Center for Latin American Studies
University of Pittsburgh
Academic Year Scholarships
Academic Year FLASF Awards
From 2006/07 to 2009/10, CLAS has awarded 30 of its academic year FLASFs for the study of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs). Awards were for the study of: Quechua (12), Portuguese (17), Aymara (1). Awardees represented a wide range of disciplines: the professions of law, education, public health, public and international affairs, as well as the social sciences and humanities-anthropology, Hispanic languages and literatures, history linguistics and political science. We attribute this diversity of CLAS' cooperation with faculty, chairs and deans in departments and schools across the university.
During the first three years (06-07, 07-08, 08-09) of the current cycle, all 24 summer FLASFs have been awarded for the study of LCTLs-Quechua and Portuguese. In fact, for the first time, all 7(a 7th was made possible by combining extra FLASF funds from two institutions) of the summer 2009 FLASFs were awarded to a least commonly taught language-Quechua. The graduate student FLASF awardees represent: Arizona State, Arizona, Case Western Reserve, City University of NY, Columbia, Florida State, Oxford, Penn, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Florida, Utah and Vanderbilt. They represent a wide range of disciplines (health sciences, public and international affairs, anthropology/archaeology, art history, Hispanic languages and literatures, Caribbean studies, political science and sociology.