Letters of Recommendation


Thank you for supporting students as they apply for U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships.

Submission Instructions for KASC Applications

  • References will not be notified via email by the applicant to submit a letter of recommendation after they have submitted an application. References must submit letters of recommendation via the Reference Portal by April 4, 2022 (end of day). If experiencing technical difficulties, please email the letter to the appropriate FLAS Coordinator (determined by the student). Failure to submit a letter of recommendation by the deadline will signifcantly impact the student's application.
    • Using the links provided in the sidebar, please select and email the correct FLAS coordinator in order to submit a letter of recommendation on behalf of a student.
    • Please indicate the student's name and the fellowship period (e.g. Summer 2022 or Academic Year 2022-2023)

Applications for Summer 2022 or Academic Year 2022-2023 are online, however references are required to submit letters of recommendation via Reference Portal.

Students must submit their application before references can submit their recommendations. Students are encouraged to speak with references and provide them with materials (e.g. statement of purpose, resume, CV, etc.) well in advance of the reference deadline (April 4, 2022); students are responsible for directing references to send letters to the appropriate FLAS Coordinator.

A complete application requires 2 letters of recommendation; failure to submit a letter of recommendation by the deadline will significantly impact the student's application.

 

Submission Instructions for CREES Applications

If a student applying for a FLAS fellowship, be prepared to provide the name, title, and email of two individuals who are willing to be your recommenders and can be contacted by the CREES FLAS Selection Committee. Recommenders of students will be contacted only at a later stage and only if they are chosen as finalists. 

Please note that one of your recommenders must be your most recent language instructor, who will be asked by the CREES FLAS Selection Committee to evaluate your proficiency in the language you have chosen to study. 

It is strongly advised that you ask permission before submitting a person’s name and email as a recommender. Please inform your recommender about which language you will study.