Published: Aug. 22, 2022

The Center for Asian Studies is excited to welcome incoming and returning students at the beginning of the Fall 2022 semester! Things are exciting here at CAS, especially because we have been notified recently that we have been awarded $2.2 million in funding from the US Department of Education to support our role as a National Resource Center (NRC) in Asian Studies and to provide Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) for our students at CU Boulder.

This funding helps us realize that mission in fundamental and transformative ways. FLAS fellowships fund the study of Asian languages and area studies both on our Boulder campus during the academic year and in Asia during the summer. FLAS applications are now open, with an application deadline for AY 2022-2023 of September 9, 2022. You can find more information, and an application here. 

NRC funding will support a number of existing and future initiatives that seek to make Asian area studies more available to students and faculty from all corners of our university, as well as across the broader Front Range region. These include expanding our existing Asia Internship Program, as well as our Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) program. The funding will also support the instruction of Arabic culture and civilization in the Asian Languages and Civilizations department, Tibetan language learning in the Anderson Language Technology Center, collaboration with the College of Engineering to develop an innovative “Climate and Society in Asia” curriculum, curricular partnerships with Metropolitan State University of Denver and with CU Denver’s Institute for International Business, professional development seminars and programs for K-12 educators, and curricular development grants for faculty to expand Asia-related teaching throughout the university.