Current Funding Opportunities

The following Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) have been announced on 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

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In addition to reading each of ECA’s Notices of Funding Opportunities and accompanying documentation, please read these notices issued by GSA, HHS, and

Notice of Funding Opportunities (Pending Availability of FY 2018 Funds)

FY 2018 Teacher Exchange Program Due: June 22, 2017

The Bureau’s Teacher Exchange Programs prepare teachers for leadership in the 21st century so they may help their students develop a global perspective and build the knowledge, skills, and insights needed for future study and careers. Primary and secondary (K-12) teachers participate in professional development exchanges to enhance their teaching abilities, improve education systems, and advance the educational outcomes and broaden the worldview of their students.

Grant Announcement (PDF)
Program Objectives, Goals, & Implementation (PDF)


FY 2018 Survey of International Educational Exchange Activity in the United States Due: June 22, 2017

The FY 2018 Survey of International Educational Exchange Activity in the United States provides for an accurate and current picture of international educational exchange activity in the United States in fulfillment of ECA’s mandate, under the Fulbright-Hays Act, to promote mutual understanding through international educational exchange. It is conducted through a statistical survey (census) of foreign nationals enrolled in institutions of higher learning in the United States, foreign scholars at U.S. institutions, and U.S. students participating in study abroad programs and collaboration with international partners to extending research and reporting on global student mobility patterns.

Grant Announcement (PDF)


FY 2018 International Visitor Leadership Program Due: July 13, 2017

The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), launched in 1940, is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging leaders. Through carefully designed projects, the IVLP provides participants with firsthand knowledge of U.S. society, culture, and politics. In turn, Americans at all levels in communities across the United States have valuable opportunities to engage directly with these leaders and foster lasting relationships.

Grant Announcement (PDF)
Program Objectives, Goals & Implementation (PDF)

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