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 make their careers in college or university teaching, government service, or other employment where knowledge of foreign languages and cultures is a prerequisite for success.

Eligibility: Must be a full-time student during the period of the award and be enrolled in formal instruction in the language of the award and, if award is for the academic year, a course in Russian and East European area studies. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for FLAS fellowships. Awards available for the academic year 2021/22 are: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Estonian, (Modern) Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian (beyond second year), 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 $15,000 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, 2021.

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.