Funding & AIships :: Graduate Programs
CEUS currently offers one Recruitment Fellowship pending funding from the University Graduate School. All incoming applications for admission completed by February 1 are automatically considered for the following academic year. This one year fellowship provides a scholarship of fee remission plus a $15,000 stipend.
Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships - Each year the United States Department of Education (US/DE) awards FLAS Fellowships to universities in order to promote the graduate training of students who intend to make their careers in employment 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.
CEUS professors teach a number of classes in Indiana University’s required undergraduate “topics” curriculum. Although the number varies, in the past few years these classes have provided 2-5 Assistant Instructor (AI) positions per semester; AI’s 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 past 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 as Associate Instructors for instruction in Turkish. Contact Professor Kemal Silay (Ottoman and Modern Turkish Chair) about possible openings and application requirements. Language AIs receive a salary of at least $9,000 plus tuition remission.
There is one Graduate Work-Study position in CEUS. The position requires 20 hours work per week. Responsibilities include performance of general office tasks, preparation of course publicity, and assistance with conferences, receptions, and other events. Applicants must be US citizens. Applicants submit to the CEUS department chair a letter outlining their qualifications, a writing sample, and two letters of recommendation. Preference in hiring is given to graduate students in the Department, in the area study, and/or with familiarity in a language of the area and publishing experience. Salary is $9,000 per academic year plus tuition remission. Applications accepted late spring after FLAS awards have been determined. Watch the main page of this website for more information as a link will be provided late spring.
Other funding in related units
The Sinor Research Center for Inner Asian Studies (SRIFIAS) maintains a library which staffed by two librarians, who are student employees, receive a stipend and a 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. Edward Lazzerini.
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. Preference in hiring is given to graduate students in the Department, in the area study, and/or with familiarity in a language of the area and publishing experience. For more information on these and other Grants and Fellowships please see the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resources Center website.