Get funding to study an African Language with a FLAS fellowship

Get FLAS funding to study a languageThe competition for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships and awards at UW-Madison is now open.

The African Studies Program encourages students of African languages to submit applications for Summer 2014 and Academic Year 2014-2015 fellowships and awards.

Application deadline is February 15, 2014.

FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the UW’s National Resource Centers to assist students in acquiring foreign language and either area or international studies competencies. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applications by students in professional fields are encouraged. Preference will be given to applicants with a high level of academic ability and with previous language training.

For more details and to apply online, visit the UW-Madison FLAS site.


Eligible students may apply to study the following languages with a FLAS award from the African Studies Program.

Academic Year
African Language Directed Study*
*FLAS applicants interested in self-instruction of a language not offered in a regular classroom setting at the UW-Madison may do so through AFRICAN 670 (2cr) and 671 (3cr). Applicants interested in the African Language Directed Study need to contact FLAS coordinator Catherine Reiland for details, guidance, and special instructions before beginning a FLAS application.

A wide range of African languages.

Fellowships and awards

Graduate student academic-year fellowship
tuition + $15K stipend

Undergraduate student academic year award
$10K toward tuition + $5K stipend

Undergraduate and graduate summer award
Up to $5K toward tuition + $2.5K stipend

Information sessions

There will be two information sessions for students interested in applying for a FLAS award or fellowship (please note different times for graduate & undergraduate applicants). The content of the December and January meetings will be identical:

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 (in 206 Ingraham Hall): 2:00 – 3:00pm for undergraduate student applicants; 3:30 – 4:30pm for graduate applicants.

Thursday, January 23, 2014 (in 206 Ingraham Hall): 2:00 – 3:00pm for undergraduate student applicants; 3:30 – 4:30pm for graduate applicants.