September 05, 2020

Boren Awards for International Study

Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), Boren awards come in two forms: fellowships and scholarships. Boren fellowships provide up to $30,000 to US graduate students, while scholarships provide up to $20,000 to US undergraduate students. Both support students who wish to study regions and languages critical to US interests.

Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), Boren awards come in two forms: fellowships and scholarships. Boren fellowships provide up to $30,000 to US graduate students, while scholarships provide up to $20,000 to US undergraduate students. Both support students who wish to study regions and languages critical to US interests.

The fellowship program is intended to enable master’s and doctoral level students to supplement their chosen disciplines with a language and international study. Fellowship recipients may study domestically or overseas, while the scholarship program supports undergraduate students who wish to study abroad. Languages studied under Boren fellowships and scholarships tend to be less commonly-taught and have the potential to contribute to US national security (defined broadly). Preference is shown toward applicants who study certain underrepresented languages.

Eligibility: Varies between scholarships and fellowships, check website for specific information

Deadline: Boren Scholarship (for undergraduates): February 2, 2022, at 5:00pm EST; Boren Fellowship (for graduates) January 26, 2022, at 5:00pm EST.

Faculty representative: Keith Dede, Department of World Languages and Literatures