African Studies Center

University of Pennsylvania


Penn National African Language Initiative Summer Institute (NALISI) Zulu Program
June 13 — August 05, 2011

Funding Opportunities

Possible funding sources to participate in the NALISI program include:

NSEP Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide U.S. undergraduates and graduate students a unique opportunity to add an important international and language component to their educations. The new NSEP African Language Initiative offers Boren Fellowship and Scholarship applicants the opportunity to enhance their competency in African languages and cultures; Zulu is one of the four languages funded through the NSEP African Language Initiative. Potential NALISI participants can apply for a Boren Scholarship or Fellowship to study intensive Zulu, through the NALISI program for Zulu instruction at Penn. For more information on Boren Scholarships and Fellowships for the African Languages Initiative you can visit

Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for undergrads and graduate students covers tuition costs and provides a stipend of $2,500. Summer FLAS awards are available from the following Title VI National Resource Centers for Africa, funded by the U.S. Department of Education:

  1. African Studies Center, Boston University
  2. Committee on African Studies, Harvard University
  3. African Studies Program, Indiana University
  4. African Studies Center, Michigan State University
  5. African Studies Program, Ohio University
  6. Center for African Studies, University of California
  7. Center for African Studies, University of Florida
  8. Kansas African Studies Center, University of Kansas
  9. African Studies Center, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
  10. African Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania
  11. African Studies Program, University of Wisconsin
  12. Council on African Studies, Yale University

Please contact these institutions directly for specific deadlines and application procedures.

The two funding sources above are NOT a requirement to participate in the NALISI program for Zulu, students are encouraged to seek funding opportunities from their home institutions and other sources.

For more information about African Languages at Penn please email the Director of African Language Program,
Dr. Audrey N Mbeje, or call: (215) 898-4299

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