U.S. Education Department Awards Over $71 Million in Grants to Strengthen International Studies, World Language Training and Global Experiences for Educators and Students

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U.S. Education Department Awards Over $71 Million in Grants to Strengthen International Studies, World Language Training and Global Experiences for Educators and Students

October 6, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of more than $71 million in new and non-competing continuation grants to help strengthen the capacity and performance of American education in world languages, cultural understanding, area and international studies, and research The grants are under the Fulbright-Hays Act, also known at the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, and Title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Both grant programs are administered by International and Foreign Language Education in the Office of Postsecondary Education.

“The world is becoming more interconnected than ever before and our programs and grants are helping students to acquire the skills, knowledge, and understanding they will need to compete on equal footing for 21st-century careers,” said U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. “Employers from a cross-section of education, business, and government are expecting our graduates to be able to communicate and collaborate with peers in a global context. The grants help to achieve exactly that, by providing teachers, students, and our communities with the opportunities and resources for ensuring our nation’s capacity for global competitiveness.”

The International and Foreign Language Education Office aims to address the nation’s need by preparing leaders who are highly competent in world languages and international studies who will fulfill roles critical to our national security and global engagement, fill critical roles in global business, and be the educators to help America’s students achieve greater global competence. These grants support our students, teachers, faculty, administrators, and institutions of higher education as they engage in projects focused on international studies, world languages, cultural understanding and research.

In addition to teaching foreign languages and area studies, Title VI and Fulbright-Hays grantees will use FY 2016 grant awards to support interdisciplinary curriculum projects, collaborations with minority-serving institutions and community colleges, and programs that expand global opportunities for K-16 educators.  For example, through a project under the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, Benedict College in South Carolina will take a group of teachers and administrators to Cameroon in the summer of 2017 to explore Cameroonian and African American history, language and culture. The language and area studies knowledge gained in Cameroon will be used in the development of curriculum for a 13-member Curriculum Development Team comprised of K-12 educators and higher education faculty.

In a project under the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program, Jamestown Community College (JCC) in southwestern New York will internationalize its programs by: creating a pipeline of global ready entering college students; expanding interdisciplinary partnerships between the language/global studies curriculum and other disciplines; increasing the number of students pursuing foreign language study; and providing study abroad opportunities to underserved students.

A list of new grantees and non-competing continuation awards from the International and Foreign Language Education Office follows:

Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Short-Term Awards

State Name of Applicant Grant
MO Avila University $88,679
FL The University of Central Florida $98,365
OH The Ohio State University $90,858
VA Virginia State University $83,115
NY St. John’s University, New York $97,100
CA Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc. $79,677
PA University of Pittsburgh $89,955
PA Immaculata University $94,974
SC Benedict College $87,430
GA Americana Institute for Resource & Human Development Inc. $82,355
CA The Regents of the University of California $84013
AR Hendrix College $89,270
MD Towson College $97,856
AZ Maricopa County Community College District $93,955
TX The University of Texas at San Antonio $87,300
OH Xavier University $89,360
NJ William Patterson University of New Jersey $95,780
PA Gettysburg College $86,320
NV University of Nevada Las Vegas $78,037
MS Mississippi State University $78,040
    Total $1,772,439

Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Long-Term Awards

State Name of Applicant Grant
DC American Council for International Education $240,840
NY Cornell University $87,380
PA American Research Institute in Turkey, Inc. $154,905
IL American Institute of Indian Studies $218,232
GA University of Georgia $104,977
PA The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania $213,666
    Total $1,020,000

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

State Institution Grant
AZ University of Arizona $37,196
CA University of California, Berkeley $327,440
CA University of California, Irvine $46,820
CA University of California, Davis $25,410
CA University of California, Los Angeles $253,997
CA University of Southern California $29,067
CA University of California, San Diego $93,404
CA Stanford University $125,982
CO University of Colorado, Boulder $40,962
CT Yale University $26,403
DC Georgetown University $98,867
GA Emory University $72,936
IL University of Illinois $48,720
IL University of Chicago $270,574
IL Northwestern University $30,172
IN Indiana University, Bloomington $113,285
LA Tulane University $27,116
MA Harvard University $23,683
MD Johns Hopkins University $21,061
MI University of Michigan $217,042
MI Michigan State University $163,258
NC Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill $109,256
NC Duke University $109,228
NY Columbia University $203,916
NY Cornell University $117,440
NY New York University $152,919
NY SUNY Stony Brook $30,256
NJ Princeton University $28,591
OH University of Akron $35,742
OH Case Western Reserve University $60,294
OH Ohio State University $39,727
OR University of Oregon $40,978
PA Temple University $46,613
PA University of Pennsylvania $66,111
VA University of Virginia $29,045
WA University of Washington $29,550
WI University of Wisconsin $167,498
    Total $3,467,676

Title VI American Overseas Research Centers Awards

Institution Overseas location(s) Grant
American Institute of Pakistan Studies Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi $65,000
Palestinian American Research Center Ramallah $65,000
American Center for Mongolian Studies Ulaanbaatar $65,000
American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies Colombo $65,000
Center for Khmer Studies Phnom Penh $65,000
American Center of Oriental Research Amman $65,000
American Institute of Afghanistan Studies Kabul $65,000
American Institute for Indonesian Studies Jakarta, Yogyarta $65,000
American Institute for Maghrib Studies Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia $65,000
American Research Institute in Turkey Ankara, Istanbul $65,000
    Total $650,000

Title VI Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Award

State Institution Grant
AR University of Arkansas $52,608
AZ University of Arizona $89,378
AZ Arizona State University $91,960
CA Santa Monica College $92,932
CO Colorado State University $80,800
CO The University of Colorado $80,705
CT Fairfield University $44,900
FL Miami Dade College North Campus $34,813
FL University of Central Florida $92,286
GA Morehouse College $92086
HI Center for Cultural & Technical Interchange Between E&W, Inc. $126,455
IA University of Iowa $69,711
IL Western Illinois University $135,821
KY Western Kentucky University $86,785
MA Worcester Polytechnic Institute $92,447
MO University of Central Missouri $140,380
MI Western Michigan University $107,321
MN Normandale Community College $68,708
NJ Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey $123,859
NY Jamestown Community College $92,059
NY LaGuardia Community College $88,179
PA University of Pittsburgh $90,218
PA St. Vincent College $74,800
PA Chestnut Hill College $78,817
PA Immaculata University $67,373
RI University of Rhode Island $43,174
SC Wofford College $86,207
TX Austin Community College District $63,907
TX William Marsh Rice University $66,469
TX University of St. Thomas $91,348
TX Green River College $90,788
WI Madison Area Technical College $91,788
    Total $2,821,720

Non-Competing Continuation Grants

Programs Grant
(100 )National Resource Centers (NRCs) $22, 743,107
(108) Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) $30,343,000
(17) Centers for International Business Education (CIBEs) $4,571,400
(16) Language Research Centers (LRCs) $2,746,768
(5) Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language projects $670,996
  Total $61,075,271