The Global Studies Center is pleased to
announce the competition for Graduate and Undergraduate Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships
(FLASF) for the University of Pittsburgh Summer 2017.
The FLAS Fellowships are
authorized under Title VI of the Higher Education Act and are administered by
the United States Department of Education. The purpose of the FLAS Fellowship
program is: “To assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained
personnel for modern foreign language and area studies, to stimulate the
attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency, and to develop a pool
of international experts to meet national needs.” As such, these fellowships
may only be awarded to US citizens or US permanent residents.
1. The language program must consist of at least 140 hours for intermediate courses; 120 hours for advanced level courses.
2. The language program must last a minimum of 6 weeks.
3. The course must be taken for a letter grade that is based on
tests administered during the course.
4. Fellowships may be used in a foreign study program ONLY at the
advanced level or for a language/level not offered in the United States.
Global Studies Center will award FLASFs to at least five graduate
and or undergraduate students for an intensive program of language study in Arabic,
Chinese, Hindi, Persian (Farsi), Portuguese, Swahili, and Turkish.
The study program is to provide the fellowship recipient with the equivalent of
one academic year of foreign language study.
The summer FLAS Fellowship
provides awardees with $5000 towards tuition and fees in addition to a stipend
of approximately $2,500. The Fellowship may be supplemented with funding from
Applicants will be notified of award decisions by the
end of March.