Graduate Student – FLAC Course Development

Application Deadline: Monday, March 9, 2020


The UF Center for European Studies holds annual competitions for Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum (FLAC) Course Development Grants, open to UF faculty and eligible UF graduate students, in the following European languages: Arabic, Czech, French, German, modern Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. Only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply.

The FLAC awards are funded in part by the Department of Education Title VI grant and the Center for European Studies at the University of Florida.

Faculty and graduate students from all UF colleges are encouraged to apply.

FLAC courses are one-credit “applied language” sections for existing courses or new course development in various European languages. FLAC content courses can be offered in a number of subject areas including, but not limited to, Agricultural Sciences, Anthropology, Architecture, Business, Economics, Film Studies, History, Journalism, Law, Political Science, Women’s Studies.

Fellowships are offered for the following lesser and least commonly taught European languages:

  • Arabic*
  • Czech
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Modern Greek
  • Polish
  • Portuguese*
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

* FLAC course content must have minimum 50% European focus.

All FLAC course units are offered at the 3000 or third year level, and students must have the necessary language fluency as demonstrated through course work or permission of the instructor to enroll.

For Graduate Students:

Graduate student grant recipients will be hired as a TA with stipend and an in-state tuition waiver for the semester in which the course is taught (anticipated Fall 2019 or Spring 2020).

Students must provide a letter from their Graduate Coordinator confirming that they are eligible for UF funding and to teach their own course.


Application Deadline: Monday, March 9, 2020

To apply for Academic Year FLAS, please submit the following:

  • FLAC Application Form
  • Detailed proposal outlining the proposed FLAC unit and including the following details
    • Information on the expected student audience and anticipate enrollment
  • Syllabus
    • For an applied language section – please submit the syllabus for the area studies course to which the FLAC unit will be linked
    • For a new course – please submit a detailed syllabus outline, with clear indication of the type of assigned readings and use of language in instruction
  • CV
  • For applied language sections only: If the instructor proposing the FLAC is different from the instructor of the core course that the FLAC is linked to, the formal written permission of the core course instructor is also required.
  • Letter from your home department graduate coordinator stipulating that the student is eligible to teach a course and is currently on track to graduate.
  • Letter of recommendation from a relevant UF faculty member.

Application materials should be emailed to Corinne Tomasi at Letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to CES.

For questions contact:

Corinne Tomasi
UF Center for European Studies
3324A Turlington Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-734

(352) 294-7152