Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide tuition and a 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. FLAS Fellowships are administered by the University of Michigan Area Studies Centers and are awarded competitively through annual fellowship competitions. 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.

CSEAS administers FLAS fellowships for area studies and study of a Southeast Asian language, including Filipino, Indonesian, Thai, and Vietnamese. 

There are three different types of FLAS Fellowships: Graduate Academic Year FLAS, Undergraduate Academic Year FLAS, and Summer FLAS. Please follow the appropriate link below for more details about each type of fellowship, application procedure, and materials required for application.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2014, 5pm EST

Late applications will not be considered.

All U.S. applicants for the MA Program should also strongly consider applying for FLAS funding.