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2013-2014 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

2013-2014 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

Academic Year and Summer fellowships for training in modern Latin American languages combined with area studies for UCLA graduate and undergraduate students.

The Latin American Institute administers the federally-funded Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program supporting language training in Quechua, Portuguese, and Advanced Spanish for graduate and undergraduate students at UCLA.

New and continuing UCLA graduate students in all disciplines may apply for the Academic Year and/or the Summer FLAS awards. Undergraduate students must be studying target languages at the intermediate or advanced level (second year or above) to be eligible FLAS awards. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. 

Estimated Award Amounts 

  • Academic-year awards provide a $15,000 stipend for graduate students.  Undergraduate students receive up to $10,000 for tuition and fees and a $5,000 stipend.
  • Summer FLAS fellowships support intensive language study in approved programs in the U.S. and abroad. The awards provide up to $5,000 toward tuition and fees as well as a stipend of $2,500. 

    Note: Summer FLAS fellowships may be used to study other less commonly taught Latin American languages (e.g. Haitian Creole, Nahuatl). Please contact us prior to applying.

    Need help identifying summer programs? Visit the CLASP website as a reference** 

All FLAS applications must be submitted online. For detailed information about fellowship requirements and to access the application click here.

Questions? Please review the FLAS Frequently Asked Questions

Important information about the language evaluation:  if you have some knowledge of the language that you are applying to, you need to have a language evaluation at UCLA. The Portuguese language evaluator is Carlos Quicoli ( office hours Tuesday & Thursday 11-12 or by appointment. For Quechua, please contact Luz Maria de la Torre. For Spanish, please contact the UCLA Spanish & Portuguese department to coordinate an evaluation with a professor or TA. Only these assessments will be accepted. (AP exams or other certificates are not allowed).

Deadline: February 19, 2013

**Note: The information provided in the CLASP website is not updated and can change without notice. Prospective program participants are encouraged to contact the listed program to verify that information is current.







For more info please contact:
Cynthia Gomez
(310) 825-4572

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