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Council of Graduate Schools Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants

Council of Graduate Schools Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants


Acceptance of an offer of financial support (such as a graduate scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, or assistantship) for the next academic year by a prospective or enrolled graduate student completes an agreement that both student and graduate school expect to honor. In that context, the conditions affecting such offers and their acceptance must be defined carefully and understood by all parties.

Students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support prior to April 15; earlier deadlines for acceptance of such offers violate the intent of this Resolution. In those instances in which a student accepts an offer before April 15, and sub- sequently desires to withdraw that acceptance, the student may submit in writing a resignation of the appointment at any time through April 15. However, an acceptance given or left in force after April 15 commits the student not to accept another offer without first obtaining a written release from the institution to which a commitment has been made. Similarly, an offer by an insti- tution after April 15 is conditional on presentation by the student of the written release from any previously accepted offer. It is further agreed by the institutions and organizations subscribing to the above Resolution that a copy of this Resolution or a link to the URL should accompany every scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, and assistantship offer.

See for list of participating institutions.

Admissions Update

Dear applicants,
The admissions committee will finalize its decisions over the next two weeks, and we plan to file admissions decisions between February 23 – March 13. You will receive an email from the admissions system alerting you to the decision.
Please note that we do not maintain a “waitlist” for admissions. An applicant is either admitted or not.
If you plan to be in Austin for SXSW and would like to visit campus, please let me know. Part of SXSW occurs during Spring Break so it can be difficult to arrange meetings with faculty.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Best regards,
Jennifer Tipton
Graduate Coordinator | Asian Studies

Wadsworth International Fellowships

The Wadsworth International Fellowships are intended to provide support for students undertaking study leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree at universities where they can receive international-level training in anthropology. These fellowships are available only to students from countries where anthropology is underrepresented and where there are limited resources to send students overseas for training [click here for country list]. The Wadsworth program’s main goal is to expand and strengthen international ties and enhance anthropological infrastructure in these countries.  Because of this, priority is given to applicants who have not already begun graduate training abroad, and who are likely to return to an academic position in their home country upon completion of their degree. The purpose of the Wadsworth International Fellowship is to offer support for students who are in the early stages of their doctoral programs. See the links to ‘Eligibility’ and ‘General Criteria for Evaluation’ below.

The annual fellowship is $17,500 and can be used towards travel, living expenses, tuition, income taxes, student fees, insurance, books, research expenses and any other relevant categories of expenditure while studying at the Host Institution. The fellowship is renewable for up to two additional years upon successful completion of each preceding year’s study/training. A separate application can be made for an additional year of funding to support dissertation write-up.

Admissions Update: Test scores

I’ve received several emails asking if GRE and/or TOEFL scores must be received by the December 15 application deadline or if the tests must simply be taken by December 15. All application materials must be RECEIVED by December 15 in order for the application to be considered. ETS sends tests scores to UT every 1-3, so plan your test dates accordingly.

2015-16 FLAS competition

Dear Students,
We are pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2015-16 FLAS competition. We are also excited to offer a new addition of the undergraduate FLAS for the academic year award! The FLAS application can be found on the following link –
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.
It is highly encouraged that applicants read the FAQs regarding the FLAS application as we have made some significant changes to this year’s award requirements (such as the new requirement of filling out a FAFSA to indicate the ‘financial need’). We also recommend that you collect all your documents before you start the process as there is no option to save or resume the FLAS application once it is started. 
All this information and much more can be found on the South Asia Institute’s website –
The due date for the FLAS applications is February 6, 2015. Notifications of awards will be sent out end of March 2015.
Please email for any questions/concerns regarding the application.

Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Program Informational Meeting

Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Program 
Informational MeetingMonday, November 3 at 12:00 PM
Glickman Conference Center, CLA 1.302D

The FLAS Fellowship Program provides close to $1 million in funding to UT
undergraduate and graduate students each year. Please join us for an informational
meeting on the program to learn more about it and what it has to offer students in your
department. A brief presentation on the FLAS Fellowship, including application
requirements, program benefits and responsibilities of awarded students, will be
followed by a Q&A session with administrators from UT.

We welcome you to spread the word and bring along students from your department
who focus on international studies and would especially benefit from the FLAS
Fellowship Program. Fellowships are available for both undergrads and grads.

For more information please contact:

Rachel Meyer
South Asia Institute

(512) 475-6038
Sally Dickson
Center for European Studies

(512) 232-4311
Agnes Sekowski
Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

(512) 232-9123


Thomas R. Pickering and Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowships

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Sent: Friday, October 24, 2014 7:41 PM
To: Connor, Julie G
Subject: 2015 Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship


Please be advised that applications have opened for Thomas R. Pickering and Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowships.  Pickering & Rangel Fellowships are excellent programs, provide generous support to graduate students, and are among the very best ways available to help someone be highly competitive for entry into the U.S. Foreign Service. Application and recommendation deadlines for both programs are in January.

Immediately below please find hotlinks to the sites for the two programs.


Attached below please find a flyer on the Pickering program, and attached above a flyer on the Rangel program.

Please note that for the 2015 cycle, U.S. Department of State graduate scholarships will be offered ONLY via the Pickering and Rangel programs.

That information has yet to be updated on the Woodrow Wilson website.

2014 Rangel Fellowship Flyer (3)

Please feel to share this message widely with students, faculty and staff.



Floyd S. Cable

Diplomat In Residence for Central Texas

The University of Texas at Austin – LBJ School

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Title: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Sponsor: South Asia Institute (SAI)

Deadline: 2/6/2014

Amount: $2,500-$15,000, plus tuition and fees

Description: 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. SAI offers academic year funding for the following languages: Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Pashto, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu, and other approved contemporary South Asian languages. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 6. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.


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