Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

Provides tuition and stipend to students studying designated foreign languages in combination with area studies or international aspects of professional studies. The priority is to encourage the study of less commonly taught modern languages. The U.S. Department of Education (US/ED) funds these awards under the provisions of Title VI of the Higher Education Act. The amount of funding and number of awards are contingent upon annual US/ED program approval, federal regulations, as well as continued congressional funding, all of which may change from year to year. This fellowship can be used during the summer 2020 or the 2020-2021 academic year.

Eligible Languages:
Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Filipino, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Nahuatl, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Quechua, Russian, Serbian, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Yiddish, Yoruba.

The languages listed above have been pre-approved as eligible. Restrictions may apply to certain languages. Other languages may be approved on a case-by-case basis.

Application deadline: 
January 15, 2020
Funding type: 
Key eligibility criteria: 
US Citizen
Permanent Resident or Alien
Funding source: 
The US Department of Education
Last updated: 
October 31, 2019