East Europe FLAS Fellowships

The Davis Center has secured funding from the U.S. Department of Education for the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program for academic year and summer tuition and stipend support.

Academic Year FLAS Fellowships cover up to $18,000 towards tuition and a fixed living stipend of $15,000 for full-time Harvard graduate or professional students. Remaining tuition, if any, is covered by Harvard University. The Davis Center conducts one round of competition for Academic Year FLAS Fellowships each year, concurrent with the GSAS admissions process.  Eligible prospective Harvard graduate and professional school students should apply for an Academic Year FLAS Fellowship when they apply for admission. 

Summer FLAS Fellowships support intensive for-credit study of Russian and other regional languages, either in the US or abroad, with grants of up to $5,000 towards tuition and a fixed living stipend of $2,500.

All FLAS applicants must meet the following eligibility and post-award requirements:

  • US citizens or permanent residents
  • Enrolled in a full-time program of study combining modern language study with international or area studies, or research and training in international aspects of professional or other fields of study
  • May not be receiving concurrent federal support from other sources, except student loans and work/study
  • FLAS Fellows must undergo pre-and post-program evaluation by a language instructor
  • FLAS Fellows must complete a periodic FLAS tracking survey upon request for up to 8 years after the fellowship ends.

Click the desired fellowship type (academic year or summer) in the menu at right for additional requirements, as well as detailed application instructions.