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American Councils offers comprehensive research, study abroad and internship programs in many of the most intriguing corners of the world. From language immersion and area studies to business and international affairs, American Councils has a program to advance your education and career.

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Research Abroad with American Councils

For over thirty years, American Councils has administered grants in support of research in a range of disciplines and geographies. Through our strong presence overseas and a network of scholars and institutional partners, we connect grantees with the resources they need to achieve their research goals.

Our Programs

Academic Fellowships in Russia

Academic Fellowships in Russia (AFR) Program

Academic Fellowships in Russia (AFR) ProgramAFR provides full fellowship support to researchers seeking to conduct on-site research and fieldwork in Russia for periods of three to nine consecutive months on topics within the social science disciplines. Learn More →

Title VIII Research Fellowships

Title VIII Combined Research & Language Training (CRLT) Program

Combined Research and Language Training ProgramCRLT provides full fellowship support to researchers seeking to conduct in-country, U.S. policy-relevant research for three to nine consecutive months. Additionally, researchers receive supplemental language instruction during their fellowships. Learn More →

Title VIII Research Scholar Program

Research Scholar ProgramThe Research Scholar Program provides full fellowship support to researchers seeking to conduct in-country, U.S. policy-relevant research for three to nine months in the countries of Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and the Balkans. Learn More →

Customized & Faculty-Led Programs

Customized & Faculty-Led Programs

In addition to administering its own high-quality overseas programs, American Councils offers a wide range of services to support customized and faculty-led programs for U.S. institutions of higher education. With a network of 28 overseas offices and 400 host-country nationals and expatriate staff members around the globe, American Councils is well-equipped to help design an overseas program for your students. Learn More →