Application and instructions

Update: The Academic Year 22-23 and the Summer 2022 FLAS deadlines will now be Thursday, February 17th 2022 at 5PM Arizona time.  All parts of each FLAS application are due on or before the deadline including the letters of recommendation. 

As soon as you start applying for a Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (whether summer 2022, or pending funding academic year 2022-23) please fill out the recommender survey. Click here to submit the information.  Please note, before submitting recommender's information, make sure to secure their agreement.  

Please note due to COVID, travel for summer 2022 remains unclear. CMES Staff highly recommend one of the three program options for your summer FLAS application be a virtual program. 

Please note during the 2021-2022 academic year CMES will be applying for Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) funds. CMES Staff will not know if we have received them until we are notified by the Department of Education about the outcome of our grant application. What that means is while we will hold an academic year FLAS 2022-2023 competition, when CMES staff notifies applicants, we simply share a level of likeliness of receiving the FLAS fellowship, should CMES be awarded the FLAS Title VI Grant. Summer 2022 FLAS funds are from the current FLAS grant held by CMES, and those applicants will receive a clear notification regarding application status.  

FLAS applications will be done through a Qualtrics link for all UA students. Please note the surveys will go live very shortly. Check back soon if they are not already active.  

For UA CMES FLAS Graduate Academic Year 2022-2023 applications for current UA and incoming students, click here

For UA CMES FLAS Undergraduate Academic Year 2022-2023 applications for current UA and incoming students, click here

For UA CMES FLAS Summer 2022 applications for current UA students, click here.

Please know if your application is coming in later, you should immediately do the top survey regarding recommenders and note that you will also need to include their information in your full FLAS application. 

Please remember to tailor your statements according to the semesters for which you are seeking FLAS funding. (Summer or Academic Year). 

You must have a FAFSA on file at the University of Arizona to apply. Having a FAFSA on file does not mean you have to take a loan. This requirement is a federal requirement to be eligible for a FLAS fellowship. 

All UA Applicants will need to upload the following into the Qualtrics system:

1. Application - Please note you are required to have filled out FAFSA to apply for this fellowship. 

2. Unofficial transcripts - please scan all your transcripts into one pdf file and upload the the single pdf in the application. Please name the file LastName_Transcripts.

3. Statement(s) of Purpose - please name the file LastName_Statement (The naming of the statement file will vary slightly application to application, e.g. for undergraduate academic year applicant's the file should be LastName_UGStatement

4. CV/resume -please name the file LastName_CV

5. Certificate of Eligibility. Please download the certificate here. Sign the form, and upload it with your completed application.   Please name the file LastName_Eligibility

You will be asked for names/email addresses of referrees in the application. Please have them ready when you submit the online application or do the recommender survey above. The qualtrics link for Confidential Recommendation Letters (CRLs) will be sent as your recommender survey or application comes in. Do not wait until the last minute. Please give your recommenders ample time to submit your recommendation. Now, October 2021 is a great time to begin asking.  




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