Due February 15, 2021

The Asian Studies Center is pleased to announce the competition for Graduate and Undergraduate Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLASF) for the University of Pittsburgh Summer 2021. 

The FLAS Fellowships are authorized under Title VI of the Higher Education Act and are administered by the United States Department of Education. The purpose of the FLAS Fellowship program is: “To assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area studies, to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency, and to develop a pool of international experts to meet national needs.” As such, these fellowships may only be awarded to US citizens or US permanent residents.



1. The language program must consist of at least 140 hours for intermediate courses; 120 hours for advanced level courses.

2. The language program must last a minimum of 6 weeks.

3. The course must be taken for a letter grade that is based on tests administered during the course.

The Asian Studies Center will award FLASFs to at least three graduate and or undergraduate students for an intensive program of language study in Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, or Japanese. Students must have completed at least one year of the language to be eligible to apply. The study program is to provide the fellowship recipient with the equivalent of one academic year of foreign language study.

The summer FLAS Fellowship provides awardees with $5000 towards tuition and fees in addition to a stipend of approximately $2,500. The Fellowship may be supplemented with funding from other sources.  Applicants will be notified of award decisions by the middle of April.

Please note all students must submit copies of transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate programs attended to the Asian Studies Center either in hard copy or via email to rookkoepsel@pitt.edu

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