Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

CREEES is offering Summer & Academic Year FLAS Fellowships for 2018–22!

Summer 2019 & AY 2019-20 applications open in November. 

Applications Open: November 1
Applicant Deadline: January 14
Recommendation Form Deadline:
January 18
Award Notification: by early March

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 Polish Romanian •  Russian Serbian Turkish* Ukrainian • Tajik (through Persian) Yiddish* and more!*


Students should consider applying for FLAS Fellowships with any applicable FLAS-granting centers at UT, including European Studies, South Asia InstituteMiddle Eastern StudiesLatin American Studies 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 or abroad) and summer studies (at UT, abroad or elsewhere in the US).

See our non-exhaustive list of FLAS eligible language programs!

CREEES is committed to building a diverse FLAS applicant pool and we therefore encourage applications from students of African American and Latino/a descent, students with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ students, and other under-represented groups.

*Applicants pursuing Tajik, Turkish, 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 and the former Soviet Union. 

 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 2018-22 grant cycle. More information can be found online on the Department of Education website.

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: Burdine Hall (BUR) 440   
General office hours: M-F 10:30am-4:30pm
The University of Texas at Austin
2505 University Ave, Stop F3600
Austin, TX 78712
Tel. (512) 232-9123

What is the FLAS Fellowship?

Find out more from the US Department of Education here.

Want to apply?

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

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

Undergraduate Academic Year FLAS Application

Graduate Academic Year FLAS Application

Summer FLAS Application