American Overseas Research Centers Program Now Open (US Department of Education)

Deadline: March 26, 2024

The U.S. Department of Education FY 2024 American Overseas Research Centers (AORC) program competition is now open. The deadline to apply is March 26, 2024.

Program Description

The American Overseas Research Centers Program provides grants to consortia of institutions of higher education (IHEs) to establish or operate an AORC that promotes postgraduate research, exchanges, and area studies.

Types of Projects

AORC grants may be used to pay all or a portion of the cost of establishing or operating a center or program, including: the cost of operation and maintenance of overseas facilities; the cost of organizing and managing conferences; the cost of teaching and research materials; the cost of acquisition, maintenance, and preservation of library collections; the cost of bringing visiting scholars and faculty to the center to teach or to conduct research; the cost of faculty and staff stipends and salaries; the cost of faculty, staff, and student travel; and the cost of publication and dissemination of materials for the scholarly and general public.

Timeline: This program operates on a four-year grant cycle.

Who May Apply: (by category) Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) or Consortia of IHEs that:Receive more than 50 percent of their funding from public or private U.S. sources; Have a permanent presence in the country in which the center is located; and Are tax-exempt nonprofit organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

Federal Register Notice

Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for FY 2024
, dated January 26, 2024

Current Application

The FY 2024 AORC program competition is now open. Applications must be submitted online through on or before March 26, 2024. Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-012624-001

Tips and Assistance

IFLE held a technical assistance webinar for the FY 2024 AORC competition on February 7, 2024. A recording of the webinar is available to stream on YouTube at

Application Contact

Cheryl E. Gibbs

American Overseas Research Centers Program

U.S. Department of Education, OPE

International and Foreign Language Education

400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room 5C103

Washington, DC 20202

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