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Open to US citizens and non US citizens
Deadline: 02/06/2024 (Tentative)

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.

Deadline: February 6, 2023 (Tentative Deadline)

Penn’s Application Process

Contact Information

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



USA, Middle East


Graduate Study, Language Study, Undergraduate Tuition


Second-Year, Junior, Graduate Student