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NSEP Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

The NSEP Boren Scholarship and Fellowship season begins September 1, 2024, funding study abroad for U.S. undergraduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and providing graduate students with the opportunity to add an important international and language component to their graduate studies.

Boren Awards provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.


Maximum awards are determined by duration abroad:

  • Up to $25,000 for 25–52 weeks (preferred)
  • Up to $12,500 for 12–24 weeks
  • Up to $8,000 for 8–11 weeks (STEM majors only)


Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages, and fields of study, as well as application procedures can be found at:


For more information, please contact your Boren undergraduate scholarship campus representative, Dr. Rebecca Bias, bias.3@osu.edu, or contact the Boren Awards at 1‑800‑618‑NSEP or boren@iie.org.  

OIA Travel Guidelines may apply. Please review in advance.

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