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The Language Flagship Program - a grant opportunity for U.S. based undergraduate Korean programs

2023-06-27 16:18
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to share the application materials for the development of U.S. campus-based Undergraduate Language Flagship Programs. 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 Language Flagship is conducting a full and open competition for all domestic Undergraduate Language Flagship programs. This competition will be a four-year grant award. U.S. colleges and universities are invited to submit a proposal for Flagship Program funding to develop advanced language and culture programs on campus. The Language Flagship anticipates funding 1-3 Korean programs that offer unique strengths and opportunities for undergraduate students to reach professional proficiency. 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. 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 challenges of a global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

As an NSEP initiative, The Language Flagship seeks to change the way that languages are taught in order to create the next generation of global professionals. The Language Flagship is comprised of a multi-year domestic program at a U.S. based institution followed by a Capstone year spent living, working, and studying in the target language.

Please find a copy of the program and application guidelines available here.

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 31, 2023.

Technical assistance webinars will be offered on Wednesday, August 2 at 2:00 p.m. ET and Thursday, September 14 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Final questions are due by September 18, 2023. Questions may be submitted to flagship@iie.org.

Additional information about The Language Flagship may be found at http://www.thelanguageflagship.org. We look forward to receiving your applications.

For more information regarding this website and news posting, please contact aatk@aatk.org

American Association of Teachers of Korean, AATK

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