Summer 2017 & Academic Year 2017-2018

CLICK HERE FOR THE ONLINE APPLICATION.

Please review the “FLAS FAQs” before applying.

Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 11:59pm

Information Sessions:

  • Monday, November 14, 2016 10:00-11:00am, Room 3009, Global Education Center
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 2:00-3:00pm, Room 3009, Global Education Center
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 12:00-1:00pm, Law School (room TBD)
  • Thursday, November 17, 2016, 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 3009, Global Education Center

FLAS fellowships fund the study of Less Commonly Taught Languages and area studies coursework. This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. The goals of the fellowship program include: (1) to assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies; (2) to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency; and (3) to develop a pool of international experts to meet national needs.

The Mideast center offers two types of FLAS grants:

1. Summer intensive language study: Four (4) GRADUATE-student and two (2) UNDERGRADUATE summer award of up to $5,000 per award for institutional payment (tuition, fees, and health insurance), and $2,500 per award for student stipend in the U.S. or abroad.

2. An academic year course of study that includes both language and area studies courses. Four (4) academic-year GRADUATE-student awards of up to $18,000 per award for institutional payment (tuition, fees, and health insurance) and $15,000 per award for student stipend (undergraduate students cannot apply for academic year awards through the Mideast center; however, other centers do offer academic year awards for undergrads). Please note: the receipt of an academic year 2017-2018 FLAS funding award is contingent upon federal allocations.

Priority Languages:

  • Arabic
  • Modern Hebrew (not Biblical)
  • Persian
  • Modern Turkish (not Ottoman)
  • Urdu

For additional languages covered by other centers, see here.

Eligibility:

  • Status as a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident.
  • At the graduate level, students must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a program of graduate or professional study.  Graduate students must be in the intermediate or advanced level of study. If applying as a beginner, applicant must have advanced-level knowledge of another Middle East-related language (for example: if applying as a beginner in Arabic, applicant must have advanced knowledge of Hebrew, Turkish, Persian, or Urdu).
  • At the undergraduate level, only students in the intermediate or advanced study of a less commonly taught language are eligible.

Application Instructions:

Please click here to access the online application.


Contact Information:

Shai Tamari
Associate Director
Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations
tamari@unc.edu
(919) 962-2034


FLAS Awardee Information (2010-2016)

Name Department Language Program/Location
 

Academic Year 2010-2011

Rose Aslan Religious Studies Persian
Brandon Gorman Sociology Arabic
Layla Lavasani Health Sciences Persian
Nathan Swanson Geography Arabic
 

Summer 2011

Adrianna Beaman Literature Arabic Arabic Language Institute in Fez (ALIF); Morocco
Elizabeth Benninger Literature Arabic UNC
Mattis Hennings Political Science Arabic UVA-Yarmuk Summer Arabic Program, Irbid, Jordan
Atiya Husain Sociology Urdu University of Wisconsin-Madison
Anna Levett Literature Arabic UNC
Nathan Swanson Geography Arabic Arabic Language Institute in Fez; Morocco
Ernst Thompson Linguistics Arabic UVA-Yarmuk Summer Arabic Program, Irbid, Jordan
Sarah Wentz Political Science Arabic Arabic Language Institute in Fez; Morocco
 

Academic Year 2011-2012

Atiya Husain Sociology Urdu
Kari Samuel Health Sciences Arabic
Nathan Swanson Geography Hebrew
Theresa Viera Law Arabic
 

Summer 2012

Camille Bossut Political Science Arabic UVA- Yarmouk; Jordan
Amanda Click Library Science Arabic Hedayet Institute for Arabic Studies, Cairo, Egypt
Lauren Donoghue Ecology/natural resources Hebrew Jerusalem Ulpan, Hebrew University Rothberg International School; Israel
Anna Levett Literature Arabic Qasid Institute; Jordan
Ashley Robertson Architecture/Urban and regional planning Urdu University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison Scott Drama Arabic IL-TASOL; Jordan
 

Academic Year 2012-2013

Ali Eshraghi Communications Arabic
Matthew Hotham Religious Studies Persian
Anna Levett Literature Arabic
Ashley Robertson Architecture/Urban and regional planning Urdu
Cory Wolfe Law Arabic
 

Summer 2013

Brian Coussens Religious Studies Hebrew Jerusalem Ulpan at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Israel
Ansev Demirhan History Arabic University of Wisconsin-Madison
Amanda Eglen English Arabic Indiana University – Bloomington
Brandon Gorman Sociology Arabic Qalam wa Lawh Arabic Language Center, Rabat, Morocco
Jacob Hill Library Science Arabic Qasid Arabic Institute; Jordan
Sonya Khattak Global Studies Arabic Qasid Arabic Institute; Jordan
James Kuras Geography Turkish Bogaziçi University’s Turkish Language and Culture Program; Turkey
Caroline Zullo Global Studies Arabic  The Arabic Language Institute at the American University of Cairo; Egypt
Ansev Demirhan History Arabic UNC
 

Academic Year 2013-2014

Ansev Demirhan History Arabic
James Kuras Geography Turkish
Ahmed Osub Health Sciences Arabic
Kathryn Stein Health Sciences Urdu
 

Summer 2014

Ansev Demirhan History Turkish Intensive Ottoman and Turkish Summer School in Cunda,Turkey
Bradley Erickson Religious Studies Hebrew University of Haifa, Israel
Danny Hogenkamp Public Policy Arabic UVA Yarmouk University Arabic Program, Irbid, Jordan
Carissa Landes Global Studies Persian University of Texas at Austin
Catherine Schluter Area Studies Arabic Arabic Language Institute in Fez, Morocco
Fareeda Zikry Political Science Arabic Qasid Arabic Institute, Jordan; AMIDEAST Oman
 

Academic Year 2014-2015

Lillie Armstrong Health Sciences Arabic
Patrick D’Silva Religion Persian
Ansev Demirhan History Arabic
Carissa Landes Global Studies Persian
Maryam Al-Zoubi Law Turkish
 

Summer 2015

Maryam al-Zoubi Law Turkish University of Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Brown Public Policy Arabic Arabic Language Institute in Fez, Morocco
Danny Hage Ecology Arabic CET Intensive Arabic Language in Jordan (Amman)
Micah Hughes Religion Arabic Arabic Language Institute in Fez, Morocco
Noah Ponton Political Science Arabic Arabic Language Institute in Fez, Morocco
Mark Reeves History Arabic Middlebury College
Amanda Zink Global Studies Turkish Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
 

Academic Year 2015-2016

Maryam Al-Zoubi Law Turkish
Lillie Armstrong Health Sciences Arabic
Micah Hughes Religious Studies Arabic
Mark Reeves History Arabic
 

Summer 2016

Meghan Cutherell Health Sciences Arabic Middlebury  College
Michelle Dromgold-Sermen Sociology Arabic University of Texas at Austin
Alexandra Gombar Arabic Qasid Arabic Institution, Amman, Jordan
Kathryn Hewitt Global Studies Persian University of Wisconsin-Madison
Abbie Largess Global Studies Arabic SIT Jordan: Intensive Arabic Studies -Amman, Jordan
Misbah Noor Management Arabic Morocco Arabic Language and Community Service Summer SIT