Fellowships and Scholarships for Asian language study
S.C. Lee Scholarship and Paper Prizes
Shao-Chang Lee Scholarships are awarded to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled at MSU, and pursuing or planning to pursue a program that includes Asian Studies. The primary purpose of the awards is to encourage excellence in scholarship. Applicants for the scholarship must be undergraduate students currently enrolled at MSU.
For the S.C. Lee Best Paper Competition, students in any academic discipline may submit a research paper completed for a course or under the supervision of a faculty member at MSU during the Spring, Summer or Fall semesters of 2012. The paper must focus on an Asian topic or have significant content related to Asia. Book reports or reviews are not eligible. The paper competition is open to both enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. Only one paper may be submitted by a student for a particular annual competition.
Click here for more information about the S.C. Lee Scholarship and Best Paper Competitions. For the academic year 2012-2013 competitions, scholarship applications, papers, and supporting materials must be submitted to the Asian Studies Center by 5:00 PM, Friday, January 18, 2013.
Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships
The Asian Studies Center will award graduate and undergraduate fellowships under the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program of the U.S. Department of Education. The FLAS Fellowship program is designed to meet 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 throughout the United States a wider knowledge and understanding of other countries and cultures. FLAS fellowships offer tuition payment of up to $18,000 per year (graduate) $10,000 per year (undergraduate) and a monthly stipend for each semester the award is held.
Click here for more information about these fellowships and for application information. DEADLINE EXTENSION: Applications are due by January 25, 2013.
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
The applications for the 2012-2013 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.
Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.
Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.National Application Deadlines
Boren Fellowship: January 31, 2013
Boren Scholarship: February 13, 2013*
*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.
For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.
The Language Flagship
The Language Flagship is a breakthrough in foreign language and culture instruction in the United States designed to help individuals achieve superior-level proficiency in critical languages including Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Persian. Flagship students participate in advanced language programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The Language Flagship Fellowship is an award for up to two-years for graduate students to support their intensive language study at Flagship institutions in the U.S. and overseas. Flagship Fellowships are available for the study of Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Persian at designated Flagship Programs. Eligible applicants for Flagship Fellowships must be U.S. citizens with advanced proficiency in the Flagship language of study. Past recipients of Boren Scholarships or Fellowships are eligible to apply for the Flagship Fellowship. In addition, students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate Flagship programs may apply for Boren funding to participate in overseas Flagship programs.
Flagship Fellowship Application Deadline: January 12, 2012.
The Boren Awards and The Language Flagship are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.
Learn a South Asian language this summer!
The South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) based at the University of Wisconsin – Madison is offering intensive summer courses in the following South Asian languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Pashto, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan and Urdu. Applications for Summer 2012 are now being accepted.Funding
Due to recent budget cuts, SASLI will have a slightly different fee structure in 2012. There are three funding options available to students:
1) $1000 Fee Remissions, indicate interest when submitting the SASLI online application
2) FLAS Fellowships, deadline February 1, 2012
3) SASLI Scholarships, deadline February 1, 2012
Further information about funding and the SASLI FLAS and Scholarship applications can be found on the SASLI website at: http://sasli.wisc.edu/funding/index.htmApply to SASLI
Instructions for submitting a complete application packet and the SASLI web application can be found on the SASLI website at sasli.wisc.edu. Please apply or encourage your students to apply as soon as possible, as faculty hiring is based on student interest.
If you have questions about SASLI, please review the FAQ pages on the web site at http://sasli.wisc.edu/faq/index.html. Any additional questions can be addressed to Anne Naparstek, by phone at (608) 261-1194 or by e-mail at email@example.com
We look forward to your applications!