Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship

Provides a $5,000 tuition grant and a stipend of $2,500 for intensive study of an approved East Asian language. Recipients must be enrolled in a program of instruction formally approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents. Read More.

  • Eligibility 

    • For advanced (3rd year or above) East Asian language study, or for beginning or intermediate study for students who have already completed the advanced level in another East Asian language

    • Participation in a full-time course of summer language study in the United States or abroad

  • Eligible East Asian languages include:

    • Chinese (at 3rd year level or above)

    • Japanese (at 3rd year level or above)

    • Korean (at 3rd year level or above)

    • Tibetan (at 2nd year level or above)

  • Recipients must enroll in a US Department of Education approved language program. Summer criteria include a minimum of 120 contact hours from the program at the advanced level, or a minimum of 140 hours at the intermediate level over the course of at least six weeks. All coursework for the program must be graded. 

  • FLAS recipients must submit a pre- and post-fellowship language evaluation, a fellowship report at the end of the grant cycle, as well as commit to completing periodic brief surveys.

  • Selection criteria include

    • Academic excellence

    • Commitment to the language and using it as part of long-term academic or professional career goals

Provides a tuition grant of up to $10,000 and a stipend of $5,000 for intensive study of an approved East Asian language. Recipients must be enrolled in a program of instruction formally approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents.

  • Eligibility 

    • For advanced (3rd year or above) East Asian language study, or for beginning or intermediate study for students who have already completed the advanced level in another East Asian language

  • Eligible East Asian languages include:

    • Chinese (at 3rd year level or above)

    • Japanese (at 3rd year level or above)

    • Korean (at 3rd year level or above)

    • Tibetan (at 2nd year level or above)

  • Recipients must take one language course in each of the two semesters, as well as two area (East Asian) studies courses

  • FLAS recipients must submit a pre- and post-fellowship language evaluation, a fellowship report at the end of the grant cycle, as well as commit to completing periodic brief surveys.

  • Selection criteria include

    • Academic excellence

    • Commitment to the language and using it as part of long-term academic or professional career goals

Provides a tuition grant of up to $18,000 and a stipend of $15,000 for intensive study of an approved East Asian language. Recipients must be enrolled in a program of instruction formally approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents.

  • Eligibility 

    • For advanced (3rd year or above) East Asian language study, or for beginning or intermediate study for students who have already completed the advanced level in another East Asian language

  • Eligible East Asian languages include:

    • Chinese (at 3rd year level or above)

    • Japanese (at 3rd year level or above)

    • Korean (at 3rd year level or above)

    • Tibetan (at 2nd year level or above)

  • Recipients must take one language course in each of the two semesters, as well as two area (East Asian) studies courses

  • FLAS recipients must submit a pre- and post-fellowship language evaluation, a fellowship report at the end of the grant cycle, as well as commit to completing periodic brief surveys.

  • Selection criteria include

    • Academic excellence

    • Commitment to the language and using it as part of long-term academic or professional career goals