The Center for Southeast Asian Studies is one of five NRCs housed in the International Institute. These prestigious designations, earned in national peer-reviewed competitions, are awarded by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI program. This program strives to develop the nation’s capacities in international studies, area studies, foreign languages, and international business education.
The five NRC-designated centers also received grants for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies also received a FLAS grant. These centers administer annual competitions to award undergraduate and graduate-level fellowships to support the study of less commonly taught foreign languages.
Centers Awarded Grants
- East Asia National Resource Center (comprising U-M’s Centers for Lieberthal-Rogel Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies and the Nam Center for Korean Studies)
- Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
- Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies
- Center for South Asian Studies
- Center for Southeast Asian Studies