Dept of Education Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program CFDA Solicitation

Program Summary 

To promote, improve, and develop modern foreign languages and area studies at varying levels of education. The program provides opportunities for faculty, teachers, and undergraduate and graduate students to conduct individual and group projects overseas to carry out research and study in the fields of modern foreign languages and area studies. This competition will support both Fulbright-Hays GPA short-term projects (GPA short-term projects) and Fulbright-Hays GPA long-term projects (GPA long-term projects).

There are three types of GPA short-term projects: (1) Short-term seminar projects of four to six weeks in length designed to increase the linguistic or cultural competency of U.S. students and educators by focusing on a particular aspect of area study, such as the culture of an area or country of study (34 CFR 664.11); (2) curriculum development projects of four to eight weeks in length that provide participants an opportunity to acquire resource materials for curriculum development in modern foreign language and area studies for use and dissemination in the United States (34 CFR 664.12); and (3) group research or study projects of three to twelve months in duration designed to give participants the opportunity to undertake research or study in a foreign country (34 CFR 664.13).

GPA long-term projects are advanced overseas intensive language projects that may be carried out during a full year, an academic year, a semester, a trimester, a quarter, or a summer. GPA long-term projects are designed to take advantage of the opportunities in the foreign country that are not present in the United States when providing intensive advanced foreign language training.


Internal Competition Deadline: 11:59pm MST June 7, 2018

Sponsor Application Deadline: 9:59pm MST July 5, 2018

Internal Application Requirements (all in PDF format)

  • 2-3 page project narrative
  • Up to 2-page team description: identify key personnel to be involved in the project, and describe qualifications, roles, and responsibilities.
  • Up to 1-page budget overview: a basic budget outlining project costs is sufficient; detailed OCG budgets are not required.

To access the online application, visit:


Eligible Participants include citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States, who are (1) faculty members who teach modern foreign languages or area studies in an IHE, (2) teachers in elementary or secondary schools, (3) experienced education administrators responsible for planning, conducting, or supervising programs in modern foreign language or area studies at the elementary, secondary, or postsecondary levels, or (4) graduate students, or juniors or seniors in an IHE, who plan teaching careers in modern foreign languages or area studies.

Please note that RIO’s limited submission process exists only for faculty and staff researchers at CU Boulder. Students who are interested in this opportunity should alert RIO of their intent to apply at

Limited Submission Guidelines

Applicants may submit only one GPA short-term or GPA long-term application under this notice and must identify whether they are applying for a GPA short-term project or a GPA long-term project grant.

Award Information and Duration

Award Amount:

  • GPA short-term projects: $50,000 - $100,000
  • GPA long-term projects: $50,000 - $250,000

Project Period:

  • GPA short-term projects: Up to 18 months
  • GPA long-term projects: Up to 24 months

Number of Awards:

  • GPA short-term projects: 10
  • GPA long-term projects: 15