International Studies & Programs

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

FLAS fellowships are awarded to students enrolled in any program that combines the study of a modern foreign language with advanced training in international development studies or in the international development aspects of professional or other fields of study.


CASID and GenCen Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) Competition


Applications for the 2018-19 year will be available in the fall of 2017.

Kyle Craig in Jordan .jpgThe Center for Advanced Study in Interational Development (CASID) and the Center for Gender in Global Context continues to provide summer and academic year Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships to MSU students. The fellowships, provided by the U.S. Department of Education, are avaliable for both undergraduate and graduate students (U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents only) currently attending MSU or who have applied to atted by the fall of competition year. Undergraduate awards are worth up to $15,000 per academic year; graduate awards are worth up to $33,000 per academic year. Summer awards for all students are worth up to $7,500.

The FLAS Fellowship program is designed to meet the critical needs for specialists in American education, government, and other services of a public and/or professional nature who will utilize their skills in training others and in developing a wider knowledge and understanding of other countries and cultures. FLAS fellowships are awarded to students enrolled in a program that combines the study of a modern foreign language with advanced training in international development studies or in the international development aspects of professional or other fields of study. Funds are available to support students interested in issues related (but not limited) to the following thematic foci: global food, agriculture, and environment; livelihood strategies, economics, and governance; education and health disparities; violence, conflict, and conflict resolution; and identities and representations. CASID and GenCen encourage students from all fields of study to apply.

Sabrina Perlman.jpgFor more information, please see the documents below or contact Jennifer Brewer, the CASID International Program Coordinator, at brewer13(at)msu.edu.

Previous CASID and GenCen FLAS recipients can be found on the CASID FLAS Directory.

Fellowship awards are contingent on CASID and GenCen's continued receipt of federal funding for the FLAS Fellowship Program.

 

 Photos: (Top) 2014-17 FLAS Fellow Kyle Craig in Jordan, (bottom) 2014-16 FLAS Fellow Sabrina Perlman in Ghana.


 

Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Currently an MSU student or will be an MSU student by the fall of the competition year.
  • Studies include a modern foreign language with advanced training in international development studies or in the international development aspects of professional or other fields of study. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Global food, agriculture, and environment
  • Livelihood strategies, economics, and governance
  • Education and health disparities
  • Violence, conflict, and conflict resolution
  • Identities and representations
  • Languages covered by the CASID and GenCen FLAS Fellowships include:
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian/Farsi
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Swahili
  • Spanish
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Uzbek

 

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