About FLAS Fellowships for Foreign Language and Area Studies

Undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline who wish to study an approved foreign language are encouraged to apply for FLAS (Foreign Language & Area Studies) Fellowships at KU through the KU Area Studies Centers. All awards are contingent on funding from the U.S. Department of Education.*

Award Amounts: Undergraduate Academic Year FLAS Fellowships provide up to $10,000 for tuition and a $5,000 stipend. Graduate Academic Year FLAS Fellowships provide up to $18,000 for tuition and a $15,000 stipend. Summer FLAS Fellowships (both undergraduate and graduate) provide up to $5,000 for summer tuition and a stipend of $2,500. Modest travel funds may be available for summer. 

Eligibility: Undergraduate applicants must qualify to enroll in second-year language courses or above when they begin their fellowship. Students must be enrolled to study a qualified language at KU or in an approved study abroad program or domestic summer intensive language program. Students must be US Citizens or permanent residents.

How to Apply:
Click here to apply: 
Students may apply to study more than one language and with more than one Center. 
The deadline for applications will be February 15, 2018. 
Please note that CEAS is running a later competition for AY applications. Deadline for CEAS AY applications will be Thursday, March 1st.

*Important Note: Applicants should be aware that all FLAS awards are contingent on federal funding. Currently in 2017, only the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) and the Kansas African Studies Center (KASC) have funds to award for Summer 2018. CEAS and KASC, along with the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES), will be applying for federal FLAS funds for the next 2018-2022 cycle. Therefore funding decisions made for the 2018-2019 academic year by all four Centers will be PROVISIONAL as they are CONTINGENT upon each Center receiving FLAS funds from the Department of Education. Students are advised to apply for FLAS funding with the understanding that they should not neglect to seek additional funding opportunities if needed, since the Center/s or language/s may not be awarded future funds from the U.S. Department of Education. Final award results may not be known until the beginning of the fall 2018 semester. 

Information Sessions
Monday, November 13, 2017 @4:00 p.m., Pine Room, Kansas Union
Thursday, November 30, 2017 @4:00 p.m., English Room, Kansas Union

Apply for Summer 2018 Awards in:

Uyghur ​

Apply for Academic Year 2018-19 Awards for the above languages & more! More details will be added about other languages as they become available.


FLAS Info Sessions for Fall 2018

Mon. 10/22 - Pine Room, KU Union

Wed. 11/14 - English Room, KU Union

Thurs. 1/31 - English Room, KU Union

All sessions run 4-5pm

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