Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) are funded with grants from the U.S. Department of Education. They are awarded in a competitive process to graduate students and advanced undergraduates to pursue a Less Commonly Taught Language (LCTL) and area studies coursework. The UNC Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) is accepting applications to study Russian, Polish, and BCS for summer 2017 and the 2017-2018 academic year. All applicants who are U.S. citizens and wish to be considered for a fellowships must apply through CGI. For general questions, please contact Iyman Gaspard, CGI FLAS Coordinator. For questions about eligible language courses and summer programs, please contact Adnan Džumhur, CSEEES Associate Director.
 
Graduate School Merit Award This highly competitive assistantship provides stipend, tuition, and health insurance for one year, and typically includes a teaching or research component. Students should inform CSEEES Director of Graduate Studies Dr. Erica Johnson that they would like to be considered for this award. For consideration, REEES Concentration in Global Studies application should be submitted and paid by December 13, 2016. Notification in March.
 
Fulbright U.S. Student Program  The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master’s and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Grants (in duration of 9-12 months) are available in 140 countries worldwide. Apply through the UNC Center for Global Initiatives (CGI).
 
Graduate Funding Information Center Serves students with monthly workshops and individual consultations on identifying potential funding sources and setting up customized funding alerts in COS Pivot and other internal and external funding databases.
 
Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarships Scholarships support American students of Polish descent for full-time graduate studies in the United States. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $7,000 on a competitive basis. The application procedure is detailed on the foundation’s website and includes information on fees and deadlines.
 
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.
 
Critical Language Scholarship The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.
 
Benjamin A. Gilman
International Scholarship
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.