(For a current application, please click here.)
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to receive a FLAS Fellowship? Undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who are enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in a program that combines modern foreign language training with international or area studies, or with the international aspects of professional or other fields of study. Only undergraduates who are studying a language at the intermediate or advanced level are eligible.
What is the difference between an Academic Year (AY) FLAS award and a Summer FLAS award? The AY award covers the academic year (Sept-June) and requires the fellow to enroll in an East Asian Language (Chinese, Japanese, or Korean) and an East Asia area studies course each term. A summer award covers summer term only and must be used for an intensive language program.
Can I apply for both an AY and Summer FLAS Fellowship? Yes, though they are separate competitions, so you must submit separate applications. If you are applying for both you may, however, submit only one set of transcripts and letters of recommendation to be used for both files.
Can I apply for a single term fellowship during the academic year? No. Academic Year FLAS awards cannot be awarded for one term.
What is considered an East Asia area studies course? These are courses that focus on one or more countries of East Asia (China, Japan, and/or Korea). The UO offers several East Asia courses each term, primarily in the departments of East Asian Languages and Literatures, History, Geography, Anthropology, Sociology, Religious Studies, and Political Science. Other courses that are not dedicated solely to the study of East Asia, but have significant East Asia content (such as a course in Journalism, Business, or Architecture) may count as the East Asia area studies course with prior approval.
Can I take my courses pass/fail during the Fellowship period? No. All courses taken by FLAS Fellows must be taken for grades.
What are the program requirements for a Summer FLAS award? A summer FLAS fellow must be enrolled in a formal intensive language program that is the equivalent of a full year of instruction. The program must be at least six weeks in duration and provide a minimum of 140 language instruction hours for students at the intermediate level, and 120 language instruction hours for advanced students.
I see the Summer FLAS Application requires a brochure from the language program I wish to attend. Can I download a copy or print out a web version? Yes. You may print out a downloaded or web version. The key information that must be displayed is the length of the program, the contact hours (hours per week in class) and the cost of the program.
Can the AY Fellowship be used overseas? The AY Fellowships are intended to be used at the UO. In some cases, they may be used overseas with prior approval. A non-inclusive list of programs previous FLAS students have attended follows:
Can I use the AY or Summer FLAS at a non-UO sponsored program? All non-UO programs must be pre-approved by the Department of Education and must meet the program requirements mentioned above. The approval process is managed by the FLAS coordinator; students do not need to contact the Department of Education directly.Can the Summer FLAS awards be used overseas? Yes. If the program is sponsored by the UO and meets the Summer FLAS program requirements mentioned above, it is automatically approved.
Are there any requirements of the FLAS Fellows? Aside from taking the required courses, the FLAS Fellows must take a pre- and post-award language proficiency assessment and complete a final report for the US Department of Education.
For a current application, please click here.
Winter Term Events
|Northwest China Council and World Affairs Council presents
Thursday, February 3, 2011
“The Role of Law in China’s Strained ‘Harmonious Society’”
Professor Margaret Lewis, Associate Professor, Seton Hall
UO White Stag Building in Portland, Room 142/144
This event is free, but please click here to register. This event is supported by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations’ Public Intellectuals Program, which is funded by the Henry Luce and C.V. Starr Foundations. It is also sponsored by the UO’s National Resource Center for East Asian Studies.
Monday, February 7, 2011
“Social, Cultural, and Linguistic Dimensions of Creative Language Use in China’s Internet”
Hongyin Tao, Chinese Language and Linguistics, UCLA
Knight Library Browsing Room 3:30 pm
Contemporary Chinese Cultural Studies
Tuesday, March 8 2011 at 12pm
“Imagining Atrocity: The Nanjing Massacre on Film and the Curious Case if Scarlet Rose.”
An Illustrated Talk by Michael Berry, Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara
Mills International Center
“Pop Culture from a Multipolar Japan”
Roland Kelts, Author and Journalist
Knight Library Browsing Room
March 10, 2011 at 4:00 pm This event is cosponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.
Fall Term Events
|China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections
Monday, October 18, 2010
University of Oregon White Stag Building – Portland
For a complete schedule, please click here.
|Taiwan Film Festival
October 20-22, 2010
Willamette Hall, Room 110
For a complete festival schedule, please click here.
Friday, November 5, 2010
“The Magic of Concepts: Wang Yanan and His 1930s Critique of Social Science”
Rebecca Karl, Associate Professor of East Asian Studies & History, New York University
McKenzie Hall, Room 375
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
“All Disease Comes from the Heart: The Pivotal Role of the Emotions in Classical Chinese Medicine”
A talk by Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, Lac
McKenzie Hall, Room 229
East Asia Faculty Affiliates
The UO has a well-deserved reputation as a center of excellence for scholarship and teaching; and East Asian studies is the strongest area studies concentration on campus by almost every measure—faculty numbers, student enrollments, majors. The East Asian studies faculty publishes extensively. The several books they have produced in recent years have been released by major university presses such as University of California, Stanford, Cambridge, University of Hawaii, and the University of Washington. Our faculty have also produced a number of edited volumes, and have contributed papers to many others. They regularly contribute articles to major journals, including the Journal of Asian Studies, China Quarterly, China Review, Asian Perspectives, and the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies. Several have published Chinese, Japanese, and other translations of their monographs.
Over the past 5 years, EA faculty members have received numerous external grants, fellowships, awards, and distinctions from SSRC, ACLS, Chiang Ching-kuo, Fulbright, Japan Foundation, NEH, NSF, and the Stanford Humanities Center, among others.
Gyoung-Ah Lee, Associate Professor — China, Korea
Ying Tan, Associate Professor — China
Lynn Kahle, Giustina Professor of Marketing — East Asia
Center for Applied Second Language Studies
Julie Sykes, Director
Steven Brown, Professor — Japan
East Asian Languages and Literatures
Lucien Brown, Assistant Professor — Korea
Weijun Chen, Instructor — China
Roy Chan, Assistant Professor — China
Steve Durrant, Professor — China
Maram Epstein, Associate Professor — China
Alisa Freedman, Associate Professor — Japan
Yukari Furikado, Instructor- Japan
Denise Gigliotti, Instructor — China
Alison Groppe, Associate Professor — China, Malaysia
Reiko Hashimoto, Senior Instructor — Japan
Kaori Idemaru, Associate Professor — Japan
Rika Ikei, Instructor — Japan
Zhuo Jing-Schmidt, Associate Professor — China
Sae Kawase, Instructor — Japan
Dong Hoon Kim, Assistant Professor — Korea
Wendy Larson, Professor — China
Eunyoung Lee, Instructor — Korea
Fengjun Mao, Instructor — China
Daisuke Miyao, Associate Professor — Japan
Naoko Nakadate, Senior Instructor — Japan
Yoko O’Brien, Instructor — Japan
Bomi Oh, Instructor — Korean
Glynne Walley, Assistant Professor — Japan
Yugen Wang, Associate Professor — China
Jason Webb, Assistant Professor – Japan
Jean Wu, Senior Instructor — China
David Li, Professor — China
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Anne Rose Kitagawa, Curator — East Asia
Kyu Youm, Professor — Korea
Ron Lovinger, Professor- Japan
Eric Priest, Assistant Professor — China
Scott Delancey, Professor — China, Tibet
Loren Kajikawa, Assistant Professor — Japan
Planning, Public Policiy, and Management
Yizhao Yang, Associate Professor — East Asia
Mark Unno, Associate Professor — Japan
Eileen Otis, Associate Professor — China
Alexandra Bonds, Professor — China
The Center for Asian and Pacific Studies is accepting proposals from UO faculty for speakers to visit the UO and deliver a public lecture on campus. These guests will be part of the Jeremiah Lecture Series, administered by the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies. We have funds to pay most expenses associated with the lecture, including honorarium, travel, publicity, reception, etc. Applicants are encouraged to include possible cosponsors in their applications. The visitors must lecture on a topic related to Asia and/or the Pacific and be relevant to a public audience.
To submit a proposal, please click here to complete the online application form.
Deadlines for invited speaker applications are:
Fall: November 16, 2018 (for speakers coming in winter/spring/summer 2019)
Spring: April 5, 2019 (for speakers coming fall/winter 2019-20)
For a hardcopy version of the application form, please contact Holly Lakey at email@example.com.