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Davis Center Wins NRC, FLAS Grants for 2022-2025

Harvard has been named a National Resource Center for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia, and received a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship grant under Title VI.

The U.S. Department of Education has once again named Harvard a National Resource Center for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. Our Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship application was also successful, ensuring a vital source of student financial aid for the next four years.

At a time when the world’s attention is turned to the region we study, this support is both meaningful and urgently needed. Title VI provides essential support for our mission and ensures that our work resonates far beyond the Harvard campus:

  • Harvard graduate students of the region will receive financial aid and living stipends, as well as summer travel funds for on-the-ground experience in the region.
  • New courses will instruct Harvard students in negotiation strategies and skills, and how they apply within the Eurasian context.
  • K-12 and community college educators will have access to high-quality resources and content on the region, as well as teacher workshops, classroom visits, and curriculum development through our Outreach Program.
  • Training exercises will be developed for the Massachusetts Bay Sea Cadets, the official youth program of the US Navy and US Coast Guard.
  • Howard University’s REEES Think Tank, with support from the Davis Center and other NRCs, will provide mentorship and research opportunities for students of color in regional studies.
  • REECA master’s students will work closely with Davis Center Scholar-Entrepreneurs on original research and programming through the Innovation Fellowships.
  • Harvard Library will acquire regionally relevant e-resources and digitize archival materials and other collections, making these documents and ephemera available beyond the University.
  • Language preceptors and library staff will receive travel grants to attend professional conferences where they can network and stay abreast of trends in their fields.

Learn more about the Davis Center Outreach programming supported by the Title VI grant here.