WHAT: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Information Session
WHEN: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bunche Hall 10383
Free and open to all UCLA students
Light refreshments offered
The U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship program supports graduate and undergraduate training in modern foreign languages and related area studies. The academic-year graduate awards provide a $15,000 stipend as well as registration fees and tuition. The undergraduate award provides a stipend of $5,000 and $10,000 in fees and tuition. Summer awards provide a $2500 stipend, up to $5,000 in fees and tuition, and (optional) up to $1,000 for travel expenses.
The National Resource Centers of the UCLA International Institute offer FLAS Fellowships to students interested in studying the following languages and their respective regions:
Quechua, Portuguese, Advanced Spanish (Latin American Institute)
Chinese, Japanese, Korean (Asia Institute)
Indonesian, Filipino/Tagalog, Khmer, Thai, and Vietnamese (Center for Southeast Asian Studies )
All European languages taught at UCLA (Center for European and Eurasian Studies)
Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish (Center for Near Eastern Studies)
To apply for a FLAS fellowship, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. New and continuing graduate students in all disciplines may apply for academic-year and summer awards. Undergraduate students must be studying the target language at the intermediate or advanced level. The fellowship requires that students take one language and one area studies course for a letter grade each term during the academic year. Summer fellowships are for intensive language study only. Fellowship recipients must be engaged in full-time study for the duration of their awards and must submit reports on the courses they pursue and the progress they make. Awards may be used for dissertation research, but this must be approved in advance.
All FLAS applications must be completed online. The application is available through the area studies centers listed above, or at http://apply.international.ucla.edu/.
The deadline for applications for both Summer 2012 and Academic Year 2012-13 is February 15, 2012.
Questions about the Southeast Asian language fellowships should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(2012-13 FLAS awards are contingent upon continued funding from the US Department of Education.)