Outside Funding Opportunities

Language Study Funding Opportunities

Scholarships are listed alphabetically by the name of the sponsoring organization. Unless otherwise noted, please submit applications for funding directly to the sponsoring organization.

American School of Classical Studies at Athens Summer Sessions

The summer sessions at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, which run for two six-week periods each, are open to North American graduate and advanced undergraduate students and to high school and college instructors of classics and related fields. In these sessions, the school condenses its academic-year program into an intensive introduction to the sites, museums, and monuments of Greece. The summer programs are open to 20 participants each session.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer study. The selection process will be administered by the American Councils for International Education with awards approved by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Harvard University Asia Center Graduate Summer Language Grants

These grants are for students enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program at Harvard in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences or any of its professional schools for study during the summer of an East Asian language (including the Altaic languages), or of one of the languages of South or Southeast Asia. Study should take place at accredited programs outside of the United States, but exceptions may be made when this is not possible.

Harvard University Foreign Languages and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

The FLAS Fellowship competition is open to US citizens and permanent residents whose academic interests involve studies in East Asia, East Europe, Africa or the Middle East. Approved programs may be interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary and must always include study or research in an approved language of the area of specialization. Nominees and alternates are selected by a World Area Committee composed of faculty representatives from each of the priority fields of study.

Harvard University Foreign Languages and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) for East Asia

Harvard University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences administers the Foreign Languages and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) for East Asia. The FLAS is a federal program that supports the study of modern languages and related area courses. Applicants must be U.S.

Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages

The Davis Fellowships are offered to cover the full cost of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian at the Middlebury College Language Schools. Fellowship grants cover the full comprehensive fee (tuition, room, and board) at the Middlebury summer Language Schools.

For application materials, see Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace on the Middlebury College website.