American Overseas Research Centers

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Current competition: FY 2016
Application available: June 20, 2016
Application deadline: August 4, 2016

Federal Register Notice

Current Application

All applicants are required to submit an application online through is a single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by federal and other grant-making agencies.

Through you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application. You must search for the downloadable application package for this program by the CFDA number 84.274. If you experience problems submitting your application through, refer to the Support page and/or contact the Support Desk, toll free, at 1-800-518-4726. For program-specific questions, contact the program officer below.

If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339. Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to one of the program contact persons listed below.

Tips and Assistance

A technical assistance webinar for the FY 2016 AORC program competition will be held on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. To attend, please register here for the webinar.

Application Contact

Cheryl Gibbs, Program Officer
American Overseas Research Centers Program
U.S. Department of Education, OPE
International and Foreign Language Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room 3E245
Washington, DC 20202
Telephone: (202) 453-5690
Fax: (202) 453-5780



Last Modified: 06/21/2016