PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF ELIGIBLE LANGUAGES BEFORE APPLYING
Five different Area Study Centers at UNC administer FLAS fellowships supporting many less commonly taught languages. It is important that applicants review the appropriate FAQs provided by the Area Studies Center that supports the applicant's language of application.
Got questions about FLAS fellowships offered by CGI?
Please review CGI's FAQ.
For all other questions, contact Beth-Ann Kutchma, CGI FLAS Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FLAS fellowships fund the study of Less Commonly Taught Languages and area studies coursework. This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. The goals of the fellowship program include: (1) to assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies; (2) to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency; and (3) to develop a pool of international experts to meet national needs. There are two types of FLAS grants offered by CGI:
All applicants for FLAS@UNC should follow the common application instructions here. Please also review this FAQ which applies specifically to applicants applying for languages supported by CGI (Arabic, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Hindi-Urdu, Polish, and Russian).
***All other applicants should review Center specific application instructions available here
Application materials are submitted via the FLAS@UNC online system.
Required materials include:
Your statement should describe how the proposed language study fits in with your overall course of study, career goals and/or academic research interests. Academic year applicants should limit their essays to 1000 words. Summer applicants should limit their essays to 500 words. Applicants to both academic year and summer should combine their essay and limit it to 1500 words.
Two recommendation forms are required. Letters of recommendation are not accepted in lieu of the form.
Senior Program Officer, FLAS Coordinator & Fulbright-Hays Program Director