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2016 Language Training Center Request for Proposal

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The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to share with you application guidelines for the Language Training Center (LTC) Program.  Through this solicitation, the LTC Program is seeking proposals from U.S. Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to accelerate the development of foundational or higher-level expertise in strategic languages and regional studies for Department of Defense (DoD) personnel.


The LTC Program is a major initiative of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO).  Through a partnership between DoD and IHEs, the LTC Program has supported the language and cultural training needs of a wide range of DoD personnel, including military linguists, intelligence analysts, special operations forces, foreign area officers, and the general purpose forces.


The deadline for the receipt of proposals is March 17, 2016.  A webinar for institutions will be held on Tuesday February 2, 2016 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time to field questions regarding this solicitation.  A separate briefing for DoD components interested in learning about the program will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  To participate in either webinar, please send an email to LTC@iie.org indicating the names and email addresses of the attendees.  The applicant will receive a confirmation email with instructions for participation in the webinar. 

FAQs will be periodically updated and posted on the LTC and DLNSEO websites.