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for such travel are expended as part of a formal program of supervised study.
(d) ALLOWANCES.Stipends awarded to graduate level recipients may include allowances for dependents and for travel for research and study in the United States and abroad. SEC. 603. (20 U.S.C. 1123] LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTERS.
(a) LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTERS AUTHORIZED.-The Secretary is authorized to make grants to and enter into contracts with institutions of higher education, or combinations of such institutions, for the purpose of establishing, strengthening, and operating a small number of national language resource and training centers, which shall serve as resources to improve the capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively.
(b) AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES.—The activities carried out by the centers described in subsection (a)
(1) shall include effective dissemination efforts, whenever appropriate; and (2) may include
(A) the conduct and dissemination of research on new and improved teaching methods, including the use of advanced educational technology;
(B) the development and dissemination of new teaching materials reflecting the use of such research in effective teaching strategies;
(C) the development, application, and dissemination of performance testing appropriate to an educational setting for use as a standard and comparable measurement of skill levels in all languages;
(D) the training of teachers in the administration and interpretation of performance tests, the use of effective teaching strategies, and the use of new technologies;
(E) a significant focus on the teaching and learning needs of the less commonly taught languages, including an assessment of the strategic needs of the United States, the determination of ways to meet those needs nationally, and the publication and dissemination of instructional materials in the less commonly taught languages;
(F) the development and dissemination of materials designed to serve as a resource for foreign language teachers at the elementary and secondary school levels; and
(G) the operation of intensive summer language institutes to train advanced foreign language students, to provide professional development, and to improve language instruction through preservice and inservice language
training for teachers. (c) CONDITIONS FOR GRANTS.Grants under this section shall be made on such conditions as the Secretary determines to be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section. SEC. 604. [20 U.S.C. 1124) UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS. (a) INCENTIVES FOR THE CREATION OF NEW PROGRAMS AND THE STRENGTHENING OF EXISTING PROGRAMS IN UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS.
(1) AUTHORITY.—The Secretary is authorized to make grants to institutions of higher education, combinations of such institutions, or partnerships between nonprofit educational organizations and institutions of higher education, to assist such institutions, combinations or partnerships in planning, developing, and carrying out programs to improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages. Such grants shall be awarded to institutions, combinations or partnerships seeking to create new programs or to strengthen existing programs in foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields.
(2) USE OF FUNDS.—Grants made under this section may be used for Federal share of the cost of projects and activities which are an integral part of such a program, such as
(A) planning for the development and expansion of undergraduate programs in international studies and foreign languages;
(B) teaching, research, curriculum development, faculty training in the United States or abroad, and other related activities, including
(i) the expansion of library and teaching resources; and
(ii) preservice and inservice teacher training; (C) expansion of opportunities for learning foreign languages, including less commonly taught languages;
(D) programs under which foreign teachers and scholars may visit institutions as visiting faculty;
(E) programs designed to develop or enhance linkages between 2- and 4-year institutions of higher education, or baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate programs or institutions;
(F) the development of undergraduate educational programs
(i) in locations abroad where such opportunities are not otherwise available or that serve students for whom such opportunities are not otherwise available; and
(ii) that provide courses that are closely related to on-campus foreign language and international curricula;
(G) the integration of new and continuing education abroad opportunities for undergraduate students into curricula of specific degree programs;
(H) the development of model programs to enrich or enhance the effectiveness of educational programs abroad, including predeparture and postreturn programs, and the integration of educational programs abroad into the curriculum of the home institution;
(I) the development of programs designed to integrate professional and technical education with foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields;
(J) the establishment of linkages overseas with institutions of higher education and organizations that contribute
to the educational programs assisted under this subsection;
(K) the conduct of summer institutes in foreign area, foreign language, and other international fields to provide faculty and curriculum development, including the integration of professional and technical education with foreign area and other international studies, and to provide foreign area and other international knowledge or skills to government personnel or private sector professionals in international activities; (L) the development of partnerships between
(i) institutions of higher education; and
(ii) the private sector, government, or elementary and secondary education institutions, in order to enhance international knowledge and skills; and
(M) the use of innovative technology to increase access to international education programs.
(3) NON-FEDERAL SHARE. - The non-Federal share of the cost of the programs assisted under this subsection
(A) may be provided in cash from the private sector corporations or foundations in an amount equal to onethird of the total cost of the programs assisted under this section; or
(B) may be provided as an in-cash or in-kind contribution from institutional and noninstitutional funds, including State and private sector corporation or foundation contributions, equal to one-half of the total cost of the programs assisted under this section.
(4) SPECIAL RULE.— The Secretary may waive or reduce the required non-Federal share for institutions that
(A) are eligible to receive assistance under part A or B of title III or
under title V; and (B) have submitted a grant application under this section.
(5) PRIORITY.-In awarding grants under this section, the Secretary shall give priority to applications from institutions of higher education, combinations or partnerships that require entering students to have successfully completed at least 2 years of secondary school foreign language instruction or that require each graduating student to earn 2 years of postsecondary credit in a foreign language (or have demonstrated equivalent competence in the foreign language) or, in the case of a 2-year degree granting institution, offer 2 years of postsecondary credit in a foreign language.
(6) GRANT CONDITIONS.—Grants under this subsection shall be made on such conditions as the Secretary determines to be necessary to carry out this subsection.
(7) APPLICATION.-Each application for assistance under this subsection shall include
(A) evidence that the applicant has conducted extensive planning prior to submitting the application;
(B) an assurance that the faculty and administrators of all relevant departments and programs served by the applicant are involved in ongoing collaboration with regard to achieving the stated objectives of the application;
(C) an assurance that students at the applicant institutions, as appropriate, will have equal access to, and de rive benefits from, the program assisted under this subsection; and
(D) an assurance that each institution, combination or partnership will use the Federal assistance provided under this subsection to supplement and not supplant non-Federal funds the institution expends for programs to improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages.
(8) EVALUATION.—The Secretary may establish requirements for program evaluations and require grant recipients to submit annual reports that evaluate the progress and performance of students participating in programs assisted under this subsection.
(b) PROGRAMS OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE.-The Secretary may also award grants to public and private nonprofit agencies and organizations, including professional and scholarly associations, whenever the Secretary determines such grants will make an especially significant contribution to improving undergraduate international studies and foreign language programs.
(c) FUNDING SUPPORT.—The Secretary may use not more than 10 percent of the total amount appropriated for this part for carrying out the purposes of this section. SEC. 606. [20 U.S.C. 1125] RESEARCH; STUDIES; ANNUAL REPORT. (a) AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES.—
The Secretary may, directly or through grants or contracts, conduct research and studies that contribute to achieving the purposes of this part. Such research and studies may include
(1) studies and surveys to determine needs for increased or improved instruction in foreign language, 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) studies and surveys to assess the utilization of graduates of programs supported under this title by governmental, educational, and private sector organizations and other studies assessing the outcomes and effectiveness of programs so supported;
(3) evaluation of the extent to which programs assisted under this title that address national needs would not otherwise be offered;
(4) comparative studies of the effectiveness of strategies to provide international capabilities at institutions of higher education;
(5) research on more effective methods of providing instruction and achieving competency in foreign languages, area studies, or other international fields;
(6) the development and publication of specialized materials for use in foreign language, area studies, and other inter
national fields, or for training foreign language, area, and other international specialists;
(7) studies and surveys of the uses of technology in foreign language, area studies, and international studies programs;
studies and evaluations of effective practices in the dissemination of international information, materials, research, teaching strategies, and testing techniques throughout the education community, including elementary and secondary schools; and
(9) the application of performance tests and standards across all areas of foreign language instruction and classroom
(b) ANNUAL REPORT.-The Secretary shall prepare, publish, and announce an annual report listing the books and research materials produced with assistance under this section. SEC. 606. [20 U.S.C. 1126] TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION AND CO
OPERATION FOR FOREIGN INFORMATION ACCESS. (a) AUTHORITY.—The Secretary is authorized to make grants to institutions of higher education, public or nonprofit private libraries, or consortia of such institutions or libraries, to develop innovative techniques or programs using new electronic technologies to collect, organize, preserve, and widely disseminate information on world regions and countries other than the United States that address our Nation's teaching and research needs in international education and foreign languages.
(b) AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES.-Grants under this section may be used
(1) to facilitate access to or preserve foreign information resources in print or electronic forms;
(2) to develop new means of immediate, full-text document delivery for information and scholarship from abroad;
(3) to develop new means of shared electronic access to international data;
(4) to support collaborative projects of indexing, cataloging, and other means of bibliographic access for scholars to important research materials published or distributed outside the United States;
(5) to develop methods for the wide dissemination of resources written in non-Roman language alphabets;
(6) to assist teachers of less commonly taught languages in acquiring, via electronic and other means, materials suitable for classroom use; and
(7) to promote collaborative technology based projects in foreign languages, area studies, and international studies among grant recipients under this title.
(c) APPLICATION.—Each institution or consortium desiring a grant under this section shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and accompanied by such information and assurances as the Secretary may reasonably require.
(d) MATCH REQUIRED.—The Federal share of the total cost of carrying out a program supported by a grant under this section shall not be more than 6643 percent. The non-Federal share of such cost may be provided either in-kind or in cash, and may include contributions from private sector corporations or foundations.