FEL: Boren Scholarships and Fellowships and the African Languages Initiative

The applications for the 2013-2014 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

For the third year in a row, through the African Languages Initiative funding is available for Boren Scholars and Fellows to study one of the following languages at the University of Florida’s summer 2013 program prior to commencing their overseas Boren funded programs.

• Akan/Twi
• Hausa
• Swahili
• Wolof
• Yoruba
• Zulu

In addition, African Languages Initiative overseas programs are available for intensive language and cultural study during fall semester 2013 in the following countries.

• Mozambique (Portuguese)
• Tanzania (Swahili)
• Nigeria (Yoruba)
• South Africa (Zulu)

For a full explanation of the African Languages Initiative, including information on the domestic and overseas programs, please go to http://www.borenawards.org and look under announcements on the left side of the page.

For more information about the Boren Awards and the African Languages Initiative, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit http://www.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff atboren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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