Awards and Fellowships

Each year, a limited number of teaching and research assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships are offered to incoming graduate students. These may include renewable half-time graduate assistantships, which include a monthly stipend, nine (9) credits of tuition per semester, health insurance, plus a waiver of the out-of-state portion of tuition.

Because of the uncertainty and limited extent of departmental funding, we also encourage students to apply for funding from other MSU sources, as well as from government funding agencies and foundations. In general, most students do find support and funding, although such support can be limited in the first year.

The Department tries to fund students for multiple years, and students with teaching assistantships are generally funded for three years, assuming their progress in the program is satisfactory. All funding is, of course, dependent upon the availability of funds.

In addition to the support available in the department, the following programs are available:

General Graduate School Funding Opportunities
Visit: https://grad.msu.edu/funding

University Fellowship Programs

Visit: https://grad.msu.edu/universityfellowships

This fellowship program provides financial support for outstanding students, based on demonstrated academic excellence and evidence of leadership potential. Students must be new to graduate study at MSU and plan to earn a doctoral (PhD) or MFA degree. Only US citizens or permanent residents are eligible. To be considered for the University Fellowship Program, students should indicate on the graduate application to MSU that they are interested in departmental funding. Those applications will be screened for suitability for a number of award opportunities, including the University Fellowship Programs.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND AREA STUDIES (FLAS) FELLOWSHIPS AT MSU

The US Department of Education’s FLAS Fellowships are awarded to MSU graduate students enrolled in programs which combine the study of a modern foreign language with advanced training and research in Africa, Latin America or the Caribbean, and/or in international development and gender studies. An applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Fellowships are given for both the academic year and for summer intensive courses.

African Studies Center FLAS

Visit: http://africa.isp.msu.edu/undergraduate-studies/african-languages/foreign-language-and-area-studies-flas/


Fellowships for graduate and undergraduate studies in African languages and area studies are available through the African Studies Center, provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. They are designed for students who plan to utilize a modern foreign language in their future careers, which could include teaching in secondary or higher education in the U.S., serving the U.S. government, working for an international organization, or working for a private organization which contributes to international understanding.

African Studies Center

Visit: http://africa.isp.msu.edu/

Dr. Jamie Monson, Director

African Studies Center

International Studies and Programs

Michigan State University

427 N. Shaw Lane

Room 100 International Center

Telephone: (517) 353-1700

E-mail: africa@msu.edu

Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID)/Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) FLAS Fellowships

CASID/GenCen-FLAS Website: http://casid.isp.msu.edu/research-and-funding/flas/

FLAS fellowships are awarded to students enrolled in a program that combine the study of a modern foreign language with advanced training in international development studies or in the international development aspects of professional or other fields of study.

CASID and the Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) award fellowships under the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Program of the U.S. Department of Education. The FLAS Fellowship program is designed to meet the critical needs for specialists in American education, government, and other services of a public and/or professional nature who will utilize their skills in training others and in developing a wider knowledge and understanding of other countries and cultures.

CASID and GenCen welcome qualified students who are currently studying at MSU or who have applied for admission, to apply for these awards. FLAS fellowship funds are available to support students interested in issues related (but not limited) to the following thematic foci: global food, agriculture, and environment; livelihood strategies, economics, and governance; education and health disparities; violence, conflict, and conflict resolution; and identities and representations.

Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID)

Visit: http://casid.isp.msu.edu/

Dr. Robert Glew, Director
Center for Advanced Study of International Development

427 N. Shaw Lane

Room 202 International Center

Telephone: (517) 353-4818
E-mail:
casid@msu.edu

Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen)

Visit: http://gencen.isp.msu.edu/

Center for Gender in Global Context

427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 206

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI  48824

Telephone (517 353-5040

E-mail: gencen@msu.edu

Asian Studies Center FLAS Fellowships: http://asia.isp.msu.edu/academics/fellowships-scholarships/flas/

Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships through the Asian Studies Center are academic scholarships that are awarded to students enrolled in academic programs combining the advanced study of a modern language with advanced training and study in an academic or professional area with an Asia focus.

Asian Studies Center

Visit: http://asia.isp.msu.edu/

Asian Studies Center

International Studies and Programs

Michigan State University

427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 301

East Lansing, MI  48824-1035

Telephone (517 353-5040

E-mail: asiansc@msu.edu