Boren Fellowships

<p>Boren Fellowships enable U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. The Boren Fellowship supports students studying languages, cultures, and world regions other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. </p>

Fellowship AFLI - Swahili

African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI) applicants for Swahili participate in the official summer AFLI program at the University of Florida, as well as the official fall AFLI program in Tanzania administered by American Councils for International Education and hosted at MS-TCDC near Arusha, Tanzania.

Fly America Act

All Boren Fellowship recipients must comply with the Fly America Act, which requires that all air travel supported by federal government funds be on a U.S. flag carrier departing from the United States to the foreign destination and returning to the United States. An award recipient can only use a foreign flag carrier when an origin or interchange point is not served by a U.S. flag carrier. You can use the foreign-flag carrier to the nearest interchange point to connect with a U.S. carrier.

AFLI for Boren Fellows

The African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI) offers Boren Fellowships applicants the opportunity for intensive language study through domestic and overseas language programs in Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, or Zulu.

17. Can Boren Fellowships be combined with funding from other sources?

You can receive additional awards provided that there is no duplication of support in requested budget line-items. Boren Fellows who receive scholarship funding to support their study abroad must notify IIE about their award(s). In some cases, reduced financial need as a result of increased support may impact the amount of the Boren Fellowship.

14. I currently work for the federal government. Can I apply for a Boren Fellowship?

Current employees of the federal government may apply for a Boren Fellowship. Recipients of the award, however, may not be employees of a federal agency during their Boren-funded study period. A Fellow who was previously an employee of the federal government must provide proof that he or she is separated from that agency. In addition, ROTC students, military reservists,
and members of the National Guard must confirm inactive, non-drilling status
during the Boren-funded period.

13. May I apply for a Boren Fellowship before I have a letter of overseas affiliation?

Yes, we recognize that it may be difficult to receive a letter of overseas affiliation by the time of application; therefore, the letter is not required at that time. Applicants should use the essays to describe their overseas plans. Applicants who do have a letter from an academic institution, research institute, or non-governmental organization should include it in the application.


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