Apply for a Boren Award

The application for the 2018 Boren Awards is now open!

Boren Awards fund U.S. undergraduate and graduate language study and research abroad in world regions critical to U.S. national interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East).

The African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI) offers Boren Awards applicants a special opportunity to study African languages and cultures by participating in domestic and overseas language programs in French, Portuguese, Swahili, Akan/Twi, Wolof, or Zulu.

The Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for undergraduate students for language‐focused study abroad.

The Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for graduate students to fund language study, graduate‐level research, and academic internships abroad.

Additional information on AFLI program requirements, program locations, and a complete list of preferred languages can be found on our website. Webinars on aspects of the Boren Awards, including special regional initiatives and components of the application are scheduled throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. Sign up today.

Applicants are encouraged to contact their Boren Awards campus representatives, listed in a directory on the website, for institution‐specific guidance. They may also contact Boren Awards staff directly at 1‐800‐618‐NSEP or