AHA Signs Memo in Support of Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (April 2016)
The AHA has signed on to a memo from the Coalition for International Education urging the US Department of Education to protect Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. A new interpretation of policy would make graduate students seeking funding for beginning level training in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) ineligible for FLAS fellowships. In opposing this change, the AHA recognizes the need to protect the nation's efforts to strengthen area and international studies among the rising generation of scholars. See the letter below. Membership in the AHA supports our advocacy on behalf of this and other issues vital to professional historians and the discipline of history. Join, renew, or donate today!
Note: the Coalition for International Education received a response to this letter from the US Department of Education on June 24, 2016.