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Our U.S. Department of Education Title VI funding provides undergraduate and graduate Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for Southeast Asian language and area studies. Academic-year fellowships cover tuition and fees and a monthly stipend. Summer fellowships offer funding for intensive language study at approved institutions in Southeast Asia or in the U.S. It's easy to apply for a FLAS online: you just need to fill out one application, specify summer, academic year or both. CSEAS also administers the Clark and Arlene Neher Graduate Fellowship for the Study of Southeast Asia through the NIU Foundation. You'll find details on these fellowships below. For more information, contact CSEAS at 815-753-1771.

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Summer 2018 FLAS Fellowships
Deadline to Apply: Jan. 1, 2018

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student from any accredited U.S. institution, you are eligible to apply for a summer FLAS fellowship. These awards provide for the study of Southeast Asian languages at approved educational institutions, including those in Southeast Asia, during the summer. This includes the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Priority will be given to students planning to study a language in Southeast Asia.

2018-19 Academic Year FLAS fellowships
Deadline to Apply: Feb. 1, 2018

If you are an undergraduate and graduate student who has successfully completed one year of Southeast Asian language study, you are eligible to apply for an academic-year FLAS award. These awards provide for the study of Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Tagalog or Thai during fall and spring semesters. If interested in studying Vietnamese, contact CSEAS directly at cseas@niu.edu or 815-753-1771.

2018-19 Clark and Arlene Neher Graduate Fellowship for the Study of Southeast Asia
Deadline to Apply: Feb. 1, 2018

Endowed by Clark and Arlene Neher, this fellowship will pay $4,000 toward educational expenses in addition to a tuition waiver from the Graduate School. This award competition is open to U.S. and international students, and is granted without regard to citizenship, race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender or sexual orientation.

You must be a graduate student in good standing at NIU at an advanced stage in your program, either master's and/or doctoral, and be planning field and/or archival research in Southeast Asian studies. The fellowship may be used to support research-related expenses with funds obtained through the refund mechanism on Bursar accounts with zero balance. This award is routed through the Office of Student Financial Aid and applied directly to the student's Bursar's account.

Application for Clark and Arlene Neher Graduate Fellowship

Contact Us

Center for Southeast Asian Studies
520 College View Court
815-753-1771
cseas@niu.edu