University of Washington

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships

The Canadian Studies Center is a recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program grant. The grant provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to assist meritorious graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and Canadian Studies. Each fellowship includes an institutional payment and a subsistence allowance. The Canadian Studies Center is extremely proud in having awarded several Fellowships in least-commonly taught Canadian Aboriginal languages including Inuktitut, Dane-zaa, Musqueam Salish, and Anishinaabemowin.

FLAS Coordinator: Robyn Davies

Information for FLAS 2015-2016 application here
What is FLAS and how to apply? To view video, click here

FLAS Fellows 2014-2015
FLAS Fellows 2013-2014
FLAS Fellows 2012-2013
FLAS Fellows 2010-2011
FLAS Fellows 2009-2010
FLAS Fellows 2008-2009
 


2015-2016 FLAS Fellows

 

Branden Audet, French
Academic FLAS 2015-16
Caitlyn studies Arctic law and policy, specifically land and natural resource rights. She's currently pursuing her J.D. and LL.M. at the University of Washington School of Law.

Taylor Sproed, Law, French
Academic FLAS 2015-16
I am originally from the Seattle area. I received my BA from UW in Environmental Studies, where I also minored in French and interned at the Environmental Protection Agency. I am currently pursuing a Juris Doctor, and I hope to use the FLAS to study the role of Quebec in Arctic development and in international negotiations concerning Arctic policy.

Beth St. Clair, Law, French
Academic FLAS 2015-16
As my francophone studies grew, I became more and more interested in the Distinct Society that is Quebec. I was fortunate to spend a semester abroad in Quebec City and participate in in-depth studies of both the Politics and Government of the Province of Quebec as well as the Nation of Canada. I am excited to expand this scholarship into comparative Canadian Law. In the coming year, I hope to focus on the Canadian Constitution, Canadian Commercial Law and Quebec-Specific Language Laws. What I learn will empower me to be a diverse and internationally competent attorney.

Jason Young, Geography, Inuktitut
Academic FLAS 2015-16
I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Washington, with an interest in the political implications of emerging information and communication technologies (ICTs) for indigenous peoples. More specifically, my dissertation research focuses on the use of digital technologies by Canadian Inuit to discuss and implement environmental management strategies in response to climate change in the Arctic. I am using my FLAS to learn Inuktitut and to learn more about Inuit culture and environmental politics in Canada.


2015 Summer FLAS Fellows

 

Branden Audet, Public Affairs
Summer FLAS 2015
 

 

Elena Barreto, Public Affairs
Summer FLAS 2015
 

 

Amie De Jong, Linguistics
Summer FLAS 2015, Nuu-chah-nulth
 

Jason Young, Geography
Summer FLAS 2015, Inuktitut
I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Washington, with an interest in the political implications of emerging information and communication technologies (ICTs) for indigenous peoples. More specifically, my dissertation research focuses on the use of digital technologies by Canadian Inuit to discuss and implement environmental management strategies in response to climate change in the Arctic. I am using my FLAS to learn Inuktitut and to learn more about Inuit culture and environmental politics in Canada.

 

 

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