Competition for 2011 Summer FLAS awards announced

Summer FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Awards

at The University of Maine

The Canadian-American Center at the University of Maine is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Resource Center on Canada. As part of its mission, the Center provides federally-funded, Academic Year and Summer FLAS (Foreign Language and Areas Studies) Awards to support the bilingual research (English/French) of M.A. and Ph.D. candidates whose focus is on Canada.

Summer FLAS Awards are specifically aimed at developing language skills. These awards are open, on a competitive basis, to students wishing to improve their proficiency in French as a tool for graduate research. See below for details.

Features of the program:

  • Candidates must be willing to commit to six-weeks of intensive French study. Programs suitable for the goals of a Summer FLAS Award are generally more available in Canada than in the United States.
  • A $2,500 subsistence allowance is provided to pay for room and board.
  • Tuition is covered up to $4,000.
  • Travel expenses can be defrayed up to $250 if funds are available.
  • FLAS Awards are available only to US citizens and permanent residents.
  • Graduate students who are not matriculating at the University of Maine can be considered for a Summer FLAS if their home institution receives FLAS support, regardless of the language of the award.

The application process:

Applicants must complete the attached application form(click below) and send it, along with a copy of their  graduate transcript and a letter of support from their major (thesis) advisor by April 15th to:

Prof. Raymond J. Pelletier
Associate Director, Canadian-American Center
154 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04473

Click here to download the Summer FLAS Application