About FLAS Fellowships
The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies or with the international aspects of professional or fields of study.
The goals of the fellowship program are:
- To assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area or international studies.
- To foster foreign language acquisition and fluency.
- To develop a domestic pool of international experts to meet national needs.
FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the University of Pennsylvania’s Title VI National Resource Centers to assist students in acquiring foreign language and either area or international studies competencies, including the international aspects of professional or other fields of study. FLAS awards are available only for specific languages, and are contingent on federal funding. Please direct any questions to the FLAS Coordinator of your chosen language.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applications by students in professional fields are encouraged. Preference will be given to applicants with a high level of academic ability and with previous language training. Academic Year and Summer FLAS awards are two separate competitions requiring two complete and separate applications.
Students receiving Academic Year Fellowships must be enrolled in full-time study for the duration of the FLAS award and must take one language course and one related area or international studies course each semester. Academic Year Fellows must be admitted to or enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or professional programs at the University of Pennsylvania. FLAS awards may be used in some cases for students participating in official overseas language programs and in very limited cases for dissertators. Please see the FLAS FAQ page or contact the relevant FLAS Coordinator.
Summer Fellowships are for intensive language programs either domestically or abroad and require a separate application from the Academic Year Fellowship (minimum contact hours and duration of summer courses are outlined in the FLAS FAQ section).
In 2019, James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies will award up to three (3) grants, each in an amount up to $3,000, to assist Penn graduate students in their research on Korea. Any student enrolled in a graduate degree program at Penn is eligible to apply.
A completed application form and a faculty recommendation letter must be e-mailed to Michelle Silverio <email@example.com> by 3:00 pm, Thursday, February 28, 2019. Award notifications will be e-mailed by mid-March.
The Wolf Humanities Center announces a Graduate Research Assistantship for the 2019–2020 academic year for a University of Pennsylvania dissertation-level (ABD) student in the humanities whose work pertains to Kinship, the Center's research topic for the year.
See link for more details: https://wolfhumanities.upenn.edu/graduate-research-assistantship
The RAship provides full support for the 2019–20 academic year (tuition plus a stipend of approx. $25,500), and carries membership in the Wolf Humanities Center's Mellon Research Seminar on Kinship. Applicants may not be holding other positions and must be in good academic and financial standing with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
The RAship is awarded competitively. Semifinalists are interviewed on campus in March/April as part of the selection process. Application deadline: March 20, 2019.
The half-time position requires 15–20 hours per week of service in a variety of functions:
- Assist the administrative staff of the Wolf Humanities Center and the Price Lab for Digital Humanities in carrying out general business. Requires some evenings and, rarely, weekends to help staff events.
- Staff and participate in the weekly Wolf Humanities Center's Mellon Research Seminar and the bi-weekly Price Lab Mellon DH Seminar.
- Serve as the lead organizer of a one-day conference or symposium related to the theme of Kinship.
- Complete the following information and upload to our secure server as a single PDF:
- Cover letter expressing interest in the RAship.
- Project title, 125-word (max.) abstract.
- Project proposal (500 words) describing the research to be carried out during the course of the year and its relation to the Wolf Humanities Center's 2018-2019 theme, Kinship.
- Curriculum vitae and scan of unofficial Penn course transcript.
- Also required is one confidential letter of recommendation from either your dissertation director or your graduate chair. Please ask your referee to upload that letter to our secure server no later than March 20, 2019. (Letters should not be emailed.)
Call for Applications, 2019–2020
Research Topic: Kinship
Application deadline: March 20, 2019
See link for more details: https://wolfhumanities.upenn.edu/fellowships/penn-graduate-student-resea...
The Wolf Humanities Center is currently offering two one-year research fellowships at $2500 each to Penn graduate students in the humanities who are ABD. Students should be conducting dissertation research related to the Center's theme for the year in which the award is granted. Fellows are required to attend the Wolf Humanities Center's Mellon Research Seminar, held Tuesdays from noon–1:50pm* during the academic year, and present their work at one of the sessions. Seminar members also include postdoctoral fellows, faculty from Penn and regional universities, and the Center's director and topic director.
Two $2500 fellowships are available for Penn ABD graduate students in the humanities whose dissertation research relates to Kinship, the Center's topic for 2019-20.
To apply, please provide the following information:
- Your name and department
- Project Title
- Project Abstract (125 words maximum)
- Project Proposal (approx. 1000 words)
- Up-to-date c.v.
Please submit all information to our secure online server as a single PDF, naming your file <your Last name_First name.pdf> (e.g., Franklin_Ben.pdf)
- One confidential letter of recommendation from your dissertation advisor or graduate chair. Please ask your referee to upload their letter to our secure server no later than the application deadline, March 20, 2019.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
2019-2020 Academic Year
Application Deadline: Fri. March 15, 2019
See link for more details: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/andrea-mitchell-center/fellowships#gradfellows...
The Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy will award 3 graduate fellowships during the 2018-2019 academic year to Penn graduate students with approved prospectuses for dissertation topics in any discipline relevant to the study of democracy, its theory or practice, or related topics of citizenship and constitutional government.
The Mitchell Center Graduate Fellowship will provide for the graduate student’s tuition and annual stipend during the 2019-2020 academic year. Recipients will also be compensated for administrative work done for the Program.
Funds are provided through a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation and the Mary and David Boies Family Fund. The recipients are expected to assist in organizing an interdisciplinary Mitchell Center Graduate Student Workshop in which graduate students from Penn and surrounding institutions may present pertinent research. They will be expected to attend the Mitchell Center Faculty Workshop series and conferences and may also be asked to provide administrative support for these events.
Applicants should send:
1) a CV
2) a description of their dissertation’s aim, current status, and further research plans
(not to exceed five double-spaced pages)
3) a copy of their transcript
4) a letter of endorsement from their Dissertation Supervisor.
Please send applications in Word or PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail hard copies to:
Mitchell Center Administrator
College Hall 208
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Questions concerning the Mitchell Center Graduate Fellowships should be directed to Matthew Roth at email@example.com, phone 215-573-4881.