These grants provide continuing registered Stanford M.A. and Ph.D. students funding for academically related summer work such as formal language training, required coursework, field work, dissertation research, or dissertation write-up. Both U.S. and international students are eligible to apply. U.S. citizens and permanent residents who plan to undertake intensive advanced language study, either at Stanford or an approved overseas institution, may be awarded funding from the Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program, which carries with it additional testing and reporting requirements. Approved languages are: Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, Tibetan, or Vietnamese. Additional languages possible by petition. Research/write-up projects should be focussed on topics related to East Asia, broadly defined. Preference given to CEAS MA students. Doctoral students in their first five years may be subject to restrictions on eligible stipend amount.
What you will do
Immersive language training
Eligibility and Requirements:
Open to currently-registered Stanford graduate students in any school.
Language and content courses supported by grant funds must be taken for a letter grade.
Language study may be undertaken at a domestic program, an overseas program, or both.
A summer session (domestic or overseas) qualifies as an intensive language program if—
it is at least six weeks in duration and offers at least 120 contact hours of instruction for students at the advanced level.
it is at least six weeks in duration and offers at least 140 contact hours for students at the beginning or intermediate level of the language.
Note: Field trips and excursions cannot be used to fulfill contact hour requirements.
A student may meet the required number of weeks and contact hours by attending one program, attending more than one program, or supplementing hours with private tutoring, as long as the required total number of weeks and contact hours is obtained. If a student’s plan of study includes private tutoring, the FLAS coordinator must submit a syllabus for the tutoring and the instructor’s CV.
Language study applicants must apply to at least one of the pre-approved programs below for language study at the same time as applying for the language fellowship:
Failure to adhere to grant requirements or fulfill reporting requirements may result in forfeit of award and require repayment of fellowship funds.
To apply, complete all required questions on the online application form. If a question does not apply to your proposed activity (Thesis/Dissertation write-up, Research, Language Study, Coursework), answer "n/a".
1. Upload of Statement of Purpose. Maximum 2 pages single spaced, describing your proposed activity, including benefit to your course of study, logistics of activity including travel or access to materials, and funding amounts (tuition ,stipend) requested. If enrolling in content courses at Stanford, provide course numbers and titles. If you are proposing to study outside of Stanford or do dissertation write-up, please describe the nature of your work and any applicable program or tuition costs. For research support, please include a description of the precise topic you will be investigating and a description of the methods by which the research goals will be attained.
2. Upload Current Unofficial Transcript
3. Upload Budget Estimate. Download and complete the CEAS Budget Estimate Template, then re-upload in with filename format "Last Name.First Name.xlsx"
4. (Only if language study application) Request a Langauge Instructor Evaluation. Complete Section 1 of the CEAS language evaluation form and provide it to your language instructor for them to fill out and return to CEAS. Completed forms should be emailed or delivered directly to CEAS by the language instructor.