Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Deadline: Friday, January 27, 2023 | APPLY HERE!

FLAS Fellowships are administered by the University of Illinois National Resource Centers and are awarded competitively through an annual competition to support graduate and undergraduate study in modern foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies, or international or area aspects of professional studies. REEEC FLAS fellowships may be used for the study of a language of Russia, Eastern Europe, or the post-Soviet successor states; refer to the Illinois FLAS website for full details on eligibility and requirements and to access the application portal.

Students in the M.A. program who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to compete for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships offered under the Higher Education Act, Title VI, US Department of Education. Awards will be given for interdisciplinary language and area studies, including the study of Russian or other languages of Eastern Europe and the former USSR. FLAS Fellowships provide a tuition and fee waiver, and a stipend.

Eligible Languages

Summer 2023: Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian.

Academic Year 2023-2024: Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian.

If you wish to apply for a FLAS to study a language not on this list, please contact Maureen Marshall ( 

Application Deadlines

Deadline for Applications: Friday, January 27, 2023 

Deadline for Letters of Recommendation: Friday, February 3, 2023 (Please note that applicants are responsible for providing recommenders with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation. Letters should be submitted here.)

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM for Academic Year 2022-23 and Summer 2022 can be found on the University of Illinois FLAS Fellowships website. 

For more information, to apply for FLAS Fellowships, and to see the list of Centers awarding FLAS fellowships and eligible languages through other Centers please visit the University of Illinois Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship website.


Contact Maureen Marshall (

To see current and past FLAS Fellows, please visit this webpage.