Program Office: International and Foreign Language Education
CFDA Number: 84.015B
Program Type: Fellowships
Also Known As: FLAS
FLAS Program Press Kit – PDF (4.79M)
Are you a student interested in the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship program? To apply for a FLAS award, you must first be enrolled at an institution that has received an allocation of FLAS fellowships for your language/world region of interest. Visit our Google map of grantee institutions to find out which universities currently offer FLAS awards for your area and language of interest, and to learn more about our other grant and fellowship programs.
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.
Types of Projects
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.
Students must apply through an institution that has received an allocation of fellowship funding.
Each fellowship includes an institutional payment and a subsistence allowance. The estimated institutional payment for an academic year fellowship is $18,000 for a graduate student and $10,000 for an undergraduate student. The estimated institutional payment for a summer fellowship is $5,000 for graduate and undergraduate students.
The estimated subsistence allowance for an academic year fellowship is $20,000 for a graduate student and $5,000 for an undergraduate student. Starting in summer 2024, the subsistence allowance for a summer fellowship is $3,500 for graduate and undergraduate students.