Cirtautas Fellowship in Central Asian Studies

Application deadline:   Ongoing


The Ilse D. Cirtautas Fellowship in Central Asian Studies is available for undergraduate or graduate students from any UW program who are studying Central Asia or who have lived in Central Asia.

The deadline is rolling, and one award is made per academic year. Applicants may submit their applications at any time until an award is made.


$1,000 for travel to Central Asia or to attend a conference such as ASEEES to present on the region.

Application Materials:

  • Statement of Purpose explaining how the funds will be used and how it will support academic pursuits.
  • One faculty letter of support.
  • An unofficial copy of your transcript.

Please Note: This award cannot be combined with a summer FLAS or other major UW summer travel funding. Students may combine the Cirtautas Fellowship with other non-UW summer funding only with approval from the Ellison Center.

To apply, please submit your application materials to reecas @ with the subject line “Cirtautas Fellowship Application”. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS) faculty and staff.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: