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Call for South Asia Center FLAS Academic Year 2016-17 Applications
Application Process Reopened
Syracuse University’s South Asia Center announces its FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship
Graduate Students: Monday, August 15, 2016 by 11:59 pm EST
Undergraduate Students: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 by 11:59 pm EST
The Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI, assists students in pursuing training in order to acquire a high level of competence in one or more languages critical to national needs of the United States, and a fuller understanding of the areas, regions or countries in which that language is commonly used. The Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School houses the South Asia Center through which these fellowships are administered.
Eligibility is restricted to undergraduates and graduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who are enrolled or who are expected to be enrolled full-time in a program of study at Syracuse University that includes intensive foreign language and area studies coursework or dissertation work that is enhanced by foreign language training. Academic year FLAS fellowships at Syracuse University are awarded for Hindi-Urdu. Both undergraduate and graduate applicants must have completed at least a year of college-level coursework in the language of study so that they are eligible to enroll at the intermediate level or above.
Professional students wanting to take language courses at the introductory level will have their cases examined on a case-by-case basis by the U.S. Department of Education. Undergraduate and graduate students, including heritage students, can test into the intermediate level (speaking, basic reading, and writing are required).
All fellowships awarded are contingent on continued funding by the US Department of Education’s ForeignLanguage and Area Studies grant.
*REVISED* Guidelines for Academic Year 2016-2017 FLAS can be found at:
346 Eggers Hall, Moynihan Institute
For additional information, contact:
Emera Bridger Wilson
Associate Director/Outreach Coordinator
South Asia Center, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
346 Eggers Hall
Syracuse NY 13244
Contact: Emera Bridger Wilson
Associate Director/Outreach Coordinator, South Asia Center, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs