The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to share application guidelines for a special initiative under the Language Training Center (LTC) Program. Through this solicitation, the LTC Program is seeking proposals from U.S. Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to provide Foreign Area Officers (FAOs) with professional development and skills enrichment in regional and area studies. Attached please find a copy of the project and application guidelines for this solicitation and the required template for proposal budgets.
The LTC Program is an initiative of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office. Through a partnership between the Department of Defense (DoD) and IHEs, the LTC Program has supported the language and cultural training needs of a wide range of DoD personnel, including military linguists, intelligence analysts, special operations force, foreign area officers, and the general purpose forces.
The goal of this special initiative is to provide FAOs with advanced understanding and analysis of the most current regional security affairs, and the impact of regional activities on interagency and joint operations in a seminar forum by leveraging regional and area studies programs at U.S. institutions of higher education working with government and private sector experts to meet the existing and demonstrated training needs of DoD units, offices, or agencies.
The deadline for the receipt of proposals is Friday, May 24, 2019. We ask that you share this information broadly with individuals that may be interested in this opportunity, including your institutions’ deans and colleagues in area studies or other relevant areas. The request for proposal can be accessed online on the LTC website at http://www.dodltc.org/request-proposal.
A mandatory webinar for interested institutions will be held to field questions regarding this solicitation on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 (2:30-3:30 PM EDT). Registration for the webinar is available online https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/853792067705973772. Following registration, registrants will receive a confirmation email with instructions for participation in the webinar. Following the webinar, an FAQs document will be posted on the solicitation website for applicants to reference.
IIE serves as the administrative agent for the LTC Program and considers it a distinct pleasure to take part in this important effort. Thank you in advance for your interest in this special initiative and for your assistance in distributing this information to other interested colleagues.
Lawrence G. Mason
Senior Project Manager, NSEP Programs
Institute of International Education
1400 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005