Summer FLAS Fellowships
The US Department of Education awards FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowships for the study of indigenous languages. The Andes and Amazon Field School offers courses in Kichwa, Achuar and Wao Tededo which meet USDE standards for FLAS Fellowships
•140 hours of instruction
•Over a period of 6 weeks
•Pre and post course testing assess progress toward the performance goals set forth in USDE IRIS testing instruments.
•Cost: $7500 (broken down as $5000 academic payment from the FLAS grant + $2500 board and room paid out of the stipend portion of the Fellowship).
•To be eligible for applicants must be citizens or residents of the United States and enrolled in a graduate program (MA or PhD) of their choice. Students from FLAS Granting Universities should apply for FLAS Fellowships through their home universities. See FLAS granting institutions and application deadlines.
Students who are enrolled in non-FLAS granting institutions may apply through Florida International University or the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
•184 FLAS Fellows from 40 universities have attended to date.
A limited number of scholarships are available from the Andes and Amazon Field School for students who do not qualify for FLAS because they are not residents or citizens of the United States.
Contact: Tod Swanson at ; Phone 480 361-9289 to indicate interest in applying for FLAS.
FLAS Granting Centers for Latin American Studies 2019-2023
Brigham Young University
Columbia University New York University
Florida International University January 1, 2020
The Ohio State University Deadline: February 3, 2020
Tulane University Deadline: February 14, 2020
University of Arizona A0153 B0153
University of California, Berkeley Application deadline: January 29, 2020
University of Florida Application deadline: March 13, 2019
University of Georgia Deadline: February 18, 2020
University of Kansas A0021 B0021
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina Deadline February 7, 2020
University of Texas Deadline: February 1, 2020
University of Utah January 31, 2020
Key to our learning experience are the group of high quality native experts on the forest, storytellers and artists in residence at the field school throughout the summer.
Graduate Student Networking
Perhaps the best resource we have are our graduate students. This is a chance to form lasting relationships with emerging leaders in the field of Amazonian Studies.