for Spring, 2013: Oct 13, 2012;
for Summer, 2013: Mar 15, 2013;
for Fall, 2013: May 15, 2013
Who is eligible?
Students who have completed two semesters of Russian or the study of any Central Asian language may apply. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must be enrolled full time in an academic program based in North America or the European Union when applying.
How much is the grant?
The Language Exploration Grant offers one award of $500 each for summer, fall, and spring sessions on any regular SRAS program.
What can this grant be used for?
The Charles Braver Language Exploration Grant is intended to offset the costs of SRAS study abroad programs for students who demonstrate clear goals in gaining an understanding of Russia or Central Asia, the people who live there and the languages they speak. Grants may be used to study Russian, Kyrgyz, and/or Mandarin Chinese.
Students must complete an end-of-program questionnaire and interview if awarded the grant.
How do I apply?
- All candidates must have already applied for and SRAS study abroad program.
- All candidates must write and submit an essay describing why they want to study a foreign language and why gaining knowledge of that language is important specifically to their professional, personal, or academic plans. This essay must be 2-3 pages long, in 12 point TNR type with one-inch margins. The essays may be published on the SRAS site.
- Send the essay, a resume, letter of recommendation,* and one research paper of more than 10 pages from a college-level class to Lisa Horner, SRAS Program Development, at email@example.com.**
* This letter of recommendation is in addition to any required on the application for studies and should preferably be submitted by someone who knows you personally.
** Specific questions about this grant may also be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. However, short emails describing why the student should receive the grant but which do not contain the material specified in points 1-3 above will not be considered as applications for the grant.