Programs and Competitions

The Language Flagship is committed to continuing its investment in advancing language learning in the U.S. for the long term and, accordingly, requires evidence of significant institutional commitment to support and sustain institutional Flagship efforts. The Language Flagship only commits to long-term funding for programs if the host institutions demonstrate a similar commitment to support the language education infrastructure required for institutionalization and sustainment of these efforts. Institutional support must be demonstrated by a clear commitment of financial support to core operations of the project.

Open RFPs

Regional Flagship Languages Initiative

The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education to develop and implement Regional Flagship Languages Initiatives to provide domestic intensive summer language instruction, followed by fall overseas language instruction at various levels. Languages included in this solicitation include French, Hindi, Indonesian, Swahili, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese. Proposals are due by 4:30 p.m. (ET) on May 29, 2023. The competition will be for a four-year grant award. 

A technical assistance webinar will be held on April 12, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. (ET). Please use the following link to register:

RFLI - Regional Flagship Languages Initiative Application Guidelines (PDF)

RFLI - Regional Flagship Languages Initiative Budget Template (Excel)

RFLI - Regional Flagship Languages Initiative Cost of Attendance Template (Excel)

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2020-2024 Flagship Grant Competition Results

The Language Flagship and the National Security Education Program are pleased to announce the results of the Flagship open competition for domestic and select capstone programs.  Flagship has awarded 31 new grants representing 23 institutions across 19 states new grants for the 2020-2024 Language Flagship cycle. More information about the competition results is available here.