Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
-Preference is given to students who will make a commitment to work in the federal government. -Boren Fellowships can be awarded for language study, overseas academic study, research (either Master’s or Ph.D. level), an academic internship, or any combination of the above. -Generally, Boren Awards are made to students who will study less commonly taught languages in countries that are critical to national security.