|Diffusion of Innovation|
Diffusion of Innovation is designed to increase the scope and scale of advanced language learning by making Flagship programs available to an increasing number of students across the U.S.
At the core of The Language Flagship is the commitment to a process that diffuses successful language learning models throughout higher education. Innovators develop and implement new models of language learning, assessment, and standards development. These models are shared with early adopters, who move these innovations into new institutional settings.
In order to promote diffusion of innovation, The Language Flagship offers grants to encourage new partnerships to engage in program development. Existing Flagship Centers partner with other committed institutions of higher education to nationalize the model of advanced language learning. Through Diffusion of Innovation The Language Flagship will dramatically enhance the reach of Flagship as a national movement.
2009 Grant Competition
Proposals for the 2009 application are now closed.
2008 Grant Competition
In 2008, The Language Flagship awarded eight grants through its second Diffusion of Innovation grant cycle. Grants were awarded to Indiana University, Michigan State University, Portland State University, University of Michigan, University of Oklahoma, University of Rhode Island and University of Texas at Austin. Read the abstracts for the Collaborative Innovation and Diffusion of Innovation projects below:
"IU Chinese Language Flagship Partner Program" (30KB)
2007 Grant Competition
In 2007 The Language Flagship awarded three grants through its first Diffusion of Innovation grant cycle. Grants were awarded to American Councils for International Education, the University of Oregon; and Arizona State University. Read the abstracts for the Collaborative Innovation and Diffusion of Innovation projects below:
"MyChina: The Third Paradigm of Language Learning - Collaborative Innovation" (14KB)