Monday, October 20, 2008

FLAS Fellowships

Apply now for Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships!

Application packets for Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are now available for students to pick up from the Jackson School of International Studies, Office of Student Services in Thomson 111. Incoming and current graduate and professional students from all departments and schools are encouraged to apply. The deadline is January 15, 2009.

Incoming and current M.A and Ph.D. students, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and plan to study a modern foreign language, in combination with area or international studies or international aspects of professional fields, are eligible for Academic Year awards. Summer fellowships are granted to those who will be engaged in intensive foreign language study in the U.S. or abroad.

FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education through eight National Resource Centers located in the Jackson School of International Studies: Canada, East Asia, Global (International) Studies, Middle East, Russia/East Europe/Central Asia (REECAS/Ellison), South Asia, Southeast Asia and West Europe.

Summer 2009 awards will provide tuition up to $4,000, plus a living allowance of $2,500. Travel awards up to $1,000 are available with summer awards only. Academic year 2009-10 fellowships will grant tuition up to $12,000, plus a stipend of $15,000. Graduate appointee health insurance is paid out of the tuition amount.