2021 Project GO Request for Proposals

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the release of application guidelines for the Project Global Officer (GO) program.  Through this solicitation, Project GO is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education (IHEs) with at least one on-campus ROTC unit to provide quality language instruction to ROTC students.

Project GO is an initiative of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO).  Through a partnership between the Department of Defense and IHEs, Project GO has promoted critical language education, domestic and overseas language and cultural immersion, and intercultural exposure among ROTC students.

Project GO seeks proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education to develop and implement programs for ROTC students from all majors and disciplines. Applicants must demonstrate the capacity to teach up to three of the following critical languages to a minimum proficiency level of ILR 1: Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian (Farsi), Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, and Turkish.

The DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT is 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time), Friday, April 9, 2021. The burden of timely delivery is the applicant’s responsibility. Proposals received after the deadline will be disqualified from consideration. Proposals must be submitted online in PDF format using the designated IIE proposal submission portal. Hard copy proposals will not be accepted.

Prior to the submission deadline, applicants are directed to complete their proposal submission by accessing the secure submission portal through the following web link.

Upon arrival at the proposal submission portal site, first-time portal users will be directed to register and create login credentials. After creating credentials, applicants are directed to the Applicant Management section of the portal and will click on the Start New Application link to begin the proposal submission process. At the start of a new application, applicants are directed to select the RFP to which they would like to submit a proposal; this selection is made from the Select an RFP drop-down menu. Applicants should select “2021 Project GO RFP” from this drop-down menu and complete and submit the online proposal submission form as directed. Applicants do not have to complete the submission process in one sitting and can return to the portal at any point prior to the submission deadline to complete the application process.

Applicants requiring technical assistance with the proposal submission portal should direct their inquires to [email protected]. Please include “Proposal Submission Assistance” in the email subject line.

Two webinars were held to field questions regarding this solicitation on January 27 and March 5, 2021. A list of FAQs and answers from thiese webinars may be found here. The webinar slides may be found here.

The applicant will receive a confirmation email with instructions for participation in the webinar.  Following the webinars, FAQs will be posted on the IIE and DLNSEO websites.  All questions must be submitted no later than March 17, 2021. A final version of the Q&A document will be posted no later than March 22, 2021.

IIE serves as the administrative agent for Project GO and considers it a distinct pleasure to take part in this important effort. Thank you in advance for your interest in this program and for your assistance in distributing this information to other interested colleagues.

2021 Project GO Request for Proposals

Project GO Budget Template

Frequently Asked Questions

Webinar Slides