IREX's Short-term Travel Grants Program

Kaia Benson kbenson at IREX.ORG
Tue Jan 8 14:03:36 UTC 2002

IREX announces an open competition for the Short-Term Travel Grants Program.

Application deadline: February 1, 2002

The Short-Term Travel Grants program provides fellowships for up to eight
weeks to US holders of graduate degrees for independent or collaborative
research projects at institutions in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), the
New Independent States (NIS), Turkey, and Iran that do not require
administrative assistance or logistical support.

Fellowships in Policy Research and Development are available to successful
applicants who demonstrate how their research will make a substantive
contribution to knowledge of the contemporary political, economic,
historical, or cultural developments in the region, and how such knowledge
is relevant to US foreign policy. Note: Fellowships to Turkey and Iran are
not available in this category.

Fellowships in the Humanities are available to successful applicants in the
humanities who demonstrate how their research will advance and disseminate
knowledge within the humanities and to successful applicants in the social
sciences who employ humanistic methods and have humanistic content.

Grant Provisions:
·       Grants do not exceed $3,000.
·       Airfare on a US flag carrier is provided through IREX/Travel only.
·       Per diem to cover in-country costs for meals, lodging, and local
·       Miscellaneous research expenses directly related to your project
including but not limited to: visa expenses, photocopying, and medical
evacuation insurance.

Application and Review Process:
·       Application deadline: February 1, 2002.
·       Review by a peer review panel.
·       Applicants will be notified of award decisions approximately eight
weeks after the application deadline.

STG applications can be obtained by contacting IREX at: irex at

Applications and more information are also available online at

Kaia Benson
Program Associate
International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
1616 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Email: kbenson at
Phone: 202-628-8188 ext. 523
Fax: 202-628-8189

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