DEADLINE to apply for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for 2020-21 and Summer 2020 is January 29, 2020

December 19, 2019

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships are awarded at UC Berkeley annually on a competitive basis for the academic year and for summer study.


These fellowships provide funding to students to encourage the study of less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area and international studies. The purpose of the FLAS program is to promote the training of students who intend to make their careers in college or university teaching, government service, or other employment where knowledge of foreign languages and cultures is essential. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


The Institute of East Asian Studies and the Center for Southeast Asia Studies, as Title VI-funded National Resource Centers, administer the FLAS fellowship program for UC Berkeley students studying East Asian (IEAS) and Southeast Asian (CSEAS) languages, while the Graduate Division disburses the funds. The application deadline for AY 2020-21 and Summer 2020 awards is Wednesday, January 29, 2020.


Details about the fellowships, eligible languages, other requirements, and the application portal are available on the Graduate Division website. Information about eligible languages for East Asia and Southeast Asia is also available at the relevant IEAS and CSEAS webpages.  


For more information about FLAS awards for East Asian languages, contact Dylan Davis, IEAS Associate Director, For more information about FLAS awards for Southeast Asian languages, contact Sarah Maxim, CSEAS Vice Chair,