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Center for Global Studies

Fall 2016 | November 27 - December 3  View Past Newsletters

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FLAS Fellowship Information Session

November 28
4:00 pm
iSchool, Rm 126

Information sessions will cover the FLAS Fellowship requirements, including required courses (a language and area studies course to be taken in Spring 2017), and provide opportunities for students to ask questions. In addition, you will get tips on how to submit a successful application, what supporting documents you need, and who is appropriate for a recommendation.

Sponsors: Center for African Studies, Center for Global Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, European Union Center, Russian, Easter European and Eurasian Center (REEEC), Graduate College, Study Abroad Office, International Programs and Studies, U.S. Department of Education


Celebrating Kenya's and Tanzania's Independence 

December 1
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Asian American Cultural Center

This is a potluck event. Students, members of the campus community as well as members of the wider Urbana-Champaign community are welcome. East African dishes will be served as well as what attendees bring to share.  For more about the Swahili Program at U. of I.:

Sponsor: Department of Linguistics


EUC Lecture

Before Populism: The Idea of Europe Against Its Walls

December 2
12:00 pm
Foreign Languages Building, Rm 1080 (Lucy Ellis Lounge)

The European Union Center invites you to join in their "Before Populism: The Idea of Europe Against Its Walls" lecture on December 2nd.

Sponsor: European Union Center


Grant Writing Workshop for Graduate Students

December 2
9:00 am
International Studies Building, Rm 101

Women and Gender in Global Perspective (WGGP) will once again offer a grant writing workshop for graduate students along with a student panel of 3 WGGP GRID Students to discuss tips for applying for grants and fellowships.  The workshop will once again be led by Ken Vickery from the Graduate College Office of External Fellowships.  The event will take place the morning of December 2nd in room 101 ISB.

Sponsor: Women & Gender in Global Perspective


Carnegie African Diaspora Program Fellowship Program - the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program has helped 239 African-born scholars who have been living and working in North America to connect with their peers at universities throughout Africa. The program is designed to build capacity at the host institutions in Africa, and to develop long-term, mutually-beneficial partnerships between the universities. The Fellowships are funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE). (Deadline December 8)

University of Pittsburgh Undergraduate Conference in the Modern Languages - March 30-31 2017. The conference papers should address the concept of cultural migrations in the broadest sense of the term, that is, immigrations and emigrations in real and virtual space linked to the movements of people(s), language(s) and culture(s). We are looking for multiple disciplinary, geographic, and historical perspectives reflecting the conflicts and the opportunities created by the shifting flows of populations, languages and cultural traditions, throughout the ages and in the contemporary world. The language of the conference will be English but we welcome papers addressing Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish languages and cultures. (Deadline December 9)

The Stevens Initiative announced the opening of its second award competition last month. This is a great opportunity for educational, civic, or non-profit organizations to begin or expand virtual exchange programs that use technology to connect young people between the United States and the Middle East and North Africa. (Deadline December 21) 

2017 Fullbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program provides short-term summer seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities to improve their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. Each seminar features educational lectures and activities specifically designed for the group, including visits to local schools and organizations, meetings with teachers and students, and visits to cultural sites. Participants draw on their experiences during the program to create new, cross-cultural curricula for their classrooms and school systems back in the U.S. In 2017, three summer programs will be offered to Bulgaria, Chile, and Thailand. A total of 48 awards are available (sixteen per program) at the elementary and middle school, high school, and postsecondary educator levels. The program covers airfare, room and board, and program costs. Teacher participants are responsible for a cost-share of $600. (Deadline December 28)

FLAS Fellowships - Summer 2017 and AY 2017-18 - 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. (Deadline February 3)