Application Period: 11/21/2013 - 2/28/2014
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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 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.
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
Application Period: 1/3/2014 - 4/3/2014
UCLA graduate students are eligible to enroll at HKUST in the School of Humanities and Social Science for up to one year (two semesters or three quarters) through the UCLA-HKUST student exchange program. For information about the exchange program and requirements, visit http://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/article.asp?parentid=117725
Required Application Materials:
- A study plan (maximum 3 pages) describing the proposed subject of research or study to be carried out at HKUST.
- Letter of recommendation from faculty advisor.
- Letter of confirmation from HKUST faculty sponsor supporting the application.
- Confirmation of funding for the exchange (grant, fellowship, personal funds, etc.)
Application Period: 2/3/2014 - 4/2/2014
The UCLA-HKUST collaborative research grants are intended to build ties between UCLA and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and promote collaboration in research and graduate training in the humanities or in the social and behavioral sciences. Projects must include collaborative research or joint planning in the case of faculty, and research or study with faculty of the other institution in the case of graduate students. Projects should be led by two principal investigators, one from UCLA regular ladder faculty and one assistant professor or above from HKUST, preferably from, but not restricted to, the School of Humanities and Social Science.
There are two types of grants available for the 2014-15 academic year: Faculty Initiative grants, which provide up to $90,000 over three years; and Faculty Seed grants, which provide up to $15,000 for one year for a variety of possible activities. Please see the Asia Institute website for the full call for proposals and the types of activities that may be funded at http://international.ucla.edu/asia/initiatives/article.asp?parentid=113110.
Proposals should include:
• Type of grant for which you are applying, including the specific activities planned
• Names and contact information for each of the Principal Investigators
• A 3-5 page project description that locates the proposed project within existing scholarship, specifies its potential contributions, links it to faculty interests and expertise at HKUST and UCLA, and provides concrete plans for collaborative activities by the Principal Investigators and other participants. Proposals should also specify a timeline for project related activities, especially reciprocal visits and other meetings by the Principal Investigators and other participants, and a publication plan for all affiliated project papers including likely venues for the publication of the papers from the final meeting
• A roster of participants from HKUST, UCLA, and other institutions that specifies their roles and indicates whether they have already made a commitment to participating, as appropriate
• Complete curriculum vitae for the Principal Investigators and two-page biosketches or abbreviated curriculum vitae for the other participants
• An itemized budget