Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

CREEES has been awarded FLAS Fellowship funding for 2018–22

Summer 2022 & AY 2022-23 applications open in Nov 2021!

Applications Open: Mid-November
Applicant Deadline: February 1
Recommendation Form Deadline:
Within one week of Application Deadline
Award Notification: end of March

*NOTE: Students wishing to travel abroad on a FLAS Fellowship must receive approval from the Center issuing the fellowship, UT's Global Risk and Safety team, as well as the US Department of Education Program Officer, and must abide by host country travel restrictions / quarantine measures.

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

Bosnian Croatian Czech Polish Romanian •  Russian Serbian Ukrainian Yiddish* and more!*

Students should consider applying for FLAS Fellowships with any applicable FLAS-granting centers at UT, including
  • European Studies
  • South Asia Institute
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Latin 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 CREEES language 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 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.
Find out more about the FLAS Fellowship grants in general from the US Department of Education's website here.

For additional questions, please contact:

Agnes Sekowski, FLAS Coordinator for CREEES
Office: Burdine Hall (BUR) 440   
General office hours: M,T,TH,F 10am-5pm
The University of Texas at Austin
2505 University Ave, Stop F3600
Austin, TX 78712
Tel. (512) 232-9123

FLAS Information Session 2021:

View a recorded information session here.

How to apply
  1. Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pages for Graduate and Undergraduate students.  
  2. Use the respective Application Guide to prepare your

Once you're ready, click on the online application links below. Submit your application by the deadline.

Undergraduate Academic Year FLAS Application

Graduate Academic Year FLAS Application

Summer FLAS Application

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