Fulbright-Hays--Group Projects Abroad Program

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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. The next competition for new short-term grant awards is FY 2014, pending available funds.

GPA Short-Term Projects
Next competition: FY 2014
Applications available: late Spring 2014
Application deadline: Summer 2014

Last competition: FY 2013

Federal Register Notices

Current Application

Please note that the FY 2013 competition for this program is closed. Applications were submitted online through Grants.gov at http://www.grants.gov/.

Tips and Assistance

Below are some examples and resources from past GPA projects. Please utilize these in creating your GPA proposal.

Slide Presentation from FY 2013 GPA Short-Term Pre-Application:
MS PowerPoint (2.26MB) | PDF (615K) | MS Word (149K)

GPA Short-Term Projects:

Promising Practices for GPA Projects download files PDF (132K)
Sample Pre-Departure Orientation Agenda download files PDF (93K)
Sample Host Country Itinerary download files PDF (186K)
Successful Grant Application Narratives - Provides a small sample of funded grant proposals from 2008-11.

Financial Provisions

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:

Application Contacts

GPA Short-Term Projects:

Carly Borgmeier
Room 6097, (202) 502-7691
E-mail: carly.borgmeier@ed.gov

GPA Advanced Overseas Intensive Language Training Projects:

Tanyelle Richardson
Room 6099, (202) 502-7626
E-mail: tanyelle.richardson@ed.gov

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
Mail Stop K-OPE-6-6078
Main Telephone: (202) 502-7700
Fax: (202) 502-7860


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