The FLAS Fellowship application deadline for Summer 2024 and Academic Year 2024-25 is Tuesday, February 6, 2024. The application is now open.

The Institute for South Asia Studies invites graduate and undergraduate students at UC Berkeley to apply for the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships, which provide funding to students to encourage the study of critical and less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies or international aspects of professional studies.

Awards are available in two categories—for the duration of the 2024-25 Academic Year and for Summer 2024. ISAS offers FLAS awards in Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and Persian for the Academic Year. (Languages not on the pre-approved list may also be allowed with special approval).

Graduate students may use Academic Year FLAS Awards for directed readings or independent study and to fulfill course requirements. AY FLAS Awards may also be used to support dissertation research abroad and writing in the United States (subject to approval). For graduate students, the Academic Year FLAS Fellowship will cover registration fees up to $18,000 and provide a stipend of $20,000. Individual departments usually offer top-up funds to bring students in line with the university's fellowship minima.

Undergraduate students may use an Academic Year FLAS fellowship for a formal UC Berkeley or overseas academic program of full-time study during the academic year, including language and area/international studies courses. The Academic Year FLAS Fellowship will cover registration fees up to $10,000 and provide a stipend of $5,000.

Summer FLAS awards are available to UC Berkeley students for intensive language study at programs both overseas and within the US, such as the South Asian Studies Language Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (if the language is offered). Summer awards include a stipend of $3,500 for graduate and undergraduate students.

Please consult Berkeley Graduate Division's WEBSITE for complete instructions, eligibility criteria, and a link to the application portal. 

Application deadline: February 6, 2024.