- African Studies Program
The African Studies Program (ASP) is a Title VI National Resource Center, one of the leading centers in the US for the interdisciplinary study of Africa. ASP promotes the study of Africa in global perspective, with courses offered by more than 90 faculty across the College, and in 10 of IU’s professional schools. Our top ranked African languages program offers instruction in eight languages approved for FLAS fellowship study: Akan/Twi, Arabic (focus is Arabic-speaking regions of Africa), Bamana, Kinyarwanda, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, and Zulu. IU graduate students wishing to learn an African language may apply for a FLAS fellowship to study an African language relevant to their area of research. Undergraduates demonstrating a commitment to African Studies through enrollment in one of the ASP minors or certificate, or International Studies majors or Independent Majors Program students with Africa regional focus are also eligible to apply.
- Center for the Study of Global Change
The Center for the Study of Global Change specifically supports study or research that is transnational, cross-regional, or global. It will only consider proposals that pursue specific national, cultural, or regional subjects in which the research or focus of study utilizes a global framework to explore its object of inquiry. Students interested in government service and/or research on critical global issues or areas of national need are especially encouraged to apply.
- Center for the Study of the Middle East
The Center for the Study of the Middle East (CSME) at Indiana University is a Title VI Comprehensive National Resource Center which promotes multi- and interdisciplinary knowledge of the Middle East by promoting language and area expertise through fellowships, travel grants, academic and professional development, and outreach programs. CSME supports advanced research and scholarship of the Middle East and provides training to students, teachers, and professionals, with the cooperation and collaboration of 97 affiliated faculty. CSME encourages and welcomes students of Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Persian, and Kurdish to apply for FLAS scholarships through the Center.
- Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) serves as the focal point on campus for research, teaching, learning, and outreach related to Latin America and the Caribbean, with a special emphasis on four less commonly taught languages: Haitian Creole, Maya, Portuguese, and Quechua. CLACS FLAS applicants should explain how their study of one of these languages will help them develop research, teaching, or outreach related to Latin America and the Caribbean and how their career plans relate to areas of national need. More than that, we would like to know in your statement of purpose what motivates you to study a Latin American and Caribbean language on a personal level: what it is that makes you interested in this world region.
- East Asian Studies Center
The East Asia Studies Center coordinates scholarship funding opportunities on China, Japan, and Korea, and this includes generous funding during the academic year and in summer to support students studying intermediate to advanced level languages in those areas. Successful applicants will indicate their commitment to focus on some part of East Asia in their current studies, and their intention to use their training in careers that include public service, and demonstration of their financial need.
- Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center
The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC) provides academic year and summer FLAS fellowships to support study of the Inner Asian and Uralic region and training in less commonly taught languages of that region. The vast area covered by IAUNRC includes the following countries: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolian, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, as well as the following regions: Buryatia, Inner Mongolia, Tatarstan, Tibet, and Xinjiang.
- Islamic Studies Program
The Islamic Studies Program (ISP) advances critical research about Islam and the Muslim world and facilitates access to knowledge in the field for students, scholars, professionals, and the general public. Drawing upon IU's strengths in area studies and intensive language instruction, the Program has particular strengths in the study of Islam as it is manifested in sub-Saharan and North Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Russia, and in Central, South, East and Southeast Asia. ISP accepts FLAS applications from undergraduate and graduate students across IU who have emerging or well-developed interests in Islam and in Muslim peoples and practices and who seek to pursue those interests in the following languages: Arabic, Bamana, Persian, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur, and Uzbek. We give consideration to students who plan to pursue careers in higher education, government service, the non-profit sector, or in any other field for which linguistic and cultural expertise is necessary for success.
- Russian & East European Institute
The Russian and East European Institute (REEI) administers one of the country's leading programs in Russian and East European area studies and has been designated one of eleven U.S. Department of Education-funded Title VI National Resource/FLAS Centers for Russia and Eastern Europe for the 2018-2022 grant period. REEI provides academic year and summer FLAS fellowships to support study of the Russian and East European region and training in less commonly taught languages of that region.