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. 

 


Upcoming RFPs

2020-2024 Flagship Open Grant Competition

In Spring 2019, The Language Flagship plans to announce a full and open competition for all domestic undergraduate Flagship programs, with an application deadline in Fall 2019.  We anticipate this competition will be for a four-year grant cycle.  In preparation for this competition announcement, Flagship is be hosting technical assistance webinars for institutions interested in applying for this competition.

Webinars will include background on The Language Flagship program and helpful tips to consider when applying to Flagship programs. In particular, the webinars will provide information on steps that institutions can consider prior to the Fall 2019 competition to prepare in advance for presenting a strong application. 
 We anticipate eligibility for all the Flagship languages: Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian and Turkish.

A webinar on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 was held to give an overview and answer questions regarding the upcoming 2020-2024 Flagship competition. The Flagship presentation from this webinar is available here.

 

Open RFPs

The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education (IHEs) to develop an Overseas Flagship Chinese Capstone Program in Taiwan. 

The deadline for proposals is Monday, December 17, 2018.

Overseas Flagship Chinese Capstone Program in Taiwan Application Guidelines

Overseas Flagship Chinese Capstone Program in Taiwan Budget Template

 


 

Closed RFPs

Flagship Technology Innovation Center

The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education (IHEs) to continue work on The Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center.  The primary goal of the Language Flagship Technology Center is to outline clear strategies to support the entire Flagship Program in the exploration and implementation of innovative approaches to language learning across Flagship. This current solicitation to support the Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center for the 2018-2021 cycle is open to all IHEs that currently have NSEP-funded Language Flagship Centers. Proposals were due 4:30 p.m. (ET), Friday, August 31, 2018. 

Flagship Tech Center Guidelines (PDF)

Flagship Tech Center Budget Template (Excel)

A webinar on Friday, August 3, 2018 was held to give technical assistance and answer questions regarding the open RFP for the Technology Innovation Center. The questions and answers for this webinar can be found here.

Arabic Language Flagship Program 
The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education (IHEs) to develop a domestic Undergraduate Arabic Language Flagship Program. This solicitation is open to U.S. IHEs with existing Arabic language programs and demonstrated experience delivering high-quality undergraduate Arabic language instruction. Proposals were due 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Undergraduate Arabic Flagship Program Application Guidelines (PDF)
Undergraduate Arabic Flagship Program Budget Template (Excel)

Undergraduate Arabic Flagship Program RFP FAQ (PDF) Updated April 5, 2018

Korean Language Flagship Program
The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education (IHEs) to develop a domestic Undergraduate Korean Language Flagship Program. This solicitation is open to U.S. IHEs with existing Korean language programs and demonstrated experience delivering high-quality undergraduate Korean language instruction. All proposals were due 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Undergraduate Korean Flagship Program Application Guidelines (PDF)
Undergraduate Korean Flagship Program Budget Template (Excel)

Undergraduate Korean Flagship Program RFP FAQ (PDF) Updated April 5, 2018

Portuguese Language Flagship Program 
The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education (IHEs) to develop a domestic Undergraduate Portuguese Language Flagship Program. This solicitation is open to U.S. IHEs with existing Portuguese language programs and demonstrated experience delivering high-quality undergraduate Portuguese language instruction. All proposals were due 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Undergraduate Portuguese Flagship Program Application Guidelines (PDF)
Undergraduate Portuguese Flagship Program Budget Template (Excel)

Undergraduate Portuguese Flagship Program RFP FAQ (PDF) Updated April 5, 2018

Russian Language Flagship Program 
The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education (IHEs) to develop a domestic Undergraduate Russian Language Flagship Program. This solicitation is open to U.S. IHEs with existing Russian language programs and demonstrated experience delivering high-quality undergraduate Russian language instruction. All proposals were due 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Undergraduate Russian Flagship Program Application Guidelines (PDF)
Undergraduate Russian Flagship Program Budget Template (Excel)

Undergraduate Russian Flagship Program RFP FAQ (PDF) Updated April 5, 2018

Flagship K-12 Linkages Initiative 
The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from current Undergraduate Domestic Language Flagship institutions to establish partnerships with State Education Agencies, Local Education Agencies, schools or school districts, and/or community colleges for the purpose of creating articulated models of foreign language education for Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, or Turkish. This solicitation is open only to U.S. institutions of higher education (IHEs) with existing Flagship Programs in the aforementioned languages that will work with secondary and/or community college partners to increase articulation between their institutions and existing Flagship institutions. All proposals were due 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Flagship K-12 Linkages Initiative Application Guidelines (PDF)
Flagship K-12 Linkages Initiative Budget Template (Excel)

Flagship Culture Initiative
The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from existing Language Flagship Domestic Programs to develop a Flagship Culture Initiative. The main goal of this initiative is to develop an open source online culture curriculum across Arabic, Chinese, and Russian programs and general awareness materials for all Flagship language programs that will address the cultural preparation needed to prepare and engage students on their overseas capstone programs. Proposals were due by 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Friday, September 1, 2017.

Flagship Culture Initiative Application Guidelines (PDF)
Flagship Culture Initiative Budget Template (Excel)

Collaborative Technology Innovation Initiative
The Language Flagship is seeking proposals to identify and develop technology-based practices for effective instruction and learning within a select group of Flagship institutions. This solicitation is open to institutions that currently host a Domestic Language Flagship Program, and that have not received an NSEP Technology-related grant in the past three years. Proposals were due by 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

Collaborative Technology Innovation Initiative Application Guidelines (PDF)
Collaborative Technology Innovation Initiative Budget Template (Excel)

The Language Roadmap Initiative
The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from current undergraduate domestic Flagship programs for Flagship support in establishing or reinforcing and strengthening a Language Roadmap. This solicitation is open to U.S. institutions of higher education (IHEs) hosting current undergraduate domestic Flagship programs. Proposals were due by 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Friday, March 31, 2017.

The Language Roadmap Initiative Application Guidelines (PDF)

Questions regarding this solicitation were answered during a webinar on Monday, February 13, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (EST).

Arabic Language Flagship Program
The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education to develop a domestic Undergraduate Arabic Language Flagship Program. This solicitation is open to U.S. IHEs with existing Arabic language programs and demonstrated experience delivering high-quality undergraduate Arabic language instruction.  Proposals were due at 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Friday, November 20, 2015.

Undergraduate Arabic Flagship Program Application Guidelines (PDF)
Undergraduate Arabic Flagship Program Budget Template (Excel)
Undergraduate Arabic Flagship Program Outcomes Template (Excel)

Questions regarding this solicitation were answered during a webinar on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Q&A and additional Q&A from this webinar are available here:

Undergraduate Arabic Flagship Program RFP FAQs (PDF) 
Undergraduate Arabic Flagship Program RFP Additional FAQs (PDF)

South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative
The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education for the development and implementation of the South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI) to provide domestic intensive summer language instruction, followed by fall overseas language instruction, in Hindi and Urdu at a variety of levels. Proposals are due at 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.
South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative Application Guidelines (PDF)
South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative Budget Template (Excel)

Questions regarding this solicitation were answered during a webinar on Friday, August 7, 2015.  Q&A  from this webinar is available here: SAFLI RFP Webinar Q&A (PDF)

Arabic Language Flagship Program
The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education to develop a domestic Undergraduate Arabic Language Flagship Program. This solicitation is open to U.S. IHEs with existing Arabic language programs and demonstrated experience delivering high-quality undergraduate Arabic language instruction.  Proposals were due at 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, November 7, 2014.
Undergraduate Arabic Flagship Program Application Guidelines (PDF)
Undergraduate Arabic Flagship Program Budget Template (Excel)

Questions regarding this solicitation were answered during a webinar on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.  Q&A  from this webinar is available here: Undergraduate Arabic Flagship Program RFP FAQs (PDF)

Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center
The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education for the development and management of a national Flagship Technology Innovation Center whose purpose is to conceive, design, adapt or improve, deliver and test effective means to blend technology into existing Language Flagship Programs. Proposals were due at 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, October 16, 2014.
Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center RFP (PDF)
Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center Budget Template (Excel)

Questions regarding this solicitation were answered during a webinar on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.  Q&A  from this webinar is available here: Flagship Technology Innovation Center RFP QAs (PDF)

Language Flagship Proficiency Initiative
The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education to introduce Flagship proficiency assessment processes to established academic foreign language programs through the Language Flagship Proficiency Initiative (PDF).  Proposals were due on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. (EST).
Language Flagship Proficiency Initiative Budget Template (Excel)

Questions regarding this solicitation were answered during a webinar on Wednesday, February 19.  Q&A from this webinar is available here: Q&A for Language Proficiency Initiative RFP.  The second webinar was held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.  Q&A from this webinar is available here: Q&A for Language Proficiency Initiative RFP - Part Two

Comprehensive Survey of U.S. Foreign Language Enrollments: K-12 and Higher Education
The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education to undertake a Comprehensive Survey of U.S. Foreign Language Enrollments: K-12 and Higher Education (PDF). The Institute of International Education (IIE) encourages applicants to partner with NGO’s and associations involved in foreign language education.
K-12 and Higher Education Enrollment Survey Budget Template (Excel)
Proposals were due on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. (EST)

Chinese Language Flagship Program
The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education to develop a domestic Undergraduate Chinese Language Flagship Program (PDF)
Proposals were due on November 7, 2013

Questions regarding this solicitation were answered during two webinars on Thursday, September 19 and Tuesday, October 15. Q&A from these two webinars are available here: Undergraduate Chinese Language Flagship Program - Q&A

Arabic Language Flagship Program
The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education to develop a domestic Undergraduate Arabic Language Flagship Program (PDF)
Proposals were due November 28, 2012

Turkish Language Flagship Program
The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education to develop a domestic and overseas Undergraduate Turkish Language Flagship Program (PDF)
Proposals were due August 17, 2011

Portuguese Language Flagship Program
The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education to develop a domestic and overseas Undergraduate Portuguese Language Flagship Program (PDF)
Proposals were due August 10, 2011