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The Middle East Center is now accepting applications for FLAS Fellowships for the academic year 2018-2019 and Summer 2018 from undergraduate and graduate students.

Please click here to learn more about FLAS fellowships.

For eligibility requirements and other questions please visit our FAQs page here.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, be admitted to or enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program, and have research or career plans that require the use of a Middle Eastern language. The languages most commonly studied are Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish, but other Middle Eastern languages may also be approved. Middle East Center is also accepting applications for Kurdish and Tajik for qualifying programs during the current US Department of Education FLAS Grant cycle of 2014-2018. 

Successful applicants to the Academic Year program must then enroll both semesters of the Fellowship year in a modern Middle Eastern language and an area-studies or professional studies course related to the Middle East. Successful applicants to the Summer program must then enroll in a summer intensive program that is the equivalent of one year of language study.

AY graduate student FLAS fellows will receive $18,000 toward tuition and a $15,000 stipend; undergraduate FLAS fellows will receive $10,000 toward tuition and a $5,000 stipend.

Summer FLAS fellows (both undergraduate and graduate) will receive up to $5,000 toward tuition and a stipend of $2,500.

The competition will be conducted strictly in accordance with University policies and the selection guidelines of the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI Program. The Middle East Center seeks to support students in as wide a variety of disciplines and professions, and from as wide a variety of backgrounds, as possible.

For instructions, see here.

For further information, contact:

228 Fisher-Bennett Hall

3340 Walnut Street 

Philadelphia, PA 19104 

Tel: (215) 898-4690

e-mail: Laura Zier-Ehrlich