College of Liberal Arts

Applications for Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships Now Available Online

Fri, Jan 7, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas—Several centers and institutes in the College of Liberal Arts are offering a limited number of Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) of up to $15,000 to help students become fluent speakers of critical need languages. 

These fellowships have traditionally been offered to only graduate students, but this year the Center for European Studies and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies are offering this unique opportunity to undergraduates.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, The fellowships are offered to students of good academic standing for the summer and academic year. Academic year (2011-12) fellowships typically provide a stipend of $15,000 plus tuition and fees. Summer 2011 fellowships typically provide a stipend of $2,500 for one summer session plus tuition and fees for an organized, intensive language study program.

Visit each center or institute’s website for more information about deadlines and eligibility.

Center for European Studies
Fellowships are available for graduate and undergraduate students studying Czech, Danish, Dutch, Modern Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian/Croatian or Swedish.
More about the fellowship for graduates.
More about the fellowship for undergraduates.

Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Fellowships are available for graduate students studying Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Tajiki, or Turkish.
More about the fellowship for graduates.

South Asia Institute
Fellowships are available for graduate students studying Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Pashto, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu, and other approved contemporary South Asian languages.
More about the fellowship for graduates.

The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Fellowships are available for graduate and undergraduate students studying Portuguese or an arranged Amerindian language.
More about the fellowship for graduates.
More about the fellowship for undergraduates.

The U.S. Government has designated all FLAS-supported languages as critical languages because the national need for trained speakers in those languages exceeds the number of bilingual speakers available. These languages are also critical for U.S. national security and economic competitiveness.

 

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