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Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

FLAS fellowships fund the study of Less Commonly Taught Languages and area studies coursework. This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. The goals of the fellowship program include:
(1) to assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies;
(2) to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency;
(3) to develop a pool of international experts to meet national needs.

There are two types of FLAS grants:

  1. Summer intensive language study. Grants provide ~$2,500 in stipend and full tuition (up to $5,000) for approved intensive summer language courses in the US or abroad.
  2. An academic year course of study that includes both language and area studies courses. Academic year grants for graduate students provide ~$15,000 in stipend plus full tuition and fees.

FLAS grants for Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, and Urdu) and area studies coursework are offered by the Carolina Asia Center (CAC)

FLAS grants for Arabic language study and area studies coursework are offered by the African Studies Center (ASC) and the Center for European Studies (CES).

FLAS grants for Arabic and Persian with an Asia career/research focus in South, Southeast, or East Asia are offered by the Carolina Asia Center (CAC).