Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

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CLAS supports the study of the less commonly taught languages of the region and related area studies courses through the FLAS Fellowship program, which is funded by a grant from the US Department of Education. FLAS is available for all UChicago PhD students and MA students in programs that last two or more years.


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Applications & Additional Information
available on the UChicagoGRAD website

2018 Deadline: Monday, February 12, 2018
for Summer 2018 and Academic Year 2018–19 Fellowships


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  • SUMMER FLAS FELLOWSHIPS: Students may use the fellowship to study a less commonly taught language of the region, including Brazilian Portuguese, Amerindian languages, and Haitian Kreyol. To be eligible, the language program must have a minimum duration of 6 weeks and at least 140 hours of formal classroom contact (120 hours for study at the advanced level). Fellowships provide up to $5,000 tuition plus a stipend of $2,500.

  • ACADEMIC YEAR FLAS FELLOWSHIPS: Priority is given to: in-residence students who demonstrate a strong area focus; students advancing in the language; and, in Portuguese, to students who already demonstrate proficiency equivalent to one year. FLAS Fellows must enroll in both a language course and a Latin American and Caribbean Studies area stutides course every quarter during the academic year. Eligibility is limited to students in the first five years of doctoral study. 

FELLOWSHIP LANGUAGE INFORMATION

Latin American Languages Academic Year FLAS 2018–19

Haitian Kreyol
Portuguese

Latin American Languages Summer FLAS 2018

Haitian Kreyol
K'iche' Maya
Nahuatl
Portuguese
Yucatec Maya


2017–18 FLAS FELLOWS

Summer 2017

Cruz Bonlarron MA, Urban Planning and Latin American Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago Aymara
Anne Marie Creighton Anthropology, University of Michigan Aymara
Lorna Hadlock Comparative Human Development Portuguese
Krizia Laureano-Ruiz Romance Languages and Literatures Portuguese
Amanda Mitchell History Portuguese
Meriam Pacheco Salazar Romance Languages and Literatures Portuguese

2017–18 Academic Year

Rachel Carbonara Divinity Portuguese
Laura Colaneri Romance Languages and Literatures Portuguese
Lorna Hadlock Comparative Human Development Portuguese
Krizia Laureano-Ruiz Romance Languages and Literatures Portuguese
Amanda Mitchell History Portuguese
Meriam Pacheco Salazar Romance Languages and Literatures Haitian Kreyol

Questions? 

Please direct inquiries to Natalie Arsenault, CLAS Associate Director