National Security Education Program David L. Boren Fellowships

(1) To equip Americans with an understanding of less commonly taught languages and cultures; (2) to build a critical base of future leaders both in the marketplace and in government service; (3) to develop a cadre of professionals with more than the traditional knowledge of language and culture; and
(4) to enhance institutional capacity and increase the number of faculty who can educate U.S.

citizens toward achieving these goals.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

A Ph.D.

candidate researching infectious diseases in Malaysia, while studying Malay; a Master's degree student learning Russian and studying Russian environmental policy and business developments; a Ph.D.

student researching nationalist movements in the former Soviet Union, studying both Turkish and Uzbek; a Master's degree student studying both Mandarin and Cantonese while researching U.S.

business firms hoping to establish competitive trade platforms in the Far East; and a Ph.D.

student reviewing Japan's foreign aid policy towards Africa, while studying Japanese.

Agency - Department Of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States through five major areas: peacekeeping and war-fighting efforts, Homeland Security, evacuation and humanitarian causes.