Pending the availability of federal funding, LACS welcomes applications from University of Michigan graduate students pursuing formal study of a modern language of the region, at the intermediate or advanced level, along with a program of related area or international studies

Academic Year Graduate FLAS Fellowships

Academic Year Graduate FLAS Fellowships are awarded to UM graduate and professional students at the master’s and doctoral level to study modern foreign languages and related area studies, international studies, and/or international aspects of professional studies. Academic Year FLAS Fellows receive support for tuition, mandatory fees, and living expenses during the fall and winter terms. Amounts for tuition support and stipend for AY2014-15 have not been finalized. It is anticipated that support for tuition and required fees for AY2014-15 will be $18,000 or full tuition and required fees, whichever is lower. In previous years, International Institute and the Fellow’s home school/college and/or home department/program have supplemented the tuition portion of this fellowship with additional funding to provide full tuition, required fees and fellowship benefits for each Fellow; continuation of this supplemental funding in AY2014-15 is contingent on successful (re)enactment of cost sharing agreements between the International Institute and relevant home unit(s) of the Fellow. Stipend is expected to be $15,000 for AY2014-15.

Summer Graduate FLAS Fellowships

These fellowships are designed to support summer modern language study for graduate and professional school students. These awards are given only for intensive language classes that teach the equivalent of a University of Michigan academic year language class. Summer FLAS may be used at domestic and approved overseas programs. The Summer FLAS covers tuition and required fees for a summer language program (up to $5000 USD) and a stipend of $2,500. In some cases, a travel award of up to $1,000 may also be made. FLAS awards cannot be deferred.

  • FLAS fellows must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • FLAS fellows must be enrolled as full-time students at the University of Michigan during the Fall and Winter semesters. Students from all disciplines are welcome, provided they meet all other requirements.
  • FLAS fellows must enroll in a language course and at least one LACS area course for a letter grade (i.e., not pass/fail) in both the Fall and Winter semesters.
  • FLAS-eligible languages at LACS currently include Brazilian Portuguese and Quechua

Priority will be given to students who have completed at least one year of formal language training at the University of Michigan with a demonstrated strong commitment to Latin American and/or Caribbean studies; or those who are combining training in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields with LACS studies.

Preference will also be given to students who show a commitment to pursuing government service and to those students willing to commit to advanced language study beyond the fellowship period.

Application Information

Complete the FLAS application and arrange for all of the supporting materials to arrive at LACS by 5 pm on February 1. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all FLAS application materials have arrived at LACS. Late or incomplete applications cannot be considered for awards.