2013-2014 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Competition
DEADLINE EXTENDED- All materials due by February 13, 2013
Posted: December 9, 2012
The highly competitive Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The fellowship assists meritorious graduate students undergoing intensive training in modern languages and related area or international studies.
Academic Year Awards - for Graduate Students Only
The academic year FLAS fellowship provides a $15,000 annual stipend and pays for tuition and required fees (up to a maximum of 9 credit hours). During the fellowship period, FLAS recipients must be enrolled in at least three hours of language instruction and at least one relevant area studies course during each long semester. Both courses must be taken on a letter-grade basis.
Summer Awards - for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
The summer FLAS fellowship provides a $2,500 stipend and institutional payments (tuition and course-related fees) up to $5,000. Summer FLAS recipients must enroll in an approved intensive modern South Asian language study program for which the fellowship is granted. SASLI (at the University of Wisconsin) and AIIS (in various places in India) are the most common programs used, but you may attend other universities in the US or other institutions in India, such as the Landour Language School for Intermediate Hindi, if the syllabus is approved and there are at least 150 class contact hours during the fellowship period.
In addition to filling out the application forms, a completed application must include:
- Official academic transcripts
- Two letters of academic reference with reference forms
- One letter of language reference with reference form
- Download reference forms (PDF 279KB)*
- Download FLAS Fellowship FAQ (PDF 146KB) for more details and fequently asked questions
Please have transcripts and references sent to:
FLAS coordinator, South Asia Institute
The University of Texas at Austin, WCH 4.132 (G9300)
Austin, Texas 78712
Phone: (512) 232-9096 Fax: (512) 471-3336
Important FLAS Fellowship Dates:
- Applications are due on February 13, 2013
- Notifications of awards are sent out at the end of March 2013
For more information about languages and eligibilty click here.