2012-2013 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Competition

The highly competitive Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The fellowship assists meritorious graduate students undergoing intensive training in modern languages and related area or international studies.

Academic Year Awards – for Graduate Students Only

The academic year FLAS fellowship provides a $15,000 annual stipend and pays for tuition and required fees (up to a maximum of 9 credit hours). During the fellowship period, FLAS recipients must be enrolled in at least three hours of language instruction and at least one relevant area studies course during each long semester. Both courses must be taken on a letter-grade basis.

Link to the Academic Year Application for Graduate Students

Summer Awards
 – for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The summer FLAS fellowship provides a $2,500 stipend and institutional payments (tuition and course-related fees) up to $5,000. Summer FLAS recipients must enroll in an approved intensive modern South Asian language study program for which the fellowship is granted. SASLI (at the University of Wisconsin) and AIIS (in various places in India) are the most common programs used, but you may attend other universities in the US or other institutions in India, such as the Landour Language School for Intermediate Hindi, if the syllabus is approved and there are at least 150 class contact hours during the fellowship period.

Link to the Summer Application for Graduate Students

Link to the Summer Application for Undergraduate Students

In addition to filling out the application forms, a completed application must include:

Please have transcripts and references sent to:

FLAS coordinator, South Asia Institute

The University of Texas at Austin, WCH 4.132 (G9300)

Austin, Texas 78712

Phone: (512) 232-9096 Fax: (512) 471-3336


Approved Languages

SAI offers academic year funding for the following languages: Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Pashto, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu, and other approved contemporary South Asian languages.

Eligibility Requirements

Students from all fields of study, and from all departments, colleges, and schools are eligible to apply for FLAS funding, as long as the student:

  • Is a citizen, or a national or permanent resident of the United States;
  • Is in a program of study that combines modern foreign language training with an area or international studies emphasis or;
  • Is engaged in research and training in the international aspects of professional and other fields of study related to the region of South Asia;
  • Is enrolled in a program of modern foreign language training (please refer to the approved language list above);
  • For Graduate Students: Is engaged in pre-dissertation study, preparation for dissertation research, or, in certain cases, dissertation research abroad, or dissertation writing;
  • For Undergraduate Students: Is enrolled in a program of modern foreign language training at the intermediate or advanced level.

Please Note: Awards will not be made to native speakers of the language nor those who possess fluency equivalent to educated native speakers in the language for which the award is sought.

Important FLAS Fellowship Dates:

  • Applications are due on February 3, 2012
  • Notifications of awards are sent out at the end of March 2012

International Travel

In order to support all students traveling to international locations, UT’s International Office has put into place a new travel policy. All enrolled undergraduate, graduate and professional students participating in activities or events abroad (whether required or optional) must obtain authorization to travel abroad. Please go to the Study Abroad website (link provided below) for information on the steps you must take to comply with this policy before your travel.


New Online Travel Workshop

The Study Abroad Office is pleased to announce that UT students traveling internationally for academic and UT sponsored activities, outside the scope of an organized study abroad program, will no longer be required to attend an in-person travel workshop as part of their pre-departure requirements.  They may instead view the new Online Travel Workshop prior to departure.

As a reminder, the UT Student Travel Policy for International Locations requires UT students participating in the following activities abroad to register their travel with the UT Study Abroad Office prior to departure:

  • trips organized and/or sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin that are part of or contribute to an academic course or degree program including internships, practicum, and research;
  • academic-related international service learning, internships, practicum, research, and volunteer opportunities organized and/or sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin;
  • travel by members of a registered student organization regardless of whether or not the organization requires its student members to attend the activity or event;
  • other trips organized and/or sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin including the activities of sponsored student organizations;
  • travel to meetings of academic-related, professional associations including conferences.

Please note that students participating in official Study Abroad Programs, Social Work Field Placements and Architecture Professional Residency opportunities are not required to complete the International Travel Authorization requirements and should instead complete an application to study abroad. See the “How to Apply ” section of the Study Abroad Office website for details.

Liberal Arts Career Services Update for Week of Nov. 20 – Nov. 26

Liberal Arts Career Services – helping liberal arts students go “Beyond the Tower!”

To apply for these opportunities or learn more about these events, check out your BTT Gateway account.

Don’t have an account? Register with LACS to access opportunities and to learn about our events, services and resources.


Search these Job or Schedule IDs in BTT Gateway for details and to apply.

The following are just a sample of the many jobs and internships you will find in BTT Gateway!

11/21 – Turner Broadcasting System, Researcher: Application Deadline, Job ID 5594

11/21 – Teresa Lozan Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) – UT, Internships: Job ID 5312

11/22 – Provident Funding, Mortgage Professional: Job ID 5597

11/28 – Clear Channel Austin, Digital Control Coordinator: Job ID 5678

11/30 – Goldman Sachs, Investment Banking Summer Analyst (Internship): Job ID 5653

11/30 – Jefferies & Co., Investment Banking Summer Analyst (Internship): Job ID 5651

11/30 – Citi, Investment Banking Summer Analyst (Internship): Job ID 5652

11/30 – Citi, Global Commodities Sales & Trading Summer Analyst (Internship): Job ID 5657

11/30 – Citi, Corporate Banking Summer Analyst (Internship): Job ID 5656

11/30 – Citi, Risk Summer Analyst: Job ID 5658

11/30 – Wells Fargo, Securities Summer Analyst (Internship): Job ID 5676

11/30 – LIM, Product Support Specialist: Job ID 5309

11/30 – YNN, Associate Producer: Job ID 5617

12/2 – Target Corporation, Executive Intern: Job ID 5419

12/2 – Office of the U.S. Senator John Cornyn, Staff Assistant: Job ID 5636


The first resume you upload to BTT Gateway will be reviewed by a member of LACS for grammar, format, marketing and relevance to help you highlight your experience in a professional format. Please allow up to two business days for the review process, during which you will not be able to submit the resume for jobs or internships in BTT Gateway. If your resume is not approved, we will provide feedback to help you craft a stronger resume. Once your first resume is approved, all subsequent resume uploads will be automatically approved and you will have immediate access to the resume for BTT Gateway applications. Due to the review process, we recommend you upload your resume well in advance of any upcoming deadlines.

Review the LACS Resume Guidelines to learn the criteria for resume approval.


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