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Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships


Each year the United States Department of Education awards Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships to universities in order to promote the training of students who intend to make their careers in college or university teaching, government service, or other employment where knowledge of foreign cultures is a prerequisite for success. Indiana University offers awards in a variety of languages, distributed through relevant on-campus area studies centers.


  • Undergraduate status and plans to pursue a career in which knowledge of foreign cultures is a prerequisite
  • Intermediate or advanced language study in the chosen language (requirements may depend upon the language to which one is applying, and not all languages are eligible for funding)
  • Some languages only accept undergraduate applications for the summer term
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Residency status required for eligibility

*If you are currently an undergraduate student who will graduate by the end of spring term 2013 and who plans to enter graduate school in fall 2013, you may be eligible to apply for graduate FLAS funding.

Application Process:

Applications should be submitted on-line to the relevant area studies center. Applicants should note that some languages may be eligible for support through more than one center, and students are encouraged to visit each relevant center’s website for specific application requirements. For more information on available FLAS funding, along with a list of relevant centers and related language support, please visit:


Relevant information and a link to the on-line application are available through the following website and the individual area studies centers’ links contained therein:


For academic year awards, up to $10,000 per year toward tuition and a $5,000 academic year stipend. For summer awards, tuition award for cost of language courses plus a $2,500 summer stipend.

IU Internal Deadline:

February 2, 2014


Please contact the relevant area studies center.