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. 

For this competition Flagship will host a technical assistance webinar for institutions interested in applying on September 12, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. (EST).

SAFLI/IFLI Flagship Languages Initiative Application Guidelines (PDF)

SAFLI/IFLI Flagship Languages Initiative Budget Template (Excel)

 

Turkish Flagship Language Initiative

The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education for the development and implementation of the Turkish Flagship Language Initiative to provide domestic intensive summer language instruction, followed by fall overseas language instruction in Turkish at a variety of levels.  Proposals are due by 4:30 p.m. (EST) on August 15, 2019. The competition will be for a four-year grant award. For this competition Flagship will host a technical assistance webinar for institutions interested in applying.

A Turkish Flagship Language Initiative webinar was held on Thursday, July 11, 2019. The presentation from this webinar is available for viewing here.

Turkish Flagship Languages Initiative Application Guidelines (PDF)

Turkish Flagship Languages Initiative Budget Template (Excel)

Turkish Overseas Flagship Initiative Application - Q and A (PDF) updated August 6, 2019

 

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.

For this competition, Flagship will host technical assistance webinars for institutions interested in applying. An preliminary webinar was held Tuesday, August 7, 2018; the presentation from this webinar is available for viewing here. Upcoming webinars are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, July 9 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. EST for Korean and Portuguese applicants.
Tuesday, July 9 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. EST for Arabic, Chinese, and Russian applicants.
Thursday, July 11 from 3:00- 4:00 p.m. EST for Persian applicants

Tuesday, September 10 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. EST for Korean and Portuguese applicants.
Tuesday, September 10 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. EST for Arabic, Chinese, and Russian applicants.
Wednesday, September 11 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EST for Persian applicants.

To register for a webinar, please send an e-mail to flagship@iie.org indicating which webinar session and the names and e-mails for the participants. Each participant will receive an email with instructions for registering for the webinar.

Applicants are encouraged to participate in at least one of the two scheduled webinars.In addition, applicants may submit questions to flagship@iie.org. As necessary, telephone calls may be scheduled to answer questions that are more complex. 

All questions answered in the webinar or by e-mail/phone will be included in the post-webinar RFP FAQ.


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)


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.

Undergraduate Chinese Flagship Program Application Guidelines (PDF)

Undergraduate Chinese Flagship Program Budget Template (Excel)


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.

Undergraduate Korean Flagship Program Application Guidelines (PDF)

Undergraduate Korean Flagship Program Budget Template (Excel)


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)


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)


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)


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