Institute for Global Studies
214 Social Sciences
267 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-624-9007
Fax: 612-626-2242
E-mail: igs@umn.edu

FLAS Fellowships

Summer 2015 and Academic Year 2015-2016 FLAS Fellowships

The Institute for Global Studies is offering Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships in African, Asian and International Studies in the following modern foreign languages:

African: Arabic, Somali, Swahili & Portuguese

Asian: Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Japanese, Korean & Urdu

International:Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Swahili, Swedish & Urdu

The competition is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional degree students to study a modern, less-commonly-taught language (LCTL) in combination with an area studies course.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and fully matriculated students at the time the award starts in a University of Minnesota-Twin Cities degree program that combines modern foreign language training with international aspects of study.

Academic Year 2015-2016 FLAS Fellowships

9-month Academic Year FLAS fellowships for

  • Undergraduates: living Stipend of $5,000 and up to $10,000 towards tuition and fees.
    Note: Undergraduates are only eligible for 2nd year language instruction and higher.
  • Graduates: living stipend of $15,000 and up to $18,000 towards tuition and fees
Summer 2015 FLAS Fellowships

Summer FLAS fellowships provide

  • living stipend of $2,500 and up to $5,000 in tuition and fees for both undergraduates and graduates

and are intended for intensive language study domestically or abroad.  Intensive language study is defined as program that offers at least 6 weeks of language instruction with 140 contact hours at the beginning (graduates only) or intermediate levels or 120 contact hours at the advanced level.

The Application Process

Submit the following to the FLAS coordinator electronically by Monday, February 9, 2015:

  • Completed Application Form (click to access);
  • Statement of Purpose (limit to 500 words);
  • Transcript (unofficial is OK);
  • Letter of Recommendation by a faculty member who can comment meaningfully on the applicant’s academic ability and promise; and
  • Language Certification: if applying for intermediate or advanced language instruction, a letter from an appropriate language instructor attesting that the selected level is realistic.

Application deadline: Monday, February 9, 2015

To learn more about FLAS fellowships and the application, refer to the FLAS FAQs. If you have questions beyond that, contact:

Klaas van der Sanden
Institute for Global Studies
223 Social Sciences

Phone:612-625-1856
E-mail: vande001@umn.edu

Other Funding Opportunities