Application - Non-KU User 2020

 

Thank you for applying for a FLAS fellowship from the University of Kansas.

This form is intended for students who are not currently enrolled at KU. KU recommends that you open this form in a Google Chrome browser for best results. Some users have reported issues when using Safari or Internet Explorer.

Read all descriptions and instructions carefully, as specific information is required for certain fields (see below for troubleshooting instructions). Please be aware that the application form does not allow you to save progress and/or return to it at a later time. Therefore, it is recommended that you reserve enough time to fill out the entire application, including all required file uploads, in order to minimize loss of progress. The estimated time to complete the application is 60 minutes (without prepared materials) or 20 minutes (with prepared materials).

If you would prefer to work offline, or to prepare your application materials in advance, download the document version of the application. You are encouraged to record your responses to the application in a separate document (provided above) in case of a technical glitch that might cause you to lose your progress.

 

For questions or issues, contact your KU FLAS Coordinator.

Recommendations
Personal Information
Citizenship
Fellowship Information

In this section, enter information specific to the fellowship that you are applying for (e.g. Summer 2020 or Academic Year 2020-2021). Summer fellowships begin in June and Academic Year fellowships begin in August, approximately.

If applying for multiple fellowship terms or multiple languages, a separate application must be submitted for each. Please note that only graduate students who have achieved advanced proficiency in another language may be eligible to apply at the first year (beginner) level.

What is the highest language level you will have completed prior to the start of the FLAS fellowship term?
What language level do you intend to study during the fellowship term?
In what language(s) have you achieved advanced proficiency?
Program Information

FLAS funds may only be used to study at a U.S. or foreign accredited higher education institution, not a language institute. All study abroad programs, including Student Initiated Programs, must be coordinated through the KU Study Abroad & Global Engagement office. In this section, provide the most recent information available for the selected program. Federal guidelines require that summer programs have a minimum of 6 weeks for a total of 140 contact hours at the beginner or intermediate levels or 120 contact hours at the advanced level.

Fill in this section with detailed information, even if you are planning to study at the University of Kansas.

Please provide the city, state, and country where the program is located.
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Have you met with an advisor in KU Study Abroad & Global Engagement Office, specifically to plan this program?
Please explain where you are in the process of coordinating with KU Study Abroad & Global Engagement.
Travel Information

Provide the most accurate information at this time; the FLAS Coordinators recognize that some details are subject to change.

Contact Information

Provide the most accurate information at this time; the FLAS Coordinators recognize that some details are subject to change.

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Permanent Address
Current School Information

Provide the most accurate information at this time; the FLAS Coordinators recognize that some details are subject to change. In addition, provide information about previous academic institutions, including the degree program, date of graduation, and cumulative GPA.

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Previous Institution Information 1
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Previous Institution Information 2
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FAFSA

All applicants must apply for a free FAFSA from the U.S. Department of Education. Enter the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) if you are a dependent of a parent(s) or guardian(s). If taxes were filed independently (or not a dependent of another), enter the Expected Family Contribution. The FLAS Selection Committee recognizes that the metric may not accurately describe your financial situation and/or need.

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Optional: Provide more information about your financial situation and/or need.
Relevant Career Goals

Provide a concise statement about your career goals as they relate to the fellowship. The FLAS Selection committee will consider the response in addition to the statement of purpose.

What are your relevant career goals?
How does the language and area studies component of the fellowship support your career goals?
Relevant Personal Goals

Optional: Provide a concise statement about personal reasons for selecting the language of study, if different than career goals.

What are relevant personal goals, if different than career goals?
Reason For Program Selection

Provide a concise statement about your career goals as they relate to the fellowship. The FLAS Selection committee will consider the response in addition to the statement of purpose.

Provide a concise statement about why you have selected the program of study. The FLAS Selection committee will consider the response in addition to the statement of purpose.
Reference 1

You are required to add 2 references. Your references are responsible for sending a letter recommending you for your chosen program via email. Letters should be addressed and sent the FLAS Coordinator of the program that you are applying for this application.

Reference 2
Letters of Recommendation Submitted
Statement of Purpose

A two page, double-spaced statement of purpose, which must include a specific description of your educational background and your course of study, as well as an explanation of how your language and cultural study will further your career plans. Acceptable formats include: PDF

However, if you experience technical difficulties, you may submit the document via email. If this is the case, indicate that the document will be submitted via email and follow the instructions.

CV & Transcripts

If you have more than one transcript from your current institution please combine them into one document. Uploads must be PDFs.

However, if you experience technical difficulties, you may submit the document via email. If this is the case, indicate that the document will be submitted via email and follow the instructions.

Advising report or transcript
Unofficial transcript
How did you find out about FLAS?

Please let us know how you learned about Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships provided by the U.S. Department of Education and granted by the University of Kansas.

 

Read before clicking "Submit Form":

Make sure that you have responded or uploaded to each required field as instructed, BEFORE clicking "Submit Form." A pop-up error message might display, instructing you to “please fill out ALL required fields.” Please wait a few seconds before closing the window, because the application might submit properly. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Information Regarding Reference Notification:

References should be instructed BY THE APPLICANT to submit a letter of recommendation after they have submitted an application. References must submit letters of recommendation via email to the appropriate FLAS Coordinator (determined by the student) by January 25, 2021 (end of day) or February 15, 2021 (end of day). Failure to submit a letter of recommendation by the deadline will significantly impact the student's application.

Troubleshooting:

If you continue to experience technical difficulties, please troubleshoot with the following steps:

  1. Make sure that you are in a location with stable internet connection.
  2. Sign out and close (quit) the browser. Your progress will NOT be saved.
  3. Open the form in Google Chrome.
  4. Fill-out the “Personal Information” section AND respond to the Citizenship question.
  5. Do NOT fill-out or respond to further fields. Click the “Submit Form” button.
  6. Each missing field should be highlighted in the color red, and an error message should display at the top of the form, indicating the number of “errors” or missing fields.
  7. Fill-out the application.
  8. Click the “Submit Form” button. Please wait a few seconds before closing the window, because the application might submit properly.

For all other issues, contact your FLAS Coordinator.