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Project Type 1: Short-Term Seminar Project

Project Features:

  • Promote the integration of international studies into the social sciences and/or humanities curriculum 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 & Participant Numbers:

  • Minimum 4 weeks in the country of study (not including pre-departure training in the United States).
  • Grant performance period a maximum of 18 months.
  • 4 weeks of host country training: 12 participants plus Project Director = 13 minimum.
  • 6 weeks of host country training: 10 participants plus Project Director = 11 minimum.
  • 8 weeks of host country training: 8 participants plus Project Director = 9 minimum.

Key Personnel Type & 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 Eligibility: 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/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

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, including artifacts, books, documents, educational films, museum preproductions, recordings, and other instructional material for curriculum development in modern foreign language and area studies;
  • Provide for systematic use and dissemination in the United States of the acquired materials.

Time Frame & 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.
  • 4 weeks of host country training: 12 participants plus Project Director = 13 minimum.
  • 6 weeks of host country training: 10 participants plus Project Director = 11 minimum.
  • 8 weeks of host country training: 8 participants plus Project Director = 9 minimum.

Key Personnel Type & 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 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 Eligibility: All participants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents. 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/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

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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 12 weeks in the country of study.
  • Grant performance period a maximum of 18 months.
  • 12 weeks of host country training: 3 participants plus Project Director = 4 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 Eligibility: 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/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: Up to $100,000

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Project Type 4: Advanced Overseas Intensive Language Training Project

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);
  • 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; and
  • GPA long-term grantees must have the appropriate language instructor administer pre-and-post language program evaluations to all participants. The language instructors are required to submit the evaluation results into IRIS. The GPA grant may pay for costs associated with pre-and post-foreign language assessment in the host country.

Time Frame:

  • 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 (8 weeks minimum).
  • Grant performance period a maximum of 24 months.
  • Continuation funds will not be awarded in subsequent years.

Key Personnel Type & Number:

  • One overall project director (with GPA funds).
  • If necessary, the GPA program may support a second key person, whose qualifications and responsibilities with 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 & Number: A typical group is a minimum of 12 student participants but could include many more. All participants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents and studying full-time. 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. Participants should be studying in the fields of humanities, social sciences, foreign languages, and/or area studies. 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: Up to $250,000

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