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 2021 English Language Fellow and Specialist Program
Deadline: January 8, 2021

The English Language (EL) Fellow and Specialist Programs build bridges of mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by placing U.S. English language educators in educational institutions abroad.  The EL Fellow and Specialist Programs send talented, highly qualified U.S. citizens in the area of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or a closely related field for approximately ten-month Fellow exchanges or short-term (two weeks or more) Specialist assignments at educational institutions  in all regions of the world.

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

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FY 2021 TechWomen Program
Deadline: January 21, 2021

Since 2011, TechWomen has supported women engaged in the STEM fields from Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Central Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa by providing a highly-tailored mentorship experience in the United States with American women representing leading science and technology companies and institutions.

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

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FY 2021 Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program
Deadline: March 5, 2021

The FY 2021 Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program, formerly known as the Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad, advances the Bureau’s objective of supporting mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries by building the institutional capacity of accredited U.S. higher education institutions to increase and/or diversify U.S. student mobility abroad in support of U.S. foreign policy goals. The IDEAS Program aims to increase and diversify study abroad through two main components, the administration of small grants and the implementation of capacity building initiatives.

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

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FY 2021 International Sports Programming Initiative
Deadline: March 11, 2021

The International Sports Programming Initiative uses sports to help underserved youth around the world develop important leadership skills, achieve academic success, promote tolerance and respect for diversity, and positively contribute to their home and host communities.  Sports Diplomacy programs are an important tool for advancing U.S. foreign policy goals through interaction with hard-to-reach groups such as at-risk youth, women, minorities, people with disabilities, and non-English speakers. 

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

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FY 2021 Global Media Makers
Deadline: March 16, 2021

The Global Media Makers (GMM) program seeks to elevate creative voices, crucial to building strong civil societies, by utilizing film and television to amplify issues such as, but not limited to, freedom of expression, pluralism, tolerance, women’s and youth empowerment.

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

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FY 2021 Global Sports Mentoring Program
Deadline: April 1, 2021

The FY 2021 Global Sports Mentoring Program model has two distinct professional development mentorship exchanges—the Sport for Community GSMP and the espnW GSMP. By empowering women and people with disabilities, the GSMP directly supports U.S. foreign policy goals, promotes social inclusion, and elevates the status of marginalized populations.  Through the mentorship experience, the GSMP encourages mutually beneficial relationships between American sports executives and leaders in the sports sector overseas. Tapping into the power of public-private partnerships and founded on participant-led business plans, the GSMP positively impacts communities at home and abroad and creates a more secure and democratic global playing field for all.

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

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