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Melinda McClimans
Assistant Director
Global Education
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Fellowship for Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional Students


The 2015-2016 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship competition has been cancelled

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship has the goal of awarding fellowships to students pursuing a course of study which requires advanced foreign language training, and who plan to use the training for graduate studies or a career in an international field. The number of fellowships vary year-by-year. See eligibility, requirements, and other details here. FAQs, are also important to review. 


Application Deadlines

The competition has been cancelled


The FLAS Fellowship will be awarded to full-time* students attending The Ohio State University in a degree-granting program. Criteria for consideration include:
  • being admitted to an Ohio State program;
  • being a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; and
  • having attained intermediate level or higher proficiency in the proposed language of study (though native fluency will disqualify the applicant).
*Full-time for fellows is 6 credit hours during Summer term and 12 graded credit hours per term during the academic year.

Application Process

The FLAS Fellowship Competition no longer accepts paper applications. All application materials will be submitted via Carmen, with the exception of official transcripts and letters of recommendation. Once in Carmen, students will be able to upload application files into the dropbox. The Carmen application window will open mid-November.
  • Log into Carmen (If you are not currently enrolled at OSU, please notify MESC staff at mesc@osu.edu
  • Click on the "Join" link in the top navigation bar (next to Calendar)
  • Read JOIN Instructions and click on "Join" link
  • Select "MESC FLAS Fellowship Competition"
  • Fill in Registration information
  • The application will appear in your courses under the Ongoing category – scroll to the bottom of the page
  • Application submission instructions are in the Content section
A complete fellowship application package consists of:
Selection and Notification
Fellowship award notifications will be sent no later than April 1st.

Additional Information

For eligibility and/or technical questions contact: mesc@osu.edu.