Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program Fiscal Year 2013 Competition Announced!

Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program Short Term Projects

 

Application Deadline: June 13, 2013

 

CFDA Number: 84.021A

 

Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-041713-003

 

The U.S. Department of Education and the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office is pleased to announce a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program opportunity.

 

Under the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program, the funds will support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development, or group research/study.

 

Duration: Applicants may apply for a maximum grant performance period up to eighteen months in duration for short-term projects; proposed start and end dates should be September 1, 2013-March 31, 2015.  Educator groups may travel abroad anytime during this eighteen month period. The minimum time abroad is four weeks total.

 

Eligible Applicants:  (1) IHEs, (2) State departments of education, (3) Private nonprofit educational organizations, and (4) Consortia of these entities.

 

Eligible Participants: An individual is eligible to participate in a Fulbright-Hays GPA Short Term Project if she/he is: (1) A citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States; and Currently employed full-time in a United States school system, institution of higher education, local education agency or state education agency (not applicable to students); (2) And at least one of the following: a) A teacher in an elementary or secondary school (please see note below);  b) A faculty member who teaches modern foreign languages or area studies;  c) An experienced education administrator responsible for planning, conducting, or supervising programs in modern foreign languages or area studies at the elementary, secondary, or postsecondary levels;  d) A graduate student or junior or senior in an institution of higher education, who is a prospective teacher in the areas of social sciences, humanities and foreign languages. The student should meet the provisions set by his or her local and state education agencies.

 

Project Types: Short-Term Seminars, Curriculum Development, and Group Research or Study

 

Financial Provisions: The institutional award will pay for group travel and host country expenses, including: maintenance stipends based on fifty percent of the amount established by the U.S. Department of State; round-trip international travel; a local travel allowance for necessary project-related travel within the host country; purchase of project-related artifacts, books, and other teaching materials in the country of study; rent for instructional facilities in the country of study; clerical and professional services performed by resident instructional personnel in the country of study; and other expenses in the country of study deemed necessary for the project’s success and approved in advance by the U.S. Department of Education.

 

Please note that the grant does not provide funds for project-related expenses within the United States. The GPA program will not provide funds for: 1) U.S.-based salaries and fringe benefits; and  2) U.S.-based activities such as pre-departure orientations and post-travel follow-up, although these activities are required.  

 

The application package will be available starting April 18, 2013 at http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=dYkcRxyYrlCfvkKLDQjkZy0nh7nZQ6y2pPkpGGjGyQZvpzgmjBdc!-189593869   For more information, please go to http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsgpa/applicant.html

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