The U.S. Department of Education’s Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program is designed to promote, improve, and develop modern foreign language training and area studies programs in U.S. education. The program provides opportunities for faculty, elementary and secondary teachers, and graduate and undergraduate students to conduct individual or group projects overseas. Projects must be designed by the applicant and focus on one or more of the following areas: Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Western Hemisphere (Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean), East Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Near East. Projects focused on Canada or Western Europe will not be funded.
Short-term projects may be: 1) a 4 to 6 week seminar project designed to help participants integrate international studies into the curriculum at an institution of higher education or a school system when they return to the U.S. by focusing on a particular aspect of area studies; 2) a 4 to 8 week curriculum development project during which participants acquire resource materials for curriculum development in modern foreign language and area studies for use and dissemination in the U.S.; or 3) a 3 to 12 month group research or study project designed to give participants the opportunity to undertake research or study in a foreign country. Short-term projects may be up to 18 months in duration and are eligible for $50,000 – $180,000 in funding.
Long-term projects are advanced overseas language programs that provide participants with the opportunity to use and strengthen their advanced language training while experiencing the culture in a foreign country. The language studied must be indigenous to the host country, and participants should have successfully completed at least two academic years of training in the language to participate in the project. Long-term projects may be up to 24 months in duration and are eligible for $50,000 – $300,000 in funding.
Applications are due by Monday, March 27, 2023.