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Undergraduate FLAS Fellowships

Through support received from the US Department of Education, the Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII) is able to offer academic year and summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships to undergraduate students.

FLAS Fellowships are prestigious awards that enable students to dedicate themselves full time to their studies. The fellowships support students undergoing beginning, intermediate, or advanced training in less commonly taught languages of Latin America. At UNM, this includes instruction in Portuguese, Quechua, Quichua, K’iche’ Maya and Nahuatl.

The 2018 funding competition is closed. Please check back for details concerning the 2019 competition.

LAII: Funding: Meet our FLAS Fellows

Academic Year FLAS Fellowships

Fellowships are available for a full academic year. Recipients of academic year FLAS Fellowships are required to take courses at UNM in Portuguese, Quichua, Quechua, K'iche' Maya or Nahuatl, as well as Latin American area studies courses. Undergraduate student applicants must be prepared to study one of the designated languages at the intermediate or advanced level. The fellowship provides tuition and fees (up to 12 credits for graduate students; up to 18 credits for undergraduate students) for the Fall and Spring semesters plus a stipend ($15,000 for graduate students; $5,000 for undergraduate students). Fellowships are awarded on a one-year basis, but recipients may apply for a second and final year.

Summer FLAS Fellowships

Students may also apply for summer FLAS Fellowships. These fellowships cover expenses associated with less-commonly-taught language programs approved by the US Department of Education but administered by universities throughout the United States. Some programs are held in the United States and others are held in Latin America. To see which summer programs are being held in the upcoming year, review the list of applicable programs as compiled by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP).

See our FLAS flyer for reference and to share with colleagues.

FLAS Fellowships are available to undergraduate and graduate students at The University of New Mexico who are US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents who are enrolled in a full-time program (either domestic or abroad) that combines modern foreign language training.

Undocumented and international students are not eligible for this federal funding.
The LAII asks that funding recipients formally acknowledge the Institute's role in supporting their scholarship. Please review our complete Expectations for Acknowledgement for more details.