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Project Type 1: Short-Term Seminar Project

Project Features:

  • Promote the integration of international studies into the curriculum of social sciences and humanities throughout U. S. school systems at all levels;
  • Increase linguistic and/or cultural competency among U. S. students and educators; and
  • Focus on a particular aspect of area study, such as the culture of the area or a portion of the culture of the country of study.

Time Frame and Participant Numbers:

  • Minimum four weeks in the country of study (not including pre-departure training in the United States).
  • Grant performance period a maximum of 18 months.
  • Four weeks of host country training: 12 participants plus Project Director = 13 minimum.
  • Six weeks of host country training: ten participants plus Project Director = 11 minimum.
  • Eight weeks of host country training: eight participants plus Project Director = nine minimum.

Key Personnel Type and Number:

  • One Project Director (with GPA funds).
  • If necessary, travel funds for one additional administrative person may also be supported by GPA funds. The individuals identified in these roles, their qualifications and specific responsibilities within the project should be well justified in the proposal.
  • If any other key personnel are necessary, they must be paid for with cost share funds.

Participant Type: All participants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents and employed or studying full-time. They should be teaching, studying or administering in the fields of humanities, social sciences, foreign languages, and/or area studies. The group may include:

  • Elementary or secondary school teachers;
  • Faculty members at higher education institutions;
  • Administrators at state departments of education, higher education institutions or school districts who are responsible for planning, conducting, or supervising programs at school systems at all levels; and
  • Graduate students or juniors or seniors in higher education institutions, who are prospective teachers in the areas mentioned above.

Allowable Costs: Please refer to the "Financial Provisions" section of Supplemental Information.

Maximum Grant Award: Up to $100,000 for four to five week projects (time spent in host country); up to $110,000 for six to seven week projects; up to $125,000 for projects of eight or more weeks.

Please Note: Applicants may submit a proposal for a student study abroad, pre-service teacher training, or other similar project under the Short-Term Seminar Project category. All participants must be students according to the fourth bulleted criteria listed above. Additionally, it is strongly recommended that the length of all student study abroad projects be set at six weeks or longer, but preferably the equivalent of a semester.

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Project Type 2: Curriculum Development Project

Project Features:

  • Acquire first-hand resource materials for curriculum development in modern foreign language and area studies;
  • Provide for systematic use and dissemination in the United States of the acquired materials; and
  • Resource materials include artifacts, books, documents, educational films, museum reproductions, recordings, and other instructional material.

Time Frame and Participant Numbers:

  • Minimum four weeks in the country of study (not including pre-departure training in the United States).
  • Grant performance period a maximum of 18 months.
  • Four weeks of host country training: 12 participants plus Project Director = 13 minimum.
  • Six weeks of host country training: ten participants plus Project Director = 11 minimum.
  • Eight weeks of host country training: eight participants plus Project Director = nine minimum.

Key Personnel Type and Number:

  • One Project Director (with GPA funds).
  • If necessary, travel funds for one additional administrative person may also be supported with GPA funds. The individuals in these roles, their qualifications and specific responsibilities within the project should be well justified in the proposal.
  • If any other key personnel are necessary, they must be paid for with cost share funds.
Participant Type: All participants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents and employed or studying full-time. They should be teaching, studying or administering in the fields of humanities, social sciences, foreign languages, and/or area studies. The group may include:
  • Elementary or secondary school teachers;
  • Faculty members at higher education institutions;
  • Administrators at state departments of education, higher education institutions or school districts who are responsible for planning, conducting, or supervising programs at school systems at all levels; and
  • Graduate students, or juniors or seniors in higher education institutions, who are prospective teachers in the areas mentioned above.

Allowable Costs: Please refer to the "Financial Provisions" section of Supplemental Information.

Maximum Grant award: Up to $100,000 for four to five week projects (time spent in host country); up to $110,000 for six to seven week projects; up to $125,000 for projects of eight or more weeks.

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Project Type 3: Group Research or Study Project

Project Features:

  • Designed to undertake research or study in a country outside of the United States.

Time Frame and Participant Numbers:

  • Minimum twelve weeks in the country of study.
  • Grant performance period a maximum of 18 months.
  • Twelve weeks of host country training: three participants plus Project Director = four minimum.

Key Personnel Type and Number:

  • One Project Director (with GPA funds).
  • If any other key personnel are necessary, they must be paid for with cost share funds.

Participant Type: All participants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents and employed or studying full-time. They should be teaching, studying or administering in the fields of humanities, social sciences, foreign languages, and/or area studies. The group may include:

  • Faculty members at higher education institutions; and
  • Graduate students, or juniors or seniors in higher education institutions, who are prospective teachers in the areas mentioned above.

A prerequisite for participants is that they: (1) must possess the necessary language proficiency to conduct the research or study; (2) must possess disciplinary competence in their area of research; and (3) shall have completed at least one semester of intensive language training and one course in area studies relevant to the project.

Allowable Costs: Please refer to the "Financial Provisions" section of Supplemental Information.

Maximum Grant Award: $125,000

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Project Type 4: Advanced Overseas Intensive Language Training Project

Please note: this type of project will be competed in FY 2012.

Project Features:

  • The language to be studied must be indigenous to the country of study and maximum use should be made of local institutions and personnel;
  • Language training must be given at the advanced level (equivalent to that provided to students who have successfully completed at least two academic years of language training); and
  • The project must be designed to take advantage of advanced foreign language training opportunities present in the country of study that are not available in the United States.

Time Frame and Participant Numbers:

  • Project activities may be carried out during a full year, an academic year, a semester, a trimester, a quarter, or a summer in the country of study (eight weeks minimum).
  • The grant is for four, 12-month performance periods (four years total).
  • Eight weeks of host country training: 12 participants plus Resident Director = 13 minimum.

Key Personnel Type and Number:

  • One overall Project Director (with GPA funds - travel and host country costs only).
  • One Foreign Language Assessor (host country costs only).
  • If any other key personnel are necessary, they must be paid for with cost share funds.

Participant Type: All participants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents. Participant groups must change each year and participants must have successfully completed at least two academic years of training in the language to be studied. Generally, the group may include:

  • Graduate students, or juniors or seniors in higher education institutions, who are prospective teachers in the areas mentioned above; and
  • Graduate students, or others, who plan 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.

Allowable Costs: Please refer to the "Financial Provisions" section of Supplemental Information.

Maximum Grant Award: $375,000

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