Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships 2017-2018

About FLAS: FLAS Fellowships are awards for graduate students concentrating on modern foreign language and international or area studies. In 2017-2018 competition cycle, UChicago is offering fellowships in five world areas: East Asia, East Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and South Asia. The FLAS Fellowships provide funding for language and area studies coursework on campus during the academic year, and on campus or elsewhere (domestically or abroad) during the summer. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Academic Year award benefits for students in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Divinity: While holding an academic year FLAS Fellowship, doctoral students who have a divisional fellowship stipend greater than $15,000 will receive the divisional stipend plus the Student Life Fee, insurance, and an additional $3,000 stipend supplement during the FLAS year. Doctoral students with no divisional fellowship, or a divisional fellowship less than $15,000, will receive the standard $15,000 FLAS stipend, Student Life Fee, and insurance. Master’s students receive a $15,000 stipend, full tuition, and other benefits depending on division. Doctoral students in other academic divisions and professional schools should consult with their Dean of Students office on FLAS award packages.

More information and next steps: 

Applications details: Information on language offerings, eligibility requirements, and more are available on the FLAS website. Please note that the online application form will not be launched until early January. We encourage you to get a head start by drafting the Statement of Purpose, contacting potential recommenders, and identifying suitable summer language programs (if applying to Summer FLAS).

FLAS Manual: The FLAS Manual is a comprehensive resource, created by UChicago's Area Centers, that addresses the frequently asked FLAS questions.

Questions that aren't covered in the FLAS Manual? Start by contacting the appropriate Area Center Associate Director (listed at the bottom of this page). Jessica Smith, the FLAS Coordinator in UChicagoGRAD, is also available for advising.

Application deadline: Monday, February 13, 2017 at 5:00PM (CT)

Information sessions: Attend one of the January information sessions.

  • Monday, January 9 at 4:30pm, in Kersten Physics Teaching Center Room 206
  • Thursday, January 12 at 12:30pm, in Kersten Physics Teaching Center Room 206
  • Register for the sessions via GRAD Gargoyle (click on Events>Workshops)