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Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships

More information about academic year FLAS grants for 2018-2019 coming soon. These grants are contingent upon reciept of further Title VI funding.


Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships

Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are awarded to universities in order to promote the language and area studies training of undergraduate and graduate students who intend to make their careers in government service, higher education, or other employment where knowledge of foreign cultures is a prerequisite for success. Only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible for FLAS fellowships.

NEW: STUDENTS CAN APPLY FOR AND RECEIVE FLAS FELLOWSHIPS EVEN IF THEY HAVE RECEIVED IT PREVIOUSLY FOR THE SAME PROGRAM (BA, MA OR PHD).

Students who are planning to pursue languages beyond the advanced/3rd year level offered by the Department of Central Eurasian Studies will be able to apply for FLAS Fellowship, provided the language instructor agrees to offer such a class in the 2018-2019 academic year. Students will have to sign up for a 3-credit Directed Readings course. The class must meet for a minimum of 120 contact hours (3.75hrs/week) during the academic year.

The instructors will need to confirm their willingness to teach a high level class by sending a short e-mail to IAUNRC (iaauflas@indiana.edu) by the FLAS deadline (2/1/2018). FLAS applicants are responsible for asking the instructors to write such e-mail.

The application deadline for FLAS as well as the priority deadline for Summer Language Workshop (SWSEEL) is February 1, 2018 by 11:59 PM.

The IAUNRC is not currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year, however expected languages include Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Mongolian, Uzbek, Uyghur, Kazakh (contingent on availability of instructors), Kyrgyz (contingent on availability of instructors), Pashto (advanced only), Persian, Tibetan, and Turkish.

Important criteria for FLAS eligibility:

- Ph.D students who plan to take qualifying exams during the 2017-2018 academic year and students who have completed their required course work are not eligible for a FLAS award.

- Undergraduates cannot apply for a FLAS for introductory-level language classes.

- Per NEW REGULATIONS established by the Department of Education, graduate students may receive a fellowship for study of a language at the beginning level only if they have achieved advanced proficiency in another language of their area of specialization, and if learning a second language of that world area is necessary for the student’s overall training and expertise. Please consult with the FLAS coordinator for the unit that will be handling your FLAS application, if necessary.

 

Summer FLAS for Non-IU Language Instruction:

Title VI FLAS fellowships may be awarded to an Indiana University student for summer language instruction in an established program at another institution (in the U.S. or abroad) in a language or level of language study not available at the Summer Language Workshop. The award includes a fee remission and a stipend. Eligible languages include Azerbaijaini, Dari, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Pashto, Persian, Tajik, Tatar, Tibetan, Turkish, Turkmen, Uyghur, and Uzbek.
Apply on-line here

Summer FLAS for IU Summer Language Workshop 2018:
Title VI FLAS fellowships are awarded to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in intensive instruction in the Indiana University Summer Language Workshop (formerly SWSEEL). Eligible languages include Estonian, Hungarian, Mongolian, Pashto, Persian, and Turkish.

Per NEW regulations established by the Department of Education, graduate students may receive a fellowship for the study of a language at the beginning level only if they have achieved advanced proficiency in another language of the world area of specialization, and if learning a second language of that world area is necessary for the student’s overall training and expertise. Please consult with the FLAS coordinator for the unit that will be handling your FLAS application, if necessary.

The award includes a fee remission and an estimated stipend of $2,500.

Students have to submit both Summer Language Workshop and FLAS applications. http://indiana.edu/~swseel/
The deadline for summer funding is February 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM

Attention Undergraduate Students:

·         Summer undergraduate awards require enrollment in intermediate level language instruction (second-year level) or higher.

·         Undergraduates who plan to graduate prior to the beginning of the summer program to which they are applying remain eligible only if they are admitted to or enrolled in a graduate program for Fall 2017 or are postponing graduation.