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Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships

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 2017-2018 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 (2/1/2016). 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, 2017 by 11:59 PM.

IAUNRC accepts applications for the study of the following languages in the 2017-2018 academic year: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 REGULATIONSestablished 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.

 

1. Academic Year FLAS

Undergraduate FLAS

Each fellowship covers the academic year, providing a $5,000 stipend plus maximum tuition award of $10,000 or actual tuition if lower. Undergraduate students have to be enrolled in intermediate-level language instruction (second-year level) or higher as well as in area studies courses (at least one each semester) during the period of the award. The choice of area studies courses has to be approved by IAUNRC. Students who receive FLAS for the intermediate level of a language will be asked to continue on to the advanced level the following academic year or summer.

Graduate FLAS (for students of Arts & Sciences and Professional Schools)

Each fellowship covers the academic year, providing a tuition award for up to 12 credits of coursework each semester (a total of 24 credits) and a stipend of $15,000. 90% of charges will be covered for an in-state and 95% for an out-of-state fellowship recipient. Health insurance will be provided for graduate awardees. FLAS fellows must undertake full-time study during the period of the award and be enrolled in intermediate-level language instruction (second-year level) or higher as well as in area study courses (at least one each semester). The choice of area studies courses has to be approved by the IAUNRC.

All FLAS applications must include:

·         FLAS application

·         Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

·         Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address the applicant's abilities in foreign-language training

·         Statement on language training and proposed program of study

All applicants must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applicationfor 2017-18 by February 28, 2016 and request to have the results sent to Indiana University.

FAILURE TO SUBMIT A FAFSA MAY JEOPARDIZE YOUR CHANCES OF RECEIVING A FLAS AWARD. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT FAFSA IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR FLAS APPLICATION, PLEASE CONSULT THE FLAS COORDINATOR FOR THE UNIT THAT WILL BE HANDLING YOUR FLAS APPLICATION

Apply on-line at www.indiana.edu/~flas
Deadline: February 1, 2016, 11:59 PM

2. 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 IU SWSEEL. The award includes a fee remission and a stipend.
Apply on-line at www.indiana.edu/~flas

3. Summer FLAS for IU SWSEEL 2017:
Title VI FLAS fellowships are awarded to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in intensive instruction in the Indiana University Summer Language Workshop in Slavic, East European, and Central Asian Languages (SWSEEL). Eligible languages will include: Azerbaijani (Intermediate), Estonian, Mongolian, 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/
Priority deadline for summer funding:February 1, 2017

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.