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Call for Proposals: South Asia Center FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship
South Asia Center FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship
ACADEMIC YEAR APPLICATION PROCESS REOPENED
Graduate Students and Undergraduates:
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 by 11:59 pm EST
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. The Foreign Language and Areas 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.
Academic year FLAS fellowships at Syracuse University are awarded for Hindi-Urdu. Hind-Urdu are amongst the top 5 languages spoken world wide. 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).
Students could be funded for two years. Applicants must be US Citizens. Those without any Asian language experience will have to be approved as students in professional fields by the US Department of Education.
All fellowships awarded are contingent on continued funding by the US Department of Education’s ForeignLanguage and Area Studies grant.
For application link; go to South Asia Center website:
Printed Guidelines are available at: 346 Egger Hall, Moynihan Institute
Emera Bridger Wilson | Associate Director | South Asia Center
Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
346 Eggers Hall
Syracuse, New York 13244-1170
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