Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program

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Applicant Information


This program operates on a four-year grant cycle.

Current competition: FY 2022

Application deadline : February 14, 2022

The FY 2022 FLAS program competition opened on December 16, 2021.

Federal Register Notices

Current Application

Applications for the FY 2022 FLAS program must be submitted via

Please note: Institutions interested in applying for both NRC and FLAS grants must 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 is 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 has also developed a crosswalk document to accompany the Technical Review Form used by panel reviewers to evaluate and score how well applicants respond to program selection criteria. Applicants may 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., Mail Stop OPE-258-40
Washington, DC 20202
Telephone: (202) 453-7221


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