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Welcome to the Institute for Regional and International Studies

Did you know?

The UW-Madison's International Division, working through IRIS, is offering two new faculty competitions: Incubator Grants for Interdisciplinary Research in Regional and International Studies and Development Grants for Place-Based FIGs in Science. Application deadline for both is February 8, 2016.


Two awards for UW-Madison graduate students are now accepting applications for the summer 2016 research season: the IRIS Fieldwork Award and the Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship. The deadline to submit completed applicatons for either award is February 22, 2016!

The Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) - formerly the International Institute - comprises the area studies centers at UW–Madison, and is itself a Title VI National Resource Center for International Studies.

IRIS addresses area and international research and training by bringing together the expertise of its member centers under a collaborative umbrella.

Constituent Programs (by region):

* Indicates Title VI National Resource Center

To learn more about constituent programs visit their websites listed above or explore the pages here, which include information on funding opportunities for faculty & staff and students, supporting individual centers & programs, and connecting with the programs on social media.