Thursday, October 29, 2009

FLAS Fellowships

Apply now for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) 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, 2010.

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 take an intensive foreign language course 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 2010 awards will provide tuition up to $4,000, plus a living allowance of $2,500. Travel funds up to $1,000 are available with summer awards only. Academic Year 2010-11 fellowships, pending funding, will grant tuition up to $12,000**, plus a stipend of $15,000**. Graduate appointee health insurance is paid out of the tuition amount.

Please publicize the fellowship by forwarding this letter to students, staff and faculty in your department. Students may assemble the information needed to apply by downloading materials from .

Eight campus-wide information sessions about the FLAS fellowship will be held in November and December. (Dates, times and locations are attached.) Students may register by emailing Mary Ann Curtis at

*2009-10 FLAS award languages: Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Filipino/Tagalog, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian/Malay, Italian, Japanese, Kazak, Kirgiz, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Uighur, Urdu, Uzbek, and Vietnamese. Award languages for 2010-11 are not confirmed.

**2009-10 funding levels. Academic Year 2010-11 award amounts have not been determined.

Mary Ann Curtis, Coordinator
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Program Jackson School of International Studies University of Washington
Phone: 206-616-8679