The Center for African Studies provides Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships through funding from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI program.
FLAS Fellowships support students taking African languages (Amharic, Arabic, Somali, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba and Zulu) and area studies coursework. The fellowships support intensive for-credit study of an African language and to promote the development of competency in African Studies either in the United States or abroad.
Costs covered by the three types of fellowships are as follows:
- Academic Year Graduate Fellowships provide $18,000 tuition and $20,000 fixed living stipend.
- Academic Year Undergraduate Fellowships provide $10,000 tuition and a $5,000 fixed living stipend.
- Summer fellowships provide $5,000 tuition and $2,500 for living expenses for both graduate and undergraduate students.
The Center will be accepting applications for Spring 2023, Summer 2023 and Academic year 2023/2024 starting on October 1, 2022.
The Spring 2023 application deadline is November 15, 2022.
The Summer 2023 application deadline is February 28, 2023.
The Academic year 2023/2024 application deadline is February 28, 2023.