FLAS Application Now Open for Summer 2019 and Academic Year 2020-2021 Awards!
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Applications are due January 31st for both Summer 2020 and Academic Year 2020-2021 awards.
The University of Utah offers federally funded Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. The award is open to students in any department who will include language and area study in their course load. The languages supported are: Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese, Ecuadorian Quechua, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, Korean, Nahuatl, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Samoan, and Vietnamese.
Please note the following information and suggestions regarding the online application:
- The FLAS application is now online.
- Applicants may begin, work on, and save the online application prior to submission.
- Letters of recommendation must be received, not only requested, by the application due date. We highly recommend that applicants enter the names and email addresses for their letters of recommendation early in the application process, no later than two weeks prior to the due date, and email prompts will be sent to their recommenders.
What is FLAS?
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are federally funded awards offered through the University of Utah's Asia Center and Center for Latin American Studies. They provide funding for undergraduate and graduate students who study modern foreign languages and related area studies.
What are the eligibility requirements?
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
Undergraduate applicants must be at least at second-year proficiency of a less commonly taught language at the beginning of the award period.
How much does FLAS provide?
Undergraduate awards provide up to $10,000 in tuition and a $5,000 stipend for the academic year.
Graduate awards provide up to $18,000 in tuition and a $15,000 stipend for the academic year.
Summer awards provide up to $5,000 in tuition and a $2,500 stipend.
What majors and departments can apply?
Undergraduate and graduate students from all majors and departments are encouraged to apply for FLAS. You do not have to be a language or area studies major to apply.