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Individual Advanced Research Opportunities, IREX‏


Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO)

Education, Higher Education Development, Research Support, Americas, Eurasia, Europe

The Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) provides students, scholars and professionals with support to perform policy relevant field research in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

In addition to engaging in research in the region, the IARO fellowship gives scholars the opportunity to increase their understanding of critical, policy relevant issues, develop and sustain international networks, and collaborate with foreign scholars on topics vital to both the academic and policy-making communities.
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Applicants to the IARO program can propose to do research in up to three countries for up to nine months. As part of the IARO fellowship, participants are provided with visa assistance, international roundtrip transportation, a monthly allowance for housing and living expenses, as well as emergency evacuation insurance. IARO fellows also have access to resources available in any of IREX’s field offices.

Eligible Countries of Research: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan