Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships 

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support students taking less-commonly taught languages and area studies coursework. The Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies is currently accepting applications for 2018-19 academic year fellowships. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply.


Academic Year 2018-2019 applications deadline: 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 11:59pm

APPLY HERE

 

What is an academic year FLAS fellowship? 

It’s a non-service fellowship that provides graduate and undergraduate students with a tuition scholarship and a stipend for living expenses. The goals of the fellowship are: (1) to assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies; (2) to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency; and (3) to develop a pool of international experts to meet national needs.

Fellowship Award:

  • Graduate students receive up to $18,000 per award toward tuition and fees plus a $15,000 student stipend.
  • Undergraduate students receive up to $10,000 toward tuition and fees plus a $5,000 student stipend.

Please note: FLAS awards for 2018-2019 academic year are contingent upon CSEEES’ successful application for Title VI funding (2018-2022) from the U.S. Department of Education AND upon federal allocations.

Requirements: 

  • Students must take one East European or Central Asian language course and one area studies course related to the region each semester during the academic year
    • Priority languages are Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, and Russian
  • Undergraduate students are required to take the language at the intermediate or advanced level

Selection: 

The selection committee reviews all proposals and ranks them using a weighted scale that considers academic merit, demonstrated financial need, and the extent to which the proposed study or use of the language matches Title VI priorities.

Who Can Apply? 

> Students must be a U.S. citizen by birth or naturalization, or a permanent resident.

> For academic year fellowships, graduate students must be enrolled in a program of graduate or professional study by the start of the fellowship, but may apply in advance of admissions notifications.

> Graduate students must be at the intermediate or advanced level of language study. If applying to begin study of a new language, one must have advanced-level knowledge of another regionally-related language (for example, if applying as a beginner in Polish, one must have advanced knowledge of Russian, or any other Slavic language).

> At the undergraduate level, only students at the intermediate or advanced level in the less commonly taught language of application are eligible.

APPLY HERE FOR 2018-19 ACADEMIC YEAR FLAS


Need more info?

Contact Adnan Džumhur, CSEEES Associate Director, with any questions about the application process, eligible languages, and area studies courses.

Please note: FLAS awards for 2018-2019 academic year are contingent upon CSEEES’ successful application for Title VI funding (2018-2022) from the U.S. Department of Education AND upon federal allocations.