Did you know that the U.S. Department of Education provides grants to support travel abroad for educator training, research, and curriculum development?
The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office of the U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the the opening of the competition for the Fiscal Year 2017 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) program.
The GPA program provides grants to institutions that organize programs for K-12 teachers, college students, and faculty to engage in short-term and long-term overseas projects focused on training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies. Short-term projects include seminars, curriculum development, and group research or study. Long-term projects support advanced intensive overseas programs that focus on languages, the humanities, or social sciences.
IFLE expects to make 20 new awards totaling $2.7 million under the FY 2017 GPA competition. The application is now available at www.grants.gov. The deadline to submit an application is March 7, 2017.
Application Technical Assistance Webinar: Coming Soon
IFLE will host a technical assistance webinar in late January or early February to help institutions learn more about the 2017 GPA program and its application process. The webinar will provide guidance about the competition priorities, budget, impact and evaluation criteria, and Performance Measures Form, in addition to other application components.
The webinar date and time will be announced soon on the "Applicant Information" page of the GPA website. Check the website over the coming weeks for further updates.
If you have questions about the program or application in the meantime, please send them by email to Reha Mallory at email@example.com.
Current GPA Grantee Institutions
Explore the Google map of FY 2016 IFLE grantees to learn more about the institutions that are currently funded under the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program. Discover some of the projects being implemented on campuses all across the country that are strengthening international and foreign language education for all!
Testimonials from the GPA Program
It’s important that we’re able to show our students other cultures in order for them to empathize and have more of a worldly view. African culture is already in the standard curriculum, but we’re going to be able to go deeper with it and show our kids through relics and stories and personal experience.”
-Participant in the 2015 Group Project Abroad to Ghana, Savannah State University
“It gives me a great sense of accomplishment. I think you can’t get that unless you experience a place or a culture. Not just a picture of it.”
-Participant in the 2014 Group Project Abroad to the Philippines, Northern Illinois University
“Teachers need to be afforded the chance to experience life in countries from which their students hail. When teachers are familiar with a student’s background, they are able to provide culturally relevant instruction.”
-St. John's University Education professor and organizer of the university's 2014 Group Project to India