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South Asia Center Calls for FLAS Summer 2018 Applications
Syracuse University’s South Asia Center announces its Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Competition for Summer 2018.
Summer 2018 Fellowships—Deadline: Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST
The 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 undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents AND who are enrolled full-time in a program of study at Syracuse University’s main campus that includes intensive foreign language and area studies coursework or dissertation work that is enhanced by foreign language training. Graduate students pursuing Ph.D.s must have at least intermediate proficiency. Professional graduate 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 students with sufficient prior training to take an intermediate or advanced level of the language for which they are applying are also eligible.
Students must take the appropriate Hindi-Urdu course AND an additional South Asia-related course, approved by the Director of the South Asia Center, each semester of the fellowship.
The South Asia Center requests applications from qualified undergraduates and graduate students for FLAS Summer fellowships. The South Asia Summer 2018 FLAS program provides for tuition up to $5,000 and a stipend of $2,500 for intensive (six or eight weeks) study in the United States or abroad at the intermediate or advanced level in any South Asian language at approved South Asian language programs. In addition to applying for FLAS, students must also apply for an approved language program: the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) Summer Language Program (http://www.indiastudies.org/) for study in India due Dec. 31, 2017 or the South Asian Studies Language Institute (SASLI), held at the University of Wisconsin (http://sasli.wisc.edu/) due April 1, 2018. The application, additional information and guidelines can be found at:
All fellowships awarded are contingent on continued funding by the U.S. Department of Education’s Foreign Language and Area Studies grant.
A completed FAFSA form (https://fafsa.ed.gov/) must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. This is required of both graduate and undergraduate applicants. You will be asked to submit your EFC number when you complete the application. The committee will consider financial need as well as academic merit when making funding decisions.
For additional information, contact: Emera Bridger Wilson, associate director/outreach coordinator, South Asia Center, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.
Contact: Emera Bridger Wilson, associate director/outreach coordinator
South Asia Center, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs