Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships and Scholarships

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship


The Center for Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES) administers academic year and summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships under a 2022-2026 grant from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Centers (NRC) program. The Center provides fellowships for the study of Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Turkish. FLAS Fellowships are awarded competitively through an annual competition. Graduate and undergraduate students from all departments and professional schools are encouraged to apply.

Students may also apply for funding to study a Middle Eastern or South Asian language through the following Centers:

Center for African Studies: Arabic

Please contact Dr. Maimouna Barro for further details at

Center for Global Studies: Arabic; Hebrew; Hindi; Persian; Turkish

Please contact Dr. Timur Pollack-Lagushenko for further details at

European Union Center: Arabic

Please contact Sydney Lazarus for further details at


Summer 2023 & Academic Year 2023-2024 FLAS Application

The center for Asian and Middle Eastern Studies invites applications from University of Illinois undergraduate and graduate students for the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. The Center administers FLAS fellowships for the study of Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Turkish for Summer 2023 and Academic Year 2023-2024.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 27, 2023


Register here:

Virtual info session: Monday, Nov. 28 at 4 P.M.

In-person info session: Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 4 P.M. Gregory Hall 321 (Registration not required)

For further information or to apply, go to FLAS Fellowships at Illinois or contact Dr. Angela Williams at