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FLAS Fellowship Guidelines for European and Eurasian Studies

Important Information for FLAS Fellowship Applicants


Eligibility Requirements:

Graduate students who are US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents and are accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a program that combines modern foreign language training with international or area studies or with the international aspects of other fields of study.

Year Fellowship: $14,000 stipend, including full tuition and fees.

  • Languages: Armenian, Czech,  French, German, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian/Croatian, Spanish, Portuguese, Ukrainian, and Uzbek.
  • Must be a full-time student enrolled in both a year-long language course and an area studies course each quarter.
  • Dissertation research: only students who are at the advanced level of language proficiency can be approved to use a FLAS for dissertation research abroad.
  • Final approval by the Department of Education

Summer Fellowship: $2,400 stipend and up to $3,600 tuition for Summer 2004 intensive language programs in both the United States and abroad.

  • Formal domestic programs of intensive languages study at the beginning, intermediate or advanced level; or
  • Formal overseas programs of intensive language study at the intermediate or advanced level ; or
  • Formal overseas programs of intensive study at the beginning level of languages for which appropriate equivalent instruction is not available in the US
  • Intensive summer language programs are those which offer a minimum of 120 contact hours of advanced-level language instruction and 140 contact hours of beginning- or intermediate-level instruction.  In order to be considered intensive, summer language programs must last a minimum of 6 weeks; longer programs are preferable.
  • Languages: all languages of the region – European, including Eurasian languages of the former Soviet Union.

For application requirements, please download load the application forms:

  • Academic Year FLAS Application formHTML or PDF
  • Summer FLAS Application form: HTML or PDF
  • Language Proficiency Evaluation form: HTML or PDF

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