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FLAS Fellowships for Graduate Students

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships, authorized under Title VI of the Higher Education Act and administered by the US Department of Education, are available as academic year or summer awards.

Stanford University's Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) administers the FLAS fellowships for graduate and undergraduate students pursuing training in Latin American Studies and the following Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL): Portuguese, Quechua, and Nahuatl.

The selection of awardees is made annually by the CLAS fellowship committee, which favors candidates who have not previously received FLAS support and can demonstrate financial need. A FLAS award will be reduced by the amount of any other funding that a student receives in excess of full tuition and the allowable stipend amount.

Please scroll down to Academic Year and Summer applications (attachments).

Academic Year 2020-2021 FLAS Fellowship

Eligibility: MA in Latin American Studies (LAS). US Citizens and Permanent Residents only. See application form for more specific eligibility requirements.

Application Deadline for Latin American Studies Graduate Students: Thursday, February 13, 2020

Call for Applications AY 2020-2021 FLAS Call for Applications

Academic Year 2020-2021 FLAS Fellowship Graduate Application Form

2020-2021 Acdemic Year FLAS Fellowship Application Form (PDF)

 

Eligibility: Stanford Professional Schools (except the Schools of Medicine and Business). US Citizens and Permanent Residents only. See application form for more specific eligibility requirements.

Application Deadline for Graduate Students from Stanford Professional Schools: July 15, 2020           

Academic year fellowships provide a $15,000 stipend and $18,000 tuition assistance for eligible graduate students undergoing advanced training in designated foreign languages in combination with Latin American Studies and international aspects of professional studies (law, education). CLAS might provide additional tuition assistance based on financial aid need. The term of a fellowship is for one academic year.

Call for Applications  AY 2020-2021 FLAS Call for Stanford Professional School Applications

Academic Year 2020-2021 FLAS Fellowship Graduate Application Form

Professional Schools AY 20-21 FLAS Fellowship Application 

Submit a complete application and materials via the online form available here.

Recommenders, please submit recommendation letters via the online form available here.

Summer 2020 FLAS Fellowship for Graduate (and Undergraduate) Students

Summer 2020 Application Deadline Extended: Thursday, February 27, 2020

Eligibility:  All Stanford Graduate students interested in intensive language training at the beginning, intermediate, or advance level of a Less-Commonly Taught Language (LCTL) of Latin America. Non-Stanford students enrolled in a Title VI granting institution or accepted to a program administered by a Title VI grantee institution are also eligible. Please review the current list of Title VI awardee institutions.

The Summer FLAS Fellowship provides tuition -up to $5,000 -  and a $2,500 stipend for a FLAS-approved intensive language course to be taken in the US or abroad. For further imformation on the selection criteria and eligibility, please view the Summer 2020 Call for Applications.

For a list of 2020 Summer approved programs click here.

2020-2021 FAFSA & SAR

Summer 2020 FLAS applicants, please submit a 2020-2021 FAFSA and the SAR associated with 2020-2021. The 2019-2020 FAFSA only covers aid up until June 30, 2020, and most summer programs extend into July-August 2020.

If you are unable to get the SAR by Feb 27, instead submit the confirmation email that you submitted a 2020-2021 FAFSA. Once the SAR for 2020-2021 is available to you, please email a copy to latinamerica@stanford.edu.

Summer 2020 FLAS Application Form

Summer 2020 LOR Waiver Form

Applicants, please submit a complete application and materials via the online form available here.

Recommenders, please submit letters of recommendation via the online form available here.
 

Applicants may contact CLAS with questions.