FLAS Fellowships

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support both undergraduate and graduate students who study African language and area studies courses during the academic year or who enroll in intensive African language study during the summer. Support is also available for PhD students who are previous FLAS awardees and who have completed all required coursework, to be used for dissertation research abroad or for writing their dissertation.

Please read through the general eligibility requirements below and the specific requirements for each award type before you begin the online application form.

The application deadline for the 2024 FLAS Cycle is February 13, 2024. You can submit your complete application here

For questions that are not answered below, please consult:

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  • FLAS Info Sessions
    • What is FLAS? Learn and ask questions about the application process, eligibility, and how this opportunity can support your studies at BU and beyond!
    • Information session scheduled during the 2024 FLAS cycle (FLAS 2024):
      • Tuesday, December 5 • 1PM • African Studies Center Room 505, 232 Bay State Road
  • Fellowship Application Helpful Tips 
    • How do I write a strong fellowship application? Learn tips and tricks for writing strong applications for any grants, fellowships, or other competitive opportunities, including but not limited to FLAS.
    • Please review these slides for more information