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Funding: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships


Through support received from the US Department of Education, the LAII is able to offer academic year and summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships.

Academic Year FLAS Fellowships

FLAS Fellowships promote the study of less-commonly-taught languages. Recipients of academic year FLAS Fellowships are required to take courses at UNM in K'iche' Maya, Portuguese or Quechua as well as Latin American area studies courses. Undergraduate student applicants must be prepared to study one of the designated languages at the intermediate or advanced level. Graduate student applicants may study at the beginning, intermediate or advanced level. More information can be viewed in the FLAS academic year fellowship guidelines and application.

Summer FLAS Fellowships

Students may also apply for FLAS summer fellowships. These fellowships cover expenses associated with less-commonly-taught language programs approved by the US Department of Education but administered by universities throughout the United States. Some programs are held in the United States and others are held in Latin America. The summer 2017 programs list is available here. It is expected that the same programs will run again in 2017. Be sure to look for those programs that are designated "FLAS eligible." Additional questions on summer programs can be directed to LAII Associate Director Amanda Wolfe ( More information can be viewed in the FLAS summer fellowship guidelines and application.

Application Information

**Applications are closed for the current cycle, and awards administered for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. Please check in September 2017 for information on applying for the 2018-2019 Academic Year cycle.**

The deadline for both the 2017-2018 Academic Year FLAS Fellowship and the 2017 Summer FLAS fellowship is Monday, February 13th, 2017 at 5:00 PM. A Help Session will be held at the LAII on Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 11:00 AM (Please note updated time). For more information, see flyer. All first-time applicants are encouraged to attend.

Current and Past Recipients

To learn more about students who receive FLAS Fellowships at UNM, see profiles of our current FLAS Fellows.