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Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad

Overseas projects in training, research and curriculum development

The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies by teachers, students and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or advanced intensive language programs.

Projects must focus on the humanities, social sciences and languages, and must focus on one or more of the following areas: Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Western Hemisphere (Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean), East Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Near East.

The GPA program holds an annual competition for the following:

Short-Term Seminars:  Designed to help integrate international studies into an institution's or school system's general curriculum. Seminars normally are five to six weeks in length and focus on a particular aspect of area studies, such as the culture of the area or a portion of the culture.

A Curriculum Development Team:  Composed of several faculty members or teachers or administrators, may spend four to six weeks in a foreign country or region acquiring resource materials for curriculum development in the modern foreign language or area studies programs. Resource materials may include artifacts, documents, books, educational films, museum reproductions, recordings, and other instructional materials. The project shall provide a systemic use and dissemination in the US of the acquired materials.

Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, state departments of education, and consortia of these institutions.

Eligible participants: A citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States and:

  • a faculty member in modern foreign languages or area studies
  • a teacher in an elementary or secondary school
  • an experienced educator responsible for planning, conducting, or supervising programs in modern foreign languages or area studies at the elementary, secondary, or postsecondary levels
  • a graduate student or a junior or senior in an institution of higher education, who plans a teaching career in modern foreign languages or area studies

Grant proposals are usually due in November for GPAs in the following summer.

Sponsors: US Department of Education


Keywords: Overseas study and travel





 

Date(s): 11/1/2006
Time: 4-6 weeks in Summer

Location
USDOE OPE IEPS Higher Education Programs
Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program
1990 K Street, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20006-8521 

Cost: Competitive grant process



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