National Resource Center provides Foreign Language and Area Studies
(FLAS) Fellowships through funding from the Department of Education
program for academic year and summer tuition and stipend support. FLAS
Fellowships support students taking less-commonly taught language
Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba and Zulu) and area studies
coursework. This program provides both academic year and summer
fellowships to graduate and undergraduate students to support intensive
for-credit study of an African language and to promote the development
of competency in African studies either in the United States or abroad.
The goals of the program include:
1. to assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained
personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies;
2. to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and
3. to develop a pool of international experts to meet national needs.
Howard University graduate and undergraduate students who are US
citizens, nationals and permanent residents are eligible for academic
year and summer fellowships. Students from other US universities who
are US citizens, nationals and permanent residents are eligible only
for summer fellowships. Summer fellowships are tenable only at an
approved NRC institution or study abroad project.
- Academic year Graduate Fellowships
provide $18,000 tuition and $15,000 fixed living stipend.
- Academic year Undergraduate Fellowships
provide $10,000 tuition and a $5,000 fixed living stipend.
- Summer fellowships provide $5,000 tuition
and $2,500 for living expenses for both graduate and undergraduate
All candidates must demonstrate a strong academic record based on GPA,
strong motivation for language study and high potential for advanced
proficiency. The NRC also considers financial need in making
Application forms can be downloaded at http://www.gs.howard.edu/gradprograms/african_studies/default.htm
March 6, 2015 is the deadline for all 2015-2016 FLAS applications.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Wheeler R. Winstead, Assistant Director
Howard University Center for African Studies
2225 Georgia Avenue, NW, Suite 405
Washington, DC 20059