The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies is one of six National Resource Centers housed in the International Institute. This prestigious designation, earned in national peer-reviewed competition, is awarded by the U.S. Department of Education’s International Education Program Services (IEPS). IEPS administers Title VI* and other programs designed to develop the nation’s capacities in international studies, area studies, foreign languages, and international business education.
CREES also has a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to award Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. The center administers an annual competition to award graduate and undergraduate academic year and summer FLAS Fellowships to support the study of foreign languages and build competencies related to Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.
*Title VI refers to a section of the Higher Education Act. 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.