Program Office: International and Foreign Language Education
CFDA Number: 84.015B
Program Type: Fellowships
Also Known As: FLAS
The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. Eligible students apply for fellowships directly to an institution that has received an allocation of fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education.
FLAS grants (allocations of fellowships) are awarded to institutions for a four-year project period. Institutions conduct competitions to select eligible undergraduate students and graduate students to receive fellowships, in accordance with FLAS program eligibility requirements and the institutions’ FLAS selection procedures.
Each fellowship includes an institutional payment and a subsistence allowance. The estimated institutional payment for an academic year 2015-2016 fellowship is $18,000 for a graduate student and $10,000 for an undergraduate student. The estimated institutional payment for a summer 2016 fellowship is $5,000 for graduate and undergraduate students.
The estimated subsistence allowance for an academic year 2015-2016 fellowship is $15,000 for a graduate student and $5,000 for an undergraduate student. The subsistence allowance for a summer 2016 fellowship is $2,500 for graduate and undergraduate students.