University of Washington

Office of Academic Services

Thomson Hall Room 111

Funding Opportunities

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

FLAS Fellowships support undergraduate, graduate and professional students in acquiring modern foreign languages and area or international studies competencies.   Students from all UW departments and professional schools are encouraged to apply. FLAS Fellowships are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.  Contingent on funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the eight National Resource Centers of the University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies will offer Academic Year 2014-15 and Summer 2015 FLAS Fellowships in these languages.

FLAS Fellows receive:

  • Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend
  • Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition,$5,000 living stipend
  • Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: $5,000 tuition,$2500 living stipend

Upcoming Information Sessions:

  • Thomson Hall Rm 317: Tu Nov 04, 3:30-4:30, Th Nov 20, 2:30-3:30; Th Dec 4, 3:30-4:30
  • Smith Hall Rm 309: Wed Nov 12, 3:30-4:30
  • UW Tacoma International Week, CP 331 (Cherry Parkes), Nov 19, 12:30 PM

See the links above for more information. Applicants should carefully read all FLAS guidelines, including Center-specific guidelines, before applying. Undergraduate applicants should note that they are ineligible for FLAS Fellowships for beginning level language study and cannot apply to study French, German or Spanish.  Graduate students are eligible for all levels of language study.  If you have any questions, contact flas@uw.edu

 Other Fellowships

This section covers fellowships that use the same application system as the FLAS Fellowship.  These awards are granted by committees supporting study of (1) Korea (2) Russia, East Europe and Central Asia, and (3) South Asia.  Eligibility and financial provisions differ from FLAS fellowships, and additional application elements may be required.  For specific fellowship information, click here.

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African Studies Program
University of Washington
326 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195

Joel Ngugi / Chair
Associate Professor, School of Law
jngugi@u.washington.edu

Mary Kay Gugerty/Adjunct Director
Associate Professor, Evans School of Public Affairs
gugerty@u.washington.edu

Erin Murphy/Program Assistant
Autumn Quarter Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 9-12, or by appt.
206.616.0998 office
206.685.0668 fax
africa1@u.washington.edu

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