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.

Academic Year FLAS Fellowship

Academic year fellowships provide a $15,000 subsistence allowance 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 assistance based on financial aid need. The term of a fellowship is for one academic year (AWS).

Students must enroll in both language and area-studies courses during the entire period of award (A,W,S), as well as complete specific testing and reporting requirements. Language courses should be at the intermediate level (2nd year) or higher, but preference is given to students pursuing advanced language training (3rd year or higher); first-year language courses may be considered in cases where applicants have already attained advanced proficiency in one language and the second language is necessary to fulfill degree requirements.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to apply. Grants subject to final approval from the Department of Education.

All applicants must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for this award.

M.A. in Latin American Studies

Application Period: February 15, 2021 to April 15, 2021  

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

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

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

Professional Schools Students

Application Deadline: May 15, 2021  

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

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

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

Summer FLAS Fellowship

The Summer FLAS Fellowship provides tuition -up to $5,000 -  and a $2,500 subsistence allowance to for a FLAS-approved intensive language course to be taken in the US or abroad. For further information on the selection criteria and eligibility, please view the call for applications below,

Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Summer 2021 Application Deadline: Friday, April 2, 2021

Summer 2021 Second-round Application Deadline:  Tuesday, May 5, 2021

Eligibility:  Stanford graduate and undergraduate students interested in intensive language training at the  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.

*Due to the uncertainties surrounding travel in summer 2021, only virtual summer programs are eligible for FLAS funding. If Stanford’s travel policy changes in this regard, in-person programs will be reconsidered.

For a list of 2021 Summer approved programs click here.

FAFSA

Summer FLAS applicants must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for this award.

 

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

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

Applicants may contact CLAS with questions.