African studies offers Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships

African Studies is administering a program of graduate fellowships for the 2008-09 academic year study of Xhosa I, II (depending on enrollment numbers), Twi/Akan I, II (depending on enrollment numbers), and elementary to advanced levels for Arabic (Africa-not Middle East), Swahili, and Yoruba. Academic year and summer 2008 applications are available at

Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI), University of Illinois at Urana-Champaign, offers several African languages. To encourage the possibility that the language you need will be offered this summer, please send an expression of interest to them at <>. Webpage: (will be updated soon for summer 2008).

Funded by the US Department of Education, the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships seek to improve language fluency and international awareness in the United States.

FLAS fellowships cover tuition and provide a stipend for either one academic year or a summer.

All materials must be submitted to African Studies office, 205 Ingraham Hall by Monday, February 11, 2008. Only applications that fulfill the following requirements will be considered:

  • Applicants must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the US.
  • Students from any field are encouraged to apply. Eligibility is limited to graduate and professional school students. Priority will be given to applicants with good academic records who can best demonstrate the need for language study as a part of their total program.
  • Handwritten applications are not acceptable.

For further information, pleas contact African Studies FLAS Coordinator Eileen McNamara. 262-4461