A recent award from the U.S. Department of Education designates the Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University as a nationally recognized foreign language and area studies center.
The UNC-Duke Consortium is among a select group of academic institutions awarded Title VI funding from the U.S. Department of Education for the 2018-22 grant cycle. The grant, totaling over $2.3 million, will support and promote modern language training in the less-commonly-taught languages of Latin America with Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. Funding from Title VI also provides resources for research and training in Latin American Studies, library collections, collaborations across the state of North Carolina, linkages in Latin America, and outreach activities with K-12 public schools, community colleges, other universities across the nation, and the public at large.
The Consortium has been designated a National Resource Center continuously since 1991. Louis A. Pérez (J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History at UNC) and Dennis Clements (Professor of Pedriatrics, Community and Family Medicine, and Global Health, Duke) co-direct the Consortium.