Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program

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Project Start and End Dates (Estimates for proposals):

  • For institutional grants:
    -- Year 1: September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2013
    -- Year 2: September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2014

  • For consortial grants:
    -- Year 1: September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2013
    -- Year 2: September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2014
    -- Year 3: September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015

    • To strengthen undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages.

    • To develop and expand language, area studies, and international studies programs and curricula on campuses with limited resources.

Submission Dates and Times:

  • Applications Available: April 15, 2012

  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 29, 2012, 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)

An institutional application must contain plans for improving and strengthening undergraduate instruction in both international studies and foreign languages and be multi or interdisciplinary in design:

  • Development of a global studies/international studies program which is interdisciplinary in design;
  • Development of a program that focuses on issues or topics, such as peace studies or international health;
  • Development of an area studies program and its languages;
  • Creation of innovative curricula which combines the teaching of international studies with professional and pre-professional studies, such as engineering;
  • Research for and development of specialized teaching materials, including language materials, i.e., Business Chinese or Spanish for Healthcare Professionals;
  • Establishment of internship or service-learning opportunities in domestic or international settings, as well as development of study abroad programs;
  • Creating opportunities for faculty/students to strengthen area studies expertise or linguistic skills by providing training or research opportunities overseas.

Best Practices for Applying…

  • Contact program officers
  • Review abstracts and successful proposals
  • Review information on Web site
  • Prepare a specific and detailed budget
  • Address all areas of the application package
  • Format the proposal so that it is easy to read
  • Register to apply early (i.e., grants.gov)
  • If your institution is not funded, consult the reviewers’ comments and reapply
  • Contact funded grantees for guidance

For more information…

Past successful applications, abstracts and links provided for UISFL Program

Electronic grant application submission

Panel reviewer application submission

Grantmaking at ED


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