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Announcement: IFLE Awards Over $71 Million in FY 2018 Grants to Strengthen International Studies, World Language Training and Global Experiences for Educators and Students

The U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $71 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 new and non-competing continuation grants to help strengthen the capacity and performance of American education in world languages, world area and international studies, and research. The grant programs are authorized under the Fulbright-Hays Act, also known at the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, and Title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and are administered by the International and Foreign Language Education office in the Office of Postsecondary Education.

Through these programs, the Department aims to prepare America’s students with the global competencies necessary to become leaders who are highly competent in world languages, international studies, and the critical thinking skills to fill roles in national security, diplomacy, international business, and education. These grants support our students, teachers, faculty, administrators, and institutions of higher education as they engage in projects focused on international studies, world languages, cross-cultural understanding and research.

In addition to supporting foreign language and area studies instruction and research, Title VI and Fulbright-Hays grantees will use the FY 2018 grant awards to create interdisciplinary curriculum projects, incorporate international education into pre-service teacher training, establish and strengthen collaborations with minority-serving institutions and community colleges, conduct outreach, and develop programs that expand global opportunities for K-16 educators.

An overview of FY 2018 new and non-competing continuation grant awards is as follows:

New Grants

Program

Number of New Awards

Total Funding

Title VI Centers for International Business Education

15

$4,571,400

Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships

105

$30,852,116

Title VI Language Resource Centers

16

$2,746,768

Title VI National Resource Centers

96

$22,743,107

Title VI Undergraduate International Studies and
Foreign Language Program

21

$1,684,028

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships

100

$3,744,983

Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad

19

$2,507,907

Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroa

2 seminars

$498,400

Non-Competing Continuation Grants

Program

Number of Continuation Awards

Total Funding

Title VI American Overseas Research Centers

10

$650,000

Title VI International Research and Studies Program

8

$712,329

Title VI Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program

5

$669,689

TOTAL FOR ALL FULBRIGHT-HAYS AND TITLE VI FY 2018 AWARDS:  $71,380,727

For more information, visit the Google Map of IFLE FY 2018 Grantees.



   
Last Modified: 10/19/2018