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.


2020-2024 Flagship Grant Competition Results

The Language Flagship and the National Security Education Program are pleased to announce the results of the Flagship open competition for domestic and select capstone programs.  Flagship has awarded 31 new grants representing 23 institutions across 19 states new grants for the 2020-2024 Language Flagship cycle. More information about the competition results is available here.


Open RFPs


Chinese Flagship Culture Initiative 

The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from current undergraduate domestic Flagship programs to develop a Chinese Flagship Culture Initiative. The main goal of this initiative is to develop openly accessible online Chinese culture materials that would be integrated into the program design of the Chinese Flagship programs and would also be available as a resource to the field. Proposals are due by 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Friday, November 13, 2020.

The Language Flagship will host a technical assistance webinar on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Questions are due by Tuesday, October 27, 2020. To register for the webinar, please send an email to

Chinese Flagship Culture Initiative Application Guidelines (PDF) 

Chinese Flagship Culture Initiative Budget Template (Excel)


Flagship Teacher Training Workshops

The Language Flagship is announcing a competition to develop and conduct Flagship Teacher Training Workshops. This competition is open to currently-funded Language Flagship programs and Flagship Language Initiatives .The goal of these workshops is to provide professional development opportunities to the community of Language Flagship faculty, lecturers, instructors, language partners and other long-term staff that directly provide foreign language training or support to Flagship students. Workshops should also provide opportunities for the participation of ROTC Project Global Officer (Project GO), Language Training Centers, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC), and teachers in other federal language training programs.

This competition will not have a webinar. Key dates to keep in mind are that RFP questions should be sent by or on October 23, 2020, the Application Submission date is November 13, 2020, and we anticipate a January 1, 2020 Grant start date.

Flagship Teacher Training Workshops Application Guidelines (PDF)

Flagship Teacher Training Workshops Budget Template (Excel)


View Closed RFPs