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Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Programs

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This federal aid program is managed by:

Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education

Objectives:

The Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program issues awards to institutions of higher education and public and nonprofit private agencies and organizations. The purpose of the awards is to: (1) assist institutions of higher education to plan, develop, and carry out a program to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages; and (2) assist associations and organizations to develop projects that will make an especially significant contribution to strengthening and improving undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages.

Funding obligations:

(Project Grants) FY 09 $4,633,505; FY 10 est $4,634,000; FY 11 est $4,634,000

Uses and Use Restrictions:

Each program assisted with Federal funds must primarily enhance the international academic program of the institution. Eligible activities may include but are not limited to: development of a global or international studies program that is interdisciplinary in design; development of a program that focuses on issues or topics, such as international business or international health; development of an area studies program and its corresponding foreign languages; creation of innovative curricula that combine the teaching of international studies with professional and preprofessional studies, such as engineering; research for and development of specialized teaching materials, including language instruction, i.e., business French; establishment of internship opportunities for faculty and students in domestic and overseas settings; and development of study abroad programs. This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate, which is referenced under 34 CFR 75.563. For assistance call the Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group on (202) 377-3838.

Examples of Funded Projects:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Program Accomplishments:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Types of Assistance:

PROJECT GRANTS

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

No Data Available.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Grants are awarded for 12-month periods, subject to renewals of one or two years. Payments are made as stipulated in the grant. Renewals are subjects to the availability of funds. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The information is included in the grant award documents.

Applicant Eligibility:

Accredited colleges and universities, and public and nonprofit private agencies and organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

Accredited colleges and universities, and public and nonprofit private agencies and organizations will benefit.

Award Procedure:

Final recommendations are made to the Secretary of Education following advice from a panel of consultants in accordance with the published criteria.

Contact Info for Headquarters Office:

Christine Corey, International Education Programs Service, Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education, 1190 K Stret, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006 Email: Christine.corey@ed.gov Phone: (202) 502-7629.

Website Address:

http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsugisf/.

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