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Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Interested in FLAS@UNC? 

PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF ELIGIBLE LANGUAGES BEFORE APPLYING

Five different Area Study Centers at UNC administer FLAS fellowships supporting many less commonly taught languages.  It is important that applicants review the appropriate FAQs provided by the Area Studies Center that supports the applicant's language of application.

Got questions about FLAS fellowships offered by CGI? 

Please review CGI's FAQ.
 

For all other questions, contact Beth-Ann Kutchma, CGI FLAS Coordinator, at bkutchma@email.unc.edu.

Purpose

FLAS fellowships fund the study of Less Commonly Taught Languages and area studies coursework. This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. The goals of the fellowship program include: (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. There are two types of FLAS grants offered by CGI:

  1. Summer intensive language study. Grants provide $2,500 in stipend and full tuition (up to $5,000) for approved intensive summer language courses in the US or abroad.
  2. An academic year course of study that includes both language and area studies courses. Academic year grants for GRADUATE students provide ~ $15,000 in stipend plus full tuition and fees. Academic year grants for UNDERGRADUATE students provide $5000 in stipend plus $10,000 in tuition and fees.

Eligibility

  • Status as a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • At the graduate level, students must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a program of graduate or professional study.  Graduate students may implement FLAS at any language level.
  • At the undergraduate level, only students in the intermediate or advanced study of a less commonly taught language are eligible.

Priorities

  • Applications for Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi/Urdu, Polish, and Russian or other less commonly taught languages not supported by other UNC Area Study Centers
  • We assign lowest priority to the selection of fellows who already possess language fluency equivalent to educated native speakers

Application Instructions

All applicants for FLAS@UNC should follow the common application instructions here.  Please also review this FAQ which applies specifically to applicants applying for languages supported by CGI (Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi/Urdu, Polish, and Russian). 

***All other applicants should review Center specific application instructions available here.
 

Contact Information 

Beth-Ann Kutchma
Senior Program Officer, FLAS Coordinator & Fulbright-Hays Program Director
919.843.6842 tel

INFORMATION SESSION

The last FLAS@UNC information session will be help from 1-2 pm on Thursday, January 8th in Room 3009 of the Global Education Center.

NEW INITIATIVE

CGI aims to significantly increase the number of traditionally underrepresented students who have access to and benefit from global opportunities. As such, we actively encourage applications from these populations.  
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