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Release: Nov. 28, 2000

UI accepts applicants for Foreign Language, Area Studies Fellowships

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa International Programs is now accepting applications for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for modern language study. The fellowships will be awarded to graduate students who plan to pursue international careers on the basis of advanced language competence in development studies, global health, global studies and language/communication.

Applications are being accepted for three 2001-2002 academic year and two Summer 2002 fellowships. Also, applications are being taken for two additional 2001 Summer Fellowships.

Academic Year Fellowships offer an $11,000 stipend and full tuition. Summer Fellowships offer a $2,400 stipend and full tuition. Students are expected to enroll in a full-time course of study through the academic year with a minimum of one language course per semester. Summer Fellowships are given for the purpose of intensive language study.

Applicants are required to be at the intermediate or advanced level of language study in French, German, Russian or Spanish, or at any level in less-commonly taught languages such as Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Swahili, Ukrainian or Yoruba. Preference will be given to those who do not possess language fluency at the level of a native speaker. Applicants should outline how language study will be used to enhance their international careers.

Graduate students in all interdisciplinary programs and professional school programs are invited to apply. The 2000-01 Academic Year and Summer 2001 Fellowships were awarded to graduate students in a variety of areas including business, art, law, English and geography. The recipients are studying Spanish, Hindi, Ukrainian and German at the UI and abroad. Fellowships also allow students to study foreign language at any university in the United States.

FLAS Fellowships are awarded annually and are funded by a National Resource Center grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The fellowships are administered by International Programs.

Applications are available from International Programs, 226 International Center or from the offices of collegiate deans and directors of professional schools or they can be downloaded at Applications for the Summer 2001 Fellowships are due Jan. 1. Applications for Academic Year 2001-02 and Summer 2002 Fellowships are due Feb. 1, 2001.

The selection committee consists of UI faculty from professional schools and NRC programs. Awards will be announced March 15.

For further information, contact Mettie Thomopulos, assistant director for the NRC, International Programs, 338 IC, or at (319) 335-2823.

International Programs consist of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost and dean for International Programs these units serve to further internationalize the campus and community and promote global scholarship, research and training.