Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Stone Center Receives US Department of Education Grants

October 2nd, 2014

The United States Department of Education notified the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University on September 29, 2014 that it was again designated as a Title VI National Resource Center on Latin America and also was awarded a grant for Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships for fiscal years 2014-2017. The Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) grant supports Center activities in the areas of course development, curriculum enhancement, support for less commonly taught language instruction in Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and indigenous Latin American languages, and the outreach activities of the Center with K-12 professionals, post-secondary institutions such as Delgado Community College and Xavier University of New Orleans, and the general public at local, regional and national levels. The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship grant supports graduate and undergraduate students in the form of fellowships to pursue advanced proficiency in Portuguese, Haitian Creole and indigenous Latin American language such as Kaqchikel Maya, Nahuatl and Yucatec Maya. The Stone Center expects to receive approximately $1.85 million from the US Department of Education over the next four years to support these activities. We cannot close without acknowledging that the strong, long-term commitments of the President, Provost, deans, and faculty of Tulane University to Latin American Studies have been vital to our success in this competition and we are deeply grateful.