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Please be aware of two funding opportunities offered through UF Latin American Studies:

1)      Academic Year FLAS Fellowships in Portuguese or Haitian Creole (deadline, February 1, 2016)

2)      Summer FLAS Fellowships for intensive study abroad in approved language programs (deadline, March 7, 2016)
See below for more information...
FLAS Academic Year Fellowships
Through support from the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for Latin American Studies offers Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Academic Year Fellowships to support training in Brazilian Portuguese and Haitian Creole.
For graduate students, the fellowship covers tuition and fees for 12 graduate credit hours per semester, provides a stipend of $17,000 total for the 2016-17 academic year (fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters), and includes GatorGradCare coverage.
For undergraduate students, the fellowship covers tuition and fees not already covered by other financial aid or scholarships (up to a maximum of $10,000 for the academic year) and provides a scholarship of $5000 total for the 2016-17 academic year ($2500 each for the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters).
Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be (or applying to become) full-time UF graduate or undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Undergraduate applicants must have at least intermediate proficiency in Portuguese or Haitian Creole. There is no proficiency requirement for graduate applicants.
Priority will be given to applicants pursuing a Master's degree, graduate certificate, or undergraduate minor/certificate in Latin American Studies. Professional school students are also encouraged to apply. Applications are reviewed by the Center's Financial Aid Committee.
Fellowship Requirements
Each semester, recipients must enroll in a minimum of 3 credit hours of Portuguese or Haitian Creole and at least 3 credits of Latin American area studies. Recipients are also required to take language proficiency exams and to complete online reports about their fellowship on a semester basis.
After the fellowship period is completed, recipients will complete a short survey about their job placement every two years.
Application Deadline
February 1, 2016
Application Materials
To apply for a FLAS Academic Year Fellowship, please submit the following:
*         FLAS Academic Year Fellowship Application<http://www.latam.ufl.edu/media/ufledu/content-assets/latamufledu/academics-tuesday-november-04-2014-21304-pm/financial-support/FLASApplicationAY.pdf.pdf>
*         Two page statement of purpose describing how the study of Brazilian Portuguese or Haitian Creole and Latin American area studies will benefit your program of study and career plans
*         Two letters of recommendation accompanied by Release Form<http://www.latam.ufl.edu/media/ufledu/content-assets/latamufledu/docs-previous/documents/ferparelease.pdf>. For graduate students, one of the letters should be from your adviser, unless you are a new UF applicant.
*         Official UF academic transcript; new UF applicants may submit photocopies from previous universities or colleges
*         Determination of Financial Need - FLAS Fellowship<http://www.latam.ufl.edu/media/ufledu/content-assets/latamufledu/academics-tuesday-november-04-2014-21304-pm/financial-support/Determination-of-Financial-Need---FLAS-Fellowships.pdf> form -OR- copy of most recent FAFSA form (if submitted to UF for financial aid)
Submission
Wanda Carter, Academic Programs Assistant
UF Center for Latin American Studies
319 Grinter Hall
PO Box 115530
Gainesville, FL 32611

Tel: (352) 273-4709
Fax: (352) 392-7682
E-mail: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
For questions, please contact Jocelyn Peskin<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, Assistant Director for Administration
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FLAS Summer Fellowships
Through support from the US Department of Education, the UF Center for Latin American Studies offers Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Summer Fellowships. FLAS Summer Fellowships support participation in an intensive study program of a less-commonly-taught Latin American language (i.e., Brazilian Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Maya, Quechua, etc.). The fellowship covers the majority of program-related fees. When possible, the award also includes a travel stipend.
Priority will be given to students pursuing a Master's degree, graduate certificate, or undergraduate minor/certificate in Latin American Studies at UF. UF professional school students are also encouraged to apply.
Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled full-time at UF as undergraduate or graduate students. Applications will also be accepted from non-UF graduate students with citizenship or permanent residency who are planning to attend the UF Language and Culture Program in Rio de Janeiro. Non-UF undergraduate students cannot apply.
UF undergraduate applicants must have at least intermediate proficiency in their selected language of study. There is no proficiency requirement for graduate students.
Selected language programs must provide a minimum of 140 contact hours of instruction at the beginning and intermediate levels or 120 contact hours at the advanced level. (The UF Language and Culture Program in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil meets these requirements.) Programs must be at least six weeks in length.
Graduate students with beginning language proficiency must select a program in the US, unless there is no program offered in the target language in the US. Applicants with intermediate or advanced proficiency can select programs in the US or abroad.
Applicants who would like to attend the UF Language and Culture Program in Rio de Janeiro with a Summer FLAS Fellowship must have completed two semesters of introductory Portuguese or one semester of accelerated Portuguese (the latter is offered at UF in fall, spring and summer A.)
Fellowship Requirements
Recipients are required to complete an online report as well as take a language proficiency exam both before and after the fellowship period. After the fellowship period is completed, recipients will complete a short survey about their job placement every two years.
Application Deadline
March 7, 2016
Application Materials
To apply for the FLAS Summer Fellowship, please submit the following:
*         FLAS Summer Fellowship Application<http://www.latam.ufl.edu/media/ufledu/content-assets/latamufledu/academics-tuesday-november-04-2014-21304-pm/financial-support/FLAS-Application-Summer.pdf>
*         Two page statement of purpose describing how the study of the less commonly-taught language will benefit your program of study and career plans
*         Two letters of recommendation accompanied by Release Form<http://www.latam.ufl.edu/media/ufledu/content-assets/latamufledu/docs-previous/documents/ferparelease.pdf>. For graduate students, one of the letters should be from your adviser.
*         Official academic transcripts
*         Budget with information on program fees (not required for UF Language and Culture Program in Rio de Janeiro)
*         Determination of Financial Need - FLAS Fellowship<http://www.latam.ufl.edu/media/ufledu/content-assets/latamufledu/academics-tuesday-november-04-2014-21304-pm/financial-support/Determination-of-Financial-Need---FLAS-Fellowships.pdf> form -OR- copy of most recent FAFSA form (if submitted to UF for financial aid)
Submission
Wanda Carter, Academic Programs Assistant
UF Center for Latin American Studies
319 Grinter Hall
PO Box 115530
Gainesville, FL 32611

Tel: (352) 273-4709
Fax: (352) 392-7682
E-mail: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
For questions, please contact Jocelyn Peskin<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, Assistant Director for Administration