FLAS Fellowship

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship supports language training in Less-Commonly-Taught Languages (LCTLs), including Portuguese, Haitian Creole and Quechua. The fellowship assists in the advancement of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for foreign language and area/international studies and supports the development of a qualified pool of international experts with global competence designed to meet U.S. national needs.

FLAS Fellows receive:

  • Academic Year Graduate: Up to $18,000 tuition and fees, $15,000 stipend
  • Academic Year Undergraduate: Up to $10,000 tuition and fees, $5,000 stipend
  • Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: $5,000 tuition and fees, $2,500 stipend
    • Students applying for Summer Fellowships must participate in a FLAS approved Summer Study Abroad program for training in Portuguese, Haitian Creole, or Quechua.
      For a list of Summer programs, click here.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Full-time, degree-seeking FIU graduate and undergraduate students in any discipline who are completing coursework related to Latin America may apply. FLAS Fellowship recipients are required to complete at least one Latin American and Caribbean-related area studies course and one Portuguese, Haitian Creole, or Quechua course each semester at FIU while holding the fellowship. Students must receive a letter grade and credit for each FLAS course.
  • Non-FIU students participating in LACC's Haitian Summer Institute are eligible for Summer fellowship.
  • Undergraduates must be prepared to study one of the approved languages at the intermediate or advanced level. Proof of proficiency will be required for undergraduate students applying for the FLAS Fellowship.
  • Graduate students may study one of the approved languages (Portuguese, Haitian Creole, or Quechua) at the beginning, intermediate, or advanced levels. Students at the beginning level are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to graduate students at the intermediate or advanced level. For Summer Fellowships, graduate students at the beginning level will be considered for overseas language study only if an appropriate equivalent beginning language instruction program in the target language is not available in the United States.

Application Submission

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2017 Summer Fellowship
2017-2018 Academic Year Fellowship

Application deadline for 2017 Summer has been extended to April 13, 2017

Application deadline for 2017-2018 Academic Year is February 10, 2017

Applicants must submit all materials electronically as PDFs to LACC Academic Programs Coordinator, Viroselie Caviedes, at vcaviede@fiu.edu or in hard-copy format to DM 353. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.

  1. Application Form
  2. 1 copy of unofficial transcripts
  3. 1 copy of test scores
  4. 2-3 page double-spaced letter of intent that specifically outlines the relevance of Portuguese or Haitian Creole language study and Latin American expertise to your academic, training and career goals.