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Funding Available: Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

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What Is FLAS and What Languages Does It Cover?

Funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education, Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide financial support to students to encourage the study of critical and less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies or international aspects of professional studies.

At UGA, these less commonly taught languages include Brazilian Portuguese and Quechua, and both of these programs offer a minor program of study. Visit the UGA Bulletin for information on the Portuguese minor and the Quechua minor, or click here to learn about the Portuguese Flagship Program, one of only two offered in the United States.

Funding is available to both undergraduate and graduate students in the form of:

  1. academic year fellowships that support tuition and living expenses as well as
  2. summer funding that supports summer immersion and study abroad ventures.

Undergraduate Academic Year FLAS Fellows Receive:

  • Up to $10,000 for tuition and fees to study at the intermediate or advanced level of Portuguese or Quechua at the University of Georgia
  • $5,000 as living stipend
  • Undergraduate students must be at the intermediate (at least 2000 or 2nd year) or advanced level of either Portuguese or Quechua during time of fellowship.

Graduate Academic Year FLAS Fellows Receive:

  • Up to $18,000 for tuition and fees to study at the beginning, intermediate or advanced level of Portuguese or Quechua at the University of Georgia
  • $15,000 as living stipend
  • Graduate students should be at the intermediate level of the proposed language. While graduate students can receive a FLAS at the beginner level, the cases are rare and more of an exception. In these cases, the graduate student must show fluency in another language related to the area of the world.

Summer FLAS Fellows Receive (Undergrad and Grad):

  • Up to $5,000 for tuition and fees to be used with a FLAS-approved summer immersion program
  • $2,500 as living stipend
  • Undergraduate students must be at the intermediate (at least 2000 or 2nd year) or advanced level of the language at time of fellowship.
  • Graduate students should also be at the intermediate level of the proposed language. While graduate students can receive a FLAS at the beginner level, the cases are rare and more of an exception. In these cases, the graduate student must show fluency in another language related to the area of the world.

Application INFO:

Applications

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Due Dates:

Summer Application: February 25, 2021
Academic Year: April 20, 2021

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute at the University of Georgia is pleased to announce its Summer 2021 and Academic Year 2021-22 competitions for FLAS Fellowships to study Portuguese and Quechua. The summer 2021 application is now available. The application for the AY 2021-22 fellowship period will open following the Summer 2021 FLAS application deadline. FLAS Fellowships are authorized under Title VI of the Higher Education Act and are administered by the United States Department of Education. The purpose of the FLAS Fellowship program is: “To assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area studies, to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency, and to develop a pool of international experts to meet national needs.” For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Important Notes:

  • For non-UGA students, please be sure to fill out the FASFA and include the University of Georgia as one of the schools on your FASFA. You will need to submit a screenshot of your award information with your application in order for LACSI to determine your financial need.
  • For students applying for both Summer and Academic Year, you will need to fill out both applications separately.
  • For students interested in applying to the Portuguese program with ISA Florianópolis, see this flyer for more information UGA in Florianópolis 2017
  • For graduate students interested in studying in a country that is under a travel warning by the State Department and/or the CDC, please see Grad student travel warning

Eligibility for FLAS Fellowships:

  1. Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student and maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the University.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Derek Bentley (dbent@uga.edu)

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