Undergradate FLAS Fellowships

Pending the availability of federal funding, LACS welcomes applications from University of Michigan undergraduates 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 Undergraduate FLAS Fellowships

Recipients of an academic-year FLAS fellowship will receive support for tuition and fees during the academic year fall and winter terms. FLAS awards cannot be deferred.

Summer Undergraduate FLAS Fellowships

These awards are given only for intensive language classes that teach the equivalent of a University of Michigan academic year language class. Authorization must be obtained from US/ED in order to take a course not offered in approved U.S.-based programs (see below). The Summer FLAS covers tuition up to $5,000 for a summer language program and a $2,500 stipend. Pending availability of funding, awards for international travel up to $1,000 may also be made. FLAS awards cannot be deferred. Center staff may have information about summer language programs, but it is the applicant’s responsibility to identify and choose a program that meets FLAS requirements.

  • 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 fellowships will only be awarded for second-year or higher language courses.
  • 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.