The deadline for the 2017-2018 cycle is January 11, 2017.

Prospective applicants are also encouraged to make use of the IAF's site to learn more about their mission, grant-making and grantees, and to read their publications if they are interested in applying for the grant in a future cycle. Applicants are encouraged to attend an informational session on the application process and general overview of the fellowship.

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Please note a PC operating system is recommended for completing application documents.

2017-2018 IAF Fellowship Application Instructions (98 KB, PDF)

UPDATED: 2017-2018 IAF Fellowship Application (785 KB, PDF) - If you have used a previous version of this file, please note that in the experience section the description for items #5 duplicates #2. To address this, please SKIP #5 and go to #6.

2017-2018 IAF Fellowship Language Evaluation - Complete (154 KB, PDF)

The application includes:

  • Personal and Contact Information
  • Research Overview
  • Academic Background
  • A Custom Curriculum Vitae
  • A Personal Statement
  • Field Research Plan
  • Bibliography

Applicants also provide:

  • Foreign Language Proficiency Report (Native speakers must complete as indicated.)
  • IAF Applicant Certification
  • Three Academic References
  • University Certification
  • Letter(s) of Affiliation (at least one for each country of research)
  • IRB Approval or Exemption (or letter by applicant with timeline)
  • All Graduate Transcripts (including foreign studies)

Written inquiries may be directed to:

Institute of International Education
Attn: IAF Fellowship Program
1400 K Street, N.W. - 7th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

You may also email or call 202.326.7796.

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