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

Chinese Flagship Culture Initiative

The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from current undergraduate domestic Flagship programs to develop a Chinese Flagship Culture Initiative. The main goal of this initiative is to develop openly accessible online Chinese culture materials that would be integrated into the program design of the Chinese Flagship programs and would also be available as a resource to the field. Proposals are due by 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, July 1, 2021.

The Language Flagship will host a technical assistance webinar on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. To register for the webinar, please send an email to Advance questions are due by Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

Chinese Flagship Culture Initiative Application Guidelines (PDF)

Chinese Flagship Culture Initiative Budget Template (Excel)


View Closed RFPs


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.