Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO)

IREX (International Research & Exchanges)


The Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) provides scholars and professionals with long-term support to perform policy-relevant research in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. IARO provides research support in up to three countries for a minimum of two months and a maximum of nine months. Participants are provided with visa assistance, international round-trip transportation, a monthly allowance for housing and living expenses, as well as emergency evacuation insurance. IARO fellows also have access to resources available in any of IREX's field offices.

Other Criteria

U.S. Citizen; Must be enrolled in a graduate degree program or currently be holding a graduate degree at the time of application. All application materials must be submitted online:


$30,000 USD

You must be studying in one of the following countries:

Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan


November 14

You must be from one of the following countries:

United States

Number of Awards


You must be studying one of the following:

Education, Law & Legal Studies, Philosophy & Religion, Political Science/Social Science, Other, International Education, Sustainable Development, ESL (English as a Second Language), Economics, Journalism/Broadcasting, Languages/Linguistics and Liberal Arts/Humanities


Round-trip international airfare; Visa support; Stipend; Field Office Support

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