Boren, CLS & FLAS Fellowship Information Session
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 1:30pm
Boren, CLS & FLAS Fellowship Information Session

East Hall, room 109, 632 SW Hall Street

Join the Office of International Affairs and the Middle East Studies Center for an information session about Boren Awards, Critical Language Scholarships, and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships.

  • The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers fully-funded summer language institutes for U.S. university students and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.
  • David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages. Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships are available to students in any department who are pursuing a course of study which requires advanced Arabic, Hebrew, Persian or Turkish language and Middle East area studies training and who plan to use the training and language skills for graduate study or a career in an international field. Study on FLAS fellowships during the Academic Year must be at Portland State University. Intensive summer language study must be for a minimum duration of 6 weeks and include at least 140 contact hours of classroom instruction. Undergraduate academic year fellowships award up to $10,000 tuition and $5,000 stipend;  graudate academic year fellowships award up to $18,000 tuition and $15,000 stipend; summer fellowships award $5,000 tuition and $2,500 stipend.

Open to Portland State University students, faculty and staff.

The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University promotes understanding of the people, cultures, languages and religions of the Middle East. As a National Resource Center for Middle East Studies under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program, the Center serves as a resource on issues pertaining to the Middle East through activities that reach students and scholars, as well as businesses, educators, and the media. The Middle East Studies Center supports academic conferences, workshops, cultural events, lectures, and a resource library. | | 503-725-4074.