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FLAS Fellowships

Academic Year Fellowships

Graduate fellowships provide a stipend of $15,000 per academic year and cover the cost of tuition and fees (12 credits per semester) and are offered for any one of the regularly taught languages (Akan/Twi, Amharic, Arabic, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, and Zulu). Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and be admitted to a graduate program at the University of Florida.

Successful applicants will show:


  • Clear promise of completing a graduate degree with a concentration in African language and area studies.
  • A plan to pursue field research in Africa using the language of study.
  • An excellent academic record as demonstrated by course grades and strong recommendations.

Summer FLAS Fellowships

Summer fellowships provide students with an opportunity to undertake intensive African language study 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 Grad Academic Year Application

FLAS Summer Grad Application

FLAS Letter of Recommendation



For further information or consultation, please contact:

Dr. Todd Leedy
Associate Director
Phone: (352) 392-2183