There will be an information session for interested staff and students on Monday, Nov. 3rd,
at 12:00 p.m. in the Glickman Conference Center, CLA 1.302D
What is a FLAS Fellowship?
These highly competitive fellowships, offered by three area studies centers at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and are available for the academic year or the summer. The fellowships assist meritorious students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies.
What are the benefits of FLAS Fellowships?
The academic-year fellowship provides a nine-month stipend of $5,000 plus institutional payments (tuition and course-related fees) up to $10,000 per academic year.
The summer fellowship provides a stipend of $2,500 plus institutional payments (tuition and course-related fees) up to $5,000.
Who offers undergraduate FLAS Fellowships?
The Center for European Studies (CES)
The South Asia Institute (SAI):
The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES)
What are the eligibility requirements for FLAS Fellowships?
Undergraduate students from all fields of study, and from all departments and colleges 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 a currently enrolled undergraduate student in good standing at UT Austin; and
• Is in a program of study that combines modern foreign language training with an area or international studies emphasis or;
• Is enrolled in a program of modern foreign language training at the intermediate or advanced level of study (please refer to the approved language list for each center);
• 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.
• New program guidelines require consideration of financial need as part of a two-tiered ranking system; applicants will complete a FAFSA and provide results as part of FLAS application to indicate financial need.
What languages are approved for FLAS funding?
CES offers funding for the following languages: Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Modern Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian/Croatian, Spanish and Swedish. Arabic, Hindi, Persian, Russian, and Turkish when a contemporary application of those skills will significantly enhance their work as distinctly European Studies scholars.
SAI offers funding for the following languages: Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Pashto, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu, and other pre-approved contemporary South Asian languages.
CREEES offers funding for the following languages: Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Persian/Tajik, Polish, Romani, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Yiddish.
Who do I contact if I have questions regarding the specific FLAS Fellowships offered at UT and application materials?
If you have questions please visit each center’s website for more information on the FLAS programs at UT and for the appropriate contact person at each center.
CES website: https://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/european_studies/Funding-Opportunities/About-Funding-Opportunities.php
SAI website: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/southasia/FLAS%20Fellowship/Applications.php
CREEES Website: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/creees/
What are the important FLAS deadlines?
Applications will be available on November 15, 2014
Applications are due on February 6, 2015
Notifications of awards are sent out at the end of March 2015