Call for Proposals: South Asian & Indonesian Flagship Lang. Initiatives

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 12:00 AM (EDT) to Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 1:00 AM (EDT)

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Dear Colleagues,

 

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to provide you with application materials for the development of the South Asian and Indonesian Flagship Language Initiatives. The successful proposal will demonstrate capacity to provide domestic intensive summer language instruction, followed by fall overseas language instruction, in Hindi and Urdu and/or Indonesian at a variety of levels. 

 

The Language Flagship is a major initiative of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and has successfully launched new and innovative programs of advanced instruction in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, and Russian. The Regional Flagship Languages Initiative is a related program designed to increase the number of Boren Scholars and Fellows reaching advanced (ILR 2) proficiency or higher in French (with elementary Wolof), Hindi, Indonesian, Portuguese, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu. IIE considers it a distinct pleasure to serve as the administrative agent for this important effort.

 

NSEP was created by Congress in 1991 to address the need to increase the ability of Americans to communicate and compete globally by knowing languages and cultures of other countries.  NSEP recognizes that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the new challenges of a global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

 

Attached please find a copy of the program and application guidelines for this solicitation. (The guidelines are also availablehere.) We ask that you share this information with colleagues and any other individuals or entities that may be interested in this opportunity. 

 

Please note that the deadline for the receipt of proposals is 4:30 p.m. (ET), Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

 

A technical assistance webinar will be offered on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. (ET). To register, please emailflagship@iie.org.

 

Additional information about the Regional Flagship Languages Initiatives can be found at https://www.nsep.gov/ and https://www.borenawards.org/.  We look forward to receiving your applications.

 

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