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 actual tuition and fees, plus a fixed annual living stipend of $15,000 paid out in monthly installments of $1,500 from September through June. Remaining tuition, if any, is covered by the FLAS Fellow's Harvard school (e.g., GSAS, HDS, etc.). NB: all  professional school FLAS applicants must notify their home financial aid office of their application and confirm that the school will cover tuition due above the amount of the FLAS. 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 FLAS 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:

  • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents; applicants in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who can document this status are also eligible to apply
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time program of study during the FLAS Fellowship period which combines modern language study with international or area studies, or research and training in international aspects of professional or other fields of 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

Read further for additional requirements and detailed application instructions for the academic year and summer fellowship types.