For U.S. graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars seeking to complete overseas, policy-relevant research and increase language proficiency. Lasting three to nine consecutive months, it can include international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health insurance; archive access; and logistical support. Administered by American Councils, awards range from $7,000 to $25,000 depending on the duration of the overseas research period. Programs are available in the Balkans, the Baltics, The Caucasus, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. Research takes place between June and August of the following year.