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Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships

DEADLINE: January 28, 2011.

NEW! FLAS FAQ-Please review before applying.

FLAS fellowships fund the study of Less Commonly Taught Languages and area studies coursework. This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. The goals of the fellowship program include: (1) to assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies; (2) to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency; and (3) to develop a pool of international experts to meet national needs.

There are two types of FLAS grants offered by The Mideast center:

  1. Summer intensive language study. Three GRADUATE-student and one UNDERGRADUATE summer award of up to $5,000 per award for institutional payment (tuition and health insurance), and $2,500 per award for student stipend in the U.S. or abroad.
  2. An academic year course of study that includes both language and area studies courses. Four academic-year GRADUATE-student awards of up to $18,000 per award for institutional payment (tuition and health insurance) and $15,000 per award for student stipend.

The Mideast center's priority languages are Arabic, Modern Hebrew, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu. FLAS for other languages are supported by the appropriate Area Studies Center.

Application instructions

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Major application materials (instructions for each can be found on the online application):

FLAS essay
Curriculum Vita
Two Letters of Recommendation
FLAS Language Evaluation Form

For more information, please call Shai Tamari at 962-2034, or email him at UNC Home  |  College of Arts & Sciences  |  UNC Global  |  Directories  |  Search UNC