The UCLA Language Materials Project is sponsored by grants from the US Department of Education International Education and Graduate Programs Service (IEGPS). On the Program's web page you can find information about sources of funding.
The (IEGPS) office provides planning, policy development, and grant administration for Domestic International Education Programs, Overseas Programs and Graduate Programs.
Domestic International Education Programs
Under Title VI of the Higher Education Act, IEGPS supports ten programs within the United States for individuals and institutions of higher education. Programs are designed to strengthen the capability and performance of American education in foreign languages and area/international studies.
The sponsor of the LMP is a Domestic International Education Program:
International Research and Studies:
This program supports surveys, studies, and development of instructional materials to improve and strengthen education in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields.
LMP Program Officer: Beth.MacRae.
Other Domestic International Education Programs include:
American Overseas Research Centers:
This program provides grants to consortia of institutions of higher education to establish or operate overseas research centers that promote postgraduate research, exchanges and area studies.
Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access:
This program supports projects that develop innovative techniques or programs using new electronic technologies to collect information from foreign sources.
Centers for International Business Education:
This program provides funding to schools of business for curriculum development, research, and training on issues of importance to U.S. trade and competitiveness.
National Resource Centers:
This program provides grants to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to establish, strengthen, and operate comprehensive and undergraduate language and area/international study centers to serve as national resources.
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships:
This program provides academic year and summer fellowship awards to colleges and universities to assist graduate students in foreign language in either international studies or area studies.
Language Resource Centers:
This program provides grants to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education for the purpose of establishing, strengthening, and operating a small number of national language resource and training centers to improve effectiveness of teaching and learning foreign languages.
Business and International Education:
This program provides funds to institutions of higher education who enter into an agreement with a trade association and/or business to improve the academic teaching of the business curriculum and to conduct outreach activities that expand the capacity of the business community to engage in international economic activities.
Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language:
This program provides funds to institutions of higher education, a consortia of such institutions, or partnerships between nonprofit educational organizations and institutions of higher education to plan, develop, and carry out programs to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages.
Institute for International Public Policy:
This program provides a single grant to assist a consortium of colleges and universities to establish an institute designed to increase the representation of minorities in international service, including private international voluntary organizations and the foreign service of the U.S.
In association with the Fulbright-Hays Act, IEGPS Overseas Programs facilitate secondary and postsecondary teaching, research and training of specialists in foreign countries in order to improve understanding of other cultures and languages. They include:
- Fulbright-Hays Training Grants Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
- Fulbright-Hays Training Grants Faculty Research Abroad
- Fulbright-Hays Training Grants Group Projects Abroad
- Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Special Bilateral Programs