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$2.9 Million in Grants Awarded for Fulbright-Hays International Education Projects

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The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of 23 Fulbright-Hays international education grants totaling more than $2.9 million to institutions and organizations in 14 states and the District of Columbia.

Under the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, the funds will support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or advanced intensive language programs.

"America's schools—both higher education and P-12—must be a part of the solution to our national language gap," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "The President and I want every child to have a world-class education, and today more than ever a world-class education requires students to be able to speak and read languages in addition to English."

The Fulbright Program, of which the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program is a component, dates to 1946 when the late-U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright sponsored legislation to create the program as a means to increase mutual understanding between America and the rest of the world.

Fulbright-Hays holds a competition for short-term grants annually and competitions for long-term language projects every four years. Eligible applicants included higher education institutions, state departments of education and private, nonprofit educational organizations.

Following are the recipients of the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad-Short-Term awards and the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad-Long-Term Foreign Language awards.

Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad/Short-Term Projects (New Grants)
Office of Postsecondary Education

State City Recipient Host Country Grant
CA Claremont Pitzer College Nepal $66,025
CA Oakland Merritt College Brazil $84,940
CO Denver Metropolitan State College of Denver Turkey $94,934
DC Washington American Councils for International Education Russia $69,655
GA Atlanta Morehouse College Brazil $83,262
GA Macon Mercer University Malawi $84,220
HI Honolulu University of Hawaii Philippines & Vietnam $106,818
MA Boston University of Massachusetts China $101,887
MD Towson Towson University China & Taiwan $108,686
MI East Lansing Michigan State University Tanzania $97,387
NY Queens St. Johns University Vietnam $96,976
TX Austin University of Texas, Austin Russia $92,870
Total $1,087,660

Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad/Foreign Language Long-Term (New Grants)
Office of Postsecondary Education

State City Recipient Language to be Studied Grant
CA Los Angeles University of California, Los Angeles Indonesian $307,500
FL Gainesville University of Florida Yoruba $152,235
IL Chicago American Institute of Indian Studies Hindi $82,680
MA Boston University of Massachusetts, Boston Chinese $148,248
MI East Lansing Michigan State University Kiswahili $93,700
NC Charlotte Johnson C. Smith University Chinese $133,241
NY Clinton Hamilton College Chinese $308,745
PA Philadelphia American Research Institute in Turkey Turkish $266,336
TX Austin The University of Texas at Austin Arabic $228,591
TX Austin The University of Texas at Austin Russian $90,532
VA Charlottesville University of Virginia Arabic $90,532
Total $1,902,340