University of Washington offers language study fellowships

Incoming and current graduate and professional students from all departments and schools may apply for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships from the University of Washington. The deadline for the current and coming academic years has already passed, but this a unique opportunity to consider for the future.

Incoming and current master’s and doctoral students, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and plan to study a modern foreign language, in combination with area or international studies or international aspects of professional fields, are eligible for academic year awards from the University of Washington. Summer fellowships are granted to those who will be engaged in intensive foreign language study in the U.S. or abroad.

The 2009-10 FLAS award languages cover a broad spectrum: Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Filipino/Tagalog, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian/Malay, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Kirghiz, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Uighur, Urdu, Uzbek and Vietnamese.

FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education through eight National Resource Centers located in the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington: Canada, East Asia, Global (International) Studies, Middle East, Russia/East Europe/Central Asia (REECAS/Ellison), South Asia, Southeast Asia, and West Europe.

Summer 2009 awards provide tuition up to USD 4,000, plus a living allowance of USD 2,500. Travel awards up to USD 1,000 are available with summer awards only. Academic year 2009-10 fellowships grant tuition up to USD 12,000, plus a stipend of USD 15,000. Graduate appointee health insurance is paid out of the tuition amount.

Students may assemble the information needed to apply by downloading materials from

For further informatin, contact the FLAS coordinator, Mary Ann Curtis, at +1 (206) 616-8679 or

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