FLAS Fellowships

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships, authorized under Title VI of the Higher Education Act and administered by the US Department of Education, are available as academic year or summer awards. (*subject to the availability of Title VI funding)

Stanford University's Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) administers the FLAS fellowships for graduate and undergraduate students pursuing language training in advanced Portuguese, and beginning or intermediate Quechua.

The selection of awardees is made annually by the CLAS fellowship committee, which favors candidates who have not previously received FLAS support. A FLAS award will be reduced by the amount of any other funding that a student receives in excess of full tuition and the allowable stipend amount.


Academic Year FLAS Fellowship for Graduate Students
Application Deadline for AY 2015-16: TBA

Academic year fellowships provide full tuition for the academic year and a $15,000 stipend for graduate students undergoing advanced training in designated foreign languages in combination with either area studies, international studies, or international aspects of professional studies (law, medicine, business, and education). The term of a fellowship is for one academic year or less. Applicants in multiple-year programs must reapply each year.

Subject to funding from the U.S. Department of Education.


Summer 2015 FLAS Fellowship for Graduate and Undergraduate Students
Application Deadline: TBA

Summer fellowships provide tuition up to $5,000 and a $2,500 stipend for a FLAS-approved intensive language course to be taken in the US (preferred) or abroad.

For a list of 2014 Summer approved programs click here.

Applicants may contact CLAS with questions.

Graduate FLAS Application 14-15.pdf85.8 KB
FLAS Summer 2014 Application.pdf57.96 KB