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Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

About FLAS

FLAS Fellowships are authorized under Title VI of the Higher Education Act and are administered by the U.S. Department of Education. They assist undergraduate and graduate students in achieving competency in selected foreign languages and conducting research in related international and area studies. The Title VI grant principal investigator is Dr. Sophia McClennen, Director of the Center for Global Studies. The FLAS program coordinators at Penn State are Dr. Caroline Eckhardt, Director of the School of Global Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and Dr. Elena Galinova, Academic Director of the Language Institute at Penn State.

Students in all fields of study are welcome to apply. Languages eligible for Penn State’s FLAS Fellowships are  Arabic ,  Chinese ,  Hindi ,  Japanese ,  Korean ,  Portuguese , and  Russian.

Note: We are now at the end of the 4-year FLAS fellowships cycle and will be submitting a grant proposal for the next 4-year cycle. At this time we do not know when we will have information regarding the availability of funding for 2022-23 academic year and beyond. The last FLAS competition that will take place during this cycle is for summer 2022 awards. The deadline to submit an application is February 1, 2022.

Please check back here in spring 2022 for updated information.

The Fellowship amounts are as follows :

Academic Year Undergraduate Fellowships Academic Year Graduate Fellowships
Institutional Payment (Tuition and fees): $10,000 Institutional Payment (Tuition and fees): $18,000
Subsistence Allowance (Stipend): $5,000 Subsistence Allowance (Stipend): $15,000
 
Summer Undergraduate Fellowships Summer Graduate Fellowships
Institutional Payment (Tuition and fees): $5,000 Institutional Payment (Tuition and fees): $5,000
Subsistence Allowance (Stipend): $2,500 Subsistence Allowance (Stipend): $2,500

 

Contact

For more information or to make an advising appointment, please contact

Dr. Elena Galinova
Academic Director of the Language Institute and
FLAS Program Coordinator
401 Burrowes Building
814-867-1665 (office)

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