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Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS)


The Center for the Study of Global Change promotes foreign language education by supporting graduate and undergraduate students focusing on global studies through the award of academic year and summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. Given the global scope of the Center's programs, languages eligible for FLAS support are not restricted to any one geographic region of the world.  In fact, the Center will consider granting FLAS scholarships to study most any modern language, as long as the language instruction benefits and furthers research that is global in scope.  Therefore, though we have ten languages that are already approved by the Dept. of Education, the Global Center can and does request approval for all world languages that are needed to support and facilitate global research.  Already approved languages for FLAS support through the Center for the Study of Global Change currently include Arabic, Chinese, Advanced French, Hindi, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Advanced Spanish, and Turkish.

Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers! The Center for the Study of Global Change has prepared a list of Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers) in response to the most common student concerns regarding the FLAS Fellowship application process.

Click here for FAQs.

The Awards:

SUMMER 2014 (requires enrollment in intensive language program/courses)

  • ALL STUDENTS ALL PROGRAMS
    • $2,500 summer stipend plus tuition award for cost of language course only.
    • Summer undergraduate awards require enrollment in intermediate level language instruction (second-year level) or higher of a least commonly taught language (study of French, German or Spanish is NOT eligible). Some centers may require that undergraduate FLAS awardees enroll in a level higher than second-year.
    • Undergraduates who graduate prior to the beginning of the program to which they are applying remain eligible only under certain conditions, including being enrolled in a graduate program by Fall 2014. Please talk to the relevant center.
    • All students who are applying to Global Center for FLAS in support of summer language study at IUB (non-SWSEEL) or abroad should use this FLAS application.
    • All students who are applying to the Global Center for summer language instruction in SWSEEL at IUB should use this FLAS application AND ALSO apply directly to SWSEEL at: http://www.indiana.edu/~swseel/

ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015 (requires enrollment in language and international/area studies courses for both semesters)

  • UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT
    • $5,000 academic year stipend plus maximum tuition award of $10,000 or actual tuition if lower.
    • Requires enrollment in intermediate level language instruction (second-year level) or higher.
    • Approved language must be one of the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) – this includes all languages other than English and the commonly taught European languages of German, French and Spanish.
       
  • ARTS & SCIENCES GRADUATE STUDENT
    • $15,000 academic year stipend plus maximum tuition award of 12 credit hours per semester.
    • Automatic enrollment in the graduate student health insurance plan with the cost of the student premium paid by the fellowship.
       
  • PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL GRADUATE STUDENT
    • $15,000 academic year stipend plus tuition award of at least $18,000, or actual tuition if lower.
    • Automatic enrollment in the graduate student health insurance plan with the cost of the student premium paid by the fellowship.

Guidelines for Applications:

  • To be eligible for an academic year award, graduate students must be admitted to a degree program in a graduate department or school at Indiana University by the beginning of the fellowship period.
  • All students must be American citizens or permanent residents.
  • Priority for awards, based on U.S. Department of Education guidelines, will be granted to students studying less commonly taught languages, graduate students in professional schools; and/or graduate students taking advanced levels of foreign languages.
  • The Center will only support graduate and undergraduate students whose academic program and/or career objectives are global in perspective. 
  • FLAS Fellowship recipients must undertake full-time study during the tenure of the award and be enrolled in formal language instruction in the language of the award as well as area or international studies courses.
  • Deadline for submission of application and all materials relating to the application is February 2, 2014 11:59PM EST with results of the competition announced by early April.

 On-Line Application

Contact Information:

For additional information –

Email: global@iu.edu
Phone: (812) 856-5523

Supplemental materials and letters of support should be sent to --

FLAS Selection Committee
Center for the Study of Global Change
201 N. Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408-4001
OR email to: global@iu.edu


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