PLEASE CLICK HERE TO UPDATE YOUR PROFILE.SUBMISSION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014, 11:59 pm
The U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship program supports training in modern foreign languages and related area studies for undergraduate and graduate students working on Europe and Eurasia. Currently approved languages for summer study include, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian. Undergraduate students studying the target language at the intermediate or advanced level (2nd year or above) are eligible for FLAS awards. Undergraduate students studying French, German or Spanish at any level are not eligible for FLAS awards.
Graduate students at the beginning level are considered for overseas language study only if an appropriate equivalent language program in the student’s target language is not available in the US.
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 up to $5000 for tuition and fees and $2500 for living expenses. If funds remain after all the fellowships have been awarded, up to $1000 for travel expenses may be available for select recipients. 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.PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ THE FLAS FAQS.Application Procedures
All FLAS applications must be submitted online. All supporting materials, including letters of recommendation and language proficiency evaluation must be received by the submission deadline listed above.
Late or incomplete applications will be deleted from the system and will not be considered for funding.
All required information should reflect your status during the fellowship period.
Note: Required supporting documents must be submitted in .doc or .pdf formats with the file extension appended (e.g. “Joe Bruin CV.doc”). Our application system currently does not support any other file formats.
* a statement of purpose of no more than two pages of double-spaced text in 12-point font describing your research and language study plans and explaining how language study will enhance your training and career goals. Your description must demonstrate how the combination of your language study and research will advance knowledge of modern European or Eurasian societies, histories, or cultures. You must also provide the following information about the program: a) start and end dates, b) total number of weeks, c) total number of contact hours, and d) link to the program website or to a brochure describing the program.
* 2 academic letters of recommendation
* 1 language evaluation or proficiency certification (cannot be from the same person writing either of the 2 academic letters of recommendation)
Note: If you are currently not studying the language but have done so in the past, please contact the appropriate language department to obtain an evaluation (e.g. if you are applying for Russian FLAS, contact the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures to schedule a proficiency evaluation).
* unofficial university transcripts (not an URSA grade progress report)
Note: Unofficial transcripts may be obtained in person only at 1113 Murphy Hall with photo ID.
* Curriculum Vitae (no more than three pages of text in 12-point font)
* itemized budget (include items such as tuition and fees, room and board, transportation costs, etc.