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 (Pending FY 2022 Funds)
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FY 2022 Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative
Deadline: November 22, 2021

The Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative (Exchange) aims to inspire young leaders from the United States and India to work together to advance civil rights, social justice, and inclusion locally, nationally, and globally by exploring the history and legacies of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Exchange will seek to develop participants’ leadership skills and equip them with the tools and networks to support these endeavors.

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

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FY 2022 Community College Initiative
Deadline: November 22, 2021

The CCI Program aims to bring young emerging leaders for an intensive program at accredited U.S. community colleges, focused on building technical and professional skills while deepening participants’ understanding of the United States, its people, and its values. The CCI Program enhances leadership among youth from developing countries who return home as part of a global network of more than 3,300 CCI alumni from 25 countries to become small business leaders, social entrepreneurs, and trades specialists who make a difference in their communities and countries.

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

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FY 2022 Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program: Student Placement and Monitoring
Deadline: December 6, 2021

The FLEX program provides scholarships for high school students to live with an American family in American society for an academic year and acquire leadership skills while attending a U.S. high school.  The students live with host families, participate in activities to learn about American society and values, and, in turn, expose their host communities across the United States to the cultures and traditions of the people of Europe and Eurasia.  To date, more than 30,000 students have participated in the FLEX program.

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

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FY 2022 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Young Women Leaders
Deadline: January 13, 2022

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Young Women Leaders are intensive academic programs that provide groups of foreign female undergraduate students with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions while developing their leadership skills.  Institutes include classroom-based lectures, discussions, and skills-building workshops; site visits and educational travel; leadership training, community service activities, and opportunities to interact with a wide variety of Americans.  The ultimate goal is to provide young women leaders from around the world with an in-depth examination of a specific field of study, build knowledge, capacity, and networks among emerging women leaders, and strengthen their understanding of the history and evolution of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions, broadly defined.

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

 

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