Webinar – International & Foreign Language Education Programs at ED: The Basics – Sep. 1, 2021

Webinar – International & Foreign Language Education Programs at ED: The Basics – Sep. 1, 2021

Hello and welcome to today’s presentation nof the International and Foreign Language   Education programs at the U.S. Department of nEducation. My name is Carolyn Collins and I’m   a program officer with the International and nForeign Language Education or IFLE office at   the Department of Education. Today’s webinar will nbe a basic overview of our 11 different programs   and at the end of the session we’ll have a nmoment to go over which kinds of programs   are right for which kinds of ninstitutions and individuals.   Today’s presentation is being broadcast on YouTube npremiere so if you’re joining us live, please   don’t hesitate to use the chat box to interact nwith us and ask any questions you might have.   If you’re not watching today’s presentation live, nthen we encourage you to reach out to us by email   anytime you have a question and the email naddress where you can do so is appearing   on screen now. It’s IFLE@ed.gov. That’s i-f-l-e nat ed.gov. A couple of other good ways to learn   more about our programs and to interact with nus are first by subscribing to our newsletter.   You’ll find a tinyurl there which with a link to nsubscribe to add yourself to our mailing list.   And then we also encourage you to check out nour Google map of IFLE grantees. It’s a great   interactive way to explore our programs nand learn about individual grantees and   the projects that they are currently being funded nto conduct. So without further ado, let’s jump in. The office of International and Foreign Language nEducation at the Department of Education   administers Title VI and Fulbright-Hays programs. nThese programs provide grant opportunities that   support the internationalization of nU.S. institutions of higher education.   Our Fulbright-Hays and Title nVI programs prepare teachers,   students, and citizens with the global and ncultural competencies and experiences that they   need to be successful in 21st century careers and nalso to fully engage with an interconnected world   of diverse cultures religions nworld perspectives and languages. As you’ll see on this slide, we administer 11 ndifferent programs. The two… the programs can be   organized into two buckets. One is our Title VI nprograms, which act more on the domestic side of   things, and these include the National Resource nCenters, Foreign Language and Area Studies   fellowships, Centers for International Business nEducation, Business and International Education,   International Research and Studies, Language nResource Centers, American Overseas Research   Centers, and Undergraduate International nStudies and Foreign Language program.   Our overseas programs or Fulbright-Hays programs ninclude the Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad   fellowships program, the Group Projects Abroad nprogram, and finally the Seminars Abroad program.   We’ll go more into depth on each of these nprograms during today’s presentation,   but today’s presentation is really just meant to nbe an overview. So if you’d like to learn more,   we encourage you to go to our website to dive into nthe details of each program and also to stay tuned   to our to our updates via our newsletter, our nTwitter address which you’ll see at the bottom   left of the screen which is @GoGlobalED, nand also, you know, other other things   like these webinar presentations to nlearn more about each specific program. Okay we’re going to start with an overview of our ndomestic programs. These are programs that are   authorized under Title VI of the Higher Education nAct. These programs strengthen U.S. home-based   resources in area studies, international nbusiness, and language teaching and learning.   The first program… and really the reason it’s nfirst is it’s sort of the flagship Title VI   program… is the National Resource Centers or NRC nprogram this program provides grants to internet   institutions of higher education to establish nstrengthen and operate centers of excellence   those centers of excellence do a wide variety of nthings including but not limited to teaching less   commonly taught languages or likdls those nare any language other than spanish french   and german they also provide instruction in fields nneeded to provide full understanding of areas   regions or countries where those less commonly ntaught languages are used National Resource   Centers do research and they provide programs nof study focused on issues of global importance   and finally last but not least they do teacher ntraining activities and professional development   opportunities related to center’s world nlanguages area studies or international studies on this next slide you’ll see a map that nshows where our current grantees for our   National Resource Centers program are located nas you’ll see we have 100 NRCs currently   that span spanner range all across the country and nrepresent 10 different world areas also not shown   on this particular map is hawaii but we all we ndo have a few National Resource Centers in Hawaii   the National Resource Centers program represents nfunding of approximately 23.7 million dollars   for fiscal year 2021 um and as i said we have 100 ncenters that can be understood in 10 different   world areas including africa canada east asia nlatin america international middle east south   asia southeast asia western europe russia and east neurope and and really covering the entire globe   a few examples of our currently funded National nResource Centers are listed here so that you can   get an understanding of where you might find na National Resource Center and what the center   might focus on so for example we have a latin namerican and caribbean center that is located   at florida international university we have the ncenter for african studies at howard university   the atlanta global studies center at georgia tech nthe east asian studies center at ohio state and   finally the center for east european and russian nor eurasian studies at university of chicago eligible applicants to the NRC program are ninstitutions of higher education or a consortium   of institutions of higher education that means nthat sometimes two institutions will join forces   and leverage their their combined resources to nform one center for example we have a National   Resource Center that is a consortium between duke nuniversity and the university of north carolina   that focuses on latin american studies the nlength of a National Resource Center grant   is for 48 months funds are awarded annually nand those fund those continuation funds are   contingent upon the appropriation from congress nand grantee performance but the length is   is good to note because this program does not hold na competition every single year for new grantees   rather we hold a competition for new grantees nonce every four years so the current grant cycle   goes from 2018 through the end of fiscal year n2021 we will be holding a competition for the   next grant cycle which is 2022 through 2025 nfiscal year this fall and winter so if your   institution or a consortium of institutions nis interested in exploring um applying for   a National Resource Center grant you’ll want nto check out the website listed on this slide   to find out more information about what an napplication looks like to keep apprised of the   application dates and of course to to access nthe application when it is finally posted okay the next program that we’re going to ndiscuss is the foreign language and area   studies fellowships program we also call nthese flask fellowships flask fellowships   are grants that go to institutions of higher neducation to provide academic year and summer   fellowships for students who are studying foreign nlanguage and area studies flask fellowships   support advanced language and area studies ntraining for undergraduate and graduate students   and a large majority of fellowships support nthe study of less commonly taught languages the flask program a good way to understand it nis that it’s kind of a sister program to the NRC   program it’s a separate grant program nwith a separate application however   many institutions who receive an NRC grant also nreceive flask fellowships or vice versa many   but not all the programs do not necessarily nhave to go together but frequently they do   for fiscal year 2021 we have 106 institutions that nhave received allocations of fellowships for 10   different world areas the flask program represents n31.2 million dollars of funding for fiscal year   2021 and as you’ll see um listed we have a few nexamples uh to give you a better understanding   of what institutions and centers have applied nfor and received allocations of these awards   um we have a the center for near neastern studies at new york university   that has received an allocation of fellowships nfor middle east we have the center for southeast   asian studies at northern illinois university nthe south asia center at syracuse university   the center for european studies at university nof florida and the canadian studies center at   university of washington and western washington nuniversity um they’re a partner on that consortium   grant um which has received an allocation of nfellowships for um the languages of canada   so that wouldn’t that would include french but nalso ineptitude and other first nations languages eligible applicants for a flask grant an nimportant an important understanding for this   particular program is that it’s the institution nthat applies to receive an allocation of grant   of awards so individual students do not apply nto the IFLE office directly rather it’s the   institution of higher education or consortium that napplies to IFLE to receive an allocation of awards   institutions then conduct their own competitions non campus to select fellows who will then receive   the awards then the the fellowships themselves nare administered directly by the institution   rather than being administered by our noffice at the us department of education the length of the FLAS fellowship grant like NRC nis 48 months so four years but those funds are   awarded annually contingent upon appropriation nfrom congress and grantee performance   the fellowships themselves again the fellowships nthat are that are awarded and administered   directly by the institution with the allocation nthose fellowships last for one academic year   or for one summer the current grant cycle um is nis going on until the end of fiscal year 2021   the next grant cycle will be for fiscal year n2022 through 2025 and that competition will   be taking place this fall and winter so again nif your institution is interested in applying   for an allocation of FLAS awards which you ncould then give to your students we encourage   you to go to the website listed to learn nmore about what the application looks like   and to start preparing your applications since we nwill be announcing the competition this fall or   winter okay the next program that we’ll go over is nour centers for international business education   this is a really unique program that provides ngrants to increase and promote the nation’s   capacity for international understanding and ncompetitiveness centers for international business   education or CIBEs as we like to call them link nthe business community with university expertise   much like the National Resource Centers the ncenters for international business education   do a wide variety of things including but not nlimited to internationalizing business curriculum   on campus offering development programming for nbusiness faculty developing business language   courses organizing intensive language training for nbusiness persons supporting small and medium-sized   businesses seeking to develop overseas markets nand funding research projects and publications   side grants usually go to business schools which nare located in institutions of higher education   that provides them the expertise about ninternational business and the business   community and also allows them to connect nbetter with local businesses who are looking   to expand into international markets and may nneed some help with consulting or understanding   um the markets that they want to reach CIBEs nalso advise on supply chain chain management   and other issues of great nimportance to international business uh the map you see here shows where our current ncommunity of sibe grantees are located again   you’ll see that they’re really located across nthe country we have 15 sides at the current time   that receive funding of 4.5 or closer to n4.6 million dollars for fiscal year 2021. uh   sides again usually go to institutions of higher neducation that have business schools uh right now   this uh a few examples of the sides are loyola nmarymount university san diego state university   texas a m university of colorado at denver and nuniversity of maryland college park if you were   to just search any of those institutions with nwith the term centers for international business   education you would be able to find the sides nyou can also go to the google map with that tiny   url that you see tinyurl.com/2020IFLEgrantees nand you can click around and explore the sides   each of their websites is linked there and nthat’s a great way to go directly to their   websites to learn more about their work nin their communities and across the nation much like the National Resource Centers program nthe side grants go to institutions of higher ed   or a consortium of institutions of higher ed the nlength of the grant is 48 months again um so this   program only competes for new grants once every nfour years um luckily for any institutions who are   interested um out there the next competition nwill be taking place this fall and winter   so that’s fall fall 2021 winter 2022 um so nplease go to the website listed if you’re   interested to learn more um and and stay posted non our twitter feed or through our newsletter   for announcements of when the ncompetition will be opening okay the next program that we’ll talk about nis our business and international education   or bie program this one we’re presenting nright after the side program because it does   something similar in terms of trying to target nthe you know the issue of international business   but this program does it in a little bit of a ndifferent way the bie program provides grants   to institutions of higher education that enter ninto an agreement with the trade association the   goal of the bie program is to improve the academic nteaching of the business curriculum and to conduct   outreach activities that will assist the local nbusiness community to compete in the global arena this program actually hasn’t competed in terms of nhaving a competition for new grants in a number of   years but we’re excited to offer to have it back non our roster and we are currently conducting a   competition to select the new grantees for fiscal nyear 2021 we project to make about 20 new awards   and those awards will um will make up nabout 1.6 or 1.7 million dollars of funding   past bie grants have gone to hampton university nfor their international business initiative in   virginia well another example is olone community ncollege which had which proposed a project to   support their greater silicon valley service nexport initiative in california another past   grant went to portland community college to nsupport their international business education   initiative in oregon so as you’ll see from this nlist in comparison to the cyber grantee list   these um these colleges you know include nor i guess the bie program list of grantees   uh tends to include some smaller institutions nor some community colleges um who are proposing   targeted initiatives the centers for business nat international business education program   it’s a larger more resource center um program nthat is intended to serve the entire nation   in terms of capacity and expertise the bie nprogram is really for targeted initiatives   in local communities for institutions who nare working with specific trade associations so here are the grant details for the bie program nthe bie grants can go to institutions of a higher   education that enter into an agreement with a ntrade association the goal of that agreement   needs to be to improve the academic teaching nof business curriculum and to conduct outreach   activities to assist local businesses as they try nto compete in the global arena another difference   that you’ll notice between the bie program nand the side program is that the bie grants   can last up to 24 months the side grants are 48 nmonths so four years bie grants are for two years   again the funds are awarded annually contingent nupon the congressional appropriation given for the   title vi programs and also contingent upon grantee nperformance the current grant cycle for bie um   is well the competition is taking place now num and so those grants that are awarded will   be made for fiscal year 2021 through 2022. uh we ndon’t know yet when the next time the bie program   will have a competition but again we really nencourage you to subscribe to our newsletter   that’s tinyurl.com/IFLEnewsletter and that way nyou can get you can get updates on this and   other programs the competition um for this time naround it closed very recently on august 13th   and so we are currently conducting that review nthe awards will be announced in the coming months   and we are excited to welcome our grant our ngroup of new grantees for the bie program okay our next program is the language nresource centers or lrc program   this program is also authorized under title vi of nthe higher education act and it provides grants to   improve the nation’s capacity to teach and learn nforeign languages effectively through research   teaching materials digital tools and resources nassessments professional development and less   commonly taught language initiatives also k-12 ninitiatives and outreach and dissemination   the lrcs are a very vibrant group of of nresource centers that provide expertise   to language teachers and students throughout nthe country and they have their own website so   please go to nflrc.org where you’ll find a lot of nthose resource links to a lot of those resources   upcoming events information about ntheir summer institutes and more   so i really encourage you to check that out nif you are a language teacher or someone who   who works with language teachers and would nlike to learn more about the work of the lrcs like our other grants the lrcs are located all nacross the country for fiscal year 2021 we have   16 language resource centers that receive 2.7 nmillion dollars of funding for the fiscal year   some examples include the National Resource nCenter for Asian Languages at California State   Fullerton, the Center for Urban Language nTeaching and Research at Georgia State,   the National African Language nResource Center at Indiana University,   the Center for Educational Resources in Culture nLanguage and Literacy at University of Arizona,   and the Center for Open Educational Resources nand Language Learning at University of Texas at   Austin. As you’ll see from this list the centers nhave different themes some of them have very broad   themes so they’re broadly addressing language nlearning um in terms of you know as you’ll see   with the university of arizona culture language nand literacy um or you know or they’re focusing on   assessments with language learning other centers nhave a regional focus for example you’ll see   the california state university focuses on asian nlanguages in particular so they develop materials   for instructors and teachers who are focused on nvietnamese or you know or lao some some centers   really focus on on regions like african languages ncentral asian languages asian languages etc   finally some have a thematic focus that’s very nsubject specific so you’ll see the university of   texas at austin their their bread and nbutter is open educational resources   so if you’re a language teacher and you nwant free open educational resources please   check their work out because they’re doing nsome great innovative work in that space so the grant details for the LRC program are that neligible applicants are institutions of higher   education or consortium like the NRCs and CIBEs nthe LRCs operate on a four-year grant cycle so   funds are awarded for 48 months contingent nupon the appropriation and grantee performance   again this grant cycle matches the NRC and nCIBE cycle so we’re just finishing up our FY   2018 through 2021 grant cycle and the next cycle nwill begin in fiscal year 2022 that competition   will be held this fall and winter so please ngo to the website listed for that information   and to to get updates and to see the napplication package when it is posted okay moving on with our title vi programs we nhave our international research and studies or   irs grant these are grants that support research non the needs methods and strategies for teaching   foreign language area and international studies nthe irs program has basically two types of award   one is focused on on projects that do nresearch studies and surveys the other one   funds projects for the development nof instructional materials we have 18 current irs projects for fiscal year n2021 that represents 603 846 dollars in funding   um irs grants um you know as we mentioned on nthe last page can either focus on research   studies and surveys or instructional nmaterials so here’s a list of some of   the current projects that are being funded the ncenter for applied linguistics received a grant   to do a project called oral proficiency assessment ntraining for pre-k through 8 language educators   an organization called language mentors ninternational received a grant to study   the characteristics of language immersion in nhigh performing star talk student programs   stony brook university has an irs grant to look nat the impact of intercultural engagement on   asian language learning outcomes and the final nexample here is the university of minnesota   which received a grant to look at social justice nin language education strengthening career   competencies intercultural understanding and nlanguage proficiency through specialized materials   and again we encourage you to go to the google map ntinyurl.com/2020IFLEgrantees where you can click   each of these icons and dive more into the details nof the projects that are currently being conducted so the IRS program grant details are a little ndifferent than the ones that we’ve seen so far   eligible applicants actually can nbe individuals in this program   they can also be institutions of nhigher ed local educational agencies   non-profit organizations other organizations nand or agencies and state education organizat…   state education agencies the length of an IRS ngrant can can vary from 12 months on the short end   to 36 months on the long end and that’s um that ntimeline is really determined uh by the grantee   proposal what what are you asking for in your napplication and then after the applications   are reviewed if your project is selected for nfunding the program officer for the IRS program   will work with you to determine the right ntime frame uh what makes sense for the study   and and funding the IRS program competes annually nand the next grant competition will take place in   fiscal or 4 fiscal year 2023 so if you’re any of nthese eligible applicants and you are interested   in applying please go to the URL listed where num where you can learn more about what an IRS   application consists of and where you can keep nposted on new updates for the next competition Our next program is the American nOverseas Research Centers or AORC program   which is a really unique grant program nthat provides grants to consortia of U.S.   institutions of higher education that establish npermanent facilities in host countries or regions   to provide scholarly and logistical assistance nto American postgraduate researchers and faculty   our network of American Overseas Research Centers nhelp U.S. scholars navigate the local environment   secure research permits facilitate access nto scholarly resources and individuals   and arrange lectures and public events centers nalso host scholarly conferences in the U.S.   that focus on topics related to their world nregion of focus the picture you see here is   actually from one of our current arcs this is na group of us scholars who are participating   in um in some programming offered by the AORC nthat we have currently located in Indonesia so as I mentioned we currently have an nAORC in Indonesia but we also have AORCs   all around the world um any some examples ninclude a center located in Mongolia,   a center located in Senegal, we have the American nInstitute of Indian Studies, the American Research   Institute of the South Caucasus, and the nCenter for Khmer Studies. so we have current   we have currently 15 AORCs that are funded at na level of about 1 million dollars per year   um and our la our current group is nfrom the fiscal year 2020 competition   the next grant cycle will take place in nfiscal year 2024 or for fiscal year 2024   and the arcs operate on a four-year grant cycle   so the grant cycle with the AORCs is similar to nthe grant cycle with the National Resource Centers   the centers for international business education nand the language resource centers program   eligible applicants to receive an AORC grant are nconsortive institutions of higher education this   grant is unique because in order to be eligible nan institution has to be a consortium it has   to be a consortium between a U.S. institution of nhigher education and a center that is based abroad   so the consortium must receive more than 50 npercent of their funding from public or private   U.S. sources they must have a permanent presence nin the country in which the center is located   and finally they must be a tax-exempt non-profit norganization as defined um in section 501 c3   of the internal revenue code of 1986. so nif you have more questions about the AORC   program please go to the URL listed where you ncan dive more into the eligibility requirements   and learn more about the current nnetwork of AORCs that are funded okay our final Title VI program that we’ll go nover is our Undergraduate International Studies   and Foreign Language or UISFL program we love that nacronym because the Undergraduate International   Studies and Foreign Language program is incredibly nuseful for the institutions that receive these   awards. UISFL grants are aimed at strengthening nundergraduate instruction in international studies   and world languages they focus on developing nand implementing curricula providing faculty   training and providing seed monies for new nlanguage programs or study abroad programs   so the picture you see here is actually from none of our UISFL grantees joliet junior college   who received a UISFL grant several years ago to nhelp build out a study abroad program to japan   and so you see here a group of their of ntheir students having a great time in japan so we currently have 32 UISFL grantees nlocated all across the country um   for fiscal year 2021 the UISFL program nrepresents 2.9 million dollars of funding   and a few examples of UISFL projects include nagnes scott college which received a grant   for a project entitled enhancing global nmindedness through middle eastern studies   coastal carolina university received a UISFL ngrant um to help build collaborative area studies   through interdisciplinary nlanguage resource centers   and finally um at least in the examples here we nhave montana state university at billings that is   a consortium with northwest college on a project ntitled global st global skills certificate program   an international studies minor focused on east nasian studies so this is another program where   clicking around that google map is a really good nway to learn about the program because because   you’ll see the variety of types of projects that nare funded UISFL grants can fund can help fund   building new study abroad programs but they can nalso you know help fund building out building   out new area studies programs on campus or adding nan international component to existing programs   for instance you know adding an international nstudy abroad program or a short study abroad   program at a nursing school or something nsimilar to that so so the map is really   great way to learn about that and you can go nthere through this tinyurl listed on the slide okay eligible applicants for you the UISFL grant nare institutions of higher ed or non-profit   organizations um the length of the UISFL grant nis 24 months through 36 months again that that   time frame is really determined by what the ninstitution asks for in its project proposal in   its application and um and what the reviewers the nthe peer reviewers note in the during the review   um and the program officer um you know how nthe program officer you know comes to comes   to a determination with in collaboration with nthe grantee on the appropriate length of time   for the award funds are awarded annually again ncontingent upon the congressional appropriation   for the program and grantee performance the ncurrent grantee cycle for the useful program is   from 2020 through 2023 fiscal years the next grant ncycle will actually compete for fiscal year 2022   so um art the next competition will most likely ntake place this coming february that’s february   2022 um so again if you are an institution nthat’s looking to build out your international   programming add some new study abroad offerings ninternationalize some components of your current   offerings if you have a targeted program proposal nthis is a really fantastic program and so we   encourage you to go to the website to learn more nto think about how you might start writing your   writing your UISFL grant application and and nalso of course to stay posted on the application   um the competition announcement through our nnewsletter i misspoke earlier the url for the   newsletter is actually tinyurl.com/IFLEnews that’s ni f l e news or you can go to our website where   you can find the subscription link or go to our ntwitter at go global ed and that way you can get   uh get updates on when our programs are announced nso that you don’t miss the application window now that we’ve finished talking about our nTitle VI programs we’re excited to jump   into our Fulbright-Hays programs um we have nthree programs that are authorized under the   Fulbright-Hays Act and these programs uh we like nto think of them as our overseas our overseas   component to the the programs administered by our noffice the Fulbright-Hays program strengthened the   overseas capacity for for cultural understanding nbetween U.S. researchers and project participants   and the and the people of other countries by nmeans of educational and cultural exchange the first program that we’ll go over is the ndoctoral dissertation research abroad or DDRA   fellowships program um you’ll see here nin the photos a few of our DDRA fellows   actually abroad conducting their research num you know on-site doing doing the work   um so DDRA fellowships are grants that ngo to institutions of higher education   to fund fellowships for doctoral students nto conduct research overseas in modern   foreign languages and area studies nfor periods of six to twelve months DDRA fellows are doing their research abroad all nover the world um this map you’ll see it’s covered   with dots um the big dots with the airplane icon nrepresent the actual fellows who are abroad doing   research and the smaller dots that you see more in nthe united states those are the home institutions   for fiscal year 2020 we have 112 DDRA fellowships   so that’s 112 students who are actually being nfunded to do research overseas um the average   individual DDRA fellowship is approximately nthirty eight thousand one hundred uh one hundred   eleven dollars um these these three examples nare really just three of 112. so again the   google map is a great way to learn more about nthe actual projects that are being funded   and for you to see the wide diversity of fellows nand diversity of projects that are supported   city university of New York has a student nthat is currently researching the Tibetan   exile community in India and that student is using nthe Tibetan language to actually do their research   Princeton university has a student who’s nresearching business innovation intellectual   property and social enterprise in Nigeria nand that student is using the Yoruba language   for their studies and the university of nWisconsin has a student researching how   indigenous women make decisions about neducation and migration in Guatemala   and that student is relying on their nK’iche’ Maya skills to do that research so if you’re interested in potentially applying nfor a DDRA fellowship or having your students   apply for them here are the grant details the neligible applicants are actually the institutions   themselves but the fellowships go to individuals nso U.S. citizens nationals or permanent residents   who are enrolled in doctoral programs in the nfields of modern foreign language and area studies   are eligible to apply through their institution nfor a DDRA fellowship so this is a program where   both the students and the institutions submit napplications through our online G5 application   portal but the the students actually have to go nthrough their institution of higher education   from day one at the application process level nto apply and then the institution submits the   package the group of applications to our noffice which then review the applications   when the awards when the fellowships are made nthen the grants actually go to the institutions   themselves which then give the fellowships to nthe students fellowships may last up to 12 months   for a DDRA award and the next call for napplications will be for fiscal year 2022   so that competition will most nlikely take place in February   so again now is the perfect time to start thinking nabout this and planning if you are a student   or if you are a an institution of higher education nadministrator a fellowships advisor who wants to   let your students know about this opportunity now nis a great time to start preparing so please go to   that URL listed to find out more about the DDRA nprogram in particular and if you have questions   we have a DDRA dedicated email address where you ncan where you can send in your questions if if you   want to learn more or can’t find the answers on nthe materials listed on the website i will note   there’s a very thorough frequently asked questions npart of the DDRA website um and so i encourage   you to check that out before you email um since nyour questions might be answered there already   but the email for the DDRA program specifically nis DDRA@ed.gov so very easy DDRA at ed.gov or of   course you can always email IFLE@ed.gov and your nemail will be directed to the appropriate person okay our group projects abroad nprogram is the next one we’ll go over   we call this the GPA program for short these are ngrants that go to institutions of higher education   or other organizations to organize programs for nk-12 teachers college students and faculty to   engage in short or long-term overseas nprojects focused on training research   and curriculum development in modern foreign nlanguages and area studies so GPA awards go to   institutions or organizations who put together a nproject that has a common research theme or goal   and then the institutions select the participants nto actually do the program the picture you see   here is actually from our 2019 GPA program um nwhere one institution proposed a program for   for in-service and pre-service teachers to visit nclassrooms in Tanzania and during that trip   they were able to learn about educational nsystems by actually going into classrooms   speaking with teachers and students visiting other nyou know a wide variety of other organizations and   cultural sites and then they of course were nable to use that experience and knowledge   to integrate a more international component nback into their curriculum in the united states so current grantees of our GPA program nagain can be found all across the country   our grants go to institutions as I said nwhich then select participants who will   make up the actual group that does the project nabroad um so for fiscal year 2020 we have 25   GPA grants 19 are considered short-term projects nand six are considered long-term projects   so the funding for the overall GPA nprogram in 2020 was 3.1 million dollars   a few examples of GPA awards are the ones nlisted here the first two are short-term   projects and the last one is a long-term project nexample to give you a sense of the difference   Metropolitan State University of nDenver received a short-term award   for their project entitled women art nand development in contemporary morocco   the New England Educational Leadership Institute nreceived a short-term grant for their project   called mandarin instructional leadership training nprogram summer institute for teachers of Chinese   and then the University of Arizona nreceived a long-term GPA award to support   the CASA Advanced Arabic Language and Culture nTraining at the Qasid Institute in Jordan   so the short-term GPA projects really are are nfor maybe four weeks where a group goes abroad   you know a group of teachers you know students nfaculty members engaged in a common endeavor they   they have a theme they study a particular subject nwhile they’re abroad and then they come back home   the long-term projects are something like nthis one at University of Arizona where   they’re actually funding you know funding the npossibility for students and you know and others   to do arabic language and culture training for na longer amount of time um overseas so um so   that it’s really the time frame that differs and nthen also sort of the structure of the proposal so in terms of proposals here are the ngrant details eligible applicants include   institutions of higher education non-profit norganizations and state educational agencies   short-term projects the actual duration of nthe grant can be up to 18 months long that   said the the actual travel time of the group is nusually much shorter than that for a GPA project   um usually you know and the grant recipient nwill have up to 18 months to put together   and conduct their actual project but the travel ntime when the group is abroad might be four weeks   um the long term projects can last up to 24 nmonths and again those can be structured a   little bit differently so if it’s awards to to nsupport students as they do intensive Arabic   training in Jordan um you know maybe maybe this nthe awards might support a student studying there   for six months um so again it’s just the time nframe and of the actual time abroad for the   participant that differs but also the time um the nlength of the actual project um period is a little   bit longer with the long-term projects the next ncall for applications will be for fiscal year 2022   and that competition will most likely open in nJanuary of 2022 so again if you’re an institution   interested in the GPA program please check out the nwebsite now is the perfect time to get going on   brainstorming ideas and coming up with na draft sort of application proposal   and that way you can hit the ground running nwhen the competition itself is announced   hopefully this coming January so please ngo to the URL listed for more information   the GPA program also has a dedicated email naddress if you want to get in touch with   their program officer that email address is nGPA@ed.gov so pretty simple again GPA at ed.gov the final program that we’ll review nis the seminars abroad program   or SA for short this is a Fulbright-Hays nprogram that provides four weeks short term   seminars or it’s four to six weeks actually nshort term seminars abroad for u.s educators   to develop a curriculum project while overseas nthere the curriculum project that is developed   should incorporate international content ninto k-12 and post-secondary curriculum   in u.s classrooms uh the picture you see is nactually from one of our seminars that took   place this summer it was a seminar for k-8 neducators to Iceland so those happy faces   you see are are some u.s educators who were able nto get abroad to Iceland this summer learn about   Iceland in all of its various facets and write nwrite new curricula for their schools back home as I mentioned we had a nprogram to Iceland this summer with 16 participants each the the photo nat the top that you see is the is a great   photo of some of those participants at one of the nwaterfalls in Iceland that seminar was focused on   exploring the concept of a small a small state nin the high north so these small you know small   small country you know in the northern nhemisphere um and how k through eight educators   could incorporate some of that knowledge nand cross-cultural content back into their   curricula for their schools but also their nschool districts and communities back home   we also had a seminar that just finished in Mexico nfor post-secondary educators that seminar was was   the theme of that was the third route exploring nAfrican heritage in Mexico and the picture um   at the bottom that you see is a photo of some of nthose participants participating in some dancing   that was programmed as part of their cultural nuh you know cultural learning while they were   in Mexico this summer so those educators again num worked during their time in Mexico to to   write new curricula to incorporate cross-cultural ncontent into their existing curricula   and at the end of the seminar basically the the nfinal product will be curricula that they can   now incorporate back into their classrooms but nthat they will also share with their with their   institutions with their school districts num with their communities and share online   so that other educators who have not had the nopportunity to go abroad to these places or to   have the kinds of experiences that the seminars nabroad participants do so that those educators   can also benefit from the experience and and get nmore of some global content into their teachings the seminars abroad program is a good one because nelementary school teachers middle or high school   teachers administrators curriculum specialists nlibrarians museum educators media resource   specialists and faculty who have responsibility nfor curricula in the fields of social sciences   or the humanities are all eligible to apply nthe app potential applicants for this program   actually apply directly to our office unlike some nof the other programs we have with individuals   where individuals apply through the institution nthis is one where the individuals actually apply   to us directly and are selected directly nthrough IFLE and our peer review process so   so if you’re any if you’re a teacher or an neducator or administrator that falls into one   of these categories um we absolutely encourage nyou to apply um to the seminars abroad program   um the seminars last uh for four to six nweeks and are held in the summer so um   so they won’t conflict with your regular nschool year um and the next applications uh   will be submitted um soon actually the competition nwill be opening um hopefully in October so um so   applicants will be able to apply this October this nfall um to take part in seminars that will occur   next summer so the summer of 2022 seminars um if nyou want to compete or if you want to participate   in a seminar next summer you need to apply nthis coming October October 2021 um for a spot   to learn more please go to the URL listed again nthe website has a lot of great information   including frequently asked questions a lot of ninformation about eligibility and you know and if   and any preference points um that you might get   uh if you teach at a title one or title three nschool um so please uh please go to that website   uh for more information the specific seminars that nwill happen next summer will also be announced   on the website uh soon so we don’t know yet uh nwe don’t have it confirmed just yet exactly where   next summer’s seminars will be taking place nbut that those details will be shared soon   um and there is usually a seminar at each neducational level so there will be there’s usually   one seminar at the k-12 level or excuse me at the nk-8 level one seminar at the secondary level so   middle and high school or high school students nand one seminar at the post-secondary level   those those details will be announced shortly nand please go to the website for more information now that we’ve learned a little bit about our n11 different programs the next few slides are   are intended to help you figure out what’s the nright program for you if you’re an institution   or an individual coming to this presentation and nyou’re just not sure which one you know makes   sense for your institution to apply for hopefully nthese next few slides will help kind of match you   to an appropriate program so the first group of nprograms are what we consider to be our targeted   capacity building programs these include nthe title vi business and international   education program the title vi undergraduate ninternational studies and foreign language program   and the Fulbright-Hays group projects abroad nprogram so these three programs are um   are similar in the way that they support ntargeted initiatives experiential activities   and creative projects customized for diverse nparticipants these programs are not not meant   as broad national sort of you know everything nunder the kitchen sink programs these are   these are meant as targeted programs nto support specific initiatives um   they’re they’re designed for institutions nto help to strengthen the competitive edge   of small or under represented institutions by nenhancing area studies or language training   programs so if you’re a smaller institution nif you’re an underrepresented institution   if you’re an institution that just doesn’t do a nlot of international stuff yet but you want to   these three programs are are na really good place to start these three programs also really work to expand to nactually to create in the first place or to expand   your international programming so grantees nthat that we see under these programs   they can be larger institutions or sometimes nstate flagship institutions but often we see   smaller institutions get receive these grants we nsee community colleges receive these grants we see   minority serving institutions you know apply for nand successfully implement these grants so so if   you are any one of those I think check out the BIE nprogram the UISFL program and or the GPA program the next batch of of programs can be really nthought of as our center programs these   are kind of our centers of excellence these nare the Title VI National Resource Centers,   the Centers for International Business Education, nthe Language Resource Centers, and the American   Overseas Research Centers so these these are all nprograms that support broad expertise on world   regions world affairs or thematic topics um all nof the centers that participate in these programs   really serve as resources to the whole nnation and um and they also help us scholars   who are abroad they provide substantial nresources and they have substantial offerings   in area studies international studies nand modern foreign language training   across multiple disciplines and departments ninstitutions who receive these grants usually have   already have a big capacity to leverage existing num linkages abroad and also establish new ones   um and finally these these types of institutions nusually have are already doing or want to do have   the capacity to do robust regional and national noutreach um on their various areas of expertise so   the NRCs the CIBEs the LRCs and the AORCs nthey’re they’re really national resource centers   they are um they’re understood to be the experts non whatever they’re doing so the National Resource   Centers are the experts on their particular nworld regions or topics of focus you know let’s   say Latin America or Russia and Eastern Europe num you know those NRCs are really go-to places   for the nation um whenever we you know whenever nwhenever the public needs more information about   a particular topic or needs to find experts who nspeak a particular less commonly taught language   the NRCs are a resource for that the Centers nfor International Business you know their   resources for the business community across across nthe nation not just in local markets they’re   providing you know they’re they’re developing nnew curricula for teaching international business   um they really have a broad expertise same ngoes for the Language Resource Centers   you know they’re they’re the preeminent experts non on language learning and teaching they’re   doing research they’re they’re creating nmaterials they’re working on creating new   assessments for languages across the board nespecially less commonly taught languages so   so they’re really serving our community of nlanguage teachers and language learners so   that so that we can be competitive in learning and nsuccessful in learning these languages um you know   to to help fulfill the national need and finally nthe American Overseas Research Centers again   they are the experts on helping U.S. scholars in ntheir countries or regions where they’re located   so if you’re a U.S. scholar and you’re going nto Indonesia you know you don’t know where to   start in terms of finding you know finding host ninstitutions or getting permits to do research   you can go to that AORC and and they really nknow their stuff so um so these four programs   really act as as national resources and ngenerally tend to go to larger institutions   or institutions that have that have you know a nrobust capacity already to do these activities   or that have enough capacity where they’re nready to start doing these activities   so so you don’t necessarily have to already nhave an NRC in order to apply for an NRC or   a CIBE or an LRC or a AORC but you need you need nto be in a position where you can hit the ground   running you have the resources you have the ninstitutional commitment and capacity um where   you can build that and and really be working non that high level to provide that expertise okay um this slide is really just focused on nthe international research and studies program   because that program is really very unique nit focuses on specialized research assessment   surveys and instructional materials related to ninternational and foreign language education.   It’s for creating and contributing new knowledge nto the field IRS programs or projects I should say   they work on a custom timeline they’re very ncustom projects and and the program officers   really work with grantees to to develop a timeline nand a and a project that will develop the results   to create that new knowledge and contribute nto the field IRS projects in particular have   the potential for long-term impact via publication nand dissemination of project results and materials   so the studies and research that are that are nfunded under the IRS program really contribute to   to helping everybody in the in the us nespecially in the international education   field understand better certain issues certain ntop topics the impact of certain programs   so this program kind of stands on its own um it’s nalso unique in that the grants go to individuals   but also institutions and organizations so nit’s basically anybody that is ready to do a   specialized research project on a topic related nto international and foreign language education this goes over the programs nfor which individuals can apply   I mentioned the IRS program individuals can apply nto that but that’s really an individual that   wants to do a specific research project the nprograms listed here are for individuals who are   who are studying or who are traveling abroad to nto gain knowledge you know for curricula back home   um these include so these include the foreign nlanguage and area studies fellowships program   that’s the title vi flask program and nthe Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad   or GPA program those two programs are ones nwhere individuals apply through an institution   so individuals never apply to the IFLE office nfor those it’s actually the institution that   applies to us at IFLE for the grant um we we then nreview the application and our grant award goes to   the institution the institution then runs its nown competition its own selection process to   choose who will become a flash fellow or who will nparticipate in the particular group project abroad the pro the one program where individuals do napply directly to IFLE is the Fulbright-Hays   Seminars Abroad program and then the other nprogram that that can be considered in this   group is the doctoral dissertation research nabroad or DDRA fellowships program that program   is a little bit uh unique in that individuals nand the institution apply through our online   G5 platform but individuals have to go through ntheir institution they have to go through their   their institutions fellowship advisor or organizer norganizing office um and the institution submits   the group of applications together so individuals napply by submitting an application to IFLE   through their home institution but in any ncase all four of these programs work to assist   individuals as they strengthen their knowledge nof modern foreign languages and area studies   they all support research study and or curriculum ndevelopment and they may support study and   research travel abroad so the flask fellowships nprogram can be used in the U.S. or abroad so   students actually can use their FLAS fellowships nto study abroad but they don’t have to whereas   with the group projects abroad the seminars abroad nand the doctoral dissertation research abroad   programs um as is indicated in the names nall of those take take place abroad okay so we’re at the end of our presentation nuh thank you for um thank you for listening   this whole time and I hope that the ninformation presented has been useful to you   um on that note we actually have another nwebinar coming up that may be of interest   to you if you are interested in applying to nany of our Title VI programs this webinar is   called tips and tricks for new applicants to nTitle VI programs and it will really focus on   on what are the best practices um that ninstitutions can take in order to get ready for   um applying to a Title VI program nhow to present yourself you know   in the best light in an application um and it’ll nreally address things like building capacity   um and other things that we see sort of themes nthat we see in in our successful applicants   so that will take place on September 29th at 2 np.m. eastern time it will be streamed um via via   YouTube premiere just like this webinar so please ngo to our YouTube channel which you’re already on   um so you should know how to find it uh go to nour our YouTube channel at 2 p.m. eastern time   where we will we we will live stream the nsession um and IFLE staff members will also be   on you know on call to help answer nyour questions live if you have them and a final plug please um please connect with nus we love hearing from our grantee community and   community of international and foreign language neducation interested folks out there whether   you’re just an individual that’s interested nin this subject matter or an institution   um we encourage you to stay tuned as I said non our YouTube channel for upcoming webinars   um you can follow us on twitter at @GoGlobalED or nexcuse me @GoGlobalED we really encourage you to   subscribe to our newsletter the newsletter nis great for receiving program updates and   information about competitions that are coming nup or currently taking place um but it’s also   a great a great place to just read about the ngreat work that some of our grantees are doing   so we always have voices from the field section num with stories from our grantees and um and a lot   of people really enjoy reading those and seeing nphotos and hearing from the students who’ve been   impacted so please subscribe to that we only send nit out quarterly um the big newsletter so it won’t   it won’t clog up your inbox we’re pretty sparing nwith it so we send it quarterly and then as needed   in between only when there’s like a competition nannouncement or something um something like   you know international education week sort of a nthematic update so we promise we won’t spam you   um please subscribe at tinyurl.com/IFLEnews nand finally as always you can go to our website   it’s www.ed.gov/ope/iegps where you can find links nto all of the program pages uh which we discussed   today but you can also find information about what nwe do each year for international education week   you can find the new joint statement in nsupport of international education that   was issued by the U.S. Department of Education in ncollaboration with the U.S. Department of State   and a lot more information so please visit nus online we look forward to connecting and   thank you again very much for your attention ntoday we look forward to hearing from you
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