Boba Summer Research Fellowships

The Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies program offers the Boba Summer Research Fellowship for exceptional REECAS students to travel to Eastern Europe or Central Asia. It is available to students in the JSIS REECAS graduate program and to European Studies majors in the REECAS track. Priority will be given to those conducting research or holding internships in one of these regions, but participating in advanced language training in an accredited program will also be considered.

Applications are due April 1st, 2015, and recipients will be notified by May 1st.

Please Note: If you accept a summer FLAS or other major source of funding for your summer plans, you will no longer be eligible for the Boba Fellowship. Upon completion of study a report on the experience will be expected. Two awards of up to $1000 will be offered toward airfare or lodging.

You will be asked to submit the following:

* A two-page essay, double-spaced, 12-point font (Courier, Arial or Times New Roman), with one-inch margins on all sides, in which you explain your summer plans and how these funds will assist you.
* A budget outlining your expenses.
* One faculty letter of support.
* An unofficial copy of your transcript.

Ilse D. Cirtautas Fellowship in Central Asian Studies
Fellowship for undergraduate or graduate students from any UW program who are studying Central Asia or who have lived in Central Asia. Provides up to $1,000 for travel to Central Asia or to attend a conference to present on the region. Applicants should submit an unofficial transcript, 1 letter of recommendation and a statement of purpose explaining how the funds will be used and how it will support academic pursuits.

Applications are due April 1st, 2015, and recipients will be notified by May 1st.

FLAS Languages and Other Fellowships

To apply for a Parker, Gross or FLAS Fellowship, please review application requirements and complete the online FLAS and Other Language Fellowships application. Applications are due January 30, 2015 by 5 PM PST. Decisions will be made by April 16.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)
FLAS Fellowships are administered are administered by each of the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies Centers and are awarded competitively through an annual competition. Students from all departments and professional schools are encouraged to apply. Priority is given to students enrolled in  less commonly taught languages and/or professional schools programs as well those with government service career plans.

FLAS Fellowships support graduate and undergraduate study in modern foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies, or international or area aspects of professional studies. The Ellison Center administers fellowships for the following languages with the approval of the U.S. Department of Education:

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Kazakh, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Slovenian, Tajik, Uyghur (Uighur) and Uzbek.

H. Stewart Parker Endowed Fellowships
The Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies Program and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature offer an annual H. Stewart Parker Endowed Fellowship to exceptional graduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences who are pursing degrees with a focus on Russia, Eastern Europe or Central Asia. Priority will be based on academic merit, with preference given to those studying Slavic languages on site abroad and those with demonstrated familiarity with the language of intended study. Upon completion of study, a report on the experience will be expected. Two awards of up to $2500 will be offered toward tuition, travel, books and fees.

Bicknell Fund
The Bicknell Fund, established by Professor Emeritus Daniel C. Waugh and administered by the History Department, provides travel aid for students who intend to study the languages and cultures of Russia, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia. Preference is given to students who are enrolled in formal language study programs, but under rare circumstances students with other travel plans may be considered. Upon return, the student will be required to provide documentation on their course of study, i.e. a certificate of completion from the language program, as well as a short description (1-3 pages) of their experience. Students wishing to apply for grants to be disbursed during summer or autumn quarter 2015 or winter or spring quarter 2016 must submit their application to the History Department Undergraduate Advising Office (Smith 318) in April 2015. Please note that this scholarship is administered by the History Department. For more information and specific deadlines, please visit the History Department’s website.

Polish Studies Scholarship
The UW Polish Studies Scholarship is awarded to UW students interested in studying in Poland. Scholarships are offered by the UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee and are made possible through the generosity of supporters and friends of UW Polish Studies.

Priority will be given to students traveling to Poland to study the Polish language, but support may be also provided to students who would like to pursue other aspects of Polish studies.

Other opportunities for funding — There are also Summer FLAS fellowships andOther Campus Fellowships for language study.