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FLAS Fellowships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

Pending the availability of federal funding, LACS welcomes applications from U-M undergraduate and graduate students pursuing formal study of a modern language of the region, at the intermediate or advanced level, along with a program of related area or international studies.

FLAS provide tuition and a stipend to students studying designated foreign languages in combination with area studies or international aspects of professional studies. The priority is to encourage the study of less commonly taught modern languages. FLAS Fellowships are administered by the University of Michigan Area Studies Centers and are awarded competitively through annual fellowship competitions. The U.S. Department of Education (US/ED) funds these awards under the provisions of Title VI of the Higher Education Act. The amount of funding and number of awards are contingent upon annual US/ED program approval, federal regulations, as well as continued congressional funding, all of which may change from year to year.

LACS administers FLAS fellowships for area studies and study of a Latin American and Caribbean language in Portuguese, Quechua, Yoruba, and Nahuatl. The fellowships will mainly be awarded for second-year or higher language course.

Application Deadline: February 1

Late applications will not be considered.

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