International Research and Studies Program

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Purpose


Program Office: International and Foreign Language Education

CFDA Number: 84.017
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants


Program Description

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This program supports surveys, studies, and development of instructional materials to improve and strengthen instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields.


Types of Projects

In addition to surveys and studies, the program provides funds for the development of foreign language materials designed to improve and strengthen foreign language and area and related studies in the U.S. education system.


Additional Information

Types of projects funded under this program:

  • Studies and surveys to determine needs for increased or improved instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, or other international fields, including the demand for foreign language, area, and other international specialists in government, education, and the private sector.
  • Research on more effective methods of providing instruction and achieving competency in foreign languages, area studies, or other international fields.
  • Research on applying performance tests and standards across all areas of foreign language instruction and classroom use.
  • Developing and publishing specialized materials for use in foreign language, area studies, and other international fields or for training foreign language, area, and other international specialists.
  • Studies and surveys to assess the use of graduates of programs supported under Title VI of the Higher Education Act by governmental, educational, and private-sector organizations and other studies assessing the outcomes and effectiveness of supported programs.
  • Comparative studies of the effectiveness of strategies to provide international capabilities at institutions of higher education.
  • Evaluations of the extent to which programs assisted under Title VI of the Higher Education Act that address national needs would not otherwise be offered.
  • Studies and surveys of the use of technologies in foreign language, area studies, and international studies programs.
  • Studies and evaluations of effective practices in the dissemination of international information, materials, research, teaching strategies, and testing techniques throughout the educational community, including elementary and secondary schools.
  • Evaluation of the extent to which programs assisted under this title reflect diverse views and generate debate on world regions and international affairs, as described in the grantee’s application.
  • The systematic collection, analysis, and dissemination of data that contribute to achieving the purposes of this part.
  • Support for programs or activities to make data collected, analyzed, or disseminated under this section publicly available and easy to understand.

Funds awarded may NOT be used for the training of students and teachers. No cost-sharing is required.

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