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Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Applications open until February 1
There is still time to complete your application for  Summer 2019 and/or Academic Year 2019-2020 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)  Fellowships!

The deadline for application submission is Friday, February 1,  2019, 4:30 pm EST. 

Upcoming info-sessions:
Friday, January 11: 12:00 - 1:00 PM in 100 Enarson Classroom Building

**There is still time to enroll in courses to earn FLAS eligibility!! For undergraduate students who are interested in  earning eligibility for an AY 2019-2020 FLAS Fellowship in Quechua:
  • You must enroll in Quechua 5501 (online) for Spring 2019 
  • You must enroll in Quechua 5502 (online) for Summer 2019

For more information on the fellowship and application, please  visit:

Questions? Contact Megan Hasting at clas@osu.edu.
Ohio State recognized as 1st Big Ten university to administer Celpe-Bras exam
Through the hard work of Dr. Lucia Costigan, Brazil's  Instituto Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa-INEP (National Institute for Teaching and Research)  has recognized Ohio State as one of the few US institutions (and the only BTAA institution) that can oversee the Celpe-Bras exam on Portuguese language proficiency.  

Celpe-Bras is the official language proficiency exam recognized by the Brazilian government, institutions of higher learning, consulates, and embassies.  The exam is basically equivalent to the TOEFL and is required for Fulbright scholars, visiting professors, entrepreneurs, business executives, and diplomats who plan to reside in Brazil for an extensive amount of time. 
For Ohio State to receive this designation, Dr. Costigan participated in training sessions  in Brasília and completed numerous documents about the strengths of the OSU program in Portuguese. She also arranged for a workshop on Celpe-Bras by a visiting Fulbright scholar, Dr. Leandro Rodrigues Diniz , who is a member of the Celpe-Bras committee .
Summer Seminars Abroad for Spanish Teachers: Uruguay
Program dates: July 9 - 25, 2019

The  Center for Latin American Studies and the  Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Ohio State announce this year's intensive Summer Seminars Abroad, a 17-day workshop in Spanish linguistics in Montevideo, Uruguay. The purpose of the program is to provide participants with an opportunity to analyze and practice the Spanish language in a natural linguistic and cultural context, and to receive graduate university credit for that experience.

The program is intended primarily for Spanish teachers. Application is open, however, to graduate students from Spanish and other disciplines who have a demonstrated ability in the use of the Spanish language and a need for this type of course. Both native and non-native speakers of Spanish are invited to apply.

For more information, please visit:  http://u.osu.edu/ssast/. 
BuckIDream Ally Trainings SP19
Learn about the issues and ways that we can support the success of undocumented students at Ohio State.

What challenges do DACA & undocumented students face nationwide? What are the financial, psychological, and educational repercussions of living with undocumented status? What OSU resources are available for DACA and undocumented students? What can I do to support these students? Where can I find more information or resources about this topic?  

The workshop will include information on your rights, role-playing for instructors, staff, and students, bystander training, and raising awareness in your social network. Become a member of the OSU BuckIDream Working Group!

January 23rd, 2019 1:00 pm-4:00 pm*:  https://goo.gl/forms/CjifY3Ab0Yexkvq33
March 26th, 2019 1:00 pm-4:00 pm*:  https://goo.gl/forms/vEwbTWP6SgbNi1oD2

Comments/questions?  Contact BuckIDream@gmail.com
New Area Studies Center Conference Grant Program Accepting Proposals
Pre-Proposal Deadline Submission: January 15, 2019

The Ohio State University Area Studies Centers are accepting proposals from OSU faculty members for a new grant program, the OIA Area Studies Center Conference Grants. To further develop and enhance area studies research and dialogue at OSU, this grant competition seeks proposals focusing on the study of global issues from interdisciplinary, multi-regional perspectives. Funding will support a conference or a series of lectures that bring together area studies experts. 

See https://easc.osu.edu/area-studies-center-conference-grants for the full Request for Proposals and a link to the online proposal form.

 For further information, contact Amy Carey, EASC senior assistant director, at carey.189@osu.edu or at 614-688-4253.
K-12 Global Fellowship Program
Join the Area Studies Centers for a four-part Minority Issues Around the World Global Fellowship Program for K-12 teachers! 

The K-12 Global Fellowship Program will engage K-12 teachers in a series of four guided readings, lectures, and group discussions over the course of the 2018-19 academic year. K-12 teachers will explore minority issues in East Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East under the guidance of a regional expert.

Teachers may opt to attend individual sessions, or the whole series. Each participant will receive a contact hour certificate for each session that they attend. Readings will be sent to registered participants two weeks prior to each discussion date below.

Enarson Classroom Building*, Room 160, 10:00AM-12:00PM on the following Saturdays:
  • February 9, East Asian Studies Center presents: "Ethnicity in China: Ethnic Minority Cultures in Southwest China" by Dr. Mark Bender, Ohio State U.
  • February 16, Center for Latin American Studies presents: "Afro-Brazilian Journeys Towards Freedom" by Dr. Isis Barra Costa, Ohio State U.
  • March 23, Middle East Studies Center presents: Topic TBD
*Enarson Classroom Building, 2009 Millikin Rd, Columbus, OH 43210. Parking available in the Tuttle Park Place Garage, 2000 Tuttle Park Pl., Columbus OH 43210. Teachers who attend the whole session will be provided with a paid parking token.
2019 CLASP Teaching Award for Junior Faculty
Nomination Deadline:  February 1, 2019

The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) calls for nominations for its seventh annual " CLASP Teaching Award for Junior Faculty." The award recognizes excellence in teaching Latin American Studies designated courses. Tenured faculty members are not eligible. Nominees in a tenure-track position are preferred, but visiting or adjunct professors and instructors are eligible. Graduate students are not eligible. 

Simply email a nomination letter to Vincent T. Gawronski, Chair of the Teaching Committee: vgawrons@bsc.edu

The winner will be presented with an engraved trophy and a check for $500 at the Latin American Studies Association International Congress (May 24-27, 2019) in Boston, MA .
Mershon Center Research Grants for Faculty and
 Graduate Students
Application Deadline: January 25, 2019

Each year, the Mershon Center for International Security Studies holds a competition for Ohio State University faculty and graduate students to apply for grant funds to support research related to international security.

Faculty research and seed grants and graduate student research grants may be used for a variety of research-related purposes including travel, interviews, experiments, surveys, library costs, and more.

Application forms and instructions for all Mershon Center research grants can be found in the Research Grants section of the Mershon Center website. 
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