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US Department of Education Awards National Resource Center and Foreign Language and Area Studies Grants

We are pleased to share the good news that the U.S. Department of Education has designated the Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University as a National Resource Center (NRC) in recognition of its strength in foreign language training and its excellence in Latin American studies. The UNC-Duke Consortium is among a select group of academic programs awarded Title VI funding from the U.S. Department of Education for the 2022-2025 grant cycle. The grant, totaling over $2.7 million, will support modern language training in less commonly taught languages of Latin America through Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships, as well as provide resources for research and training in Latin American Studies, support the expansion of library collections, enable collaborations across the state of North Carolina, and foster outreach activities with K-12 public schools, community colleges, other universities across the nation, and the public at large. The Consortium has been designated an NRC continuously since 1991. Louis A. Pérez (J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History at UNC) and Dennis Clements (Professor of Pedriatrics, Community and Family Medicine, and Global Health at Duke) co-direct the Consortium.

Special thanks to the entire Consortium team for the many months of hard work that contributed to our success in the Title VI grant competition.

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