Resources for Students

Funding

A number of fellowships are available. These include:


FLAS Fellowships
Summer 2017 and academic year 2017-18

Deadline: January 31, 2017  at 5:00 PST.

FLAS Fellowships support undergraduate, graduate and professional students in acquiring modern foreign languages and area or international studies competencies. Students from all 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 South Asia National Resource Centers of the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies will offer Academic Year 2016-2017 and Summer 2016 FLAS Fellowships in Bangla, Hindi, Persian and Urdu. See linked page for info on possibilities of other languages during summer study.

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

For application and all other information, see https://jsis.washington.edu/advise/funding/flas/


Frank F. Conlon South Asia Fellowship
Academic year 2017-18

Deadline: January 31, 2017  at 5:00 PST.

The South Asia Center at the University of Washington announces, with pleasure, the competition for the Frank F. Conlon Fellowship in South Asian Studies. We invite applications from graduate students in all disciplines who are engaged in the study of South Asia and who will be enrolled at the University of Washington during the 2016-2017 academic year. The award will be based on academic merit and financial need.

Professor Emeritus Frank F. Conlon taught history, international studies and comparative religion at the University of Washington from 1968 to 2002. An acknowledged authority in the field of South Asian history, Professor’s Conlon’s book, A caste in a changing world : the Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmans, 1700-1935, has won critical acclaim. Professor Conlon was the Director of the South Asia Center at UW for 12 years and played a key role in establishing the South Asia MA degree and the undergraduate South Asia track at the Jackson School of International Studies. He was formerly the President of H-Net and is well known in his continuing volunteer work as an editor for H-ASIA, the interdisciplinary Asian Studies discussion list which he co-founded in 1994. Professor Conlon continues to have an active research agenda and is working on multiple projects including bringing the story of the Chitrapur Saraswat’s up to the present and a history of Bombay.

The Frank F. Conlon Endowed Fellowship in South Asian Studies honors Professor Conlon’s contributions as a memorable teacher, who “linked the everyday details of the lives of South Asians to a broad idea of “civilization” as a dynamic and changing phenomenon that shapes human lives and is shaped by human agency” and as a devoted educator, “who inspired his students to appreciate their learning about the history and culture of this vital area of the world, both for its inherent importance and as a mirror to a better understanding of their own culture and human legacies”. The fellowship is funded by generous donations from Ann and Harry Pryde, Marc H. Pryde, Natalie A. Pryde, and Frank and Joan Conlon.

Awards: $8,000 for tuition or living expenses
 Eligibility: 
Graduate students in any discipline, including international  students, who are engaged in the study of South Asia.  Awarded on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated  financial need as determined by the UW Office of Student Financial Aid. Applicants for South Asia FLAS fellowships  (both current and prospective students) are considered  automatically. Applicants must submit a FAFSA or a WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid).  If you  are not eligible for a FLAS, you may apply for the Conlon  Fellowship through the Jackson School Fellowship  Application System. The application opens in October and  is due in January.
Application Materials 
 1. A written proposal, in essay format, of approximately  two single-spaced pages detailing your academic plan and  how the fellowship fits in with your education and/or career  plans
2. Official or unofficial transcripts from all colleges or  universities attended (in electronic format; no hard copies  accepted)
3. Relevant test scores (GRE or other, as relevant to your  student status). PhD candidates who weren’t required to  submit test scores for their programs are exempt and should  note that on their application.
4. 2 general academic letters of recommendation

The Conlon Fellowship uses the same application as the FLAS Fellowship: https://jsis.washington.edu/advise/funding/flas/


India Association of Western Washington Scholarships for the Study of South Asia
Summer 2017 and academic year 2017-18

Deadline: To be announced

The South Asia Center is pleased to announce the competition for the awarding of the India Association of Western Washington Scholarship.
This competition is open to all University of Washington students who are South Asia majors or minors or who have demonstrated an interest in South Asia as defined below.
Two awards will be made each in the amount of $2000, for support of the awardee’s studies in summer 2016 or the academic year 2016-17.

Eligibility:
Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the University of Washington who demonstrate a serious academic interest in South Asia by virtue of successfully completing at least 15 credits of South Asia-related courses by the end of the period in which they hold the IAWW Scholarship. Credits earned on study abroad in South Asia will fulfill this requirement. Credits earned through language study will also fulfill this requirement.

Requirements for application:
Any eligible applicant may apply by submitting an application, a statement of purpose indicating the significance of the study of South Asia for the applicant, a plan of study for the 2016-2017 academic year, transcripts (reproductions acceptable) for all post-secondary institutions attended, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s South Asia related coursework to the Jackson School

To apply, visit JSIS Scholarships and click “Apply Now” on the right.


Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
Summer 2017

Deadline: November, 2016

The United States Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2014 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Students may apply for one language, and will be placed at institute sites based on language evaluations after selection.

Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on UW’s office of merit scholarships website. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found at the website above.
Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.
For more information about the CLS Program and to access the on-line application, please visit the CLS website: http://www.clscholarship.org./


American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) Language Programs
Summer, semester, and academic year 2016-17

Deadline: TBA

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) welcomes applications for its summer 2016 and academic year 2016-2017 language programs.

Programs to be offered include:
-Hindi (Jaipur)
-Bengali (Kolkata)
-Punjabi (Chandigarh)
-Tamil (Madurai)
-Marathi (Pune)
-Urdu (Lucknow)
-Telugu (Hyderabad)
-Gujarati (Ahmedabad)
-Kannada (Mysore)
-Malayalam (Thiruvananthapuram)
-Mughal Persian (Lucknow)
-Sanskrit (Pune)
-Pali/Prakrit (Pune).

Applications can be downloaded from the AIIS website at www.indiastudies.org.


American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) Fellowships
Short-term and long-term 2016-17 fellowships

Deadline: Not yet established.

AIPS will soon hold a competition for 2016 Short-Term and 2016-17 Long-Term Fellowships.

 

Please visit the AIPS Fellowship page for more information on both of these opportunities.


The South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI)
Summer 2016 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison

Deadline: April 1, 2016

The South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) offers courses in South Asian languages at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. UW students are encouraged to apply for a summer FLAS to cover the program costs.

Possible languages include:
-Bengali
-Gujarati
-Hindi
-Malayalam
-Marathi
-Pashto
-Sanskrit
-Sinhala
-Tamil
-Telugu
-Tibetan
-Urdu

For more information, visit http://sasli.wisc.edu/students.html


Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
For the 2015-2016 Academic Year

National Application Deadlines:
Boren Fellowship: January 28, 2016.
Boren Scholarship: February 9, 2016.
*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit the Boren website for more information.

The applications for the 2016-2017 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in South Asia, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Pashto, Persian, Punjabi, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad, and graduate students $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

For more information about Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards Staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.