Who May Apply (by category): Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs), Nonprofit Organizations, State Education Agencies (SEAs)
Who May Apply (specifically): Consortia of state departments of education, institutions, or nonprofit organizations also may apply.
Eligible Project Participants: An individual is eligible to participate in a GPA project if she/he is:
- A citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States; and
- Currently employed full-time in a United States school system, institution of higher education, local education agency or state education agency (not applicable to students);
And at least one of the following:
- A teacher in an elementary or secondary school (please see note below);
- A faculty member who teaches modern foreign languages or area studies;
- An experienced education administrator responsible for planning, conducting, or supervising programs in modern foreign languages or area studies at the elementary, secondary, or postsecondary levels;
- A graduate student or junior or senior in an institution of higher education, who is a prospective teacher in the areas of social sciences, humanities and foreign languages. The student should meet the provisions set by his or her local and state education agencies; or
- For the Advanced Overseas Intensive Language Training project, the participating student, other than those planning a teaching career, should be planning to apply their language skills and knowledge of countries vital to the United States national security in fields outside teaching, including government, the professions, or international development.
(Note: All GPA participants must be educators or students who fulfill the criteria above and the selection criteria set by their respective projects and are currently teaching and/or studying in the fields of humanities, social sciences, foreign languages, and/or area studies. Area studies is defined as a program of comprehensive study of the aspects of a society or societies including the study of their geography, history, culture, economy, politics, international relations, or languages. If an educator or student is working in a variety of subject areas, she/he must spend the majority of her/his time working with eligible subjects.)