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.

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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
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FY 2016 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program Placement Components Due May 9, 2016

The FY 2016 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program provides scholarships for students from countries with significant Muslim populations to spend up to eleven months in the United States with a host family, attending high school, and learning about American society.  Funding will support host family and school placement, monthly student stipends, enhancement activities, orientations, and participant support and monitoring. 

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FY 2016 International Sports Programming Initiative Due May 10, 2016

The FY 2016 International Sports Programming Initiative (ISPI) programs enhances cross-cultural understanding and opens new avenues of dialogue and collaboration between individuals and nations. The programs create both people-to-people and institutional linkages through sport. The Office of Citizen Exchanges welcomes proposals with the Sport for Social Change theme that will be responsible for planning, overseeing, and/or implementing the exchanges including the administration of at least four two-way exchange programs.

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FY 2016 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Anniversary Program Honoring Senators Robert Dole and Thomas Harkin Due May 23, 2016

The FY 2016 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Anniversary Program Honoring Senators Robert Dole and Thomas Harkin will support professional exchanges between the people of the United States and their counterparts in other countries to promote inclusive education for children and youth with disabilities. 
 
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FY 2016 Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program Due May 23, 2016

The FY 2016 Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program will provide participants with a three-week exchange program in the United States focused on civic education, community service, and youth leadership development, and to support the implementation of service projects in their home communities. 

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FY 2016 Creative Arts Exchange Due May 26, 2016

The FY 2016 Creative Arts Exchange (CAE) will focus on the themes of Hip Hop Collaboration, and Community Arts Incubation. The Hip Hop Collaboration theme will support international exchange with hip hop artists that incorporates artistic collaboration, entrepreneurial skills-building, and outreach to youth to explore and address conflict resolution strategies. The Community Arts Incubation theme will support an exchange that sends American artists abroad to collaborate with local youth and underserved populations on community-based art projects in new media and/or digital arts.

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FY 2016 Communities Connecting Heritage Program, Due May 27, 2016

The FY 2016 Communities Connecting Heritage program is an international people-to-people exchange program that engages communities and empowers people through the exploration of cultural heritage issues. 

Full Grant Announcement (PDF)
Instructions and Mandatory Application Forms

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FY 2016 Thematic International Exchange Seminars (TIES) for U.S. Alumni Due May 27, 2016

The FY 2016 Thematic International Exchange Seminars (TIES) for U.S. Alumni will focus on thematic topics that support U.S. foreign policy priorities and foster a sense of shared identity, networking, and dialogue among participating U.S. alumni. 

Full Grant Announcement (PDF)
Instructions and Mandatory Application Forms

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FY 2016 Arts Envoy Program Due May 27, 2016

The FY 2016 Arts Envoy Program annually enables approximately 200 American artists and cultural experts (known as Arts Envoys) to travel abroad for individual programs or as part of an ensemble or group to engage and consult with key foreign audiences through performances, workshops, meetings, seminars, and appearances in foreign media.

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FY 2016 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Enhancement Program Due May 30, 2016

The FY 2016 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Enhancement Program is a one-time opportunity to expand and strengthen people-to-people relationships between the United States and Germany. This program will provide for a workshop component for approximately 360 German participants over two to three years and an alumni component supporting the development of a CBYX alumni association network for over 23,000 alumni.
 

 

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FY 2016 Community College Administrator Program (CCAP) Due May 31, 2016

The FY 2016 Community College Administrator Program (CCAP) will provide foreign administrators from post-secondary vocational and technical institutions or their equivalents in selected countries with skills focused on community college administration including leadership, governance, finance, student affairs and student services, program assessment, workforce development, private sector partnerships, community engagement, technology, and distance learning. 

 

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FY 2016 Youth Leadership Program with Burma Due May 31, 2016

The FY 2016 Youth Leadership Program with Burma will provide U.S.-based programming for participants from Burma. The activities will focus on civic education, leadership, diversity, and community engagement and prepare participants to conduct projects at home that serve a community need. 

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FY 2016 Emerging Young Leaders Award Due June 1, 2016

The FY 2016 Emerging Young Leaders Award is a two-part initiative designed to both honor and support international participants who have created positive and impactful change in challenging environments. Participants will engage in a two-week exchange program in the United States focused on advanced leadership development, peacebuilding and conflict prevention, and democracy and civil society.

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FY 2016 Ngwang Choephel Fellows Program Due June 1, 2016

The FY 2016 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.

Full Grant Announcement (PDF)
Instructions and Mandatory Application Forms

Notice of Funding Opportunities (Pending FY 2017 Funds)
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FY 2017 Fulbright Scholar Program Due June 6, 2016

The Fulbright Scholar Program is a major component of the overall Fulbright Program. For 70 years, the core Fulbright U.S. and Visiting Scholar Programs have offered awards for college and university faculty, including early career scholars, and for non-academic professionals (such as attorneys, artists, journalists, and business professionals), to lecture and conduct research abroad. More than 100,000 U.S. and visiting (non-U.S.) scholars and professionals have participated in these exchanges since the Fulbright Program's inception in 1946.
 

 

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FY 2017 Fulbright Specialist Program Due June 6, 2016

The Fulbright Specialist Program sends approximately 425 U.S. academics and professionals annually to educational and other institutions in all regions of the world for time periods ranging from two to six weeks. Through host institution-designed projects, Specialists share their expertise, strengthen institutional linkages, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn about other cultures while building capacity at their overseas host institutions, which may include universities, teacher-training institutions, government ministries, cultural institutions, NGOs, and think tanks.

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FY2017 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Due June 28, 2016

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides emerging leaders with an opportunity to understand U.S. society and culture and participate with U.S. colleagues in current approaches to the fields in which they work, providing a basis for on-going cooperation between U.S. citizens and their professional counterparts in other countries

Full Grant Announcement (PDF)
Program Objectives, Goals, & Implementation (PDF)
Instructions and Mandatory Application Forms

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