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


The Language Flagship:

The Language Flagship is seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education to develop the following domestic Undergraduate Flagship Programs:

  • Arabic Flagship Program
  • Korean Language Flagship Program
  • Portuguese Language Flagship Program, and
  • Russian Language Flagship Program

These solicitations are open to all U.S. institutions of higher education with existing language programs and demonstrated experience delivering high-quality undergraduate language instruction in the target language.

Additional information and application guidelines are available on the Flagship website. All Language Flagship Proposals are due by 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Project Global Officer (Project GO):

Project GO seeks proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education to develop and implement programs for ROTC students from all majors and disciplines. Applicants must demonstrate the capacity to teach one or more of the following critical languages: Arabic, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Pashto, Persian (Dari, Farsi, Tajik), Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu to a minimum proficiency level of ILR 1 by the time of the students' graduation.

Additional information and application guidelines are available on the Project GO website. All Project GO proposals are due by 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.