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Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program (Muskie)


The Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program (Muskie) is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State, and administered by IREX. Muskie provides opportunities for Master’s level study in the United States to resident citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Participants are selected through an open, merit-based competition.
Fellows will:
 Enroll in fulltime academic coursework for up to two years.
 Create and implement a project during the first academic year that benefits the local community.
 Facilitate a virtual exchange project to connect a group of students or professionals in your home country to peers or technical experts in the U.S.
 Take part in internships following academic coursework.
The fellowship is fully funded and provides:
 J-1 Visa Support
 Round-trip travel from fellow’s home city in Eurasia to host institution in the United States;
 Monthly stipend;
 Health benefits plan;
 Tuition and mandatory university fees;
 Limited allowance for books;
 Alumni networking and training opportunities.
See application for eligibility requirements and selection criteria.
Application Deadline: 5:00 PM, Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Applications for the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program can be obtained and submitted by contacting IREX field offices and representatives in Eurasia. More information on the Muskie program can be found at: http://www.irex.org/programs/muskie
Connect with other applicants and current Muskie fellows online at: http://connect.state.gov/group/muskie
Contact information in Ukraine:
IREX Ukraine
36 D Saksahanskoho, 2nd Entrance, 5th Floor, Kyiv, 01033, Ukraine
Tel: (044) 537-0604 Fax: (044) 586-2782
Email: muskie@irex.ua, Website: www.irex.ua
Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program

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