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Fellowship Applications & Information Sessions

Deadline: 
Friday, January 13, 2017
Category: 

1) FLAS Fellowship Information Session

2) Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Application

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1) 2017–2018 FLAS Fellowship Information Session

Learn about opportunities for language and area studies fellowships for the summer and academic year!

Graduate and undergraduate students in all disciplines are invited.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

11:00–11:30 a.m.

Ackerman Viewpoint Room

The UCLA International Institute Title VI centers invite UCLA undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students to learn about FLAS fellowships, requirements, and the application process.

The U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship program supports training in modern foreign languages and related area studies during the summer and academic year.

Eligibility

  • Graduate or undergraduate student
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Studying the language at intermediate or advanced level

Funding

  • Graduate award for academic year: $15,000 stipend, up to $18,000 tuition/fees
  • Undergraduate award for academic year: $5,000 stipend, up to $10,000 tuition/fees
  • Summer award: $2,500 stipend, up to $5,000 tuition/fees, optional up to $1,000 travel support

Requirements

  • Academic year award: Take one language and one area studies course each term for letter grade
  • Summer award: Supports intensive language study only
  • Must be enrolled full-time
  • Must submit report at end of fellowship period detailing courses taken and progress in language

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2) Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship application

We are proud to announce that the 2017 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship application is now open!

As you may know, the Pickering Fellowship is one of the State Department’s premier recruitment programs aimed at increasing diversity among U.S. Foreign Service officers. The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Program highlights include:

•             Undergraduate candidates (10 fellowships available): Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for the senior year of undergraduate studies, and first year of a master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields.

•             Graduate candidates (20 fellowships available): Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields.

•             Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.

•             Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements.

The application for the 2017 Pickering Fellowship is now live and can be accessed on our Pickering Fellowship page. Students are encouraged to survey this page to assess their eligibility and review expectations if selected. All applications for undergraduate and graduate fellowships must be received by January 13, 2017 in order to be considered.