Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
The Center for African Studies (CAS) administers academic year and summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships under a 2022-2026 grant from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Centers (NRC) program. The Center provides fellowships for the study of Arabic, Swahili, and Wolof. FLAS Fellowships are awarded competitively through an annual competition. Graduate and undergraduate students from all departments and professional schools are encouraged to apply.
Summer 2023 & Academic Year 2023-2024 FLAS Application
The center for African Studies invites applications from University of Illinois undergraduate and graduate students for the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. The Center administers FLAS fellowships for the study of Arabic, Swahili, and Wolof for Summer 2023 and Academic Year 2023-2024.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 27, 2023
UPCOMING INFO SESSIONS:
Register here: https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAscOutrTktG9IgcjHP6VYJVmaUvgqzrc-X
Virtual info session: Monday, Nov. 28 at 4 P.M.
In-person info session: Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 4 P.M. Gregory Hall 321 (Registration not required)
For further information or to apply, go to FLAS Fellowships at Illinois or contact Maimouna Barro at email@example.com
Open Funding Opportunities in African Studies
Eric P. Whitaker Undergraduate Scholarship in African Studies
Supported by a generous gift from the Honorable Eric. P. Whitaker, a career leader in the US State Department and UIUC alumnus, CAS invites applications from current undergraduate students for a one-year, $2,000 tuition scholarship for 2023-34.
Applicants must be an undergraduate student at UIUC enrolled full-time (graduating seniors are not eligible); enrolled in at least one African Studies course in any discipline and/or show evidence of previous Africa-related courses work, including African language courses; must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students from under-represented groups and first-generation African diaspora/immigrants are encouraged to apply; students who have participated in a study-abroad to the African continent are encouraged to apply.
Application materials consist of a letter of motivation, unofficial UIUC transcripts and a letter of recommendation from a professor or instructor in Africa-related coursework or academic advisor. Application deadline: 14 April, 2023. To apply click here.
Prof. Eyamba Bokamba Graduate Scholarship in African Linguistics
Supported by a generous gift from the family of UIUC Professor Emeritus Eyamba Bokamba, CAS and the Department of Linguistics invite applications for a $2,500 award from graduate students completing their MA theses and or third year PhD graduate students completing their PhD dissertations. The award may be used for tuition, travel scholarships for conference expenses or other professional development travel expenses. Recipient’s scholarly work must be focused on African Linguistics (e.g. the core grammar of Sub-Saharan languages, sociolinguistics) or African studies generally.
Application materials consist of a statement of purpose describing your research and its professional significance, unofficial UIUC transcripts and a letter of recommendation from a professor. Application deadline: 14 April, 2023. To apply, click here.