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Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Through a Title VI grant from the US department of Education (US/ED), the Consortium for the Study of the Asias, in collaboration with the Institute for Global Studies, offers Summer 2015 and Academic Year 2015-2016 FLAS fellowships to promote the study of modern foreign Asian languages.

All Asian languages taught at the University of Minnesota (Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hmong, Hindi, and Urdu) are FLAS eligible languages. In addition to those languages, approval of which is automatic, there is a possibility to study other Asian languages through CIC course Share during the academic year and through study at another US institution or abroad during the summer.

For more informationon CIC Course Share and available langage offerings, contact Dan Soneson, the University of Minnesota CIC Course Share Liaison.

Funding available:

  • Summer: $2,500 living stipend PLUS up to $5,000 for tuition and selected fees
  • Academic Year: $15,000 living stipend PLUS up to $18,000 for tuition and selected fees.

For more information or to apply for FLAS Fellowships, visit the FLAS website or contact Klaas van der Sanden, FLAS coordinator at or 612-625-1856.

The application deadline is Monday, February 9, 2015.

CSA will be holding a series of informational meetings for graduate students about FLAS and the application procedure. The meetings are scheduled for

  • Thursday, January 22 from 1:00 till 2:00 p.m. in room 260 Social Sciences (west bank)
  • Thursday, January 29, from 3:30 till 4:30 in room 213 Folwell Hall (east bank)
  • Thursday, February 5, from 11:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m in 260 Social Sciences (west bank)

Internships: Mapping Transitions Through the Vehicle of the Arts

Graduate students are invited to apply for funding for internship opportunities where the students creates a research or artistic project as a means to further promote the collaborations outlined by Mapping Transitions through the Vehicle of the Arts.

For more information, please click here.


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