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Fellowship Applicants Please Note: If you are applying for the MA program in Southeast Asian Studies, the Center fellowship and/or the FLAS Fellowship for the 2014-2015 school year, you do not have to submit separate sets of supporting materials. You may request us to use supporting materials such as transcripts, your GRE report and three letters of recommendation interchangeably for your different sets of applications. However, you must submit different application forms for the MA program and each fellowship. Also, you may want to submit different statements of purpose for each of these applications.

Financial Aid Each year the Center selects a limited number of deserving graduate students (in any field of study) for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) and Center fellowships. Applicants must demonstrate their commitment to the study of a Southeast Asian language and area studies, and applicants for FLAS fellowships must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applications and supporting materials for these fellowships must be submitted by the beginning of February each year. Information and applications for academic year FLAS fellowships can be obtained from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's FLAS website. For information about the Summer 2014 FLAS competition, visit the SEASSI website. The Center fellowship applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are now available: you may download the Center fellowships, and the Center Field Research Awards applications. See below for more information about these fellowship opportunities. The Center may also nominate outstanding in-coming graduate students in its MA program for two university-wide competitions: Advanced Opportunity Fellowships and University Fellowships. There are also a limited number of teaching assistantships in some departments offering high-enrollment courses on Southeast Asia. Information regarding these assistantships can be obtained directly from the Center. In addition to these opportunities, other fellowships and financial assistance are available outside the Center. For further information about Funding Resources from outside the Center, in-coming graduate students should contact the Graduate Fellowships Office and Student Financial Services.


2014-2015 FLAS Fellowships for Undergraduate Students

Center for Southeast Asian Studies FLAS Eligibility Requirements for Undergraduate Applicants for 2014-15 AY

    Pending federal funding, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies intends to award up to three (3) FLAS fellowships to undergraduate students who will be enrolled in 2014-15 for intermediate (2nd-year) or advanced (3rd-year) level study of Filipino (Tagalog), Hmong, Indonesian, Thai, or Vietnamese at UW-Madison.
     In the awarding of these fellowships, priority will be given to students who are (1) studying one of the five Southeast Asian languages at the advanced (3rd-year) level or beyond, and (2) students who are majoring in Southeast Asian Studies (BA in Asian Studies, concentration on Southeast Asia) or those who are working toward the Undergraduate Certificate in Southeast Asian Studies.

All eligible students may apply. In your application statement, please discuss the following:

1. Describe how your study of a Southeast Asian language at the intermediate or advanced level relates to your undergraduate education.
2. Describe your present career goals and discuss how your undergraduate studies at UW-Madison, in particular your study of Southeast Asia and a Southeast Asian language, will facilitate your professional engagement with Southeast Asia after your graduation.

For the online FLAS applcation, Click Here!


2014-2015 Center Fellowships and Center Field Research Awards

The Center is once again offering a limited number of Center Fellowships during Summer 2014 and the 2014-2015 academic year. These fellowships will be supported from the Center's endowment funds. There are two types of fellowships to which graduate students may apply: the Center Fellowship, for financial support while you are taking classes at UW-Madison, or the Center Field Research Award for short-term (1 to 4 months) travel for pre-dissertation or dissertation research.


CSEAS Fellowships, 2014-2015

CSEAS offers a limited number of Center Fellowships to support the studies of graduate students whose primary research focus is Southeast Asia. These fellowships are awarded as Research Assistantships, and pay a modest living stipend, as well as provide health insurance and tuition remission. Fellowship recipients must be enrolled in at least six credits per semester of Southeast Asian Studies courses while receiving this fellowship.

Who is Eligible: All students enrolled in graduate degree programs at UW-Madison and whose primary research area is Southeast Asia. Applicants can be at any level of graduate study, incoming students to dissertators.

Deadline for Application: Saturday, February 15, 2014. The application form and all supporting materials must be received at the Center by the deadline!

Application materials and procedures: All applicants should submit the following materials in support of their application deadline:
     1. A completed Center Fellowship application form
     2. Official transcripts from all college/university study
     3. Copy of GRE scores (not required for international students)
     4. Three (3) letters of recommendation
     5. A statement of purpose that provides specific plans for graduate study and research and/or describes ongoing work and progress in dissertation writing.

Please Note: If you are applying for a FLAS Fellowship and a CSEAS Fellowships for the 2014-2015, you do not have to submit a separate set of supporting materials, but to be considered separately for the CSEAS Fellowships, you must submit the one page application form, and may have to submit a separate statement of purpose focused on your research activities and plan.


CSEAS Field Research Awards, 2014-2015

CSEAS will also offer a limited number of field research awards for pre-dissertation and dissertation research on Southeast Asia. These awards are supported from the Center's endowment funds and are intended to provide limited support for travel (airfare, lodging, and per diem) and the acquisition of research-related materials. Grants will be awarded up to $7,500, depending on the nature of the research and the duration of the trip (from 1 to 4 months). These awards are not intended to cover the full cost of dissertation research but are aimed at providing funds: 1) to conduct pre-dissertation research aimed at enhancing major research proposals (Fulbright, SSRC, NSEP, etc) for dissertation projects; and 2) to facilitate or supplement field research for dissertation projects themselves. These awards are also not intended for travel to conferences or for short-term visits (less than 1 month). Applicants can use these awards to conduct research in Southeast Asia or at archives with holdings of relevant Southeast Asian materials. Field research awards cannot be held concurrently with Center or FLAS fellowships or with major external grants. They can be utilized before and after such grants, particularly when they pertain to aspects of the research project that are not covered by other support.

Who is Eligible: Applicants must be graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with at least one year of graduate work completed. Pre-dissertators must have a letter from their departmental advisor clarifying that the field research is directly related to the intended dissertation topic and that it is aimed at strengthening the dissertation proposal and future applications for major dissertation research grants. Those applying for dissertation research must be dissertators by the time the field research begins.

Deadline for Application: Saturday, February 15, 2014. The application form and all supporting materials must be received at the Center by the deadline!

Application materials and procedures: All applicants should submit the following materials in support of their application deadline:
     1. A completed Center Field Research application form: download here
     2. Official transcripts from all college/university study
     3. Copy of GRE scores (not required for international students)
     4. Three (3) letters of recommendation
     5. A statement of purpose that provides specific plans for graduate study and research and/or describes ongoing work and progress in dissertation writing.

Please Note: If you are applying for a FLAS Fellowship and a CSEAS Field Research Award for the 2014-2015, you do not have to submit a separate set of supporting materials, but to be considered separately for the Center CSEAS Field Research Award, you must submit the one page application form, and may have to submit a separate statement of purpose focused on your research activities and plan.

 

 

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Center for Southeast Asian Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
207 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1397
phone: (608) 263-1755
fax: (608) 263-3735
e-mail: seasia@intl-institute.wisc.edu