National Flagship Language Program Grants To U.S. Institutions Of Higher Education

(1) To establish centers for the teaching of critical languages to the ILR level 3 (ACTFL Superior level) and beyond in Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Persian, Hindi, and Urdu; (2) To develop curricular, institutional, and instructional models for advanced language learning; (3) To test those models;
(4) To stimulate institutional support and long term commitment to reforming language learning; and (5) To improve national capacity in critical languages.
Examples of Funded Projects

The NFLP grants have been awarded to establish an infrastructure that provides instruction to reach ILR Level 3 in the following language and at the following institutions: Arabic Georgetown University and the University of Maryland, College Park; Chinese Brigham Young University, Ohio State University, University of Oregon (K-16 effort in partnership with Portland Public Schools; Korean University of California, Los Angeles; University of Hawaii, Manoa; Persian University of Maryland, College Park; Russian Bryn Mawr College (consortium).

Agency - Department Of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States through five major areas: peacekeeping and war-fighting efforts, Homeland Security, evacuation and humanitarian causes.

Program Accomplishments

Participants in NSEP grant programs are provided instruction in Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, Central Asian Languages, Russian, Korean, Persian, and Mandarin through domestic and overseas study, and achieve professional-level proficiency (ILR Level 3/3/3).

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grant awards are made to U. S. institutions of higher education to develop or strengthen their capabilities to enhance the national capacity and educate U. S. citizens in critical languages & cultures together with a variety of academic and professional disciplines.

The National Security Education Act places no special or unique requirements on grantee institutions.

Only requirements that govern all Federal grants will apply to NSEP grants.

No International exchange programs may be funded by NSEP.