize is awarded by faculty committee, not applied for by students. Recipients are students in good academic standing who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to Hungarian studies and show a commitment to spreading knowledge of Hungary on a local level.

Other funding in related units
The Sinor Research Center for Inner Asian Studies (SRIFIAS) maintains a library staffed by two librarians who are student employees. Each student librarian receives a stipend and tuition remission for up to 12 credits. Student librarian candidates must be familiar with both the Cyrillic script and one or more traditional Central Eurasian scripts (Perso-Arabic, Uyghur-Mongolian, etc.). These positions are open to international students. For more information please contact the Director of the SRIFIAS, Dr. Devin DeWeese.

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC) has three Graduate Assistant positions that carry a stipend and tuition remission for up to 12 credits. Applicants must be US citizens or legal permanent residents.

For more information on these and other Grants and Fellowships please see the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resources Center.

Department of Central Eurasian Studies
Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
355 North Jordan Ave.
GA Room 3024
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105

Phone: (812) 855-2233
Fax: (812) 855-7500