This program is designed to provide financial assistance for non-profit organizations in the US that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences. PAJ Touring Grants help present Japanese performing arts at multiple locations in the United States and Canada, with an emphasis on locations outside major metropolitan areas. PAJ Collaboration Grants help American and Japanese artists develop a new work, which will further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to an American audience.
The International Education Research Foundation's mission is to conduct research and disseminate information on world educational systems and to facilitate the integration of individuals educated outside the United States into the U.S. educational environment and work force. Proposals are particularly sought for the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Costa Rica, Finland, Greece, Paraguay, Portugal, and Uraguay.
Date Due: Rotating until December 31, 2010.
Each research grant proposal is evaluated on how well its project design and expected outcomes address the following criteria:
Supporting research for the evaluation of foreign academic credentials,
Promoting the integration of students, scholars and professionals holding non-U.S. academic credentials into the United States,
Facilitating the publication and dissemination of the results of the research and
Encouraging the exchange of information about educational systems.
This program supports overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area stuidies for groups of teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects are short-term and include seminars, curriculum development, or group research or study.
Amount: $$90,000 for 12 months
Due: October 6, 2009
Projects must focus on one or more of the following geographic regions of the world: Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Western Hemisphere (Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean), East Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Near East.
There are two competitive preferences and one invitational priority. Competitive Preference 1 is for projects focusing on any of the 78 languages deemed critical on the U.S. Department of Education's list of Less Commonly Taught Languages (list within RFP). Competitive Preference 2 is for projects that develop and improve foreign language and/or area studies at elementary and secondary schools. Invitational Priority is for collaborative efforts between colleges and/or departments that provide pre-service traning for K-12 teachers in foreign languages and international area studies in teacher education programs.