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  • 20 Sep 2020 12:11 PM
    Message # 9250840
    AATA Admin (Administrator)

    US Department of Education

    The International Education and Graduate Programs Service (IEGPS) office provides planning, policy development, and grant administration for Domestic International Education Programs, Overseas Programs and Graduate Programs. All of our programs are designed to encourage societal, economic and technological advancement.

    Overseas Programs

    In association with the Fulbright-Hays Act, IEGPS Overseas Programs facilitate secondary and postsecondary teaching, research and training of specialists in foreign countries in order to improve understanding of other cultures and languages.

    They include: Fulbright-Hays Training Grants Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad: This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students to conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to twelve months.


    Fulbright-Hays Training Grants Faculty Research Abroad: This program provides grants to institutions of higher education to fund faculty to maintain and improve their area studies and language skills by conducting research abroad for periods of three to twelve months.


    Fulbright-Hays Training Grants Group Projects Abroad: This program provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies by teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or advanced intensive language programs.


    Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Special Bilateral Programs: This program provides short-term study/travel seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities for the purpose of improving the understanding and knowledge of other cultures. There are approximately seven to ten seminars with fourteen to sixteen participants in each seminar annually. Seminars are four to six weeks in duration. All seminars are held in countries outside of Western Europe.


    Domestic International Education Programs

    Under Title VI of the Higher Education Act, IEGPS supports ten programs within the United States for individuals and institutions of higher education. Programs are designed to strengthen the capability and performance of American education in foreign languages and area/international studies.

    They include: American Overseas Research Centers: This program provides grants to consortia of institutions of higher education to establish or operate overseas research centers that promote postgraduate research, exchanges and area studies. http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsaorc/index.html 

    Centers for International Business Education: This program provides funding to schools of business for curriculum development, research, and training on issues of importance to U.S. trade and competitiveness. http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpscibe/index.html 

    National Resource Centers: This program provides grants to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to establish, strengthen, and operate comprehensive and undergraduate language and area/international study centers to serve as national resources. http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsnrc/index.html 

    Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships: This program provides academic year and summer fellowship awards to colleges and universities to assist graduate students in foreign language in either international studies or area studies. http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsflasf/index.html 

    Language Resource Centers: This program provides grants to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education for the purpose of establishing, strengthening, and operating a small number of national language resource and training centers to improve effectiveness of teaching and learning foreign languages. http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpslrc/index.html 

    Business and International Education: This program provides funds to institutions of higher education who enter into an agreement with a trade association and/or business to improve the academic teaching of the business curriculum and to conduct outreach activities that expand the capacity of the business community to engage in international economic activities. http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsbie/index.html 

    Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language: This program provides funds to institutions of higher education, a consortia of such institutions, or partnerships between nonprofit educational organizations and institutions of higher education to plan, develop, and carry out programs to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages. http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsugisf/index.html 

    International Research and Studies: This program supports surveys, studies, and development of instructional materials to improve and strengthen education in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields. http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsirs/index.html 

    Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access: This program supports projects that develop innovative techniques or programs using new electronic technologies to collect information from foreign sources. Grants will be made to access, collect, organize, preserve, and widely disseminate information on world regions and countries other than the U.S. that address our nation's teaching and research needs in international education and foreign languages. http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsticfia/index.html 

    Institute for International Public Policy: This program provides a single grant to assist a consortium of colleges and universities to establish an institute designed to increase the representation of minorities in international service, including private international voluntary organizations and the foreign service of the U.S. http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsiipp/index.html 


American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA) aims to facilitate communication and cooperation between teachers of Arabic and to promote study, criticism, research and instruction in the field of Arabic language pedagogy, Arabic linguistics and Arabic literature. 

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