Short-Term Travel Grants (STG)

IREX (International Research & Exchanges Board)


The Short-Term Travel Grants Program (STG) supports postdoctoral scholars and professionals to conduct independent or collaborative research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. With its flexible format and quick turnaround time, this program meets an important need for the scholarly and policy communities, and makes a direct impact on the formation of U.S. foreign policy through the support of policy-relevant, "open-source" research on current regional issues of importance to the United States. STG is designed to allow scholars to conduct short, targeted projects without significantly affecting their teaching and work schedules. STG is sponsored by the Title VIII program through the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), U.S. Department of State.

Other Criteria

U.S. Citizen; Must hold a graduate degree at the time of application; Cannot be currently enrolled in a degree seeking program


$8,000 USD

You must be studying in one of the following countries:

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


February 6

You must be from one of the following countries:

United States

Number of Awards


You must be studying one of the following:

Business/Management, Communications, Cultural Studies, Education, Law & Legal Studies, Philosophy & Religion, Public Administration, Political Science/Social Science, Theological Studies, International Education, Sustainable Development, ESL (English as a Second Language), Agriculture, Economics, Journalism/Broadcasting, Languages/Linguistics and Liberal Arts/Humanities


Roundtrip international airfare; Stipend; Visa support; Fied office support

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