The Nam Center for Korean Studies, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, and Center for Japanese Studies together form the East Asia National Resource Center (NRC). It 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 NRC-designated centers also received grants for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. These centers administer annual competitions to award undergraduate and graduate-level fellowships to support the study of foreign languages.
Centers Awarded Grants
- East Asia National Resource Center (comprising U-M’s Center for Japanese Studies, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese 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
*Title VI refers to a section of the Higher Education Act and is administered by the U.S. Department of Education. Title VI programs have been expanded over the past 50 years to address not only national security needs but also concerns related to global competitiveness and a more internationally competent citizenry.