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DEADLINE: South Asia Center Call for FLAS Summer 2016 Applications

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Syracuse University's South Asia Center announces its FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship Competition for Summer 2016

The Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI, assists students in pursuing training in order to acquire a high level of competence in one or more languages critical to national needs of the United States, and a fuller understanding of the areas, regions, or countries in which that language is commonly used. The Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs at Syracuse University's Maxwell School houses the South Asia Center through which these fellowships are administered. 

Eligibility is restricted to undergraduates and graduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents AND who are enrolled full-time in a program of study at Syracuse University that includes intensive foreign language and area studies coursework or dissertation work that is enhanced by foreign language training.  Undergraduate applicants must have completed at least a year of college-level coursework in the language of study so that they are eligible to enroll at the intermediate level or above.

The South Asia Center requests applications from qualified undergraduates and graduate students for FLAS Summer fellowships.  The South Asia Summer 2016 FLAS program provides for tuition up to $5,000 and a stipend of $2,500 for intensive (6 or 8 weeks) study in the United States or abroad at the intermediate or advanced level in any South Asian language at approved South Asian language programs.  In addition to applying for FLAS, students must also apply for the summer language program of their choice: usually these are the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) Summer Language Program ( for study in India or The South Asian Studies Language Institute (SASLI), held at the University of Wisconsin ( Summer FLAS can also be given to incoming graduate students at the introductory level to study intensive language at SASLI.  The application, additional information and guidelines can be found at:

All fellowships awarded are contingent on continued funding by the U.S. Department of Education's Foreign Language and Area Studies grant. 

NEW REQUIREMENT:  A completed FAFSA form ( must be submitted by February 1, 2016.  This is required of both graduate and undergraduate applicants.  You will be asked to submit your EFC number when you complete the application.  The committee will consider financial need as well as academic merit when making funding decisions.

Deadline: Friday, February 5, 2016

For additional information contact: Emera Bridger Wilson, Associate Director/Outreach Coordinator: 346 Eggers Hall, (315)443-2553,

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