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 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

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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

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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

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FY 2019 Ngawang Choephel Fellows Program
Deadline: May 28, 2019

The Ngawang Choephel Fellows Program is a two-way exchange program designed to expand sustainable, inclusive economic development opportunities within the Tibetan communities of China. Focusing on the theme of Economic Empowerment, the FY 2019 Ngawang Choephel Fellows Program offers Tibetans living in the Tibet Autonomous Region, Tibetans living in other Tibetan areas of China, and Americans opportunities to share best practices, enhance their professional business and/or managerial skills, and generate new business, community, and/or organizational initiatives.

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

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FY 2019 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program Placement Components
Deadline: May 30, 2019

The YES program advances the U.S. foreign policy goals of engaging youth populations and building civil society by providing physical, academic-year exchanges, and building lasting ties between foreign high school students and the communities that host them. 

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

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FY 2019 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Conservation
Deadline: June 3, 2019

The FY 2019 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Conservation Professionals program shall strengthen existing professional and institutional relationships in architectural or objects conservation and provide American and foreign participants with new technical knowledge and skills that they may apply in their work.

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

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FY 2019 Arts Envoy Program 
Deadline: June 3, 2019 

The Arts Envoy Program enables approximately 400 U.S. artists and cultural experts (known as Arts Envoys) to travel abroad each year for individual or group programs to engage and consult with key foreign audiences through performances, workshops, meetings, seminars, and appearances in foreign media. 

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

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FY2019 Youth Ambassadors Program
Deadline: June 3, 2019

The Youth Ambassadors program provides participants with a comprehensive survey of civic education, community service, and youth leadership development, building their knowledge and skill levels in these areas and supporting them to become active and responsible members of their communities.

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

Notice of Funding Opportunities (Pending FY 2020 Funds)
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FY 2020 Fulbright Student Program
Deadline: June 14, 2019

The Office of Academic Exchange Programs announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to assist in the administration of the FY 2020 Fulbright Student Program. The Fulbright Student Program is a major component of the worldwide Fulbright Program, which also includes the Fulbright Scholar and Fulbright Specialist Programs, as well as the Fulbright Teacher Exchanges and the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.

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

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FY 2020 International Visitor Leadership Program Collaborative Services
Deadline: July 11, 2019

The goal of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is to provide firsthand knowledge about U.S. society, culture, and politics, while cultivating lasting relationships and to help strengthen U.S. engagement with countries around the world. IVLP participants are current or potential foreign leaders in government, politics, media, education, science, non-government organizations (NGOs), the arts, and other key fields. The Collaborative Services program will provide substantive services and assistance to support its goals and objectives, to support the overall program, and to provide collaborative services that benefit all participants.

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

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