UChicago International Area Studies Centers Awarded Over $6.7 Million in Grants from US Department of Education

We are pleased to announce that the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS), Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES), and Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) have been awarded a total of over $6.7 million from the U.S. Department of Education for the period of 2018 to 2022. 

The three Centers are each recipients of grants from Title VI of the Higher Education Act (International Education Programs), have been designated a National Resource Center (NRC), and will administer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships to support the advanced study of modern, less commonly taught languages and international and area studies from their respective regions. This funding will support a variety of activities on campus, as well as K-16 outreach initiatives, including professional development opportunities for educators and promotion of global, co-curricular activities with local schools, community colleges, and minority-serving institutions.

Center directors, affiliated faculty, and staff look forward to continuing and enhancing our efforts to promote teaching, research, interdisciplinary scholarship, and greater public understanding of East Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.   

For more information and to learn about upcoming events and opportunities, please visit:

Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS)  http://ceas.uchicago.edu
Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES)  http://ceeres.uchicago.edu
Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES)  http://cmes.uchicago.edu