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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 5, 2004

Applications Available For 2004-05 Foreign Language Fellowships

University of Iowa International Programs is accepting applications for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for modern language study from U.S. graduate students planning international careers.

All graduate and professional students enrolled full-time in a professional or degree program are eligible to apply for either a summer 2004 or academic year 2004-05 FLAS award. The application deadline is Feb. 16, 2004. A preference will be given to the study of less commonly taught languages, but students of major modern languages are also eligible.

The FLAS fellowships are awarded annually and funded by a Title VI International Studies grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The selection committee, composed of UI faculty and staff members, will make recommendations to the Associate Dean of International Programs for public announcement by March 31. A $14,000 stipend, full tuition and fees and health insurance will be awarded for the academic year 2004-2005 fellowships. Summer 2004 fellows will receive a $2,400 stipend and full tuition and fees; an additional $1000 can be requested for travel to enroll in intensive programs at other universities or abroad.

Applicants can be at any level in the less-commonly taught languages, but are required to be at the intermediate or advanced level in French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese or Portuguese. Preference will be given to those who do not possess language fluency at the level of native speakers. Applicants should outline how language study will be used to enhance their international careers.

FLAS fellowship recipients are usually graduate students in a variety of professional and interdisciplinary fields such as history, geography, art history, clinical pharmacy, medical anthropology, law, journalism and civil engineering.

Application packets are available in 226 International Center or at the dean's offices of each UI College. For more information, contact Janet Delwiche, NRC assistant director, International Programs, at 319-335-1466. Additional information is available at: http://www.uiowa.edu/~intl/CNTS/NRC/FLAS2004-05.html.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026, lois-gray@uiowa.edu. Program: Janet Delwiche, 319-335-1466, janet-delwiche@uiowa.edu; Writer: Mansi Bhatia