The summer sessions at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, which run for two six-week periods each, are open to North American graduate and advanced undergraduate students and to high school and college instructors of classics and related fields. In these sessions, the school condenses its academic-year program into an intensive introduction to the sites, museums, and monuments of Greece. The summer programs are open to 20 participants each session.
A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer study. The selection process will be administered by the American Councils for International Education with awards approved by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Please visit their website for in-depth eligibility and application instructions.
These grants are for students enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program at Harvard in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences or any of its professional schools for study during the summer of an East Asian language (including the Altaic languages), or of one of the languages of South or Southeast Asia. Study should take place at accredited programs outside of the United States, but exceptions may be made when this is not possible.
Priority will be given to advanced study in a primary language, to the study of a secondary language that is necessary for the completion of the degree, or to the study of a secondary language that is necessary for advanced research.
The FLAS Fellowship competition is open to US citizens and permanent residents whose academic interests involve studies in East Asia, East Europe, Africa or the Middle East. Approved programs may be interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary and must always include study or research in an approved language of the area of specialization. Nominees and alternates are selected by a World Area Committee composed of faculty representatives from each of the priority fields of study. Nominees must be approved by the US Department of Education before the Fellowship can be finalized.
Subject to US Department of Education approval, academic year FLAS Fellowships may be utilized domestically or overseas for language and area studies. Academic year FLAS awards may also be used for dissertation research, provided the student is at the advanced level of language proficiency. The use of language in dissertation research must be extensive enough to be able to consider the foreign language improvement facilitated by the research equal to the improvement that would be obtained from a full academic year's worth of formal instruction. Fellowships require affiliation with an academic institution or organization approved by the Department of Education.
Harvard University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences administers the Foreign Languages and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) for East Asia. The FLAS is a federal program that supports the study of modern languages and related area courses. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, be engaged in the study of an eligible foreign language and related area courses, be preparing for a career in teaching or in public service in which proficiency in the language of application is necessary or highly desirable, and be engaged in full-time study during the entire award period. Fellowships are available both for the summer and for the academic year. Eligible East Asian languages are Mandarin (at least two years prior study), Japanese (at least two years prior study), Korean, Tibetan, and Vietnamese. Visit the FLAS web page for more details.
The Davis Fellowships are offered to cover the full cost of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian at the Middlebury College Language Schools. Fellowship grants cover the full comprehensive fee (tuition, room, and board) at the Middlebury summer Language Schools.