Flagship Open Grant Competition

In Spring 2019, The Language Flagship plans to announce a full and open competition for all domestic undergraduate Flagship programs, with an application deadline in Fall 2019.  We anticipate that this competition will be for the 2020-2024 four-year grant cycle.  In preparation for this open competition announcement, we will be hosting a series of technical assistance webinars for institutions interested in applying for this grant cycle. The introductory webinars will include background on The Language Flagship program and helpful tips to consider when applying to Flagship programs. In particular, the webinars will provide information on steps that institutions can consider prior to the Fall 2019 competition to prepare in advance for presenting a strong application. 

 We anticipate eligibility for the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Turkish

A webinar was held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 and September 12, 2018, to provide an overview and answer questions regarding the upcoming 2020-2024 Flagship competition. The Flagship presentation from this webinar is available here.



University of Wisconsin language Roadmap

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The Next Generation of Global Professionals

The Language Flagship is a national initiative to change the way Americans learn languages through a groundbreaking approach to language education for students from kindergarten through college.

Through a network of 31 Flagship Programs at 21 institutions of higher education across the U.S., The Language Flagship graduates students who will take their place among the next generation of global professionals, commanding a superior level of proficiency in one of ten languages critical to U.S. national security and economic competitiveness.

Students come from all regions of the nation and pursue a variety of academic and professional interests in addition to language study. Flagship Certified Professionals are highly motivated graduates who possess:

  • Professional-level language proficiency in their Flagship language of choice;
  • Advanced cultural skills and experience living and working abroad; and
  • Intercultural insights for careers in federal government, global business, nongovernmental organizations, and other fields.

Learn more about how to become a global professional through one of our many Flagship programs.



Portuguese Flagship Program at the University of Georgia

Chinese Flagship Program at the University of Rhode Island

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