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FLAS Fellowships

Academic Year Fellowships

Undergraduate fellowships are awarded to students combining work in an academic discipline with African area and intermediate or advanced language studies. Fellowships are offered for any one of the regularly taught languages (Akan/Twi, Amharic, Arabic, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, and Zulu). The Center recommends that fellowship recipients also work toward fulfilling the requirements for a minor in African Studies in conjunction with their specific degree requirements.

Fellowships provide a stipend of $5,000 per academic year and cover the cost of tuition and fees (12 credits per semester) unless already covered by other sources. Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and be enrolled at the University of Florida. Successful applicants will demonstrate academic and career goals related to Africa and a strong interest in African language study. 

Summer Fellowships

Summer fellowships provide students with an opportunity to undertake intensive African language study at the intermediate or advanced level in any USDE approved program. In summer, the Center will offer a domestic intensive African language program on the University of Florida campus as part of the African Flagship Languages Initiative Program (AFLI). Other languages may be approved on a case-by-case basis (summer only).

Summer fellowships cover tuition and fees at the host institution (up to $5000) and provide a stipend of $2,500. Travel awards may also be available. The statement of purpose accompanying the application for a summer fellowship should indicate why summer study is desired and how it will contribute to the candidate’s program of study. Applicants must also provide specific information on the program they wish to attend, i.e. fees, contact hours, instructor qualifications, etc. Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

FLAS Summer Undergraduate Application

FLAS Undergraduate Academic Year Application

FLAS Letter of Recommendation



For further information or consultation, please contact:

Dr. Todd Leedy
Associate Director