Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Open Grant Solicitations | U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

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Current Funding Opportunities

The following Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) have been announced on Grants.gov and will remain on this site until the closing dates. This site is updated whenever a NOFO opens or closes. Please read each NOFO for the closing date and other information for proposal preparation. If you have questions, staff contact information may be found in the text of each NOFO. Please review the proposal submission announcements below.

Important: In addition to reading each of ECA’s Requests for Grant Proposals and accompanying documentation, please read these notices issued by GSA, HHS, and Grants.gov.

Notice of Funding Opportunities (Pending FY 2017 Funds)
FY 2017 Thematic International Exchange Seminars (TIES) Due April 24, 2017
The FY 2017 Thematic International Exchange Seminars (TIES) will focus on thematic topics that support U.S. foreign policy priorities and foster a sense of shared identity, networking, and dialogue among participating alumni. The seminars can take place in any of the U.S. Department of State’s six designated geographical regions: Africa, Europe and Eurasia, East Asia and Pacific, Near East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, and Western Hemisphere.
FY 2017 Professional Fellows Program (PFP) Due May 1, 2017
The FY 2017 Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is a two-way global exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, and build lasting and sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States. 
FY 2017 Professional Fellows Congress (PFC) Due May 1, 2017
The FY 2017 Professional Fellows Congress” (PFC) is the concluding element of the FY 2017 Professional Fellows Program. The Professional Fellows Congress brings all non-U.S. participants together at the end of their fellowship program and provides a larger context for their shared experiences, promotes collaboration, introduces them to alumni and other resources, and strengthens the PFP’s role as a vital element of U.S. public diplomacy.
FY 2017 Community Solutions Program Due May 15, 2017
The Community Solutions Program seeks to enhance the skills of civic and community leaders to more effectively address current economic, environmental, political, and social challenges in order to develop concrete strategies to better address complex issues in their home communities.
FY 2017 U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership for Journalists in Urdu Program Due May 22, 2017
The U.S. - Pakistan Professional Partnership for Journalists in Urdu Program is a two-way exchange program will promote improved knowledge and understanding of newsgathering strategies, media ethics, journalist safety in conflict zones, investigative reporting, and the business of journalism in the U.S. The program will also provide structured interaction between American and Pakistani journalists, which will contribute to stronger professional ties and lasting relationships between the two nations.
FY 2017 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program with Pakistan Due May 23, 2017
The FY 2017 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (“Global UGRAD – Pakistan”) provides substantive exchange experience at a U.S. college or university to a diverse group of emerging student leaders from underrepresented socio-economic and geographic sectors in Pakistan. The students will complete one semester of non-degree undergraduate study in the United States at accredited two-and four-year institutions.
FY 2017 Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders on Comparative Public Policymaking Due May 23, 2017
The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders are intensive academic programs that provide groups of foreign undergraduate students with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, culture, and institutions. Institute activities include community service, leadership development, and opportunities to interact with U.S. peers. The Institutes address the influence of principles and values such as democracy, the rule of law, individual rights, freedom of expression, equality, diversity, and tolerance, and also incorporate a focus on contemporary American life.
FY 2017 Sports Visitor and Sports Envoy Program Due May 24, 2017
The Sports Visitor and Sports Envoy programs support U.S. foreign policy goals and promote key U.S. values, on and off the field, and an understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural contexts from which they arise. These programs are an effective way to engage priority audiences, including at-risk youth, women, minorities, people with disabilities, and non-English speakers.
FY 2017 Youth Ambassadors Program Due May 29, 2017
The Youth Ambassadors program directly supports the U.S. foreign policy goal of youth empowerment and development by equipping exchange participants with the knowledge and skills to become active and responsible members of their communities. The program will build mutual understanding, tolerance, and respect through shared culture and values, empower participants to be actively engaged in addressing issues of concern in their schools and communities upon their return home; and foster relationships among youth from different ethnic, religious, and national groups.

FY 2017 United States South Pacific Scholarship Program (USSP) and FY 2017 United States Timor-Leste Scholarship Program (USTL) Due May 29, 2017
The USSP Scholarship Program was established by the United States Congress to provide opportunities for U.S. study to students from South Pacific nations in fields important for the region’s future development. The goal of the USTL Scholarship Program is to identify and support undergraduate level study at accredited higher education institutions in the United States for a select cadre of academically talented Timorese who are expected to assume future leadership roles in Timor-Leste’s development.

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