The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the release of application guidelines to develop domestic and/or overseas Russian programs for Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Project Global Officer (Project GO). 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 Russian 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 Russian language and culture programs for ROTC students from all majors and disciplines.
The DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT is 4:30 p.m. (EST), Monday, April 4, 2022. 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 “Project GO Russian 2022-23” 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.
On Monday, January 10, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. (EST), a technical assistance webinar will be hosted by IIE and DLNSEO for prospective applicants interested in this solicitation. Advance registration is required and can be completed using the following registration link:
Registrants will receive a confirmation email with instructions for participation in the webinar. Following the webinar, FAQs will be uploaded to this solicitation page. The deadline for receipt of questions is March 16, 2022.
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.