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International Research and Studies

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This federal aid program is managed by:

Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education

Objectives:

To improve foreign language, area, and other international studies training through support of research, studies, development of specialized instructional materials, and the publication of specialized materials developed as a result of research conducted under this program.

Funding obligations:

(Project Grants) FY 09 $6,569,743; FY 10 est $6,585,577; FY 11 est $6,858,577

Uses and Use Restrictions:

The program supports research and studies that may include but are not limited to: (1) Studies and surveys to determine needs for increased or improved instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, or other international fields including the demand for foreign language, area, and other international specialists in government, education, and the private sector; (2) research on more effective methods of providing instruction and achieving competency in foreign languages, area studies, or other international fields; (3) research on applying performance tests and standards across all areas of foreign language instruction and classroom use; (4) developing and publishing specialized materials for use in foreign language, area studies, and other international fields or for training foreign language, area, and other international specialists; (5) studies and surveys to assess the use of graduates or programs supported under title VI of the HEA by governmental, educational, and private-sector organizations and other studies assessing the outcomes and effectiveness of supported programs; (6) comparative studies of the effectiveness of strategies to provide international capabilities at institutions of higher education; (7) evaluations of the extent to which programs assisted under title VI of the HEA that address national needs would not otherwise be offered; (8) studies and surveys of the use of technologies in foreign language, area studies, and international studies programs; (9) studies and evaluations of effective practices in the dissemination of international information, materials, research, teaching strategies, and testing techniques throughout the educational community, including elementary and secondary schools; (10) evaluations of the extent to which programs assisted under title VI of the HEA reflect diverse perspectives and a wide range of views and generate debate on world regions and international affairs, as described in the grantee’s application; (11) systematic collection, analysis, and dissemination of data that contribute to achieving the purposes of title VI, part A of the HEA; and (12) support for programs or activities to make data collected, analyzed, or disseminated under title VI, part A publicly available and easy to understand. Funds awarded under this program may not be used for the training of students and teachers.

Examples of Funded Projects:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Program Accomplishments:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Types of Assistance:

PROJECT GRANTS

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

Varies by competition.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Depends on project, but is generally from 12 to 36 months. Phasing of projects is determined during the negotiation process. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: This information is included in the grant award document.

Applicant Eligibility:

Public and private agencies, organizations, institutions, and individuals may apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

Public and private agencies, organizations, institutions, and individuals will benefit.

Award Procedure:

Applications are reviewed by Department of Education officials and review panels of scholars.

Contact Info for Headquarters Office:

Beth MacRae, International Education Programs Service, Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006 Email: beth.macrae@ed.gov Phone: (202) 502-7596.

Website Address:

http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsirs/.

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