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South Asia Center Call for FLAS Academic Year 2017-18 Applications

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South Asia Center Call for FLAS Academic Year 2017-18 Applications
Syracuse University's South Asia Center announces its Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Competition for
Academic Year 2017-18. 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. Graduate students pursuing PhDs must have at
leastintermediate proficiency. Professional graduate students wanting to take language courses at the introductory level will
have their cases examined on a case-by-case basis by the U.S. Department of Education. Undergraduate students with
sufficient prior training to take an intermediate or advanced level of Hindi or Urdu language are also eligible.
Academic Year Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST
The South Asia Center requests applications from qualified undergraduate and graduate students who wish to enhance their
knowledge of a South Asian language to complement their current program of study. Academic year FLAS fellowships at
Syracuse University are awarded for Hindi-Urdu. Academic year 2017-18 fellowships consist of a scholarship of $10,000
towards the cost of tuition and $5,000 towards living expenses for undergraduates; graduate students receive 24 credits of
tuition and a stipend of $15,000. 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 March 10, 2017. 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.

For additional information, contact:
Emera Bridger Wilson
Associate Director/Outreach Coordinator
South Asia Center, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
346 Eggers Hall
Syracuse University
Syracuse NY 13244
(315) 443-2553

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