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On this site, you may submit the following types of applications:
Southeast Asia FLAS, Academic Year 2015 - 2016 (for UCLA Graduate Student, UCLA Undergraduate Student)
Application Period: 10/13/2013 - 2/19/2015
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO UPDATE YOUR PROFILE BEFORE YOU PROCEED TO YOUR APPLICATION.

The U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship program supports training in modern foreign languages and related area studies. New and continuing graduate students in all disciplines may apply for academic year and summer awards for all levels of language study. Undergraduates already enrolled at UCLA who will not have graduated by the start of the fellowship, may also apply for both awards but only for Intermediate and Advanced levels of language study. Currently approved SEA languages for FLAS study are Indonesian, Filipino/Tagalog, Khmer, Thai and Vietnamese. (Khmer is not taught at UCLA but can be available via distance learning from UC Berkeley.) Students must also agree to submit quarterly reports on their progress, submit a year-end language assessment to the U.S. Department of Education, submit to a before and after oral proficiency examination by a designated instructor, and report to the U.S. Department of Education every two years for eight years following graduation on the recipient’s occupation and the extent to which the FLAS language is being used.

Selection for the award is based on the following criteria:

• Academic performance and potential as evidenced by transcript, letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose.
• The extent to which overall course of study focuses on Southeast Asian studies.
• The level of planned language study. More advanced levels are preferred, although first-year study is permissible (graduate students only). FLAS awards are not intended for native speakers of the target language. Native speakers are defined as students who have previously done college-level work in the target language.
• Past awardees may reapply.
• Beginning in 2014-15, the U.S. Department of Education is also requesting that preference be given to students demonstrating financial need.

These grants may be combined with supplementary funding from other funding agencies. However in cases of parallel large grants, recipients will have to decide which grant to accept and pairing will not be allowed. Grantees are required to inform the Center of any awards received during the FLAS fellowship period.
Academic year fellowships are awarded for nine months and provide a stipend ($15,000 for graduate students and $5,000 for undergraduates) as well as registration fees and tuition. Graduate students may receive up to $18,000; undergraduates receive $10,000 toward their fees.

The Academic Year fellowship requires that students take Southeast Asia language and area studies courses for a letter grade unless doing dissertation research. Independent Studies are allowed for area courses. It is expected that AY fellowships will be used at UCLA unless specific approval is given. AY awards may be used for dissertation research at UCLA or abroad for students at the advanced level of language proficiency, but this must be approved in advance.
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.

All requested information on the application should indicate student status as of the proposed fellowship period. (Students cannot receive a FLAS if they have already graduated from UCLA.)

All FLAS applications must be submitted online.

Required information includes:

• a statement of purpose outlining research and language study plans and explaining how language study will enhance the project;
• 2 academic letters of recommendation;
• 1 language evaluation;
• unofficial university transcripts (not URSA);
• resume or CV

Optional information requested is a FAFSA financial form for 2015 as well as a most-recent financial aid award letter, if applicable.

The deadline for submitting a FLAS fellowship application to UCLA is February 18, 2015.
Southeast Asia FLAS, Summer 2015 (for UCLA Graduate Student, UCLA Undergraduate Student)
Application Period: 10/13/2013 - 4/4/2015
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO UPDATE YOUR PROFILE BEFORE YOU PROCEED TO YOUR APPLICATION.

The U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship program supports training in modern foreign languages and related area studies. New and continuing graduate students in all disciplines may apply for academic year and summer awards for all levels of language study. Undergraduates already enrolled at UCLA who will be in student status for the duration of the fellowship, may also apply for both awards but only for Intermediate and Advanced levels of language study. Currently approved SEA languages for FLAS study are Indonesian, Filipino/Tagalog, Khmer, Thai and Vietnamese but students may petition to study other SEA languages in the summer. Students must agree to submit a report at the end of the summer, submit a final language assessment to the U.S. Department of Education, submit to a before and after oral proficiency examination by a designated instructor, and report to the U.S. Department of Education every two years for eight years following graduation on the recipient’s occupation and the extent to which the FLAS language is being used.

Selection for the award is based on the following criteria:

• Academic performance and potential as evidenced by academic transcript, letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose.
• The extent to which overall course of study focuses on Southeast Asian studies.
• The level of planned language study. More advanced levels are preferred, although first-year study is permissible (graduate students only). FLAS awards are not intended for native speakers of the target language. Native speakers are defined as students who have previously done college-level work in the target language.
• Past awardees may reapply.
• Beginning in 2014-15, the U.S. Department of Education is also requesting that preference be given to students demonstrating financial need.

These grants may be combined with supplementary funding from other funding agencies. However in cases of parallel large grants, recipients will have to decide which grant to accept and pairing will not be allowed. Grantees are required to inform the Center of any awards received during the FLAS fellowship period.

Summer awards are for intensive language programs only. They provide a stipend of $2,500 (intended for living and travel expenses), plus tuition and fees to a maximum of $5,000, and (optional) up to $1,000 for travel. FLAS funds may be used for intensive summer language study at UCLA or elsewhere. Non-language programs are not eligible for summer FLAS funding. Dissertation research is not allowed. In order to qualify for funding, the summer intensive language program must last at least 6 weeks and provide at least 140 instructor contact hours for beginning and intermediate level courses, or 120 contact hours for advanced level.

UCLA students applying to the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who desire FLAS funding should apply through the UCLA FLAS application website here rather than through the SEASSI website. However SEASSI applicants should simultaneously apply for other funding as well as for admission directly to SEASSI. Qualified applicants should apply for all possible scholarships to maximize opportunities.

Summer FLAS funding cannot be used to supplement the COTI Advanced Indonesian Abroad program funded by the Fulbright-Hays program, but complete summer FLAS awards can be used to attend the COTI program in Indonesia if a Fulbright-Hays fellowship is not awarded.

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.

All requested information on the application should indicate student status as of the proposed fellowship period. (Students cannot receive a summer FLAS fellowship if they have graduated in June, but students who have completed UCLA coursework in June can receive a summer FLAS if they postpone their graduation to September.)

All FLAS applications must be submitted online.

Required information includes:

• a statement of purpose of one or two pages outlining the student’s primary research interest and explaining how language study will enhance the project;
• 2 academic letters of recommendation;
• 1 language evaluation;
• unofficial university transcripts (not URSA);
• resume or CV;
• for summer funding, a budget is required along with information about the language program if not at UCLA

Optional information requested is a FAFSA financial form for 2015 as well as a most-recent financial aid award letter, if applicable.

The deadline for submitting a FLAS fellowship application to UCLA is February 18, 2015.
Summer Advanced Indonesian Abroad 2015 Application Fee (for nobody -- closed)
Application Period: 11/17/2014 - 2/17/2015

Summer Advanced Indonesian Abroad 2015 Program Fee (for nobody -- closed)
Application Period: 3/1/2015 - 4/2/2015

Summer Advanced Indonesian Abroad Fellowship 2015 (for UCLA Graduate Student, UCLA Undergraduate Student, Other University/ Institution/ K-12 Teacher)
Application Period: 11/24/2014 - 2/17/2015
Program Dates: June 18 - August 12, 2015
Location: Language Center, Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana (UKSW) in Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia

This immersion program focuses on advanced-level language acquisition and consists of a structured academic program of four hours of language
instruction four mornings/week and two-three hours of task-based activities one afternoon per week plus a group field trip on Friday.
One weekend will feature an excursion to a cultural site in Java outside Salatiga.

Instruction is given in small individualized groups taught by in-country language teachers who have extensive experience
teaching Indonesian as a foreign language. Topics for instruction are theme-based and include education, culture, history, literature, arts, economics, political issues, and globalization. One topic is discussed each week.

All applicants should have achieved by June 2015 at least an intermediate level of proficiency in Indonesian, equivalent to the proficiency expected at the end of a fourth-semester or sixth-quarter course. Graduate students, undergraduates of junior or senior standing, faculty members, teachers in elementary and secondary schools, and educational administrators are eligible to apply. It is permitted for students to have graduated immediately prior to the beginning of the summer program.

Note: Although Advanced Indonesian Abroad is widely recognized as a formal academic program, participants do not receive academic credit for their participation. The program can provide a transcript for students who wish to request academic credit from their home campuses.

Fulbright-Hays Fellowships

For U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents, fellowship funding is available for this program from the U.S. Department of Education's Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad which covers full tuition, homestays, books and other classroom materials, plus round-trip international airfare from the U.S. to Indonesia, and related ground transportation. Please indicate on your application if you would like to be considered for this funding.

Please note: The United States Department of Education stipulates that no person may be a funded fellow in any Fulbright-Hays group study program (or seminar abroad program) more than once in any given three-year period. No one may ever be funded for more than two such programs.

Other Funding Options

Applicants may also be admitted who have their own funding for transportation, tuition, and homestays. Qualified students can use Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships, Boren fellowships, or university or private funding to cover these items. All of these funding options should be applied for separately from this application. The amount that should be budgeted for tuition and homestays is $3,200.

In addition, all participants will be expected to provide the following:
• a $500 program fee
• Indonesian dictionary
• appropriate pre-travel inoculations
• U.S. passport
• Indonesian visa

Application Deadline: February 17, 2015
Non-refundable application fee: $30

Please address all questions to Dr. Barbara Gaerlan, Assistant Director, UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies,
Email: bgaerlan <at> international.ucla.edu.