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 2 or more years.


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Applications & Additional Information
available on the UChicagoGRAD website

2017 Deadline TBD


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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 the language course every quarter during the academic year, and must also enroll in courses related to the area where the language is spoken. Eligibility is limited to students in the first five years of doctoral study. 

FELLOWSHIP LANGUAGE INFORMATION

Latin American Languages Academic Year FLAS 2016–17

Haitian Kreyol
Portuguese
Yucatec Maya

Latin American Languages Summer FLAS 2016

Haitian Kreyol
K'iche' Maya
Nahuatl
Portuguese
Yucatec Maya


2016–17 FLAS FELLOWS

Summer 2016

Maggie Borowitz Art History Portuguese
Jose Estrada Romance Languages and Literatures Portuguese
Lorna Hadlock Comparative Human Development Portuguese
Alysia Mann Carey Political Science Haitian Kreyol
Jeff Mingo SSA Haitian Kreyol
Medardo Rosario Romance Languages and Literatures Portuguese

2016–17 Academic Year

Keegan Boyar History Portuguese
Lorna Hadlock Comparative Human Development Portuguese
Zachary Hebert Linguistics Haitian Kreyol
Krizia Laureano-Ruiz Romance Languages and Literatures Portuguese
Alysia Mann Carey Political Science Haitian Kreyol
Erin McCullugh History Portuguese
Amanda Mitchell History Portuguese

Questions? 

Please direct inquiries to Natalie Arsenault, CLAS Associate Director