Welcome to the National Security Education Program

At NSEP, our primary mission is to develop a pipeline of foreign language and culture expertise for the U.S. federal government workforce.

What people are saying about us:

"NSEP award recipients bring unique and highly needed skills: academic excellence coupled with international exposure, varied experience and strong language capability... such hallmarks are valuable for ONI and the greater Intelligence Community."

Office of Naval Intelligence

"FEMA has had a very positive experience with NSEP. The award recipients bring a wide variety of cultural knowledge, experience, and skills along with a strong commitment to public service. Their work ethic and contributions have resulted in a growing interest for additional NSEP awardees throughout the agency."

Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS

"NSEP scholars acquire skills that prepare them to grow into exemplary analysts and have demonstrated the ability to effectively apply cultural knowledge, analytical thinking and linguistic skills to intelligence issues."

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Higher Education Institution Funding Opportunities

The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education to develop a domestic Undergraduate Arabic Language Flagship Program. This solicitation is open to U.S. IHEs with existing Arabic language programs and demonstrated experience delivering high-quality undergraduate Arabic language instruction.  Proposals are due at 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Friday, November 20, 2015.

Undergraduate Arabic Flagship Program Application Guidelines (PDF)
Undergraduate Arabic Flagship Program Outcomes Template (Excel)
Undergraduate Arabic Flagship Program Budget Template (Excel)

Questions regarding this solicitation will be answered during a webinar on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 3:30-5:00pm ET. To participate in the webinar, please send an email to flagship@iie.org indicating the name and email address of participants.

Project Global Officer (GO) is seeking proposals from U.S. Institutions of Higher Education with at least one on-campus ROTC unit to provide quality language instruction to ROTC students. The deadline for the receipt of proposals has been extended to Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

Please visit the Project GO page to download application materials.

The Language Training Center Program is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education to provide FAOs with professional development and skills enrichment in regional and area studies. The deadline for the receipt of proposals is April 24, 2015.

Please visit the Language Training Center page to download application materials.

NSEP Award Recipients Recognized as
Top-Tier Global Professionals

In 2011, the National Security Education Program (NSEP) celebrated its 20th anniversary with many special guests including Dr. Clifford Stanley, former Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, and former U.S. Senator David L. Boren, President of the University of Oklahoma and author of the National Security Education Act of 1991.

Learn more here.