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Funding Opportunity

FLAS Fellowships

CMENAS offers U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships to graduate and undergraduate students. FLAS provide tuition and a stipend to students studying designated foreign languages in combination with area studies or international aspects of professional studies. The priority is to encourage the study of less commonly taught modern languages. FLAS Fellowships are administered by the University of Michigan Area Studies Centers and are awarded competitively through annual fellowship competitions. The U.S. Department of Education (US/ED) funds these awards under the provisions of Title VI of the Higher Education Act. The amount of funding and number of awards are contingent upon annual US/ED program approval, federal regulations, as well as continued congressional funding, all of which may change from year to year.

CMENAS administers FLAS fellowships for area studies and study of a Middle Eastern and North African languages, including: Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish, and Uzbek.

Application Deadline: February 1.

Late applications will not be considered.

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Support for Campus Events

In addition to our yearly programming, the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS) is happy to consider requests to co-sponsor MENA related U-M lectures, events and activities that coincide with the Center's mission to promote a broad and deep understanding of the region. Submit your request for co-sponsorship »

Other Opportunities

Funding to support fellowships and grants for student research abroad, international internships, and the study of less commonly taught languages are also offered by: