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Open to US citizens and non US citizens
Deadline: 04/30/2024 (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 African Languages is for Amharic, Igbo, Swahili, Tigrinya, Twi, Wolof, Yoruba, and Zulu.

Deadline: April 30, 2023 (TENTATIVE)

Penn’s Application Process

Contact Information

Dr. Ali Ali-Dinar, Senior Lecturer, or 215-898-6610



USA, Africa


Graduate Study, Language Study, Undergraduate Tuition


Second-Year, Junior, Graduate Student