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South Asia Center Call for FLAS Academic Year 2016-17 Applications

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Syracuse University's South Asia Center announces its FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship Competition for Academic Year 2016-17

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 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 2016-17 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 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.

Academic Year Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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

Sponsored by the South Asia Center at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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