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International Research and Studies - #84.017

The program supports research and studies that may include but are not limited to: (1) Studies and surveys to determine needs for increased or improved instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, or other international fields including the demand for foreign language, area, and other international specialists in government, education, and the private sector; (2) research on more effective methods of providing instruction and achieving competency in foreign languages, area studies, or other international fields; (3) research on applying performance tests and standards across all areas of foreign language instruction and classroom use; (4) developing and publishing specialized materials for use in foreign language, area studies, and other international fields or for training foreign language, area, and other international specialists; (5) studies and surveys to assess the use of graduates or programs supported under title VI of the HEA by governmental, educational, and private-sector organizations and other studies assessing the outcomes and effectiveness of supported programs; (6) comparative studies of the effectiveness of strategies to provide international capabilities at institutions of higher education; (7) evaluations of the extent to which programs assisted under title VI of the HEA that address national needs would not otherwise be offered; (8) studies and surveys of the use of technologies in foreign language, area studies, and international studies programs; (9) studies and evaluations of effective practices in the dissemination of international information, materials, research, teaching strategies, and testing techniques throughout the educational community, including elementary and secondary schools; (10) evaluations of the extent to which programs assisted under title VI of the HEA reflect diverse perspectives and a wide range of views and generate debate on world regions and international affairs, as described in the grantee’s application; (11) systematic collection, analysis, and dissemination of data that contribute to achieving the purposes of title VI, part A of the HEA; and (12) support for programs or activities to make data collected, analyzed, or disseminated under title VI, part A publicly available and easy to understand. Funds awarded under this program may not be used for the training of students and teachers.




Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. OMB Circular No. A-122 for Non-Profit Organizations, and OMB Circular No. A-21 for Educational Institutions. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

The criteria for selecting proposals is stated in 34 CFR 655.31, 660.31, 660.32, and 660.33. The Secretary will evaluate applications in accordance with the published criteria. An applicant may receive as many as five or fifteen points or as few as zero points under each criterion. (20 U.S.C. 1121-1127, 3063- 3065.).

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