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.
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.
Undocumented and international students are not eligible for this federal funding.