Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Available: Applications Due Feb. 19

Applications are available for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for summer 2010 and for the 2010-2011 academic year. UW–Madison graduate and undergraduate students are invited to apply by February 19, 2010. Apply for a FLAS, get the online application.

FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the UW–Madison’s National Resource Centers to assist students in acquiring foreign language and either area or international studies competencies. FLAS awards are only available for certain world languages, and are contingent on federal funding.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applications by students in professional fields are encouraged. Preference will be given to applicants with a high level of academic ability and with previous language training.

Students receiving Academic Year Fellowships must be enrolled in full-time study for the duration of the FLAS award and must take one language course and one related area or international studies course each semester. Academic Year Fellows must be admitted to or enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or professional programs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. (Undergraduate FLAS will require language study at the advanced level.)

Summer Fellowships are for intensive language programs and require a separate application from the Academic Year Fellowship. In some cases summer FLAS awards may be used for study on other campuses or for study at UW–Madison by non-UW students. Applicants for the summer 2010 FLAS must be graduate or professional school students. Summer FLAS awards for undergraduate students will be available starting in 2011.

Detailed information and an application form is available online on at

FLAS fellowships are administered by the National Resource Centers of the International Institute.