UMN receives Department of Education grant for international and African studies

August 22, 2022

The University of Minnesota has been awarded a National Resource Center (NRC) grant for International Studies and a second NRC grant for African Studies. By competitively earning this funding, the University becomes one of only nine programs in the country to be designated a comprehensive international center, and one of ten programs in African studies. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program and totals more than $3.5 million over the next four years. 

Much of this new funding will directly support students through the FLAS fellowship program. The remainder of the funding will be used for:

  • Supporting outreach to K-14 educators.
  • Strengthening U of M programs for less commonly taught languages. 
  • Enhancing international and African studies content in University curricula.
  • Building scholarship in international and African studies through speakers series and colloquia.
  • Assisting with the acquisition of library resources.

Read more about the grant

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