FELLOWSHIPS- Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program 2009
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The Government of the United States of America is pleased to announce
the 2009 Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program (Muskie). The
deadline to submit the application for this program is October 31, 2008.
Established by the US Congress in 1992 to encourage economic and
democratic growth in Eurasia, the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship
Program is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
of the United States Department of State, and administered by IREX.
The program provides opportunities for graduate students and
professionals from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and
Uzbekistan for one-year non-degree, one-year degree or two-year degree
study in the United States.
All fellows will attend classes full-time for one to two years and
will be required to create and implement a project related to their
professional interests that benefits the local community. Fellows
will also be required to participate in a full-time summer internship
after their first academic year.
The fellowship provides J-1 visa support, round-trip travel from
fellows home cities to their US host institutions, university tuition
and mandatory university fees, accident and sickness coverage, monthly
allowance for living expenses, limited book allowance, limited
allowance for professional enrichment activities, pre-academic
English-language training (if necessary), and a wide variety of alumni
networking and training opportunities.
The Muskie Program selects outstanding citizens from Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia,
Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan (herein referred to
as Eurasia) to receive fellowships for Masters level study in the
United States in the fields of business administration, economics,
law, public administration, and public policy. Candidates from
countries other than Russia and Ukraine will also be considered in
additional fields of education, environmental management,
international affairs, library and information science,
journalism/mass communications, and public health.
Applications for the Muskie program are available at
can also be obtained and submitted by contacting IREX field offices
and representatives in Eurasia http://www.irex.org/contact/field.asp.
See application for eligibility requirements.
Senior Program Officer
Education Programs Division
2121 K St. NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037
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