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.

Updates and Announcements

Notice of Funding Opportunities
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FY 2019 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program Overseas Components
Deadline: April 1, 2019

The YES program provides approximately 885 scholarships annually for high school students from countries of strategic importance to the United States and is designed to support long-range U.S. foreign policy priorities by giving foreign youth firsthand experience in the United States and increasing understanding between Americans and people from selected countries. Students live with host families, attend high school for an academic year, engage in activities to learn about American society and values, acquire leadership skills, and help educate Americans about their countries and cultures. The YES Abroad program provides scholarships for approximately 65 U.S. high school students annually to study for an academic year in participating YES countries. Participants live with host families, attend school, and share American culture and values with others while learning about their host countries. The YES and YES Abroad programs promote democracy, civic engagement, and U.S. national security.

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (PDF)
Project Objectives, Goals and Implementation (POGI) (PDF)
Instructions and Mandatory Application Forms (PDF)

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FY 2019 Creative Arts Exchange
Deadline: April 1, 2019

Cultural diplomacy enhances cross-cultural understanding and opens new avenues of dialogue and collaboration between individuals and nations. In support of U.S. Department of State foreign policy objectives, Creative Arts Exchange initiatives are arts-based, international people-to-people exchange programs. They create partnerships through artistic collaboration and professional development that enrich both the international participants and the Americans with whom they meet. Programs are implemented in close coordination with U.S. embassies and consulates abroad. Eligible themes and/or artistic genres for CAE initiatives vary and are determined based on Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) strategic priorities.

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (PDF)
Project Objectives, Goals and Implementation (Center Stage) (POGI) (PDF)
Project Objectives, Goals and Implementation (Next Level) (POGI) (PDF)
Instructions and Mandatory Application Forms (PDF)

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FY 2019 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Deadline: April 15, 2019

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue credit-bearing academic studies or internships abroad, expanding their understanding of other countries and cultures.

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (PDF)
Project Objectives, Goals and Implementation (POGI) (PDF)
Instructions and Mandatory Application Forms (PDF)

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FY 2019 Workshops for Youth Leaders in English Teaching (WYLET)
Deadline: May 14, 2019

The Workshops for Youth Leaders in English Teaching (WYLET) program will provide training to develop skills and knowledge about English teaching to participants and establish substantive on-going support to alumni to become teachers of English and to engage with and support other USG-sponsored English language programs when they return home.

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (PDF)
Instructions and Mandatory Application Forms (PDF)

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FY 2019 Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program
Deadline: May 20, 2019

The Pan Africa Youth Leadership 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 offers secondary school youth (ages 15-18) and a small number of adult educators from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity to engage in intensive, thematic exchanges in the United States focused on civic education, community service, and youth leadership development.

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (PDF)
Project Objectives, Goals and Implementation (POGI) (PDF)
Instructions and Mandatory Application Forms (PDF)

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FY 2019 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Enhancement Program
Deadline: May 20, 2019

The CBYX program supports the exchange of American and German young people in order to sustain and strengthen the American-German friendship based on the common value of democracy and to convey lasting personal and institutional relationships to the successor generation. The primary objective of the program is to encourage American and German youth to learn about each other’s society and culture through educational exchange. In addition, the program seeks to promote the participants’ roles as young ambassadors with influence on future American-German relations, and to promote and strengthen the linkages between members of Congress and their Bundestag counterparts.

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (PDF)
Project Objectives, Goals and Implementation (POGI) (PDF)
Instructions and Mandatory Application Forms (PDF)

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