An Initiative of the defense language and national security education office

Request for Proposals

Project GO serves as a national resource for critical language instruction for ROTC students by offering language instruction and study abroad options during the academic year and summer, thereby allowing all ROTC students in the country, regardless of the location of their home institutions, to utilize scholarship opportunities for domestic and overseas language study.  Building national infrastructure is particularly critical for less-commonly taught languages for which there are very few national resources and there is very low student enrollment nationally; pooling resources and students offers the most cost-effective option for developing officers with experience in these regions and languages. Project GO institutions offer language programs and study abroad resources across an array of languages.



Project GO is currently seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education to develop and implement Project GO programs for ROTC students from all majors and disciplines.

Complete details on the project and application guidelines for the 2021 Project GO Request for Proposals can be found here.  Interested applicants are encouraged to attend one of two available technical assistance webinars.  Registration details for the two technical assistance webinars are available on the solicitation page

All applicants are required to submit completed proposals online by the submission deadline of Friday, April 9, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).  Online submission instructions are included in the application guidelines.

All questions regarding this solicitation should be sent by email to



In 2018, IIE administered an open competition for Project GO institutions. An archive of the RFP and additional details regarding the competition can be found here. In 2019, IIE administered an open competition for Chinese overseas programming in Taiwan. An archive of the RFP and additional details regarding the competition can be found here.

If you would like to be notified when IIE releases future Requests for Proposals for the Project GO program, please contact us at