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. citizens or permanent residents, be engaged in the study of an eligible foreign language and related area courses, be preparing for a career in teaching or in public service in which proficiency in the language of application is necessary or highly desirable, and be engaged in full-time study during the entire award period. Fellowships are available both for the summer and for the academic year. Eligible East Asian languages are Mandarin (at least two years prior study), Japanese (at least two years prior study), Korean, Tibetan, and Vietnamese.