Academic Year 2017 – 2018

FLAS Fellowship for Graduate Students

Program

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide funding to students to encourage the study of critical and less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies or international aspects of professional studies. These fellowships are funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. The purpose of the FLAS program is to promote the training of students who intend to make their careers in college or university teaching, government service, or other employment where knowledge of foreign languages and cultures is essential.

At UC Berkeley, funding for FLAS Fellowships is provided by seven Title VI National Resource Centers representing various world areas, including: East Asia, Eastern Europe/Russia/Eurasia, Latin America, Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Western Europe.

FLAS Fellowships are awarded to graduate students for:

  •  A formal UC Berkeley or overseas academic program of full-time study during the academic year, including language and area/international studies courses.FLAS recipients must undertake full-time study during the tenure of the award and must be enrolled in a language course and an area/international studies course each semester during the 2017 – 2018 academic year. These courses must be taken for letter grades.Students wishing to use an award for a formal study abroad program must be at the intermediate or advanced level of language proficiency, or at the beginning level if an appropriate beginning language program is not available in the U.S. Prior approval from the U.S. Department of Education is required for all FLAS language study abroad. Consult the list of world area centers for specific eligibility and application details relevant to the proposed language of study.
  • Dissertation research abroad during the academic year.Only students who are at the advanced level of language proficiency may propose to use a FLAS award for dissertation research. Students must be advanced to candidacy by the beginning of the fall semester. The use of language in dissertation research must be extensive enough to consider the foreign language improvement facilitated by the research equal to the improvement that would be obtained from a full academic year’s worth of formal classroom instruction. Since the legislative intent of the FLAS program is language acquisition, use of the FLAS fellowship for dissertation research is not encouraged by the U.S. Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education prefers that students apply for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program. Prior approval from the U.S. Department of Education is required for dissertation research abroad.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants must be students and citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Students in programs that combine modern language training with 1) area or international studies, or 2) research and training in the international aspects of professional or other fields of study, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, are encouraged to apply.

Lowest consideration is given to:

  1. students who already possess language fluency equivalent to educated native speakers in the language for which the award is sought, including dissertators
  2. students who are taking the first 12 semester hours or the equivalent in Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish
  3. students applying for dissertation research or writing as opposed to students applying for language acquisition

Prospective applicants are encouraged to consult the relevant world area center regarding specific languages of interest before submitting an application.


FAFSA

Competitive preference is given to applicants who demonstrate financial need as evidenced by submission of the FAFSA.


Award

For graduate students, the Academic Year FLAS Fellowship will cover registration fees and provide a stipend of $15,500.


Application

FLAS Fellowships are awarded competitively on merit basis through an annual fellowship competition administered by the Graduate Student Services: Fellowships Office. Incoming graduate students will apply for the FLAS Fellowship using the Graduate Application for Admission and Fellowships 2017-2018, which should be submitted directly to their departments by the departmental deadlines. Incoming undergraduate students are ineligible to apply for FLAS Fellowships. The deadline for receipt of the application and supporting documents is Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

The application requirements for Berkeley continuing students are:

  • Online application through Tango
  • ­­Statement of purpose of no more than 1,000 words, outlining your academic plans, career goals and area of specialization, and providing any additional information that may aid the selection committee in evaluating your application. You must indicate what relevance the study of the language of application has to the preparation to your academic program, chosen career and/or future goals.
  • Transcript(s)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Page 1 of the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

For more information, contact Gina Blanco, or call (510) 642-7739.


Frequently Asked Questions for the Graduate Student Applicant

Q. Can I apply for the year-long FLAS for dissertation research and writing?

A. Because the legislative intent of the FLAS fellowship program is language acquisition and the U.S. Department of Education has a separate dissertation fellowship program (Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program) with an annual competition, use of the FLAS fellowship for dissertation research is not encouraged.


Q. I am a first-year graduate student. What transcripts do I submit?

A. Provide photocopies of your undergraduate transcript as well as any transcripts with graduate coursework taken. Be sure to cross out your social security number if it is found on your transcript.


Q. Will the Graduate Student Services: Fellowships Office notify me if my application is incomplete?

A. No. Students are responsible for checking if their application is complete.


Q. Can I work while on the FLAS fellowship?

A. You may work no more than an average of 25% time research or teaching appointment per academic year.


Q. Do I have to take an international and area studies course both in the fall and the spring semesters?

A. Yes. Please make sure that you are enrolled in your language course and an international and area studies course each semester while on fellowship tenure.


Q.Can I take my language and international/area studies courses “pass/fail”?

A. No. The U.S. Department of Education requires that language and international/area studies courses be taken for a letter grade.


Q.What are examples of international and area studies courses?

A. These courses are not limited to courses from the specific departments labeled “Africa,” “East Asia,” etc. Courses within the world area of award are acceptable. For example, for East Asian Studies, Music 134A: Music of the East Asia Tradition; Political Science 143A: Northeast Asian Politics; and Sociology 183C: China in the 1990’s are all acceptable courses for East Asian FLAS fellows. Contact Gina Blanco, FLAS Coordinator, at (510) 642-7739 or by e-mail (gfarales@berkeley.edu) if you have any questions about the course requirements for FLAS.


Q. Do I need to submit a FAFSA to apply for a FLAS Fellowship?

A. Competitive preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need as evidenced by submission of the FAFSA by the time of application. Include with your application Page 1 of your Student Aid Report (SAR).


FLAS Fellowship for Undergraduate Students

Program

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide funding to students to encourage the study of critical and less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies or international aspects of professional studies. These fellowships are funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. The purpose of the FLAS program is to promote the training of students who intend to make their careers in college or university teaching, government service, or other employment where knowledge of foreign languages and cultures is essential.

At UC Berkeley, funding for undergraduate FLAS Fellowships is provided by six Title VI National Resource Centers representing various world areas, including: Eastern Europe/Russia/Eurasia, Latin America, Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Western Europe.

FLAS Fellowships are awarded to undergraduate students for a formal UC Berkeley or overseas academic program of full-time study during the academic year, including language and area/international studies courses. FLAS recipients must undertake full-time study during the tenure of the award and must be enrolled in a language course and an area/international studies course each semester during the 2017 – 2018 academic year. These courses must be taken for letter grades.

Depending upon world area, undergraduate students may use an award only for a formal study abroad program at the intermediate or advanced level of a critical or less commonly taught language. Prior approval from the U.S. Department of Education is required for all FLAS language study abroad.

Consult the list of world area centers for specific eligibility and application details relevant to the proposed language of study.


Eligibility

Eligible applicants must be students and citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Students in programs that combine modern language training with

  • area or international studies
  • research and training in the international aspects of professional or other fields of study, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, are encouraged to apply

Lowest consideration is given to students who already possess language fluency equivalent to educated native speakers in the language for which the award is sought.

Undergraduate FLAS awards may only be given for the intermediate or advanced study of a critical or less commonly taught language. Eligibility for undergraduate FLAS awards and additional requirements vary by language and world area. Prospective applicants are encouraged to consult the relevant world area center regarding specific languages of interest before submitting an application.


FAFSA

Competitive preference is given to applicants who demonstrate financial need as evidenced by submission of the FAFSA.


Award

The Academic Year FLAS Fellowship will cover registration fees up to $10,000 and provide a stipend of $5,000. If you receive financial aid, you are advised to contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office to discuss the impact an Undergraduate FLAS Fellowship may have on your financial aid package.


Application

FLAS Fellowships are awarded competitively on merit basis through an annual fellowship competition administered by the Graduate Student Services: Fellowships Office. Incoming undergraduate students are ineligible to apply for FLAS Fellowships. The deadline for receipt of the application and supporting documents is Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

The application requirements for Berkeley continuing students are:

  • Online application through Tango
  • ­­Statement of purpose of no more than 1,000 words, outlining your academic plans, career goals and area of specialization, and providing any additional information that may aid the selection committee in evaluating your application. You must indicate what relevance the study of the language of application has to the preparation to your academic program, chosen career and/or future goals.
  • Transcript(s)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Page 1 of the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

For more information contact Gina Blanco, or call (510) 642-7739.


Frequently Asked Questions for the Undergraduate Student Applicant

Q. I am an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley. Can I apply for an academic year FLAS?

A. Yes. Undergraduate students who are proposing to study a Less Commonly Taught Language (LCTL) which is defined as any other language other than English, Spanish, German, or French, and who are at the intermediate or advanced level of that study are eligible to apply for an academic year FLAS.


Q. Will the Graduate Student Services: Fellowships Office notify me if my application is incomplete?

A. No. Students are responsible for checking if their application is complete.


Q. Do I have to take an international and area studies course both in the fall and the spring semesters?

A. Yes. Please make sure that you are enrolled in your language course and an international and area studies course each semester while on fellowship tenure.


Q. Can I take my language and international/area studies courses “pass/fail”?

A. No. The U.S. Department of Education requires that language and international/area studies courses be taken for a letter grade.


Q. What are examples of international and area studies courses?

A. These courses are not limited to courses from the specific departments labeled “Africa,” “East Asia,” etc. Courses within the world area of award are acceptable. For example, for East Asian Studies, Music 134A: Music of the East Asia Tradition; Political Science 143A: Northeast Asian Politics; and Sociology 183C: China in the 1990’s are all acceptable courses for East Asian FLAS fellows. Contact Gina Blanco, FLAS Coordinator, at (510) 642-7739 or by e-mail (ginablanco@berkeley.edu) if you have any questions about the course requirements for FLAS.


Q. Do I need to submit a FAFSA to apply for a FLAS Fellowship?

A. Competitive preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need as evidenced by submission of the FAFSA by the time of application.  Include with your application Page 1 of your Student Aid Report (SAR).


Summer 2017

FLAS Fellowship for Graduate Students

Program

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide funding to students to encourage the study of critical and less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies or international aspects of professional studies. These fellowships are funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. The purpose of the FLAS program is to promote the training of students who intend to make their careers in college or university teaching, government service, or other employment where knowledge of foreign languages and cultures is essential.

At UC Berkeley, funding for FLAS Fellowships is provided by seven Title VI National Resource Centers representing various world areas, including: East Asia, Eastern Europe/Russia/Eurasia, Latin America, Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Western Europe. Depending upon world area, Summer FLAS Fellowships are available to graduate students at the beginning, intermediate, or advanced level. Consult the list of world area centers for specific eligibility and application details relevant to the proposed language of study.

The summer FLAS award should provide each fellow with the equivalent of a full academic year’s worth of language instruction. Students at the beginning and intermediate levels must have at least 140 contact hours, while advanced students must have at least 120 contact hours of language study. All language instruction programs must meet for a minimum of 6 weeks. Summer awards are not available for dissertation research.

Graduate students wishing to use an award for a formal study abroad program must be at the intermediate or advanced level of language proficiency, or at the beginning level if an appropriate beginning language program is not available in the U.S. Prior approval from the U.S. Department of Education is required for all FLAS language study abroad.

Bulletins and applications for Summer Session at UC Berkeley are available online. Summer FLAS Fellowships may be awarded for intensive language study at other universities, including foreign universities, with prior approval from the U.S. Department of Education. Students are responsible for meeting admission and registration deadlines, if applicable.


Eligibility

Eligible applicants must be students and citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Students in programs that combine modern language training with 1) area or international studies, or 2) research and training in the international aspects of professional or other fields of study, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, are encouraged to apply.

Lowest consideration is given to:

  1. students who already possess language fluency equivalent to educated native speakers in the language for which the award is sought; and
  2. students who are taking the first 12 semester hours or the equivalent in Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.

UC Berkeley may fund a graduate student from another institution to take a language course here at Berkeley. The student may also opt to take a course at a program sponsored by UC Berkeley (e.g., CESSI, SASLI, SEASSI, SLI, SWSEEL).

Prospective applicants are encouraged to consult the relevant world area center regarding specific languages of interest before submitting an application.


FAFSA

Competitive preference is given to applicants who demonstrate financial need as evidenced by submission of the FAFSA.


Award

The Summer FLAS Fellowship covers language program fees up to $5,000 and provides a stipend of $2,500.


Application

FLAS Fellowships are awarded competitively on merit basis through an annual fellowship competition administered by the Graduate Student Services: Fellowships Office. The deadline for receipt of the application and supporting documents is Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

The application requirements are:

  1. Online application through Tango
  2. Language program information
  3. ­­Statement of purpose of no more than 1,000 words, outlining your academic plans, career goals and area of specialization, and providing any additional information that may aid the selection committee in evaluating your application. You must indicate what relevance the study of the language of application has to the preparation to your academic program, chosen career and/or future goals.
  4. Transcript(s)
  5. One letter of recommendation
  6. Page 1 of the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

For more information, contact Gina Blanco, or (510) 642-7739.


Frequently Asked Questions for the Graduate Student Applicant

Q. What should I look for when researching language programs?

A. The summer FLAS award should provide each fellow with the equivalent of a full academic year’s worth of language of instruction. Programs should be a minimum of 6 weeks in length. Students at the beginning and intermediate levels are expected to attend programs offering a minimum of 140 contact hours, while advanced students need 120 hours of instruction.


Q. How do I obtain approval of my language program from the U.S. Department of Education?

A. The FLAS Coordinator is responsible for seeking approval from the U.S. Department of Education after you have accepted the fellowship offer. You are strongly advised not to make irrevocable travel arrangements prior to receiving official approval from the U.S. Department of Education.


Q. I am a first-year graduate student. What transcripts do I submit?

A. Provide photocopies of your undergraduate transcript as well as any transcripts for graduate course work taken. Be sure to cross out your social security number if it is on your transcript.


Q. Will the Graduate Student Services: Fellowships Office notify me if my application is incomplete?

A. No. Students are responsible for checking if their application is complete.


Q. When will I expect to hear that I received the summer FLAS?

A. Awards will be announced in April.


Q. Do I need to submit a FAFSA to apply for a FLAS Fellowship?

A. Competitive preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need as evidenced by submission of the FAFSA by the time of application.  Include with your application Page 1 of your Student Aid Report (SAR).


FLAS Fellowship for Undergraduate Students

Program

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide funding to students to encourage the study of critical and less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies or international aspects of professional studies. These fellowships are funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. The purpose of the FLAS program is to promote the training of students who intend to make their careers in college or university teaching, government service, or other employment where knowledge of foreign languages and cultures is essential.

At UC Berkeley, funding for FLAS Fellowships is provided by seven Title VI National Resource Centers representing various world areas, including: Eastern Europe/Russia/Eurasia, Latin America, Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Western Europe.

Summer FLAS Fellowships are available to undergraduate students at the intermediate or advanced level of a critical or less commonly taught language. Consult the list of world area centers for specific eligibility and application details relevant to the proposed language of study.

The summer FLAS award should provide each fellow with the equivalent of a full academic year’s worth of language instruction. Students at the intermediate level must have at least 140 contact hours, while advanced students must have at least 120 contact hours of language study. All language instruction programs must meet for a minimum of 6 weeks. Undergraduate students may use an award for a formal study abroad program at the intermediate or advanced level of a critical or less commonly taught language. Prior approval from the U.S. Department of Education is required for all FLAS language study abroad. Summer awards are not available for research.

Bulletins and applications for Summer Session at UC Berkeley are available online. Summer FLAS Fellowships may be awarded for intensive language study at other universities, including foreign universities, with prior approval from the U.S. Department of Education. Students are responsible for meeting admission and registration deadlines, if applicable.


Eligibility

Eligible applicants must be students and citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Students in programs that combine modern language training with 1) area or international studies, or 2) research and training in the international aspects of professional or other fields of study, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, are encouraged to apply.

Lowest consideration is given to:

  1. students who already possess language fluency equivalent to educated native speakers in the language for which the award is sought; and
  2. students who are taking the first 12 semester hours or the equivalent in Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to consult the relevant world area center regarding specific languages of interest before submitting an application.


FAFSA

Competitive preference is given to applicants who demonstrate financial need as evidenced by submission of the FAFSA.


Award

The Summer FLAS Fellowship covers language program fees up to $5,000 and provides a stipend of $2,500.


Application

FLAS Fellowships are awarded competitively on merit basis through an annual fellowship competition administered by the Graduate Student Services: Fellowships Office. The deadline for receipt of the application and supporting documents is Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

The application requirements are:

  1. Online application through Tango
  2. Language program information
  3. ­­Statement of purpose of no more than 1,000 words, outlining your academic plans, career goals and area of specialization, and providing any additional information that may aid the selection committee in evaluating your application. You must indicate what relevance the study of the language of application has to the preparation to your academic program, chosen career and/or future goals.
  4. Transcript(s)
  5. One letter of recommendation
  6. Page 1 of the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

For more information, contact Gina Blanco, or (510) 642-7739.


Frequently Asked Questions for the Undergraduate Student Applicant

Q. What should I look for when researching language programs?

A. The summer FLAS award should provide each fellow with the equivalent of a full academic year’s worth of language of instruction. Programs should be a minimum of 6 weeks in length. Students at the intermediate level are expected to attend programs offering a minimum of 140 contact hours, while advanced students need 120 hours of instruction.


Q. How do I obtain approval of my language program from the U.S. Department of Education?

A. The FLAS Coordinator is responsible for seeking approval from the U.S. Department of Education after youhave accepted the fellowship offer. You are strongly advised not to make irrevocable travel arrangements prior to receiving official approval from the U.S. Department of Education.


Q. I am an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley. Can I apply for a summer FLAS?

A. Yes. Undergraduate students may also apply for a summer FLAS if they are at the intermediate or advanced level of study of a less commonly taught language, which is defined by the U.S. Department of Education as any language other than English, Spanish, German, or French.


Q. Will the Fellowships Office notify me if my application is incomplete?

A. No. Students are responsible for checking if their application is complete.


Q. When do I expect to hear that I have received the summer FLAS?

A. Awards will be announced in April.


Q. Do I need to submit a FAFSA to apply for a FLAS Fellowship?

A. Competitive preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need as evidenced by submission of the FAFSA by the time of application. Include with your application Page 1 of your Student Aid Report (SAR).


Title VI National Resource Centers

University of California, Berkeley

Institute of East
Asian Studies

1995 University Avenue,
Suite 510
Berkeley, CA 94720-2318
Telephone: 510-642-2809
E-mail: backstrom@berkeley.edu

Academic Year

Awards are available for UC Berkeley graduate students only. East Asian languages currently eligible for FLAS awards are Chinese Japanese, Korean and Tibetan. Students interested in applying for an academic year FLAS to study first or second year Mongolian may do so. If the student is successful, permission to add Mongolian as an approved language will be requested from the U.S. Department of Education, and approval is expected.

Low priority is given to students who are taking the first 12 semester hours or the equivalent in Chinese and Japanese. Exceptions will only be considered if the student has already achieved competence in another East Asian language and the project statement adequately demonstrates the need to study the second language. Students are not eligible for FLAS awards in classical Chinese or Japanese.

Applications to study or pursue dissertation research abroad during the academic year are not available for East Asia; students should explore opportunities with the Fulbright program for research abroad.


Summer

Summer FLAS awards are available for UC Berkeley graduate students only, and can be used either at Berkeley, elsewhere in the US, or upon approval, for intensive study abroad. Awards are made at either the intermediate or advanced levels in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Tibetan. Summer study of Uighur and Mongolian in the US or abroad, is allowed upon approval from the US Dept. of Education.

Center for Latin
American Studies

2334 Bowditch Street #2312
Berkeley, CA 94720-2312
Telephone: 510-642-2088
E-mail: diony@berkeley.edu

Academic Year

FLAS awards for the academic year are available to UC Berkeley graduate students only. Awards for Portuguese are available at the intermediate and advanced levels. Awards for Spanish are available, but only at the advanced level. Students applying for a FLAS award in a language other than these two pre-approved languages must provide a plan for a full year of language training and area studies according to FLAS guidelines. The proposed plans will require approval from the U.S. Department of Education.

Priority will be given to students seeking to study a less commonly taught language and students in advanced levels of language study. Students must demonstrate a commitment to the world area (not Latino populations in the U.S.) and to their field in the next stage of their professional or academic careers. Awards are not given for dissertation research abroad.


Summer

The Summer FLAS award competition is open to UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students, but undergraduate applicants must be juniors or incoming seniors majoring or minoring in Latin American Studies or another discipline with a focus on Latin America. Students seeking to enroll in an overseas language program must be at the intermediate or advanced level of language proficiency. FLAS awards may only be used for an overseas language program at the beginning level when a similar program is not available in the United States.

Priority will be given to students seeking to study a less commonly taught language, however, awards for Spanish are available at the advanced level. Students should consult with CLAS for guidance on FLAS eligible programs. All students must demonstrate a commitment to the world area (not Latino populations in the U.S.) and to their field in the next stage of their professional or academic careers. Awards are not given for dissertation research abroad.

Center for Middle
Eastern Studies

340 Stephens Hall #2314
Berkeley, CA 94720-2314
Telephone: 510-642-8208
E-mail: cmes@berkeley.edu

Academic Year

Academic Year FLAS fellowships will be awarded in MODERN Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Hebrew. Priority will be given to graduate students pursuing advanced language proficiency (third year+) for research purposes and professional development, though students at all levels are welcome to apply, including undergraduates (for whom priority will be given to those with declared majors in MES). Awardees must be registered in language and area studies courses at UCB throughout award period. THE CMES DOES NOT AWARD AY FLAS FOR RESEARCH ABROAD.


Summer

Summer FLAS fellowships will be awarded in MODERN Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Hebrew. The summer competition is open to graduate students and undergraduates studying a modern Middle Eastern language at the intermediate or advanced level. For undergraduates, preference will be given to students with declared major in Middle East Studies.

Graduate students at other UC campuses are also eligible to receive FLAS awards, although priority will be given to UCB students. Summer FLAS awards may be used for study at UC Berkeley or through a program that has been or can be approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Overseas language programs run by consortia of which Berkeley is a member are eligible.

Institute for South
Asia Studies

10 Stephens Hall #2310
Berkeley, CA 94720-2310
Telephone: 510-642-3608
E-mail: isas@berkeley.edu

Academic Year

South Asia academic year FLAS awards are available for Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. A FLAS grant in Sanskrit will only be considered if the student’s project statement adequately demonstrates the applicability of Sanskrit to a topic dealing with modern or contemporary South Asia. Awards are not given for dissertation research abroad.

Eligible graduate students in any discipline and department may apply for FLAS fellowships, including students in professional schools and the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In certain cases, FLAS fellowships may be used for language study abroad during an academic year. FLAS awards are also open to undergraduates studying a South Asian language at the Intermediate or Advanced level.

Incoming junior and seniors preferred, and either majoring or minoring in South Asian Studies through the Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, or majoring in a discipline represented by the core faculty of the Center for South Asia Studies (Anthropology; Energy and Resources Group; English; Economics; Ethnic Studies; Geography; History; History of Art; Music; Sociology; Political Science; Urban Planning).

For questions regarding the availability of specific languages in 2017-2018 and student eligibility, please contact the Institute for South Asia Studies.


Summer

Berkeley students are encouraged to take languages not available at UC Berkeley through the use of a summer FLAS at an institution that has a FLAS eligible program, including programs abroad. UC Berkeley students are encouraged to take their summer study at

South Asian Studies Language Institute (SASLI) held at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, if the language is offered. See the SASLI Web site (www.sasli.wisc.edu). Consult with the Institute for South Asia Studies. Non-Berkeley students are welcome to apply for a summer FLAS at Berkeley for intensive first-year Hindi.

FLAS awards are also open to undergraduates studying a South Asian language at the Intermediate or Advanced level. Incoming junior and seniors preferred either majoring or minoring in South Asian Studies through the Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, or majoring in a discipline represented by the core faculty of the Center for South Asia Studies (Anthropology; Energy and Resources Group; English; Economics; Ethnic Studies; Geography; History; History of Art; Music; Sociology; Political Science; Urban Planning).

For questions regarding the availability of specific languages in 2017-2018 and student eligibility, please contact the Institute for South Asia Studies.

Center for Southeast
Asia Studies

1995 University Avenue, Suite 520H
Berkeley, CA 94720-2318
Telephone: 510-642-3609
E-mail: cseas@berkeley.edu

Academic Year

Academic Year FLAS awards are available through the third year, or advanced level, of instruction for Filipino, Indonesian, Khmer, and Vietnamese. Academic year FLAS awards are available at UC Berkeley for elementary and intermediate Thai. Advanced Thai is currently offered via Distance Learning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is FLAS eligible. Awards are also available for Elementary Burmese. Undergraduates may apply for a FLAS award if they are planning to study a Southeast Asian language at the intermediate or advanced level.

Award preference will be given to students who are either majoring or minoring in Southeast Asian Studies through the Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies or who otherwise demonstrate a commitment to Southeast Asian Studies.Graduate students may apply for a FLAS award to study a Southeast Asian language for any level of instruction.

Awards are prioritized for students who are pursuing advanced language proficiency. Students who are already at an advanced proficiency level and/or students who have received an academic year FLAS award more than twice, may not apply for a new FLAS award.


Summer

Students may apply for summer FLAS awards to study a Southeast Asian language either in the U.S. or overseas. Undergraduate students may apply for a summer FLAS award to study at the intermediate or advanced level. Overseas language programs must meet the standards for course instruction and contact hours set by the U.S. Department of Education.

Overseas programs are only open for students planning to study at an advanced level. Students who wish to study a Southeast Asian language who are not yet at an advanced level may only use a FLAS award for an overseas program if the pertinent language is not offered at a reputable program in the U.S.Competitive preference is given to applicants who demonstrate financial need as evidenced by submission of the FAFSA. In the U.S., students should plan to use their FLAS award to study at a U.S. Department of Education-approved program, such as Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

PLEASE NOTE: UC Berkeley students interested in attending SEASSI should apply for a FLAS award directly through UC Berkeley, NOT through SEASSI, but should also complete a regular application through SEASSI.

Institute of Slavic,
East European,
and Eurasian Studies

260 Stephens Hall #2304
Berkeley, CA 94720-2304
Telephone: 510-642-3230
E-mail: iseees@berkeley.edu

Academic Year — Graduate Students

Languages offered include Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, and Yiddish. Eligible graduate students in any discipline and department may apply for a FLAS fellowship, including students in professional schools and the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.Priority is given to students who are pursuing advanced level language proficiency in these languages, to students demonstrating likelihood of pursuing government service, and/or to students pursuing Master’s degrees in the professional schools. Heritage speakers may apply, but applicants who already possess native fluency in a language are ineligible to apply to study that language and should consider applying to study a different language.

Jury members look for commitment to the area and field when deciding on applications. Past FLAS recipients may apply for subsequent FLAS funding. In certain cases, FLAS fellowships may be used for language study abroad during an academic year. Applications are not accepted for dissertation research abroad.


Academic Year — Undergraduate Students

FLAS awards are open to undergraduates studying a Slavic, East European, or Eurasian language at the Intermediate or Advanced level. Languages funded include Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, and Yiddish.

To be eligible, an undergraduate student must have completed at least two semesters of the target language at UC Berkeley by the start of the fellowship. Eligible students in any discipline and department may apply for a FLAS fellowship, and applications from students in pre-professional programs and in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are encouraged. Priority is given to students who are pursuing advanced level language proficiency in these languages, to students demonstrating likelihood of pursuing government service, and/or to students demonstrating likelihood of continuing language and area studies beyond the fellowship period.

Heritage speakers may apply, but applicants who already possess native fluency in a language are ineligible to apply to study that language and should consider applying to study a different language. Jury members look for commitment to the area and field when deciding on applications. Past FLAS recipients may apply for subsequent FLAS funding. In certain cases, FLAS fellowships may be used for language study abroad during an academic year.


Summer — Graduate Students

Languages funded include Armenian, Bulgarian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, and Yiddish. Applications for summer study of other Slavic, East European, Eurasian, Caucasus, or Central Asian languages are possible, pending approval of the language program by the U.S. Department of Education.

Eligible graduate students in any discipline and department may apply for FLAS fellowships, including students in professional schools and the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Priority is given to students who are pursuing advanced level language proficiency in these languages, to students pursuing Master’s degrees in the professional schools, and/or students demonstrating likelihood of entering government service as a career. Heritage speakers may apply, but applicants who already possess native fluency in a language are ineligible to apply to study that language and should consider applying to study a different language.

Jury members look for commitment to the area and field when deciding on applications. Past FLAS recipients may apply for subsequent FLAS funding. Applications are not accepted for dissertation research abroad.

Students are encouraged to take languages not available at UC Berkeley through the use of a summer FLAS at an institution that has a FLAS eligible program. UC Berkeley students are encouraged to pursue summer study at the Indiana University Summer Language Workshop; the Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute at the University of Pittsburgh; or the Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, if the desired language and level are offered.

Students wishing to use an award for an overseas language program must be at the intermediate or advanced level of language proficiency, or at the beginning level if a beginning language program in the target language is not available in the U.S. Summer FLAS for language study abroad requires U.S. Department of Education approval of the instructional program and travel itinerary. Depending upon availability of funds, Summer FLAS awards sometimes have provision for up to $1000 in travel assistance.

To be eligible, an applicant must provide a travel itinerary which adheres to the Fly America Act.


Summer — Undergraduate Students

Summer FLAS awards are available to undergraduates studying a Slavic, East European, or Eurasian language at the Intermediate or Advanced level. Languages funded include Armenian, Bulgarian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, and Yiddish.

To be eligible, an undergraduate student must have completed at least two semesters of study of the target language at UC Berkeley by the start of the fellowship. Eligible students in any discipline and department may apply for a FLAS fellowship, and applications from students in pre-professional programs and in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are encouraged. Priority is given to students who are pursuing advanced level language proficiency in these languages, and/or students demonstrating likelihood of entering government service as a career. Heritage speakers may apply, but applicants who already possess native fluency in a language are ineligible to apply to study that language and should consider applying to study a different language.

Jury members look for commitment to the area and field when deciding on applications. Past FLAS recipients may apply for subsequent FLAS funding.

Students are encouraged to take languages not available at UC Berkeley through the use of a summer FLAS at an institution that has a FLAS eligible program. UC Berkeley students are encouraged to pursue summer study at the Indiana University Summer Language Workshop; the Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute at the University of Pittsburgh; or the Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, if the desired language and level are offered.

Students wishing to use an award for an overseas language program must be at the intermediate or advanced level of language proficiency. Summer FLAS for language study abroad requires U.S. Department of Education approval of the instructional program and travel itinerary. Depending upon availability of funds, Summer FLAS awards sometimes have provision for up to $1000 in travel assistance. To be eligible, an applicant must provide a travel itinerary which adheres to the Fly America Act.

Institute of
European Studies

207 Moses Hall #2316
Berkeley, CA 94720-2316
Telephone: 510-642-4555
E-mail: ies@berkeley.edu

Academic Year – Graduate Students

Languages offered include Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Modern Greek, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh, and Yiddish at the Intermediate or Advanced level. To be eligible, an undergraduate student must have completed at least two semesters of study of the target language by the start of the fellowship. FLAS grants cannot be awarded for beginning level language training. However, an exception might be made for the beginning level of a less commonly taught language (i.e. all European languages with the exception of French, German, Spanish and Italian)

if a student has achieved advanced proficiency in another European language, and if the student can demonstrate that learning a second European language is required for his/her overall training and expertise. Eligible graduate students in any discipline and department may apply for FLAS fellowships, including students in professional schools and the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. IES gives absolute priority to applications for its priority languages Portuguese and Turkish as well as for the less commonly taught languages Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Modern Greek, Irish Gaelic, Norwegian, Swedish, Welsh, and Yiddish. Students who are pursuing advanced level language proficiency German, French, Italian and Spanish can also apply.

Priority is given to applications by students from under-represented groups (economically disadvantaged students, student parents, transfer students, students pursuing degrees in the professional schools and STEM fields) and applicants demonstrating likelihood of pursuing government service and/or pursuing Master’s degrees in a professional school or program. Low priority is given to applicants for dissertation research abroad and to applicants who already possess native fluency in the target language.

Jury members look for commitment to the area and field when deciding on applications. Past FLAS recipients may apply for subsequent FLAS funding.


Academic Year — Undergraduate Students

Languages offered include Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Modern Greek, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh, and Yiddish at the Intermediate or Advanced level.

To be eligible, an undergraduate student must have completed at least two semesters of study of the target language by the start of the fellowship. FLAS grants cannot be awarded for beginning level language training. However, an exception might be made for the beginning level of a less commonly taught language (i.e. all European languages with the exception of French, German, Spanish and Italian) if a student has achieved advanced proficiency in another European language, and if the student can demonstrate that learning a second European language is required for his/her overall training and expertise.

Eligible students in any discipline and department may apply for FLAS fellowships, including students in professional schools and the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. IES gives absolute priority to applications for its priority languages Portuguese and Turkish as well as for the less commonly taught languages Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Modern Greek, Irish Gaelic, Norwegian, Swedish, Welsh, and Yiddish. Students who are pursuing advanced level language proficiency German, French, Italian and Spanish can also apply.

Priority is given to applications by students from under-represented groups (economically disadvantaged students, student parents, transfer students, students pursuing degrees in the professional schools and STEM fields) and applicants demonstrating likelihood of pursuing government service and/or pursuing Master’s degrees in a professional school or program.

Jury members look for commitment to the area and field when deciding on applications. Past FLAS recipients may apply for subsequent FLAS funding. FLAS fellowships may be used to fund academic year study abroad pending approval of the study abroad program by the U.S. Department of Education. Contact Associate Director Akasemi Newsome for specifics if you wish to consider using an Academic Year FLAS for study abroad.


Summer – Graduate Students

Languages offered include Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Modern Greek, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh, and Yiddish at the Intermediate or Advanced level. Applications for summer study of other Northern, Western or Southern European languages are possible, pending approval of the language program by the U.S. Department of Education. To be eligible, an undergraduate student must have completed at least two semesters of study of the target language by the start of the fellowship.

FLAS grants cannot be awarded for beginning level language training. However, an exception might be made for the beginning level of a less commonly taught language (i.e. all European languages with the exception of French, German, Spanish and Italian) if a student has achieved advanced proficiency in another European language, and if the student can demonstrate that learning a second European language is required for his/her overall training and expertise. Students wishing to use an award for an overseas language program must be at the intermediate or advanced level of language proficiency, or at the beginning level if a beginning language program in the target language is not available in the U.S. Summer FLAS for language study abroad requires U.S. Department of Education approval of the instructional program and travel itinerary.

Eligible graduate students in any discipline and department may apply for FLAS fellowships, including students in professional schools and the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. IES gives absolute priority to applications for its priority languages Portuguese and Turkish as well as for the less commonly taught languages Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Modern Greek, Irish Gaelic, Norwegian, Swedish, Welsh, and Yiddish.

Students who are pursuing advanced level language proficiency German, French, Italian and Spanish can also apply. Priority is given to applications by students from under-represented groups (economically disadvantaged students, student parents, transfer students, students pursuing degrees in the professional schools and STEM fields) and applicants demonstrating likelihood of pursuing government service and/or pursuing Master’s degrees in a professional school or program.

Low priority is given to applicants for dissertation research abroad and to applicants who already possess native fluency in the target language. Jury members look for commitment to the area and field when deciding on applications. Past FLAS recipients may apply for subsequent FLAS funding.


Summer – Undergraduate students

Languages offered include Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Modern Greek, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh, and Yiddish at the Intermediate or Advanced level. Applications for summer study of other Northern, Western or Southern European languages are possible, pending approval of the language program by the U.S. Department of Education.

To be eligible, an undergraduate student must have completed at least two semesters of study of the target language by the start of the fellowship. FLAS grants cannot be awarded for beginning level language training. However, an exception might be made for the beginning level of a less commonly taught language (i.e. all European languages with the exception of French, German, Spanish and Italian) if a student has achieved advanced proficiency in another European language, and if the student can demonstrate that learning a second European language is required for his/her overall training and expertise.

Students wishing to use an award for an overseas language program must be at the intermediate or advanced level of language proficiency, or at the beginning level if a beginning language program in the target language is not available in the U.S. Summer FLAS for language study abroad requires U.S. Department of Education approval of the instructional program and travel itinerary.

Eligible graduate students in any discipline and department may apply for FLAS fellowships, including students in professional schools and the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. IES gives absolute priority to applications for its priority languages Portuguese and Turkish as well as for the less commonly taught languages Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Modern Greek, Irish Gaelic, Norwegian, Swedish, Welsh, and Yiddish.

Students who are pursuing advanced level language proficiency German, French, Italian and Spanish can also apply. Priority is given to applications by students from under-represented groups (economically disadvantaged students, student parents, transfer students, students pursuing degrees in the professional schools and STEM fields) and applicants demonstrating likelihood of pursuing government service and/or pursuing Master’s degrees in a professional school or program.

Low priority is given to applicants for dissertation research abroad and to applicants who already possess native fluency in the target language. Jury members look for commitment to the area and field when deciding on applications. Past FLAS recipients may apply for subsequent FLAS funding.