FLAS Fellowships – Title VI Foreign Language Area Studies

FLAS Fellowships – Title VI Foreign Language Area Studies

Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are awarded to universities in order to promote the training of students who intend to pursue careers in pre-college or post-secondary education, government service, international businessthe NGO sector, or other fields where knowledge of foreign languages and cultures is a prerequisite for success.

Eligibility: Throughout the period of the award, recipients must be full-time students and enrolled informal instruction in the language of the award. If the award is for the academic year, recipients must also enroll in a course in Russian and East European area studies in both the Fall and Spring semesters. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for FLAS fellowships. Awards available for the academic year 2022/23 are Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Estonian, (Modern) Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, and Yiddish. The availability of FLAS Fellowships is dependent upon final authorization of funding from the U.S. Department of Education.

Award: Stipend of up to $18,000 per academic year, a fee remission of 12 credits/semester, and health insurance coverage for school-year fellows; stipend of up to $2500 and a tuition award of up to $5000 for summer fellows

Application: Applications must include:

  • One FLAS application
  • One complete set of official transcripts of college and university credits
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address the applicant’s abilities in foreign language training
  • Statement on language training and proposed program of study
  • For academic-year applications, a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with Indiana University

The deadline for receipt of all materials is January 31, 2022.

Additional FLAS Awards: A number of other departments on campus offer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. For a complete listing, consult the HLS FLAS website.