FLAS Fellowships 2020-21 Information Session II


Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships 2020-21

Deadline: Monday, February 10, 2020 at 11:59pm CT

Apply online now!

Information Sessions:

  • Thursday, January 16, 3:30 – 4:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, in UChicagoGRAD HQ
  • Register for the sessions via GRAD Gargoyle (click on Events > GRAD Events)

UChicagoGRAD HQ is located at:

970 East 58th Street | Third Floor
Chicago, IL 60637

About FLAS

FLAS Fellowships are awards for graduate students concentrating on modern foreign language and international or area studies. In the 2020-21 competition cycle, UChicago will accept applications for languages in three world areas: East Asia, East Europe, and Middle East. The FLAS Fellowships provide Academic Year Fellowships for language and area studies coursework on campus during the 2020-21 academic year, and Summer FLAS Fellowships for language study on campus or elsewhere (domestically or abroad) during summer 2020. All applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents and cannot be beyond the fifth year of graduate study while holding the award.

Academic Year Fellowship Benefits

For doctoral students in the Divinity School, Humanities Division, and Social Sciences Division: While holding an academic year FLAS fellowship, PhD students receive a $3,000 stipend supplement to their University funding, and in addition, aid will be provided to cover the quarterly Student Services Fee. (Doctoral students in other academic divisions and professional schools should consult with their Dean of Students office regarding FLAS award packages.)

Master’s students receive a $15,000 stipend, partial to full tuition, and other benefits depending on division (check with your Dean of Students office).

Any questions can be directed to the student’s Dean of Students office.

Summer Fellowship Benefits:

All Summer FLAS fellowships provide a $2,500 stipend and up to $5,000 in tuition for the applicant's language program of choice. 

More information and next steps

  • Application details: Information on language offerings, eligibility requirements, and more are available on the FLAS website.
  • FLAS Manual: The FLAS Manual is a comprehensive resource that addresses the frequently asked FLAS questions.
  • Questions that aren't covered in the FLAS Manual? Start by contacting the appropriate Area Center contact (listed at the bottom of the FLAS website). Beth Powers, UChicagoGRAD Director of Fellowships, can also be contacted with questions.
  • Information sessions: Attend one of the January information sessions; details above.