Summer Language Study Grants for Stanford Students

Due to the COVID pandemic, all funding will be contingent upon university policies, including those regarding travel.  If your language study or research can be conducted remotely, please be certain to elaborate both options in your proposal.  In addition, if relevant, include both a budget for in-person and remote variants of your proposal.

Grant Information

The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) offers $2000 grants for the study of an area language in an accredited intensive language program in the U.S. or abroad during the summer to continuing Stanford undergraduate and graduate students.  Funding is contingent upon the student’s admission to an accredited language program and can be combined with other sources of funding.


To be considered for summer undergraduate funding, a student must:

  • be a Stanford freshman, sophomore, or junior who will continue the study of the grant language at Stanford the following academic year
  • not be receiving funding from the DLCL/Slavic Department for summer language study

Eligible languages include Russian, Ukrainian, Albanian, Czech, Polish, Hungarian, Romanian, Serbo-Croatian, Turkish, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, and Uzbek.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted through Stanford Off-Campus Learning Opportunities (SOLO) platform.

For reference, applicants must complete the following:

  1. Online Summer Language Study Grant application.
  2. Statement of purpose (instructions on the SOLO application).
  3. An unofficial Stanford undergraduate transcript.
  4. One letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor or current language instructor.

Application Deadline: March 12, 2021


Email us at CREEES.