Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships - application open until January 31!

The Canadian Studies Center is currently accepting applications for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for summer 2020 and the 2020-21 academic year! Students from all UW departments and schools are encouraged to apply.

FLAS Fellowships are provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Through our Center, FLAS Fellowships allow students to receive training in French, Inuktitut or other Indigenous languages spoken in Canada, and Canadian studies. We are proud to be the first and only center in the nation awarding fellowships in these Indigenous languages.

Students who receive a fellowship to study Inuktitut are offered a unique opportunity to learn from two expert instructors: Mick Mallon, one of the foremost scholars of Inuktitut and Alexina Kublu, an Inuk native and former Official Language Commissioner of Nunavut Territory. Together, they have developed innovative learning materials for Inuktitut and give students both a thorough linguistic and cultural understanding of the Inuit language and its importance. Beginning Inuktitut students will enroll in ARCTIC 101, which will be offered in fall quarter 2020. Undergraduates are welcome to apply for a fellowship studying Inuktitut!

FLAS Fellowships are available to current and incoming UW students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Fellows receive generous tuition and living stipends:

  • Academic Year(Graduate): $18,000 tuition$15,000 living stipend
  • Academic Year(Undergraduate): $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend
  • Summer(Graduate and Undergraduate): $5,000 tuition$2,500 living stipend

More information regarding eligibility and application guidelines is available here. Interested students should contact flas@uw.edu with questions. Applications are due January 31, 2020.

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