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Academic Year Funding

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The Academic Year Fellowships consists of Academic Year Graduate Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships and the Academic Year Endowment Award.

  • Please note that only domestic students are eligible for the FLAS Fellowship.
  • If you have applied for FLAS Fellowship, you will automatically be considered for the Endowment Award.

Academic Year Graduate Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Academic Year Graduate Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are awarded to UM-Ann Arbor graduate and professional students at the master’s and doctoral level to study modern foreign languages and related area studies, international studies, and/or international aspects of professional studies. Academic Year FLAS Fellows receive support for tuition, mandatory fees, and living expenses during the fall and winter terms. Please visit the University of Michigan International Institute FLAS website for more information.

You can access the Academic Year Graduate Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Application here. 

For further questions, please contact the International Institute Fellowship & Grants Team:

Academic Year Endowment Award

Fellowship Description

The Academic Year Endowment Awards at the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies are limited to MIRS Chinese Studies students. Incoming MIRS students and FLAS applicants are automatically considered for this award.

Academic Year Endowment Awards are given based on academic merit and the applicant’s program plan.


All application materials must be submitted on the International Institute Fellowships & Grants online portal using CCS-CJS Academic Year Fellowship application. The deadline for these applications is Jan 15.  Students may also apply for the Summer Language Fellowship as long as distinct projects are proposed for each fellowship period.