Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Graduate Fellowships

Funding is available from UW-Madison Area and International Studies Programs for

Summer Intensive Language Study (2009)
Academic Year Language/Area Studies (2009-10)
Application Deadline: February 16th*
FLAS Fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education to encourage area and international studies and to stimulate foreign language acquisition and fluency.
Fellowship Details:
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • FLAS awards may be used for either a domestic or overseas academic program of study. Language training taken outside of the U.S. must be at an advanced level and requires special approval.
  • FLAS recipients must be full-time graduate students.
  • Academic Year FLAS recipients who are not dissertators must take at least one area studies course and one language course each semester.
  • Summer awards can be used for intensive language study in programs that last for at least 6 weeks and provide the equivalent of a full academic year of language study.
  • Applications from students in professional fields are encouraged.
  • Fellowships cover the cost of tuition and provide a stipend.
Eligible Languages (note that some may only be offered in summer):
Akan/Twi, Arabic, Bashkir, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Chuvash, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino (Tagalog) , Finnish, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Hmong, Icelandic, Indonesian/Malaysian, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kazak, Khmer, Lao, Korean, Kyrgyz, Malayalam, Marathi, Modern Greek, Modern Irish, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Quichua, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Sinhala, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish (Azeri) , Turkmen, Tuvan, Uighur, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Xhosa, Yakut, Yoruba, Yucatec Maya
Fellowships are offered by the following Programs and Centers:
The African Studies Program, Center for East Asian Studies, Center for European Studies,  Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program, Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia, Center for South Asia, Center for South East Asian Studies, and Global Studies

Application Deadline: February 16, 2009*
*Specific requirements may vary depending on the language. Please consult the relevant area studies program or the following website for further details and application forms: