Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

A United States Department of Education National Resource Center

Spotlight

 

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and the Center for International Education (CIE) were both awarded highly competitive 2018-2022 Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) funding by the U.S. Department of Education. Being recognized as a National Resource Center is considered a prestigious designation for international and area studies centers within the U.S.  

CLACS partners in a Wisconsin consortium with UW-Madison’s Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program. CLACS received approximately $600,000 over the 4-year grant cycle. The NRC portion will support research and teaching across campus, along with public engagement projects, including regional and national outreach programing for K-16 educators.

CLACS was awarded FLAS support for students studying less-commonly taught languages of the Americas. Undergraduate students can apply for fellowships to study Portuguese at UWM, or an abroad institution. Graduate students can apply for a summer portable fellowship for intensive language study of Portuguese, Haitian Creole, or indigenous languages of the Americas.

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies has been continuously funded as a National Resource Center since 1965.

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