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.
Types of Fellowships and Information Packets
There are three different types of FLAS Fellowships: Graduate Academic Year FLAS, Undergraduate Academic Year FLAS, and Summer FLAS. Each type has its own Information Packet. Please download and read the appropriate Information Packet for more details about each type of fellowship, application procedure, and materials required for application.
- Undergraduate 2013-14 Academic Year FLAS Information Packet
- Graduate 2013-14 Academic Year FLAS Information Packet
- Summer 2013 FLAS Information Packet for both graduate and undergraduate students
Application Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2013, 5pm EST
Late applications will not be considered.
FLAS Information Sessions
Each FLAS grantee must be meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Citizenship: U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Student Status:
- Undergraduate students must be currently enrolled in a degree program at the University of Michigan
- Graduate/Professional students must be currently enrolled in, or applicants to, a graduate/professional degree program at the University of Michigan
- Program of Study: Grantees must be enrolled in a program of study that combines modern foreign language training with international or area studies or with the international aspects of professional training.
- Language Fluency: Native speakers are not eligible. A student who already possesses language fluency equivalent to an educated native speaker in the language for which the award is sought will be assigned the lowest priority in the selection of fellows. Undergraduate students must be able to enroll in 2nd year level or above.
Complete the online FLAS Application and arrange for all of the supporting materials to arrive at the relevant Area Studies Center by the deadline.
General Contact Information: email@example.com
Area Studies Contacts
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES)
Contact: Julie Claus