The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES) is pleased to announce that the center has received Department of Education funding to award Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships to U-M students. CREES has a long and rich history of supporting the study of the region, dating back to its founding in 1961. A long-time recipient of Title VI funds, CREES is a former National Resource Center and has offered FLAS Fellowships for decades.

CREES Director Geneviève Zubrzycki says, "We are extremely pleased by the outcome of the competition. Our proposal was fully funded, which is recognition of CREES's excellence. Founded in 1961, we are proud to remain the premier program in REES in the country."

FLAS Fellowships support the study of modern foreign languages and related international or area studies. Academic Year FLAS Fellowships are offered by CREES for on-campus study of the following languages: Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, and Yiddish. Additional languages can be studied during the summer at U.S. language programs or overseas. More information about FLAS and how to apply can be found at ii.umich.edu/flas.

Read more about Title VI awards at the University of Michigan on the International Institute website.