The Group Projects Abroad program holds two competitions. Annual competitions are held for short-term seminars, curriculum development teams, and group research or study projects. Competitions are held every four years for advanced overseas intensive language projects.
GPA Short-Term Projects
Current competition: FY 2013
Applications available: April 18, 2013
Deadline for transmission of applications: June 13, 2013
Estimated Number of Awards: 16
Federal Register Notices
- Notice inviting applications for new awards for FY 2013 for the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program—Short-Term Projects | PDF
- Notice of Final Priorities (September 24, 2010) PDF
All applicants are required to submit an application online through Grants.gov. Grants.gov is a single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by federal and other grant-making agencies.
It is strongly recommended that potential applicants familiarize themselves with the Grants.gov Web site and complete the required registration well before the closing date. You can begin the registration process before the application is published on Grants.gov or while you are filling out the application. However, registration must be completed before you can submit your completed package. Please note that the registration process for organizations may take three to five days to complete. The site offers users extensive customer support options and resources for applicants.
Application packages in Grants.gov consist of two downloadable files: application instructions and the application package. To view the package, including required forms, the free Adobe Reader or compatible Acrobat Professional software must be installed on your computer.
Accessing the Application Package
- Start at the Grants.gov home page: http://www.grants.gov/.
- Go to the Apply for Grants page: http://www.grants.gov/applicants/apply_for_grants.jsp.
- Click on Step 1: Download a Grant Application Package: https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/forms_apps_idx.html.
- Enter the CFDA number for the program(s): (84.021) and click "Download Package."
Note that alpha suffixes to the CFDA number cannot be included in the search criteria. If there is more than one program sharing the numeric CFDA you will be able to select specific programs under that number using the program title after the numeric CFDA search.
- Click "Download" to access the application package and instructions.
Applicants who are unable to submit an application through the Grants.gov system may submit a written request for a waiver of the electronic submission requirement. Requests for waivers are due at least two weeks before the application deadline date. See the Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for additional details on requesting a waiver.
Page limits and acceptable fonts for grant applications. Please refer to the Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for page limits and font types an applicant may use when submitting grant applications for this competition.
Tips for submitting applications electronically through Grants.gov:
- Begin the Grants.gov registration process as soon as possible. Register early: preferably at least five days before the deadline.
- Download and review the application instructions from Grants.gov.
- Complete the application package according to the application instructions.
- Review and verify all program assurances and certifications.
- Verify on Grants.gov that registration is complete and that your Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) status is approved if you are the submitter.
- Submit your application early, ensuring sufficient time for the Grants.gov validation process.
- Verify your submission through the Grants.gov Web site.
Tips and Assistance
Pre-Application Webinars for Applicants
Please join us for the FY 2013 GPA Short-Term Pre-Application Webinars. Click on a date below to register for that session.
- Thursday, May 16, 2013 -- 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT
- Tuesday, May 21, 2013 -- 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT
- Thursday, May 23, 2013 -- 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Once registered you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar. The call-in number for each of the webinars listed above is 800-369-2170. The participant code is 1556094.
- System Requirements:
- PC-based attendees -- Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
- Mac®-based attendees -- Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
- Mobile attendees -- Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet
GPA Short-Term Projects:
Promising Practices for GPA Projects PDF (132K)
Sample Pre-Departure Orientation Agenda PDF (93K)
Sample Host Country Itinerary PDF (186K)
Successful Grant Application Narratives - Provides a small sample of funded grant proposals from 2008-11.
The grant does not provide funds for project-related expenses within the United States. Grant funds may be used only for the following:
- a maintenance stipend based on fifty percent of the amount established by the U.S. Department of State;
- round-trip international travel;
- a local travel allowance for necessary project-related transportation within the country of study, exclusive of the purchase of transportation equipment;
- purchase of project-related artifacts, books, and other teaching materials in the country of study;
- rent for instructional facilities in the country of study;
- clerical and professional services performed by resident instructional personnel in the country of study; and
- other expenses in the country of study, if necessary for the project's success and approved in advance by the U.S. Department of Education.
Project Type Descriptions: Learn more about project features, timeframes, key personnel, and participant types for each project.
GPA Advanced Overseas Intensive Language Training (Foreign Language) Projects:
Materials for Potential Grant Applicants On April 7, 2011, the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program held a pre-conference workshop entitled, "Developing Strong Proposals for the Fiscal Year 2012 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program." This was held at the annual National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) Conference in Madison, WI for potential applicants interested in applying for international education grants, in particular the GPA Advanced Overseas Intensive Language Training grants in the Fiscal Year 2012 competition. This workshop covered topics such as the application process, requirements of the program, eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and financial provisions, and addressed questions from the audience. Materials from the workshop are linked below.
Additional Information for GPA Foreign Language Projects:
- PowerPoint Presentation (overview) MS Word (78K) | PDF (1.2Mb)
- GPA Foreign Language Grant Proposal Development Guide MS Word (48K) | PDF (295K)
GPA Short-Term Projects:
Pamela J. Maimer, Ph.D.
Room 6100, (202) 502-7704
GPA Advanced Overseas Intensive Language Training Projects:
Room 6099, (202) 502-7626
U.S. Department of Education
International and Foreign Language Education
Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program
1990 K Street, N.W., 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20006-8521
Main Telephone: (202) 502-7700
Fax: (202) 502-7860