Fund Details
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships -FLAS - EUROPEAN STUDIES - SUMMER
Award Amount
Up to $7500
Competition Type
Yale

Description:

The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale invites applications to the Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) for modern language study.  The FLAS fellowships are funded under Title VI grants from the U.S. Department of Education. The goal of the FLAS fellowships is to enhance the international expertise of U.S. nationals. Summer FLAS fellowships are for undergraduate, graduate and professional school students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, whose academic programs include the study of a foreign language designated as high priority by the U.S. Department of Education and whose career plans include teaching, public service or business.
Current students who will be continuing their studies at Yale in AY 2023-24 may apply. Students admitted for study at Yale beginning Fall 2023 are also eligible to apply. Students from other universities may also apply for summer fellowships for language study at a FLAS granting institution’s programs.
 
The summer FLAS fellowship provides payment of program tuition and fees up to $5,000 and a stipend of $2,500. Yale students may apply the award to recognized intensive programs at other selected universities within or outside the U.S., as well as to Yale summer intensive language programs and other programs overseas. 

For European Studies students must demonstrate interest or focus and/or experience in European Studies. Applications must be for intermediate and advanced level language study. Preference will be given to those students who have the most significant demonstrated financial need, as indicated by the student’s EFC  (based on the FAFSA). All undergraduates must self-report their EFC in their applications; graduate students who wish to be considered for preference based on their financial need must also submit their self-reported EFC in applications.

Eligible languages include: Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French (Graduate student only), German (Graduate only), Modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Hungarian, Romanian, Serbo-Croatian, Ukrainian, and Spanish (Graduate only).
USDE reserves the right to approve or reject requests for any other less-commonly-taught modern European languages.

Language study must bear a clear relationship to the applicant’s overall course of study, must continue throughout the duration of the fellowship, and must clearly relate to the area of concentration of the award. Summer awards must be used for a formal, intensive language course that provides the equivalent of an academic year’s training; at least 140 credit or contact 60-minute hours for intermediate courses, or 120 60-minute hours for advanced courses. All courses MUST last a minimum of 6 weeks.  
 
In order to be eligible for FLAS fellowship, students who apply must be willing to comply with the U.S. Department of Education requirements including completing a USDE survey about their career tracks every other year for a period of eight years after graduation. Therefore, FLAS fellows must inform the MacMillan Center immediately whenever changes occur in their e-mail addresses.
 
Students may apply for language study at the intermediate or advanced level only. Highest priority will be for study at the advanced levels of the eligible languages and for students pursuing master’s degrees who may be more likely to pursue government service. All overseas programs of study must be at the intermediate or advanced level of language proficiency and must be approved in advance by the U.S. Department of Education.  Awards are not considered final until this approval is received.  The MacMillan Center will initiate the overseas program approval process after notifying winning candidates. If the U.S. Department of Education does not approve a chosen program, students may be asked to choose an alternate one.
 
Students who intend to use Summer FLAS awards at Yale must apply for admission separately through Yale Summer and Special Programs, see http://summer.yale.edu/.  It is strongly recommended that all FLAS candidates apply for financial aid from the summer language program they plan to attend. Those deadlines do not necessarily coincide with Yale’s FLAS schedule.
 
Women, members of ethnic/racial minority groups, and persons who have disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Special note to successful candidates:
The U.S. Department of Education specifically requires that FLAS fellowship recipients complete a performance report upon fulfillment of the summer session of the FLAS course. FLAS recipients must also complete  language faculty pre and post language evaluations. The reporting is completed using an online system called IRIS. The system will automatically notify you at the end of the course with instructions for completing the report. It is the responsibility of each FLAS fellowship recipient to complete this report ON TIME. Recipients will also be expected to participate in a biennial survey for eight years after graduating. Future funding for FLAS awards depends on award winners completing their performance report and survey to comply with the Department of Education’s grant requirements and schedules.



Application Information:

It is the applicant’s responsibility to see that the complete application, including letter of recommendation and transcripts, reaches us by the deadline; incomplete or late applications will not be considered. 

An alternative research plan in the event that you will be unable to travel to your research site.

Notifications of awards will be made by late April.

  1. Supplemental Material: A copy of your program enrollment application clearly indicating dates of attendance and total cost broken down between tuition\fees and other\room & board expenses.
  2. Supplemental Material: A copy of a brochure or other material that details the cost (tuition and fees), total number of contact hours, dates and nature of your chosen program of study. Please include the program's URL.


Special Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.


To be eligible for FLAS fellowships, students who apply must be willing to comply with the U.S. Department of Education requirements including to be part of a FLAS fellows group surveyed every other year for a period of eight years after graduation, regarding their career tracks. Therefore, FLAS fellows must inform the MacMillan Center immediately whenever changes occur in their e-mail addresses.



Restrictions to Use of Award:

The US Department of Education must approve the award in writing before it is final. 

Due to Yale travel restrictions during the covid-19 pandemic, funding for research needs that may be done remotely are included as well as some certain, select, and pre-approved research travels (provided these are approved by the research committee).

The chosen program must be a formal, intensive language course that provides at least 140 credit 60-minute hours for  intermediate courses or 120 credit 60-minute hours for advanced courses. All programs must last a minimum of 6 weeks. Programs must be graded, with a final exam, and provide transferable credit.

If the tuition at an applicant’s chosen language program exceeds $5,000, applicants must receive additional funding to fill the gap. If additional funding is not available applicants should select an alternative language program whose tuition does not exceed $5,000. There is no definitive list of approved international programs.



Links to Additional Information:

Students who intend to use Summer FLAS awards for Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad must apply separately for the FLAS award through the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies and for program admission through Yale Summer Session, see https://studyabroad.yale.edu/apply/yale-summer-session-programs-abroad-0.  It is strongly recommended that all FLAS candidates apply for financial aid from the summer language program they plan to attend. Those deadlines do not necessarily coincide with Yale’s FLAS schedule.



Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Carly Koebel at carly.koebel@yale.edu

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      Grant or Fellowship Purpose
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        Global Region or Country
        • Europe
        • -- Aland Islands (Northern Europe)
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          Citizenship Status
          • U.S. citizens are eligible
            Current FAS Graduate School Discipline
            • GS A&S Humanities - American Studies
            • GS A&S Humanities - Classics
            • GS A&S Humanities - Comparative Literature
            • GS A&S Humanities - East Asian Languages and Literatures
            • GS A&S Humanities - English Lang & Lit
            • GS A&S Humanities - Film Studies
            • GS A&S Humanities - French
            • GS A&S Humanities - Germanic Languages and Literatures
            • GS A&S Humanities - History
            • GS A&S Humanities - History of Art
            • GS A&S Humanities - History of Medicine and Science
            • GS A&S Humanities - Italian Lang & Lit
            • GS A&S Humanities - Medieval Studies
            • GS A&S Humanities - Music
            • GS A&S Humanities - Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
            • GS A&S Humanities - Philosophy
            • GS A&S Humanities - Religious Studies
            • GS A&S Humanities - Renaissance Studies
            • GS A&S Humanities - Slavic Languages and Literatures
            • GS A&S Humanities - Spanish and Portuguese
            • GS A&S Science - Applied Mathematics
            • GS A&S Science - Astronomy
            • GS A&S Science - Biological and Biomedical Sciences
            • GS A&S Science - Biostatistics
            • GS A&S Science - Cell Biology
            • GS A&S Science - Cellular and Molecular Physiology
            • GS A&S Science - Chemistry
            • GS A&S Science - Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
            • GS A&S Science - Computer Science
            • GS A&S Science - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
            • GS A&S Science - Engineering and Applied Science
            • GS A&S Science - Epidemiology and Public Health
            • GS A&S Science - Experimental Pathology
            • GS A&S Science - Forestry and Environmental Studies
            • GS A&S Science - Genetics
            • GS A&S Science - Geology and Geophysics
            • GS A&S Science - Immunobiology
            • GS A&S Science - Investigative Medicine
            • GS A&S Science - Mathematics
            • GS A&S Science - Microbiology
            • GS A&S Science - Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
            • GS A&S Science - Molecular; Cellular and Developmental Biology
            • GS A&S Science - Neurobiology
            • GS A&S Science - Neuroscience
            • GS A&S Science - Pharmacology
            • GS A&S Science - Physics
            • GS A&S Social Science - African American Studies
            • GS A&S Social Science - African Studies
            • GS A&S Social Science - Anthropology
            • GS A&S Social Science - Archaeological Studies
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            • GS A&S Social Science - Economics
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            • GS A&S Social Science - Global Affairs
            • GS A&S Social Science - Linguistics
            • GS A&S Social Science - Management
            • GS A&S Social Science - Political Science
            • GS A&S Social Science - Psychology
            • GS A&S Social Science - Sociology
            • GS A&S Social Science - Statistics
              Current Professional School Discipline
              • School of Architecture All
              • Arc - M. Architecture I
              • Arc - M. Architecture II
              • Arc - M. Environmental Design
              • School of Art All
              • Art - Graphic Design
              • Art - Painting/Printmaking
              • Art - Photography
              • Art – Sculpture
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              • Div - M. Divinity
              • Div - M.A. Religion
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              • Dra - M. Fine Arts
              • Dra - D. Fine Arts
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              • EPH - Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
              • EPH - Global Health
              • EPH - Health Management
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              • EPH - Social and Behavioral Sciences
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              • FES - M. Environmental Management
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              • FES - M. Forest Science
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              • FES - Ph.D
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              • Law - M.S.L
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              • SOM (MBA) - Finance
              • SOM (MBA) - Leadership
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              • SOM (MBA) - Public Management
              • SOM (MBA) - Strategy
              • SOM (PhD) - Accounting
              • SOM (PhD) - Finance
              • SOM (PhD) – Marketing
              • School of Medicine All
              • YSM - M.D.
              • YSM - Ph.D
              • School of Music All
              • Mus - M. Music
              • Mus - M. Musical Arts
              • Mus - D. Musical Arts
              • School of Nursing All
              • Nur - M.S.N.
              • Nur - D.N.Sc.
                Begin Accepting Applications Date:
                10/01/2022
                Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
                3/01/2023 11:30 PM