Courtesy of Laura Rostad

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for Academic Year 2014-15 and Summer 2014

 

***Open to undergraduate and graduate students***

***NOTE: ALL ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-15 AND SUMMER 2014 FELLOWSHIPS WILL BE AWARDED CONTINGENT ON CONTINUED FUNDING FROM THE US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION***

Applications are due March 3, 2014 (for Academic Year and Summer). Please submit your application here.


The Middle East Center will award FLAS Fellowships for AY 2014-15 and Summer 2014 to undergraduate and graduate students engaged in pursuing modern Middle Eastern language study. Students at all levels of language proficiency are encouraged to apply, but those with native fluency and undergraduate students wishing to enroll in beginning language classes will not be considered for the fellowship.

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.

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:

Mehmet Darakcioglu
228 Fisher-Bennett Hall
3340 Walnut Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19104 
Tel: (215) 898-4690 
e-mail: mehmetd@sas.upenn.edu