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On this site, you may submit the following types of applications:
East Asia Studies FLAS, Academic Year 2015 - 2016 (for UCLA Graduate Student, UCLA Undergraduate Student)
Application Period: 11/21/2013 - 2/19/2015
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The U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship program supports training in modern foreign languages and related area studies. Currently approved languages for academic year study in East Asia are Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The academic-year graduate awards provide a $15,000 stipend as well as registration fees and tuition up to $18,000. The undergraduate award provides a stipend of $5,000 and up to $10,000 in fees and tuition. Students must take language and area studies courses for a letter grade during the academic year. Undergraduate students must be studying the target language at the advanced level (3rd year or above).

To apply for a FLAS fellowship, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Since the purpose of the program is to enrich the nation’s pool of area and international specialists, applicants must be planning to use their training to teach, to serve in government or international agencies or to engage in other work that advances American understanding of other countries. Fellowship recipients must be engaged in full-time study for the duration of their awards and must submit reports on the courses they pursue and the progress they make. Recipients are required by the US Department of Education to complete an online performance report at the end of the award period; to comply with a language proficiency evaluation which must be submitted by the student's instructor at the beginning and end of the award period; and to provide biannual reports on employment and use of the target language for a minimum of eight years after graduation. Awards may be used for dissertation research, but this must be approved in advance. All requested information should reflect your status during the fellowship period.

Application Procedures

All FLAS applications must be submitted online. Required information includes:

• a statement of purpose of 1-2 pages outlining your research and language study plans and explaining how language study will enhance the project;
• 2 academic letters of recommendation;
• 1 language evaluation or proficiency certification;
• unofficial university transcripts (not URSA);
• applicant's resume or CV;
• Optional: Financial need may be considered in determining the final awards. Students my demonstrate financial need by including a copy of your 2015-16 FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and your most recent financial aid award letter. To complete the FAFSA application, visit https://fafsa.ed.gov.

For additional information about the East Asian FLAS, please visit the Asia Institute website at http://international.ucla.edu/asia/article/55975.

The deadline for submitting a FLAS fellowship application to UCLA is February 18, 2015.
East Asia Studies FLAS, Summer 2015 (for UCLA Graduate Student, UCLA Undergraduate Student)
Application Period: 11/21/2013 - 2/28/2015
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO UPDATE YOUR PROFILE.

The U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship program supports training in modern foreign languages and related area studies. Currently approved languages for summer study in East Asia are Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Continuing graduate and undergraduate students may apply. Undergraduate students studying the target language at the intermediate or advanced level (3rd year or above) are eligible for FLAS awards.

Summer FLAS funds may be used for intensive summer language study at UCLA or elsewhere. Non-language programs are not eligible for FLAS funding. Award amounts include $2500 for living expenses, up to $5000 for tuition and fees, and up to $1000 for travel expenses (optional). In order to qualify for funding, the intensive language program must last at least 6 weeks, provide the equivalent of a full academic year of instruction, and provide at least 140 contact hours for beginning and intermediate level, or 120 contact hours for advanced level coursework.

To apply for a FLAS fellowship, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Since the purpose of the program is to enrich the nation’s pool of area and international specialists, applicants must be planning to use their training to teach, to serve in government or international agencies or to engage in other work that advances American understanding of other countries. Fellowship recipients must be engaged in full-time study for the duration of their awards and must submit reports on the courses they pursue and the progress they make. Awardees must take oral proficiency tests in the target language at the beginning and end of the FLAS award period and must agree to report to the U.S. Department of Education annually for ten years on their careers/occupations so that the Department can monitor the use FLAS recipients make of their language skills. All requested information should reflect your status during the fellowship period.

Application Procedures

All FLAS applications must be submitted online. Required information includes:

• a statement of purpose outlining your language study plans and explaining how language study will enhance your future research;
• 2 academic letters of recommendation;
• 1 language evaluation or proficiency certification;
• unofficial university transcripts (not URSA);
• applicant's resume or CV;
• budget