WRITER: JESSICAN SNOWDEN
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Nov. 28, 2000
UI accepts applicants for Foreign Language, Area Studies Fellowships
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa International Programs is now accepting
applications for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for
modern language study. The fellowships will be awarded to graduate students
who plan to pursue international careers on the basis of advanced language
competence in development studies, global health, global studies and language/communication.
Applications are being accepted for three 2001-2002 academic year and two
Summer 2002 fellowships. Also, applications are being taken for two additional
2001 Summer Fellowships.
Academic Year Fellowships offer an $11,000 stipend and full tuition. Summer
Fellowships offer a $2,400 stipend and full tuition. Students are expected
to enroll in a full-time course of study through the academic year with a
minimum of one language course per semester. Summer Fellowships are given
for the purpose of intensive language study.
Applicants are required to be at the intermediate or advanced level of language
study in French, German, Russian or Spanish, or at any level in less-commonly
taught languages such as Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese,
Swahili, Ukrainian or Yoruba. Preference will be given to those who do not
possess language fluency at the level of a native speaker. Applicants should
outline how language study will be used to enhance their international careers.
Graduate students in all interdisciplinary programs and professional school
programs are invited to apply. The 2000-01 Academic Year and Summer 2001 Fellowships
were awarded to graduate students in a variety of areas including business,
art, law, English and geography. The recipients are studying Spanish, Hindi,
Ukrainian and German at the UI and abroad. Fellowships also allow students
to study foreign language at any university in the United States.
FLAS Fellowships are awarded annually and are funded by a National Resource
Center grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The fellowships are administered
by International Programs.
Applications are available from International Programs, 226 International
Center or from the offices of collegiate deans and directors of professional
schools or they can be downloaded at www.uiowa.edu/~intl/independ/flas/. Applications
for the Summer 2001 Fellowships are due Jan. 1. Applications for Academic
Year 2001-02 and Summer 2002 Fellowships are due Feb. 1, 2001.
The selection committee consists of UI faculty from professional schools
and NRC programs. Awards will be announced March 15.
For further information, contact Mettie Thomopulos, assistant director for
the NRC, International Programs, 338 IC, or at (319) 335-2823.
International Programs consist of a number of offices, centers, degree programs,
academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate
provost and dean for International Programs these units serve to further internationalize
the campus and community and promote global scholarship, research and training.