The University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) has been awarded over $1.9 million from the U.S. Department of Education for the period of 2022 to 2026.
CEAS, one of the longest established interdisciplinary centers on campus, is a recipient of two grants from Title VI of the Higher Education Act (International Education Programs). CEAS has 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 (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) and international and area studies related to East Asia.
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. Title VI-funded educational outreach will also deepen the University's relationships with educational and cultural institutions throughout Chicago, especially on the South Side. CEAS looks forward to continuing and enhancing its efforts to promote teaching, research, interdisciplinary scholarship, and greater public understanding of East Asia.
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