Programs and Competitions

The Language Flagship is committed to continuing its investment in advancing language learning in the U.S. for the long term and, accordingly, requires evidence of significant institutional commitment to support and sustain institutional Flagship efforts. The Language Flagship only commits to long-term funding for programs if the host institutions demonstrate a similar commitment to support the language education infrastructure required for institutionalization and sustainment of these efforts. Institutional support must be demonstrated by a clear commitment of financial support to core operations of the project.  


 

Open RFPs

South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative and/or Indonesian Flagship Languages Initiative

The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education for the development and implementation of South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative and/or the Indonesian Flagship Languages Initiative to provide domestic intensive summer language instruction, followed by fall overseas language instruction in Hindi and Urdu and/or Indonesian at a variety of levels.  Proposals are due by 4:30 p.m. (EST) on October 15, 2019. The competition will be for a four-year grant award. 

SAFLI/IFLI Flagship Languages Initiative Application Guidelines (PDF)

SAFLI/IFLI Flagship Languages Initiative Budget Template (Excel)

Flagship hosted a technical assistance webinar on September 12, 2019, below are the webinar slides and the Q and A.

SAFLI/IFLI Technical Assistance Webinar Slides (PDF)

SAFLI/IFLI RFP Questions and Answers (PDF)

 

2020-2024 Flagship Open Grant Competition

The Language Flagship is conducting a full and open competition for all Domestic Undergraduate Flagship programs, with an application deadline of Tuesday, October 15, 2019. This competition will be for four-year grant awards.

Flagship hosted a technical assistance webinars on August 7, 2019; the presentation from this webinar is available for viewing here. Additional technical assistance webinars were held between September 10-11, 2019; the webinar slides are now available:

Arabic, Chinese and Russian Webinar Slides (PDF - updated 10/04/2019)

Korean and Portuguese Webinar Slides (PDF - updated 10/04/2019)

Persian Webinar Slides (PDF - updated 10/04/2019)

Questions were answered during the webinar and also by e-mail/phone and are included in the post-webinar Flagship Competition RFP Questions and Answers (PDF - updated 10/04/2019) document.


2020-2024 Arabic Language Flagship Program

The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education (IHEs) to develop a Domestic Undergraduate Arabic Language Flagship Program. This solicitation is open to U.S. IHEs with existing Arabic language programs, and demonstrated experience delivering high-quality undergraduate Arabic language instruction. Proposals are due by 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Undergraduate Arabic Flagship Program Application Guidelines (PDF)

Undergraduate Arabic Flagship Program Budget Template (Excel)

Flagship Competition RFP Questions and Answers (PDF - updated 10/04/2019)

Arabic, Chinese and Russian Webinar Slides (PDF - updated 10/04/2019)


2020-2024 Chinese Language Flagship Program

The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education (IHEs) to develop a Domestic Undergraduate Chinese Language Flagship Program. This solicitation is open to U.S. IHEs with existing Chinese language programs and demonstrated experience delivering high-quality undergraduate Chinese language instruction. Proposals are due by 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. The applicaiton guidelines for this competition were updated on 09/13/2019 to update Appendix I (Certification Form), and the Certification Form guidance on page 2.

Undergraduate Chinese Flagship Program Application Guidelines (PDF - Updated 09/09/2019)

Undergraduate Chinese Flagship Program Budget Template (Excel)

 Flagship Competition RFP Questions and Answers (PDF - updated 10/04/2019)

Arabic, Chinese and Russian Webinar Slides (PDF - updated 10/04/2019)

 

2020-2024 Korean Language Flagship Program

The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education (IHEs) to develop a Domestic Undergraduate Korean Language Flagship Program or a domestic and overseas undergraduate Korean Flagship program. This solicitation is open to U.S. IHEs with existing Korean language programs and demonstrated experience delivering high-quality undergraduate Korean language instruction. Proposals are due by 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. The applicaiton guidelines for this competition were updated on 09/09/2019 to allow for an increase in overseas budget proposals from $325,000 to $400,000.

Undergraduate Korean Flagship Program Application Guidelines (PDF - Updated 09/09/2019)

Undergraduate Korean Flagship Program Budget Template (Excel)

Flagship Competition RFP Questions and Answers (PDF - updated 10/04/2019)

Korean and Portuguese Webinar Slides (PDF - updated 10/04/2019)

2020-2024 Persian Language Flagship Program

The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education (IHEs) to develop a Domestic Undergraduate and immersion Capstone Persian Flagship Program. This solicitation is open to U.S. IHEs with existing Persian language programs and demonstrated experience delivering high-quality undergraduate Persian language instruction. Proposals are due by 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Undergraduate Persian Flagship Program Application Guidelines (PDF)

Undergraduate Persian Flagship Program Budget Template (Excel)

Flagship Competition RFP Questions and Answers (PDF - updated 10/04/2019)

Persian Webinar Slides (PDF - updated 10/04/2019)


2020-2024 Portuguese Language Flagship Program

The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education (IHEs) to develop a Domestic Undergraduate Portuguese Language Flagship Program or a Domestic and Overseas Undergraduate Portuguese Flagship program. This solicitation is open to U.S. IHEs with existing Portuguese language programs and demonstrated experience delivering high-quality undergraduate Portuguese language instruction. Proposals are due by 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Undergraduate Portuguese Flagship Program Application Guidelines (PDF)

Undergraduate Portuguese Flagship Program Budget Template (Excel)

Flagship Competition RFP Questions and Answers (PDF - updated 10/04/2019)

Korean and Portuguese Webinar Slides (PDF - updated 10/04/2019)


2020-2024 Russian Language Flagship Program

The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education (IHEs) to develop a Domestic Undergraduate Russian Language Flagship Program. This solicitation is open to U.S. IHEs with existing Russian language programs and demonstrated experience delivering high-quality undergraduate Russian language instruction. Proposals are due by 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Undergraduate Russian Flagship Program Application Guidelines (PDF)

Undergraduate Russian Flagship Program Budget Template (Excel)

Flagship Competition RFP Questions and Answers (PDF - updated 10/04/2019)

Arabic, Chinese and Russian Webinar Slides (PDF - updated 10/04/2019)


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