Please review this table which summarizes the languages supported by UNC Area Studies Centers to ensure that you are applying to the appropriate Center.
THE ONLINE APPLICATION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN MID-NOVEMBER.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Applications for Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Hindi/Urdu, 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
1. APPLICATION FORM (available in mid-November)
You will be required to submit the following materials:
- FLAS essay
Your essay/statement of purpose should describe how the proposed language study fits in with your overall course of study, career goals, and academic research interests. Academic year applicants should limit their essays to 1000 words. Summer applicants should limit their essays to 500 words. Applicants to both academic year and summer should combine their essay and limit it to 1500 words.
- Two Letters of Recommendation
There is no template for a letter of recommendation.
- FLAS Language Evaluation Form
- Curriculum Vita or Resume
- Transcripts (Unofficial UNC transcripts, those printed from Connect Carolina are accepted but transcripts from other universities must be official). Graduate Students should include undergraduate transcripts.
Senior Program Officer
FLAS & Fulbright-Hays Project Coordinator
Center for Global Initiatives