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U.S. Department of Education: Language Resource Centers Program

Deadline: June 25, 2018

The Language Resource Centers (LRC) program provides grants to institutions of higher education (IHEs) or consortia of IHEs for establishing, strengthening, and operating centers that serve as resources for improving the nation’s capacity for teaching and learning foreign languages through teacher training, research, materials development, assessment, and dissemination projects.

The program has two competitive preference priorities:

  • Competitive Preference Priority 1: Applications that propose activities with a significant focus on Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs). This priority targets applications that propose activities with a significant focus on the teaching and learning of any modern foreign languages except French, German, and Spanish.
  • Competitive Preference Priority 2: Collaboration with Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) or community colleges. Applications that propose significant and sustained collaborative activities with one or more Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) and/or with one or more community colleges. These activities must be designed to incorporate foreign languages into the curriculum at the MSI(s) or community college(s), and to improve foreign language instruction at the MSI(s) or community college(s). If an applicant institution is an MSI or a community college, that institution can meet the intent of this priority by proposing intra-campus collaborative activities instead of, or in addition to, collaborative activities with other MSIs and/or community colleges.

Amount: A total of $2,746,768 is available to make up to 16 awards that range from $130,000-$197,000 and average $171,000 per year. The project period is for 48 months.

Eligibility: IHEs or consortia of IHEs.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=305581

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