CEAS among UW area studies center awarded federal Title VI grants

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) was among several UW–Madison area studies centers to receive federal Title VI grants for the next four-year cycle under the National Resource Centers (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships programs, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

UW–Madison is home to the largest number of Title VI National Resource Centers among all higher education institutions.

For CEAS, the NRC and FLAS grants will total $1.95 million over the next four years.

“Looking ahead, we are excited by the prospect of using Title VI support to continue existing programs while expanding on new initiatives,” said CEAS Faculty Director Charles Kim.

CEAS administers FLAS awards to students for the study of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Tibetan during the academic year and during summers.

The NRC funding goes toward the CEAS lecture series (including the East Asia Now series), enhancing the library’s East Asia collection, faculty grants for course development and travel, and outreach for such programs as the Wisconsin Sijo Competition, the East Asia in Wisconsin Library Program, and the East Asia in the Upper Midwest K-12 teacher program.

Click here for the recent press release, “UW area studies centers awarded $4 million in Title VI grants” from the UW–Madison’s International Division.