Higher Education Title VI
FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowships
Application


(Updated 11/12/13)

Each year the United States Department of Education awards Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships 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 cultures is a prerequisite for success.

U.S. Citizen or Permanent Residency status required for eligibility.
 

FLAS INFORMATION SESSION

Date: Friday, December 6, 2013
Time: 1:30 — 3:30pm
Place: IMU Dogwood Room

Click here for flyer.

SUMMER 2014

  • ALL STUDENTS ALL PROGRAMS
    • $2,500 summer stipend plus tuition award for cost of language course only.
    • Summer undergraduate awards require enrollment in intermediate level language instruction (second-year level) or higher of a least commonly taught language (study of French, German or Spanish is NOT eligible). Some centers may require that undergraduate FLAS awardees enroll in a level higher than second-year.
    • Undergraduates who graduate prior to the beginning of the program to which they are applying remain eligible only under certain conditions, including being enrolled in a graduate program by Fall 2014. Please talk to the relevant center.
    • All students who are applying to all centers for FLAS in support of summer language study at IUB or abroad should use this FLAS application.
    • All students who are applying for summer language instruction in SWSEEL (the Summer Language Workshop) at IUB should use this FLAS application AND ALSO apply directly to SWSEEL at: http://www.indiana.edu/~swseel/.
    • All students are urged to contact the relevant center(s) for specific summer details to avoid mistakes that may jeopardize the award.

  ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015

  • UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT
    • $5,000 academic year stipend plus maximum tuition award of $10,000 or actual tuition if lower.
    • Requires enrollment in intermediate level language instruction (second-year level) or higher of a least commonly taught language (study of French, German or Spanish is NOT eligible for FLAS support for undergraduates). Some centers may require that undergraduate FLAS awardees enroll in a level higher than second-year.
       
  • ARTS & SCIENCES GRADUATE STUDENT
    • $15,000 academic year stipend plus maximum tuition award of 12 credit hours per semester.
    • Automatic enrollment in the graduate student health insurance plan with the cost of the student premium paid by the fellowship.
       
  • PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL GRADUATE STUDENT
    • $15,000 academic year stipend plus tuition award of at least $18,000, or actual tuition if lower.
    • Automatic enrollment in the graduate student health insurance plan with the cost of the student premium paid by the fellowship.
PLEASE NOTE:  The availability of FLAS awards in 2014/15 is contingent upon receipt of grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education.


Instructions to Applicants

Students are required to send the following materials to the appropriate world area center contact indicated below:

  1. One copy of the application for Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (which includes in it a personal Statement on Language Training and Proposed Program of Study);

  2. One complete set of official transcripts of college and university credits or high school transcripts for high school applicants; and

  3. Three letters of recommendation (printable FLAS Reference Form).

The deadline for receipt of all materials concerning the application for FLAS Fellowships varies by center, so check each center carefully for its own deadlines.  Send your application materials to the world area center(s) in which the language you propose to study is listed.  Please see below for all center complete contact information.

The deadline time for all deadline dates is 11:59PM, EASTERN STANDARD TIME.

Please remember that the selection of FLAS recipients is a competitive process.  That means you must have a complete packet, delivered within the deadline, with all documents submitted of the highest quality, in order to ensure your best chance of selection.

For general FLAS questions, please check the FAQs first and then email the contact at the relevant center listed below or check the U.S. Department of Education FLAS Web site at http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsflasf/.

CHECK THE DEADLINES & SPECIFIC CONDITIONS BELOW FOR SUBMISSION OF YOUR ON-LINE APPLICATION(S) AND ALL RELATED PAPERS.

Please click on the "FLAS Application" button below
to be directed to the online application.

To Flas Application

Please send your application materials to the world area center(s) in which the language you propose to study is listed.
 

AFRICAN STUDIES PROGRAM:

Akan/Twi, Arabic (Africa), Bamana, Kiswahili, Wolof, Yoruba, Zulu, other languages may be available

Maria Grosz-Ngaté, Associate Director
Woodburn Hall 221
Bloomington, IN  47405-6001
e-mail: afrist@indiana.edu
URL: http://www.indiana.edu/~afrist/
812-855-5081
Academic year deadline: February 2
Summer deadline: February 2

CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES:

Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Quechua, Advanced Spanish, Yucatec Maya. Additional languages available for summer study.

Graduate students are eligible to apply for all languages for both academic year and summer award periods. CLACS is not accepting applications from undergraduate students for the academic year award period. For the summer award period, undergraduate students are eligible to apply only for intermediate or advanced study of indigenous languages (2nd year or higher) or for advanced study of Portuguese (3rd year or higher).

Katie Novak, Academic Secretary
1125 East Atwater Avenue
Bloomington, IN  47401-3701
e-mail: clacs@indiana.edu
URL: http://www.indiana.edu/~clacs/academics/graduate/funding/flas-fellowships/
812-855-9097
Academic year deadline: February 2
Summer deadline: February 2

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE MIDDLE EAST:

Arabic, Modern Hebrew, Kurdish, Turkish, Persian

Liese Hilgeman, Assistant Director
1105 East Atwater Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47401-3701
URL: http://www.indiana.edu/~csme/flas.shtml#FLAS
e-mail: csme@indiana.edu
812-855-4221
Academic year deadline: February 2
Summer deadline: February 2

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF GLOBAL CHANGE:

Arabic, Chinese, Advanced French, Hindi, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Advanced Spanish, Turkish, and other languages available

Undergraduate students are eligible to apply for both academic year and summer awards. Undergraduates must apply for intermediate or advanced study (2nd year or higher) of less commonly taught languages only; no undergraduate awards will be given for French, German, or Spanish at any level.

Deborah Hutton, Assistant Director
201 N. Indiana Avenue 
Bloomington, IN  47408-4001
e-mail: global@indiana.edu
URL: http://www.indiana.edu/~global/funding/flas.php
812-856-5523
Academic year deadline: February 2
Summer deadline: February 2

EAST ASIAN STUDIES CENTER:

Chinese, Japanese, Korean

Hye-Seung (Theresa) Kang, Associate Director
Memorial Hall West 210
1021 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005
e-mail: easc@indiana.edu
URL for undergraduate students: http://www.iu.edu/~easc/funding/undergrads.shtml
URL for graduate students: http://www.iu.edu/~easc/funding/grads.shtml
812-855-0685
Academic year deadline: February 2
Summer deadline: February 2

INNER ASIAN AND URALIC NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER:

Dari, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Kazakh, Mongolian, Pashto, Persian, Tibetan, Turkish, Uyghur, Uzbek

Summer (not SWSEEL) only: Azerbaijani, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Tatar, Turkmen

Katarzyna "Kasia" Rydel-Johnston, Assistant Director
Ballantine Hall 567
Bloomington, IN  47405
e-mail: iaunrc@indiana.edu
URL: http://www.indiana.edu/~iaunrc/
812-856-5263
Academic year deadline: February 2
Summer deadline: February 2

INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES:

Arabic, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Modern Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Turkish

Kallan Picha, Assistant Director Ballantine Hall 542
Bloomington, IN 47405
E-mail: kpicha@iu.edu
URL: http://www.iub.edu/~euroinst/
812-856-3832
Academic Year Deadline: February 2

Not accepting applications for summer 2014

ISLAMIC STUDIES PROGRAM:

Arabic, Bengali, Dari, Kurdish, Pashto, Persian, Turkish, Urdu

Wafa Amayreh, Program Coordinator
Weatherly Hall 113
400 N. Sunrise Drive
Bloomington, Indiana 47408
e-mail: islmprog@indiana.edu
URL: http://www.indiana.edu/~islmprog/FLASGrants/index.shtml
812-856-3977
Academic year deadline: February 2
Summer deadline: February 2

RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN INSTITUTE:

Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Modern Greek, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Yiddish

Summer only: Georgian, Tatar

Mark Trotter, Associate Director
Ballantine Hall 565
Bloomington, IN  47405-6615 
e-mail: reeiadm@indiana.edu
URL: http://www.iub.edu/~reeiweb/
812-855-7309
Academic year deadline: February 2
Summer deadline: February 2