Columbia University Libraries/Information Services invites applications from scholars and researchers to its annual program designed to facilitate access to Columbia’s special and distinctive collections, the Libraries Research Awards. (see: http://library.columbia.edu/about/awards/research-awards.html)
The Libraries will award ten (10) grants of $2,500 each on a competitive basis to researchers who can demonstrate a compelling need to consult Columbia University Libraries/Information Services holdings for their work. The award was established in 2011 and supports scholars and researchers who may benefit from access to Columbia’s special and unique collections. Participating Columbia libraries and collections include those located on the Morningside Heights campus:
Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library (http://library.columbia.edu/locations/avery.html)
Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary (http://library.columbia.edu/locations/burke.html)
Butler Library (http://library.columbia.edu/locations/butler.html)
Lehman Social Sciences Library (http://library.columbia.edu/locations/lehman.html)
Rare Book & Manuscript Library (http://library.columbia.edu/locations/rbml.html)
C. V. Starr East Asian Library (http://library.columbia.edu/locations/eastasian.html)
Global Studies Collections (http://library.columbia.edu/locations/global.html)
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs). Persons holding J-1 or F-1 exchange, student, or visitor visas are not eligible for this grant. Preference will be given to those applicants residing outside the greater New York metropolitan area who need to travel to New York City to conduct their research.
Applications will be accepted until February 29, 2016. Award notifications will be sent to applicants by April 30, 2016 for research conducted at Columbia during the period July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017.
For more information and application materials, please visit the Libraries Research Awards page.
Columbia University Libraries/Information Services is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 12 million volumes, over 160,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, and graphic and audio-visual materials. The services and collections are organized into 21 libraries and various academic technology centers, including affiliates. The Libraries employs more than 450 professional and support staff. The website of the Libraries is the gateway to its services and resources: library.columbia.edu.
Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Are Available for Summer 2016 and the 2016-17 Academic Year.
Applications for summer 2016 and academic year 2016-17 fellowships are due March 1, 2016.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
(1) Graduate students who are US citizens or permanent residents AND who are enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in a program that combines modern foreign language training with international or area studies or with the international aspects of professional or other fields of study, OR
(2) Undergraduates who are US citizens or permanent residents AND who have declared a major by the application deadline AND who will study a FLAS language at the intermediate or advanced level during the fellowship summer or academic year.
FLAS awards may be used by students participating in official overseas language programs, and in very limited cases, for dissertators. Please see the FLAS FAQsection of our web site, or contact the relevant FLAS Coordinator, for more information.
What are the Benefits for Penn Students?
- Graduate academic year FLAS Fellows will receive $18,000 toward tuition and a $15,000 stipend.
- Undergraduate academic year FLAS Fellows will receive $10,000 toward tuition and a $5,000 stipend.
- Summer FLAS Fellows will receive $5,000 toward tuition and a $2,500 stipend.
Academic Year Fellows: The successful applicant must enroll each semester of the Fellowship year in a FLAS-approved language and in full-time study in either area studies or professional studies related to the world area where the FLAS language is spoken. Undergraduates must enroll each semester in a language course at the intermediate level or higher.
Summer Fellows: The successful applicant must enroll in a formal domestic or overseas program of intensive language study during the summer. Students at the beginning (graduate only) and intermediate levels are expected to attend domestic or overseas programs offering a minimum of 140 contact hours of instruction, while advanced students may attend programs with fewer hours (but not less than 120).
Can I Use a FLAS Fellowship to Study Abroad?
YES! FLAS may be used at Penn or abroad, for:
- Domestic full-time language and area or international studies.
- Overseas full-time language and area or international studies.
- Domestic beginning, intermediate and advanced intensive language programs.
- Overseas intermediate and advanced intensive language programs.
Students may propose to use FLAS to study overseas at approved programs. Students wishing to use an award for an overseas program must be at the intermediate or advanced level of language proficiency. Graduate students may use an award for beginning level study abroad if an appropriate beginning language program in the student’s language is not available in the United States. Check with the relevant FLAS Coordinator at Penn to see whether your intended overseas language program is approved.
Application & Deadlines
For instructions on how to apply, please see the Application & Instructions page.
Applications for summer 2015 and academic year 2016-17 fellowships are due March 1, 2016
For More Information
About FLAS Fellowships
The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program assists meritorious undergraduate 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.
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.
The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund fellowship pays tuition plus a stipend of $18,000 for three years. U.S. citizens in any field of study are eligible. The terms require that the Fellow conduct studies entirely within the USA and prove financial need.
We are permitted three institutional nominees, so there is an internal selection process coordinated by the Provost’s Office. Students should complete the online form HERE and submit all supporting documentation online by midnight Tuesday, December 15th.
REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS FOR ONLINE FORM
Upload as a single PDF:
• Student's CV
• Letters of recommendation from two professors who have taught or worked closely with the student.
(If preferred, letters of recommendation may be submitted separately (by December 15th)
via email to Office of the Vice Provost for Education firstname.lastname@example.org)
• Transcripts of ALL CURRENT and PREVIOUS academic records (can be unofficial copies)
• GRE test scores
• Statement of purpose and abstract as specified in the Liebmann Fund application
NOTE: Official transcripts, official copies of test scores, FAFSA, School Financial Aid Summary and tax returns will only be required of those chosen as institutional nominees.
The Council for European Studies (CES) invites eligible graduate students in the humanities to apply for the 2016 Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies. Each fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend, paid in six (6) bi-monthly installments over the course of the fellowship year, as well as assistance in securing reimbursements or waivers in eligible health insurance and candidacy fees.
Application period opens October 1, 2015. Only US citizens and green card holders may apply.
For eligibility details and to submit an application, visit the website.