Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program

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This program operates on a four-year grant cycle.

Last competition: FY 2022

Next competition: FY 2026

The FY 2022 FLAS program competition is now closed.

Federal Register Notices

Current Application

The application for the FY 2022-2025 FLAS grant cycle is now closed. The following information is for reference only.

Applications for the FY 2022 FLAS program were submitted via

Institutions interested in applying for both NRC and FLAS grants were required to submit two separate applications (one for each program) in

The application instructions document below is for reference only. The FY 2022 Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) published in the Federal Register on December 16, 2021 was the official guidance for the FY 2022 FLAS competition.

  • FY 2022 FLAS Application Instructions: MS Word (478K)

Tips and Assistance

IFLE hosted a pre-application webinar for the FY 2022 competition on November 10, 2021. The webinar covered a variety of topics, including NRC and FLAS program requirements, selection criteria, updates to the application process, as well as time for questions and answers.

  • CLICK HERE to stream the FY 2022 Application Technical Assistance Webinar on YouTube
  • Webinar Slide Deck: PowerPoint (3.7M)
  • FAQs: PDF (371K)

IFLE also developed a crosswalk document to accompany the Technical Review Form used by panel reviewers to evaluate and score how well applicants responded to program selection criteria. Applicants were able to use this document to better understand the specific language and the similarities and differences of each criterion for the NRC and FLAS competitions.

  • Crosswalk for FY 2022 NRC and FLAS Technical Review Form: MS Word (34K)

Application Contact

Sarah Beaton
U.S. Department of Education
International and Foreign Language Education
FLAS Fellowships Program
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202
Telephone: (202) 453-7221


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Last Modified: 04/20/2023