FLAS Fellowships

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Academic Year Fellowships 2014 – 2015

Undergraduate fellowships are awarded to students combining work in an academic discipline with African area and intermediate or advanced language studies. Fellowships are offered for any one of the regularly taught languages (Akan, Amharic, Arabic, Portuguese, Swahili, Xhosa, Wolof, and Yoruba). The Center recommends that fellowship recipients also work toward fulfilling the requirements for a minor in African Studies in conjunction with their specific degree requirements.

Fellowships provide a stipend of $5,000 per academic year and cover the cost of tuition and fees (12 credits per semester) unless already covered by other sources. Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and be enrolled at the University of Florida. Successful applicants will demonstrate academic and career goals related to Africa and a strong interest in African language study.

Required Materials:

  • FLAS application
  • 500-750 word statement
  • Copies of official transcripts from all academic institutions attended
  • One letter of recommendation (current FLAS students must also include a letter from their language instructor).

All materials must be received by February 10, 2014. 

Summer 2014

Summer fellowships provide students with an opportunity to undertake intensive African language study at the intermediate or advanced level in any USDE approved program. In summer 2013, the Center will offer a domestic intensive African language program in Akan/Twi, Hausa, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, & Zulu on the University of Florida campus as part of the African Languages Initiative Program (AFLI).

Summer fellowships cover tuition and fees at the host institution (up to $5000) and provide a stipend of $2,500. Travel awards may also be available. The statement of purpose accompanying the application for a summer fellowship should indicate why summer study is desired and how it will contribute to the candidate’s program of study. Applicants must also provide specific information on the program they wish to attend, i.e. fees, contact hours, instructor qualifications, etc.

Please complete the application and provide one letter of recommendation. Current FLAS students must also include a letter from their language instructor.

All materials must be received by February 10, 2014. 

For further information or consultation, please contact:

Dr. Todd Leedy
Associate Director
Email: tleedy@africa.ufl.edu