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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.

A competition for partial FLAS fellowships will be organized for Spring 2023. Application deadline: November 1, 2022. All prospective applicants are encouraged to inform the FLAS office of their decision to apply. Please email flas@psu.edu with any questions or to schedule an appointment to discuss your application.

The Fellowship amounts are as follows :

Academic Year Partial Undergraduate Fellowships Academic Year Partial Graduate Fellowships
Institutional Payment (Tuition and fees): $5,000 Institutional Payment (Tuition and fees): $9,000
Subsistence Allowance (Stipend): $2,500 Subsistence Allowance (Stipend): $10,000
 
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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