Current Funding Opportunities

The following Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) have been announced on 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 announcement 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

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

FY 2015 Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program Organizational Components Program Due April 6, 2015

This opportunity will fund organizational components of the FLEX program. The FLEX program provides scholarships for high school students from Europe and Eurasia to live in the United States for an academic year. In turn, these students expose U.S. citizens to the culture, traditions, and lifestyles of people of their home countries. 

FY 2015 J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative (Stevens Initiative) Due April 17, 2015

The J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative (Stevens Initiative), developed in partnership with the Stevens Family and with significant involvement from the MacArthur Foundation, is a multilateral public-private partnership that will strengthen engagement between young people in the Middle East and North Africa and in the United States as a lasting tribute to the legacy of Ambassador Chris Stevens. The Stevens Initiative will use technology and online tools to achieve the largest-ever increase in people-to-people educational exchanges between the United States and the Middle East and North Africa. 

FY 2015 Ngwang Choephel Fellows Program Due April 24, 2015

The Ngwang Choephel Fellows Program promotes activities that preserve cultural traditions, enhance sustainable development, expand economic opportunities, and support environmental conservation within Tibetan communities in China.


FY 2015 TechWomen Program Due May 4, 2015

The TechWomen Program focuses on advancing the status of professional women in the fields of science and technology through project-based mentorships, networking opportunities, and enhancement activities. It also supports activities in the participants’ home countries that encourage the interest of girls and university-age women in science and technology-based careers, and that engage young women using technology in their professions.


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