Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship in Middle Eastern Languages

Open to US citizens only

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies or with the international aspects of professional or other fields of study.  FLAS awards are available only for specific languages, and are contingent on federal funding.

The FLAS Fellowship in Middle Eastern Languages is for Arabic, Hebrew, Kurdish, Persian, Tajik, and Turkish.


Penn’s Application Process

New as well as continuing undergraduate students are eligible for FLAS fellowships, which include $10,000 toward tuition and a stipend of $5,000 for the academic year. Students should submit complete applications using this link. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible.  Although strength of proposal is a principal consideration for evaluation, financial need is also a priority.

Contact Information

Dr. John Ghazvinian, Associate Director of the Middle East Center, or 215-898-4690

Fellowship Location: 

Fellowship Eligibility

Sophomore Junior Graduate Student