Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship

Federally funded summer and academic year fellowships for students who are pursuing training in modern foreign languages and related area studies. Available only for eligible US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents. Both current and prospective BA, MA, and PhD students may apply. 

IMPORTANT: The availability of FLAS funds for AY 2022-2023 is NOT GUARANTEED. We expect that the U.S. Department of Education will announce the availability of funds in Spring or early Summer of 2022. You will be notified of the AY 22-23 FLAS competition results as soon as funding has been guaranteed.

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. 

  • Eligibility 

    • For advanced (3rd year or above) East Asian language study, or for graduate students at the beginning or intermediate level who have already achieved advanced proficiency in a first 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 U.S. Department of Education-approved language program. Eligible programs must include a minimum of 120 contact hours at the advanced level, or a minimum of 140 hours at the intermediate level and take place over a minimum of 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

For more information, please visit the GSAS Summer FLAS and FAQs pages

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. Both current and prospective students are welcome to apply.

  • Eligibility 

    • For advanced (3rd year or above) East Asian language study

  • 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 and one area (East Asian) studies course during each semester of the award period (for a total of four 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

For more information, please visit the GSAS Academic Year FLAS and FAQs pages.

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 graduate students at the beginning or intermediate level who have already achieved advanced proficiency in a first 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 and one area (East Asian) studies course during each semester of the award period (for a total of four 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

For more information, please visit the GSAS Academic Year FLAS and FAQs pages.

For more information, visit our FLAS FAQs page.