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Graduate Fellowships


Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

FLAS fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to full-time graduate students at UA. CMES administers the FLAS fellowship program under its authorization as a Title VI Middle East National Resource Center by the US Department of Education.

University of Arizona graduate students pursuing Middle Eastern language and area studies are eligible to apply for these FLAS Fellowships. An applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident, and must plan to enroll full-time in a degree program that will include study of Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, or Turkish, and Middle East area studies courses. Awards are offered for both the academic year at UA and approved programs of intensive summer language study either in the US or the Middle East. Academic year and summer fellowships provide full tuition and a stipend. Summer FLAS awards may also provide partial support for travel. Academic Year FLAS Fellowships may be awarded to both incoming and continuing students.

For more details about the FLAS Fellowship competition, please read our FLAS FAQ page.

Application for FLAS is separate from the graduate admissions process.

Deadline for submission of ALL application materials for Summer 2011 and AY 2011-2012 FLAS Fellowships is:

4pm on Monday, February 21, 2011

For applications and frequently asked questions (FAQ), please see the Foreign Language and Area Studies page.

Also see requirements for copying and submitting your FLAS applications materials before you submit!


Congratulations to the 2010-2011 Academic Year FLAS Fellows!

  • Ben Adams (NES/Anthro), Beginning Ottoman Turkish

  • Johann Chacko (NES), Advanced 3rd Year Arabic

  • Shyla Dogan (NES), Intermediate Ottoman Turkish

  • Audra El-Vilaly (Geography), Intermediate Arabic

  • Will Fulton (NES), Advanced 4th Year Persian

  • Ana Ghoreishian (NES), Intermediate Arabic

  • Bryan Gordon (Linguistics), Advanced 3rd Year Hebrew

  • Alex Schweig (NES), Intermediate Persian

  • Anissa Tanweer (Journalism), Advanced 3rd Year Persian


...and the Summer 2010 FLAS Fellows:

  • Maria Audretsch (Al-Qasid Institute - Amman, Jordan), Advanced Arabic (MSA)
  • Matthew Flannes (Institut Francais du Proche Orient - Damascus, Syria), Advanced Arabic (MSA)
  • William Fulton (UT Austin, Advanced Persian Language Institute - Austin, TX), Advanced Persian
  • Charles Norton (Arabic Language Institute - Fez, Morocco), Intermediate Arabic (MSA)
  • Kevin Schluter (Qalam wa Lawh - Rabat, Morocco), Beginning Moroccan Arabic
  • Anissa Tanweer (University of Wisconsin Persian Immersion Program - Madison, Wisconsin), Intermediate Persian


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