Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Summer 2017 & Academic Year 2017–18
Applications NOW OPEN

Application Deadline: Friday, February 10th, 2017 by 5:00pm

Award Notification by early April.

CREEES offers FLAS Fellowships to fund highly competitive graduate (incoming and continuing) and undergraduate students for the study of regional foreign languages, including:

Bosnian Bulgarian Croatian Czech Persian/Tajik* Polish Romani* Russian Serbian Turkish* Ukrainian Yiddish*  and more!*

Students should consider applying for FLAS Fellowships with any applicable FLAS-granting centers at UT, such as the Center for European Studies and the South Asia Institute, or for summer FLAS awards at other FLAS-granting institutions as relevant to their research interests.

FLAS awards are available for both academic year (in residence at UT) and summer studies (at UT, abroad or elsewhere in the US). See our non-exhaustive list of FLAS eligible language programs!

*Applicants pursuing Persian/Tajik, Turkish, Romani, and Yiddish or any other languages for which they seek approval must show applicability to the study of our region, which includes the Balkans/Southeast Europe, Central/Eastern Europe, the Baltic states, Russia, Central Asia, the Caucasus or the former Soviet sphere of influence.

 To apply:

  1. Read the Graduate or Undergraduate FAQ pages thoroughly to understand eligibility, general guidelines, Academic Year and Summer award details (links below):

  2. Download and use the online application guides below to prepare application answers and materials in advance.
  3. Once you are ready to apply, click the appropriate application in the colored bars on the sidebar to the right >>>

Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are made possible with funding from the U.S. Department of Education through its Title VI grant. CREEES is a FLAS funding recipient for the 2014-18 grant cycle. More information can be found online at

The Department of Education's IFLE Office has released the first FLAS Tracking Report, which contains information about former FLAS fellows who graduated in 2010, 2011, and 2012.

For additional questions, please contact:

Agnes Sekowski, FLAS Coordinator for CREEES

Office: BUR 440    Office hours: M-F 10:30am-5:00pm
The University of Texas at Austin
2505 University Ave, Stop F3600
Austin, TX 78712
Tel. (512) 232-9123

Want to apply?

First check out the Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) pages for Graduate and Undergraduate students.

Second, download the appropriate APPLICATION GUIDE:
  • Undergrad AY FLAS
  • Grad AY FLAS
Summer FLAS

Once you're ready, click on the online application links below!

Undergraduate 2017-18 Academic Year FLAS Online Application

Graduate 2017-18 Academic Year FLAS Online Application

Summer 2017 FLAS Online Application