FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship) Eligible Ecuadorian Quichua Program

$7500 (broken down as $5000 academic + $2500 board and room)  7 weeks 6 credits Apply              

This program offers 140 contact hours of Ecuadorian Quichua over a period of 7 weeks at beginning to advanced levels.  Students are tested upon entry and again upon completion for comprehension, speaking, and writing ability using both written and oral tests.  These tests assess progress toward the performance goals set forth in the IRIS testing instruments provided by the US Department of Education.   132 FLAS Fellows from 36 universities have attended to date.  

The cost of 7,500 is broken down as follows: a $5,000 institutional payment covering instruction and 6 credits of tuition and; a $2,500 payment covering 3 meals per day and lodging in rooms with indoor bathrooms and hot water.   The cost is the same for all FLAS students regardless of home university and regardless of whether the student enrolls through the University of Pittsburgh.

To be funded students must apply for a FLAS Fellowship through one of the Centers for Latin American Studies designated as FLAS granting National Resource Centers for Latin America listed below. 

Contact: Tod Swanson at tod.dillon.swanson@gmail.com; Phone 480 361-9289 to indicate interest in applying.

List of FLAS Granting Centers for Latin American Studies


Stanford University   Deadline February 23, 2015   Summer FLAS application link

Elizabeth Sáenz-Ackermann    (FLAS Coordinator)

Associate Director

Center for Latin American Studies

Stanford University

Stanford, California 94305

UCLA   Deadline February 19, 2014  Summer FLAS application link

David Arriaza,  Executive Director, darriaza@international.ucla.edu   Tel: (310) 206-6572

Latin American Institute  Box 95 1447
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1447


University of Florida, Gainesville, Deadline March 9, 2015  Summer FLAS application link

Wanda Carter, Academic Programs Assistant (FLAS Coordinator); wcarter@latam.ufl.edu Tel: (352) 273-4709
UF Center for Latin American Studies
319 Grinter Hall
PO Box 115530
Gainesville, FL 32611


University of Georgia

Paul Duncan, Associate Director, pduncan@uga.edu, 706-583-0619

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute

University of Georgia

290 S. Hull Street,

Athens, GA 30602


University of Illinois   Deadline: noon February 6, 2015  Summer FLAS application link

Alejandra Seufferheld, FLAS Coordinator  E-mail: amsseu@illinois.edu  Phone: (217) 244-2790

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

201 International Studies Building, MC-481

910 So Fifth Street,  Champaign, IL 61820 Phone (217) 244-7333

Sixto Clodoaldo Soto, Quechua Instructor: (217) 244-4709 Email:  s-soto3@illinois.edu


Tulane University  Application Deadline: February 20, 2015   Summer FLAS application link

Submit all application materials to:
Stone Center for Latin American Studies
Attn: FLAS Fellowship
100 Jones Hall
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118

For questions regarding the FLAS Fellowship, please contact Dr. Jimmy Huck by email at jhuck@tulane.edu



University of Michigan   Deadline: January 20, 2015  Summer FLAS application link

Lenny Ureña Valerio, FLAS Coordinator  lurena@umich,edu 734 763-3025

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

School of Social Work Building

1080 South University Ave.

Rooms 3661 & 3663

Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1106

Main Office: 734.763.0553

New Mexico

University of New Mexico  Deadline February 6, 2015   Summer FLAS application link

Amanda Wolfe, Associate Director for Program Development  

Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico
801 Yale Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87131

New York

Columbia University      Deadline:  February 20, 2015

Eliza Kwon-Ahn (FLAS Coordinator)  ek2159@columbia.edu

Institute of Latin American Studies
Columbia University
420 West 118th St., 8th Floor IAB
MC 3339
New York, NY 10027
Tel:(212) 854-4643

NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies   February 23, 2015

FLAS Coordinator Amalia Cordova tel: 212-998-8686

North Carolina:

Duke University   Application February 16, 2015  Summer FLAS application link

Natalie J. Hartman, Associate Director njh@duke.edu

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Box 90254, Duke University

Durham, NC  27708-0254

Duke Statement of Summer FLAS availability to non-Duke students:

Summer 2015 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Full-time graduate and professional school students who are US citizens or permanent residents may apply to engage in intensive language study in a language of Latin America or Caribbean.  Priority:  Less-commonly taught languages.  Students from other universities may apply.  2015 application deadline is February 16, 2015.


Beatriz Riefkohl Muñiz

Associate Director, Director of Undergraduate Study, FLAS Coordinator

(919) 962-2418


Vanderbuilt University   No 2015 deadline posted yet.  2014 was February 5 Summer FLAS application link

Helena Simonett, Outreach Coordinator    helena.simonett@Vanderbilt.Edu

Center for Latin American Studies

230 Buttrick Hall, Nashville, TN 37235-1806 | Phone: 615-322-2527


University of Wisconsin, Madison  Deadline: February 13, 2015  Summer FLAS application link

Alberto Vargas, Associate Director

LACIS, UW Madison

Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program

209 Ingraham Hall

1155 Observatory Dr.

Madison, WI 53706


Ph: (608) 262-281


University of Wisconsin Milwaukee    Deadline: February 18, 2015 Summer FLAS application link

Tom Danner, tjdanner@uwm.edu  (414) 229 4170

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

2025 E. Newport Ave., NWQ Building B, Room 2479

Milwaukee, WI 53211

(414) 229-4401


University of Utah   Deadline   January 30, 2015   Apply Link

Claudia Holzner,  Associate Director   claudio.holzner@poli-sci.utah.edu

Center for Latin American Studies

215 S Central Campus Drive #210

Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

Research and Dissertation Fellowships

Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Ph.D. Dissertation Fellowship Program is JANUARY 20, 2015.