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Welcome to the Institute for Regional and International Studies

Did you know?

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!


Learn about upcoming events from IRIS programs on our events page and get the latest updates about events & resources on campus and off through our Twitter feed.


The Regional and International Studies Advising office is open! Spring advisor schedule has been posted.

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.