Academic Year Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Grants
Through funding from the United States Department of Education, the Center for African Studies offers Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships, providing tuition and stipend support for Harvard University graduate students interested in intensive for-credit study of an African language.
Academic Year FLAS Fellowships may be utilized domestically or overseas, for language and area studies. This fellowship may also be used for overseas dissertation research, provided the student is at the advanced level of language proficiency. The use of language in overseas dissertation research must be extensive enough to be able to consider the foreign language improvement facilitated by the research equal to the improvement that would be obtained from a full academic year’s worth of formal instruction. Fellowships require affiliation with an academic institution or organization approved by the Department of Education.
Academic year fellowships provide a tuition grant of up to $18,000, plus a $15,000 stipend to be dispersed monthly over a ten-month period. Remaining tuition and health fees, if any, must be covered by the students’ school of enrollment within Harvard University (i.e. GSAS, GSE, Divinity School). All Non-GSAS applicants must notify their school’s Financial Aid Office that they have applied for a FLAS.