Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access

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Program Office: International and Foreign Language Education

CFDA Number: 84.337
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants

Program Description

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This program provides grants to develop innovative techniques or programs that address national teaching and research needs in international education and foreign languages by using technologies to access, collect, organize, preserve, and widely disseminate information on world regions and countries other than the United States.

Types of Projects

Grants may be used to:

  • Facilitate access to or to preserve foreign information resources in print or electronic forms;
  • Develop new means of immediate, full-text document delivery for information and scholarship from abroad;
  • Develop new means of shared electronic access to international data;
  • Support collaborative projects for indexing, cataloging, and providing other means of bibliographic access for scholars to important research materials published or distributed outside the United States;
  • Develop methods for the wide dissemination of resources written in non-Roman alphabets;
  • Assist teachers of less commonly taught languages in acquiring, via electronic and other means, materials suitable for classroom use;
  • Promote collaborative technology-based projects in foreign languages, area studies, and international studies among grant recipients under Title VI of the HEA; and
  • Support other eligible activities consistent with the purposes and intent of the legislation.

Additional Information

Match Required

The Federal share of the total cost of carrying out a grant supported by this program shall not be more than 66 2/3 percent. The non-Federal share of such cost may be provided either in-kind or in cash, and may include contributions from private sector corporations or foundations.

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