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Funding Opportunities

CSME is proud to support the scholarly endeavors of Indiana University students. Please see the below sections for information concerning funding opportunities.

  • Institute of Turkish Studies Grant Program
  • Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
  • Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarship

The Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS)


The Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS), based at Georgetown University is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 grants program.


For full details regarding grant categories, application procedures, grant amounts, please follow the below links:

General Instructions:

Applications and Grant Categories:


Please note the deadline to receive all applications is by March 7, 2014.

Boren Scholarship and Fellowship



The applications for the 2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in in world regions critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.  Applications are now available. 

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.  




Undergraduate students:  Can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad.
Graduate students:  Can receive up to $30,000 for language study and international research.
Both:  In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.


National Application Deadlines
Boren Fellowship:       January 28, 2014
Boren Scholarship:      February 5, 2014*
*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.

For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education. 


Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Institute of International Education (IIE)
1400 K Street NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone 1-800-618-NSEP (6737)

Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarships/ Internships


Graduate and undergraduate students, studying at American colleges and universities or Americans studying at foreign universities, who aspire to become foreign correspondents, are invited to apply for one of fourteen scholarships/internships to be awarded by the Overseas Press Club Foundation.


From among the scholarship winners, the Foundation selects up to nine scholars and pays travel and living expenses for them to intern at foreign bureaus at such leading news organization as the Associated Press, Reuters, GlobalPost and Forbes.  Students win either a $2,000 grant or funding for their overseas experience.  In many cases, winning a prestigious OPC Foundation award has helped launch careers.  Winners are also invited to join the Overseas Press Club family.  They are encouraged to network and keep the organization informed of their career moves.


The judges require that applicants submit a Cover Letter, Resume and Essay.  The applicant’s name and school should appear at the top of each page.  The Essay of approximately 500 words should concentrate on an area of the world or an international issue that is in keeping with the applicant’s interest.  It can be in the form of a news story, analysis, or essay.  Recent winners have written on such diverse topics as playing black jack on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, political activism in Morocco, and social upheaval in China.  Applicants are also encouraged to submit essays showing a strong understanding of, or interest in, global economic issues such as trade, finance, emerging markets, immigration or environmental impacts.  While the writing sample need not be new work, it should be submitted in a form that meets the application requirements.


The Cover Letter should be autobiographical in nature addressing such questions as how the applicant developed an interest in this particular part of the world, or how he or she would use the scholarship to further journalistic ambitions.  The judges respond well to applications showing strong reporting skills, color, and understanding or passion. 


Winners will be contacted in December so that arrangements can be made for them to attend the Foundation Scholarship Luncheon in February 2014 in New York City at the Foundation's expense.  Recipients are expected to attend.  The results will be posted on the Web site in mid-December.


Applicants do not have to be US citizens.  Applications may be sent by mail, fax or email.   Please choose one.  Email is preferred (Word or PDF).

DEADLINE:  Sunday, December 1, 2013


Fax: 201-612-9915
Mail:  William J. Holstein, President, Overseas Press Club Foundation, 40 West 45 Street, New York NY 10036  


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