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Overseas Programs - Group Projects Abroad

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This federal aid program is managed by:

Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education


To contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States by providing opportunities for teachers, faculty, and upperclassmen and/or graduate students to study, travel, and research in foreign countries.

Funding obligations:

(Project Grants) FY 09 $5,198,426; FY 10 est $5,504,123; FY 11 est $4,874,240

Uses and Use Restrictions:

The grant does not provide funds for project-related expenses within the United States. The grant funds may be used in the country of study for the following: maintenance stipend; round-trip international travel; project-related local travel; artifacts; books and other teaching materials; rent for instructional facilities; and clerical and professional services.

Examples of Funded Projects:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Program Accomplishments:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Types of Assistance:


Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

Varies by competition.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

For short-term seminar, curriculum development, and group research or study projects ranging from 5 weeks, generally, to 12 months; up to 48 months for advanced intensive language training projects. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The information is included in the grant award document.

Applicant Eligibility:

Institutions of higher education, State departments of education, private nonprofit educational organizations, and a consortium of institutions, departments, and organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

A participant must be: a citizen, or permanent resident of the United States, faculty member and teachers at all levels; a graduate or upperclassman who plans a teaching career in modern foreign languages or area studies.

Award Procedure:

With the advice of a panel of academic consultants and an assessment of the feasibility and suitability of each proposal by U.S. Embassies and Binational Commissions in the proposed countries of study, the IEPS will make initial selections, and preliminary recommendations of grant recipients to the Secretary. All recommended selections are subject to review and final approval by the presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Contact Info for Headquarters Office:

Michelle Guilfoil, International Education Programs Service, Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education, 1990 K St. NW, 6th Floor, Washington, District of Columbia 20006 Email: Phone: (202) 502-7625.

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