National Resource Center

The International Institute is home to six National Resource Centers (NRCs) and one Center for International Business Education (CIBE). These prestigious designations, earned in national peer-reviewed competitions, are awarded by the US 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 six NRCs support the teaching of a number of languages designated as areas of national need, and which are of increasing importance in today's work force. Please see Consultations with Federal Agencies on Areas of National Need to learn more about which languages are critical for which sectors. 

The six 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