NOW OPEN | FLAS Fellowships Application

Applications for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship for the Academic Year 2018-19 and Summer 2018 are now available online.

  • FLAS scholarships are open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents whose programs combine modern foreign language training with international or area studies. 
  • Undergraduate and graduate students may only apply to study Intermediate or Advanced level of language proficiency.
  • Applications must include: completed online application form, statement of purpose, two letters of recommendations, and academic transcripts.
  • Deadlines vary based on the World Area of Concentration selected in the online application.
    Middle East: February 12, 2018, 11:59 P.M.
    South Asia: February 26, 2018, 11:59 P.M.

If you have questions, please check the FLAS FAQs on the GSAS website or email gsas-finaid@columbia.edu.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Award

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Award

The Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University’s Middle East Institute is pleased to announce that the competition for the 2018-2019 Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Post-Doctoral Award is open. This year-long post-doctoral fellowship seeks to recognize and foster innovative and ground-breaking scholarship on issues related to Palestine and Palestinians. The deadline for full applications including supporting letters is February 28, 2018. Apply here.

NEW COURSE | THE DECOLONIAL TURN AND WEST ASIA

NEW COURSE | THE DECOLONIAL TURN AND WEST ASIA

The end of the Second World War also marked the end of European dominion over most of the world and the rise of the US and the USSR as new global powers. In 1955, leaders of the newly independent Afro-Asian states met in Bandung, Indonesia, in a watershed conference that marked the beginning of a seemingly new epoch of Afro-Asian solidarity, decolonization and common anti-colonial struggles.