2016 UISFL Program Competition

The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office of the U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the the opening of the competition for the Fiscal Year 2016 Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) Program.

The UISFL program provides seed funding to plan, develop, and carry out new programs to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages. Many UISFL grantees are community colleges, small four-year colleges and universities, and Minority-Serving Institutions.

Application Available: June 13

The FY 2016 UISFL application package will be available starting June 13, 2016 at www.grants.gov. The deadline for submitting applications is July 22, 2016. For more information, please visit here.

IFLE expects to make 24 new awards totaling $2.2 million under the FY 2016 UISFL competition.

General Information: UISFL Program

The Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language program provides funds to plan, develop, and carry out programs to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages.

Each program assisted with federal funds must enhance primarily the international academic program of the institution. Eligible activities may include but are not limited to:

• Development of a global or international studies program that is interdisciplinary in design;

• Development of a program that focuses on issues or topics, such as international business or international health;

• Development of an area studies program and programs in corresponding foreign languages;

• Creation of innovative curricula that combine the teaching of international studies with professional and preprofessional studies, such as engineering;

• Research for and development of specialized teaching materials, including language instruction, i.e., business French;

• Establishment of internship opportunities for faculty and students in domestic and overseas settings; and

• Development of study abroad programs.