U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $4.4 Million in Grants for Fulbright-Hays International Education Programs

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U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $4.4 Million in Grants for Fulbright-Hays International Education Programs

October 15, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education announced the award of 59 new grants—totaling more than $4.4 million—under two Fulbright-Hays international education programs to institutions and organizations in 34 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia:

“International collaboration helps students develop global competencies necessary to succeed in the 21st century,” said Jamienne Studley, deputy under secretary of education. “These collaborations help strengthen our reform efforts here in the United States as our students, teachers and faculty work with and learn from cultures and societies different from their own.”

The GPA short-term projects support overseas training, research and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for groups of teachers, students and faculty who return to the United States to share their new global learning with their students and fellow educators.

At the 42 institutions receiving DDRA grants, 86 individual fellowships are being awarded to doctoral students to conduct research in modern foreign languages and area studies in other countries for periods of six to 12 months.

The goal of these grants is to deepen knowledge of areas of the world not generally included in U.S. educational programs and to build a cadre of students, educators and other professionals with deep global expertise. These programs are part of the larger Fulbright-Hays Program, which dates to 1961 when the late U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright sponsored legislation for several programs that aim to increase mutual understanding between the United States and the rest of the world.

This year, both competitions invited applications from minority-serving institutions, community colleges, and, in the case of DDRA, other institutions that promote the participation of students from minority and less-advantaged backgrounds. Competitive preference was given to projects that focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, and both programs encouraged applications that focus on one of 78 less commonly taught languages.

In addition to these new grants, the Department also awarded $1.9 million for 11 continuation grants for GPA long-term projects, which provide advanced intensive language training overseas. Unlike the projects announced today, which hold annual competitions, the GPA long-term program is competed every four years. Finally, the Office of International and Foreign Language Education also awarded $63,968,643 in continuation grants under the following Title VI discretionary grant programs to support the capacity of institutions of higher education to establish and strengthen area studies, and world language training:

  • $22,743,107 for 100 National Resource Centers focused on developing expertise in foreign languages and the world regions in which they are used, and $30,339,238 for 108 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships training programs at institutions in 27 states and the District of Columbia.
  • $4,571,400 for 17 Centers for International Business Education at institutions of higher education in 14 states and the District of Columbia.
  • $649,700 to support 10 American Overseas Research Centers in Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Senegal, Armenia, and Italy.
  • $2,746,768 for 16 Language Resource Centers at institutions of higher education in 13 states and the District of Columbia.
  • $2,928,430 to support 31 Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language projects at institutions of higher education in 16 states.

 

Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Short-Term Projects

State

City

Recipient

Host
Country

Grant

AZ

Tucson

University of Arizona

Oman

$93,436

CA

Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

China

$83,449

DC

Washington

American Councils for International Education

Russia

$86,980

FL

Orlando

University of Central Florida

Czech Republic

$71,113

GA

Athens

University of Georgia Research Foundation

Tanzania

$76,525

GA

Savannah

Savannah State University

Ghana

$91,236

IA

Iowa City

University of Iowa

India

$83,075

MA

Bedford

Middlesex Community College

Cambodia

$81,588

MD

Towson

Towson University

China

$92,194

MD

Baltimore

Morgan State University

Senegal

$90,741

MI

Detroit

University of Detroit Mercy

Brazil

$84,707

NC

Wilmington

University of North Carolina- Wilmington

South Africa

$89,279

NY

Geneva

Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Russia

$95,865

OH

Ashland

Ashland University

Brazil

$67,575

OH

Athens

Ohio University

Thailand

$84,550

PR

Gurabo

SUAGM, Universidad del Turabo

Brazil

$84,602

TX

Denton

University of North Texas

Jordan

$75,755

Total

$1,432,670

 

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

State

City

Recipient

Grant

AZ

Tucson

University of Arizona

$11,789

CA

Stanford

Stanford University

$21,796

CA

Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

$168,879

CA

Davis

University of California, Davis

$89,670

CA

Irvine

University of California, Irvine

$65,080

CA

Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles

$63,234

CA

San Diego

University of California, San Diego

$30,055

CA

Santa Cruz

University of California, Santa Cruz

$36,136

CT

New Haven

Yale University

$51,397

DC

District of Columbia

American University

$119,347

DC

District of Columbia

Georgetown University

$41,353

FL

Gainesville

University of Florida

$35,321

GA

Atlanta

Emory University

$128,117

GA

Athens

University of Georgia

$29,367

IA

Iowa City

University of Iowa

$20,544

IL

Evanston

Northwestern University

$88,534

IL

Chicago

University of Chicago

$171,254

IL

Champaign

University of Illinois

$47,408

IN

Bloomington

Indiana University Bloomington

$41,187

LA

New Orleans

Tulane University

$80,744

MD

Baltimore

Johns Hopkins University

$27,753

MI

East Lansing

Michigan State University

$60,318

MI

Ann Arbor

University of Michigan

$192,584

MO

St. Louis

Washington University

$45,368

NC

Durham

Duke University

$53,218

NC

Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

$86,000

NJ

New Brunswick

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

$24,770

NY

New York

Columbia University

$170,012

NY

Ithaca

Cornell University

$34,786

NY

New York

New York University

$164,369

NY

New York

City University of New York for the Graduate Center

$27,500

NY

Albany

University at Albany, State University of
New York

$19,886

OH

Columbus

Ohio State University

$131,963

RI

Providence

Brown University

$81,373

TN

Knoxville

University of Tennessee

$37,792

TX

Dallas

Southern Methodist University

$53,040

TX

Austin

University of Texas at Austin

$17,262

TX

San Antonio

University of Texas at San Antonio

$22,414

TX

Houston

William Marsh Rice University

$124,672

VA

Charlottesville

University of Virginia

$54,320

WA

Seattle

University of Washington

$88,895

WI

Madison

University of Wisconsin

$223,397

Total

$3,082,904