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FLAS Applications Due

February 14

FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the UW’s National Resource Centers to assist students in acquiring foreign language and either area or international studies competencies. FLAS awards are only available for specific languages and are contingent on federal funding.

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applications by students in professional fields are encouraged. Preference will be given to applicants with a high level of academic ability and with previous language training. Academic year and summer FLAS awards are two separate competitions requiring separate and complete applications.

MEDLI students may be eligible to apply for Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for summer language study. See flas.wisc.edu for details and contact the coordinator of the specific Area Studies Center that offers your language. Note that many centers require a specific regional focus. Students are also encouraged to apply for scholarships at their home institution or inquire about applying their financial aid package toward summer language studies.

Summer awards are for intensive language programs either domestically or abroad. Details on minimum contact hours and duration of allowable summer programs are outlined on the FLAS FAQ page. Summer FLAS awards may be used for study at UW-Madison by non-UW students.

MEDLI applicants can apply to multiple FLAS-granting centers at UW-Madison. It’s recommended to tailor your application to each center:

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IRIS NRC

Coordinator:
Mark Lilleleht, awards@iris.wisc.edu, 328 Ingraham Hall
AY languages:
Arabic, Hebrew, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Swahili, Turkish
Summer languages:
Arabic, Hebrew, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Swahili, Turkish
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AFRICAN STUDIES PROGRAM

Coordinator:
Andrea Fowler, fellowships@africa.wisc.edu, 203 Ingraham Hall
AY languages:
Arabic (in Africa), Hausa, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, Zulu, and African Language Directed Study
Please note: For the languages listed above applicants are strongly encouraged to check with African Cultural Studies (https://african.wisc.edu/) to confirm offerings for proposed language and level for the academic year. FLAS applicants (graduate students only) interested in self-instruction of a language not offered in a regular classroom setting at the UW-Madison may do so through AFRICAN 670 (2cr) and 671 (4cr) (http://african.wisc.edu/content/other-languages). These applicants should offer compelling evidence of their previous experience with self-directed language learning or capacity to engage in such learning.
Summer languages:
A wide range of African languages 
Please note: Applicants interested in studying Arabic at UW’s MEDLI summer program are strongly encouraged to apply but should clearly articulate how such Arabic study relates to their interests in Africa.
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CENTER FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES

Coordinator:
Eleanor Conrad, ejconrad@wisc.edu, 213 Ingraham Hall
AY languages:
Arabic (in relation to Europe), Danish, Dutch (Flemish), Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, and Turkish (in relation to Europe); French (for graduate students in professional schools only); German (for graduate students in professional schools only)
Summer languages:
Arabic (in relation to Europe), Danish, Dutch (Flemish), Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, and Turkish (in relation to Europe); French (for graduate students in professional schools only); German (for graduate students in professional schools only)
Please note:
Students pursuing European Studies and interested in other languages (for either Summer or AY study) – e.g., Basque, Catalan, Faroese, Gaelic/Irish (Modern), Greek (Modern), Icelandic, and Sami – should also contact the center.
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CENTER FOR RUSSIA, EAST EUROPE, AND CENTRAL ASIA

Coordinator:
Sarah Linkert, sarah.linkert@wisc.edu, 210 Ingraham Hall
AY languages:
Czech (2nd year), Kazakh (1st-2nd year), Persian (in relation to Central Asia, 1st-3rd year), Polish (1st-4th year), Russian (3rd year and above; 1st-2nd year Russian open to professional school students only), Turkish (in Balkans or Central Asia, 1st-3rd year), Ukrainian (2nd year)
Summer languages:
Those above plus regional languages offered through: the UW’s Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute, the University of Pittsburgh’s Summer Language InstituteIndiana University’s Summer Language Workshop, and other intensive summer language programs
Please note:
For students pursuing advance-level language funding from CREECA, the center recommends that one letter of recommendation come from someone who can speak to the applicant’s language abilities.
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CENTER FOR SOUTH ASIA

Coordinator:
Andrea Fowler, assistantdirector@southasia.wisc.edu, 203 Ingraham Hall
AY languages:
Hindi, Pashto, Persian (in relation to Pakistan/Afghanistan), Tamil, Tibetan (modern spoken), Urdu
Summer languages:
Bengali, Dari, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Pashto, Persian (with MEDLI), Punjabi, Sinhala, Tamil, Tibetan (modern spoken), Urdu, and the  Intensive Summer Multilanguage Seminar
Please note: UW students may apply for summer languages offered through FLAS-eligible UW programs in addition to AIIS. Students who are not currently enrolled at UW-Madison or who will not be enrolled at UW-Madison by the fall semester may apply only for languages offered through FLAS-eligible UW-Madison programs.
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SOUTH ASIA SUMMER LANGUAGE INSTITUTE

Coordinator:
Andrea Fowler, assistantdirector@southasia.wisc.edu, 203 Ingraham Hall
AY languages:
n/a
Summer languages:
graduate student applications ONLY for Bengali, Dari, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Sinhala, Tamil, Tibetan (modern spoken), Urdu, and the Intensive Summer Multilanguage Seminar
Please note:
SASLI does not offer FLAS funding to undergraduate students. Undergraduates may apply for a FLAS to study at SASLI through the Center for South Asia (see above) if they otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for undergraduate students. UW undergraduate and graduate students planning to attend SASLI should apply only to the Center for South Asia for FLAS funding.
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Details

Date:
February 14
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Website:
https://flas.wisc.edu/