The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office at the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) is pleased to announce the opening of the competitions for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Title VI National Resource Centers (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships programs.
The NRC Program provides grants to institutions of higher education (IHEs) or consortia of IHEs to establish, strengthen, and operate centers that will be national resources for teaching, training, and research in modern foreign languages, area studies, and international studies.
The FLAS Program provides allocations of fellowships to IHEs to assist meritorious students in acquiring modern foreign language training in combination with area studies or international studies.
Overview: The NRC and FLAS programs
|The NRC Program provides grants to establish, strengthen, and operate language and area studies centers that will be national resources for teaching any modern foreign language. Grants support instruction in fields needed to provide a full understanding of world areas, regions, or countries; research and training in international studies; work in the language aspects of professional and other fields of study; and instruction and research on issues in world affairs. NRCs are designated as “comprehensive” or “undergraduate” centers. Activities includeteaching at least one modern foreign language;providing instruction in fields necessary to provide a full understanding of the areas, regions, or countries in which the languages are commonly used;providing resources for training and research in international and foreign language aspects of professional and other fields of study, or opportunities for training and research on issues in world affairs that concern one or more countries;providing outreach and consultative services on a national, regional, and local basis; andmaintaining linkages with overseas institutions of higher education and other organizations that may contribute to the teaching and research of the center.In addition, comprehensive centers maintain specialized library collections and employ scholars engaged in training and research that relate to the subject area of the center. Undergraduate centers maintain library holdings, including basic reference works, journals, and works in translation, and also employ faculty with strong credentials in language, area, and international studies.|
|The FLAS Fellowships Program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to IHEs or consortia of IHEs to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. Eligible students apply for fellowships directly to an institution that has received an allocation of fellowships from the Department. |
Each fellowship includes an institutional payment (tuition and fees) and a subsistence allowance (stipend). Estimated fellowship amounts for the 2022-2023 fiscal year are as follows:
Academic year, graduate students: $18,000 institutional payment; $20,000 subsistence allowance
Academic year, undergraduate students: $10,000 institutional payment; $5,000 subsistence allowance
Summer, all students: $5,000 institutional payment; $2,500 subsistence allowance