Applications for 2018-2019 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for Southeast Asian Language are now open!

The U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship program.

The U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship program are designed to support graduate and undergraduate students who are studying Southeast Asian languages and area studies courses at Intermediate level or higher. UCLA students who receive FLAS fellowships are required to take Southeast Asia language and area studies courses for a letter grade if in residence at UCLA. Independent Studies are allowed with specific permission. Languages for academic year fellowships are Filipino, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai or Vietnamese. In summer, additional SEA languages are eligible. Fellowships are always contingent upon receipt of funds from the U.S. Department of Education. Students must also agree to submit quarterly reports on their progress, submit before and after language assessments to the U.S. Department of Education, submit to a before and after oral proficiency examination by a designated instructor, and report to the U.S. Department of Education every two years for eight years after graduation on the recipient’s occupation and the extent to which the FLAS language is being used.

Spring 2018 fellowships are awarded for just the spring quarter and provide a $5000 stipend for graduate students and $2500 for undergraduates. Spring 2018 quarter tuition and fees are paid in full for graduate and $2500 for undergraduate students. 

Summer 2018 fellowships are for intensive language programs only. They provide a stipend of $2,500 plus tuition and fees to a maximum of $5,000, and (optional) up to $1,000 for travel. FLAS funds may be used for intensive summer language study at UCLA or elsewhere.

Academic year 2018-2019 fellowships (contingent upon the availability of funding) are awarded for nine months and provide a total stipend of $15,000 for graduate students and $5,000 for undergraduates. Academic Year tuition and fees are paid up to $18,000 for graduate students and $10,000 for undergraduates. AY awards may be used for dissertation research for students at the advanced level of language proficiency, but this must be approved in advance.

 

Deadline for all applications: February 21, 2018.

Click here for FLAS Application guidelines and Applications

 

For more info please contact:
Nguyet Tong
310-206-9163
ntong@international.ucla.edu

Published: Monday, November 13, 2017