The U. S. State Department, Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), Office of Outreach, invites organizations with substantial and wide-reaching experience in administration of research and training programs to apply for funding to conduct nationwide competitive programs supporting U. S. scholars,
students, and institutions in advanced research and language training on the countries of Eastern Europe and the independent states of the former Soviet Union.
U.S.-based nonprofit organizations and educational institutions may submit proposals for the Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII) that 1) support and sustain American expertise on the countries of Eastern Europe and the independent states of the former Soviet Union, 2) bring American expertise to the service of the U. S. government, and 3) further U. S. foreign policy goals.
All proposals must make an explicit connection to U. S. foreign or national security policy, and demonstrate how the proposed program will contribute to U. S. knowledge, expertise, and national capability.
The program also aims to support outreach and build relationships with the U. S. academic and nonprofit communities.
Intelligence Community analysts and State Department policy makers benefit from engagement with those communities to explore new ideas and perspectives and create new knowledge and research.