CLAS awarded $2 million in Title VI NRC and FLAS funding from U.S. Dept. of Education for 2018-2022

August 30, 2018
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The Center for Latin American Studies is excited to announce that it has been awarded $2,084,068 in U.S. Department of Education Comprehensive National Resource Center and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship funding over the next four years!

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship grants ($1,212,000) will support graduate, professional, and undergraduate students who are studying a Latin American language (including Quechua and Portuguese) as part of their course of study. As a Comprehensive National Resource Center ($872,068), CLAS will strengthen less commonly taught language instruction, promote knowledge and expertise about Latin America through academic programming, enhance K-12 outreach and teacher training, develop sustainable collaborations with minority serving institutions and community colleges, and create experts that meet national needs. 
The Office of International Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, and Graduate School were instrumental in successfully securing these grants.

“It's such a privilege to be able to provide enhanced opportunities for students at all levels, as well as for Ohio State faculty, K-12 teachers, and our other partners here and around the country,” said Terrell Morgan, professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and director of the Center for Latin American Studies. “We're particularly excited about expanding instruction in less commonly taught languages, such as Portuguese and Quechua, as we focus students' attention on Latin America, a region that is enormously relevant to their future.”