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 Availability of FY 2019 Funds)
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FY 2019 EducationUSA Advising Services
DEADLINE: July 13, 2018

EducationUSA centers and advisers work with prospective students in more than 180 countries to promote U.S. higher education abroad. Advisers at more than 425 EducationUSA centers provide accurate, comprehensive, and current information about the diversity of U.S. higher education opportunities, guiding prospective students to find the institution that best fits their needs. In addition, the EducationUSA network assists accredited U.S. institutions of higher education in their overseas outreach to prospective students and in the development of recruitment strategies, provides information on the U.S. higher education system to foreign governments and institutions, and encourages study abroad by Americans to expand their understanding of foreign cultures and societies.

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

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FY 2019 Critical Language Scholarship Program
DEADLINE: July 12, 2018

The CLS Program provides eight- to ten-week foreign language instruction in overseas immersion programs for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students. The CLS Program is a component of the Department of State’s effort to increase the number of Americans who learn critical foreign languages in support of the U.S. foreign policy goals of bolstering national security; promoting U.S. competitiveness and economic prosperity; and building mutual understanding with critical regions of the world.

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 Teacher Exchange Program Component A: Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching (Semester Research and Short-Term) Programs for U.S. Teachers
DEADLINE: July 12, 2018

As part of the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching (DA) Semester Research program, U.S. teachers apply to the award recipient to carry out a project of their own design to research and adapt best educational practices from abroad and develop new, global content to use in their classrooms and schools when they return to the United States.

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short Term Program will also offer an exchange opportunity for approximately 25 U.S. master teachers to serve as experts abroad at schools, teacher education institutions, government ministries, or educational organizations for a period of approximately two to six weeks. While sharing their expertise, U.S. teachers hone their skills as consultants and teacher trainers and build global knowledge, skills, and connections to bring back to their home schools and districts.

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

Notice of Funding Opportunities (Pending Availability of FY 2018 Funds)
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FY 2018 J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative (Stevens Initiative)
Deadline: June 8, 2018

The Stevens Initiative, developed in partnership with the Stevens Family Foundation is a multilateral public-private partnership that will strengthen engagement between young people in the Middle East and North Africa (NEA) and in the United States as a lasting tribute to the legacy of Ambassador Chris Stevens. Launched in 2015, ECA’s Stevens Initiative has implemented over 20 projects involving over 28,000 participants in 40 U.S. states and 18 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Through intensive, structured online engagements between youth at various education levels, the Initiative will increase mutual understanding and equip more than one million youth with the skills and aptitudes they need to succeed in the 21st century.

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

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FY 2018 (Academic Year 2019-2020) Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange and (2019) Congress-Bundestag/Bundesrat Staff Exchange
Deadline: June 7, 2018

The CBYX and CBBSX programs support the exchange of American and German young people to sustain and strengthen the American-German friendship based on the common value of democracy. The program also builds lasting personal and institutional relationships. 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 linkages between members of Congress and their Bundestag counterparts.

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (PDF)
Project Objectives, Goals, and Implementation (POGI) (PDF)
Evaluation Division Indicator Questions (PDF)
Evaluation Division Indicator Questions Data Submission (PDF)

Instructions and Mandatory Application Forms (PDF)

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FY 2018 Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad
Deadline: June 7, 2018

The Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad is designed to expand and diversify American student mobility in support of the U.S. foreign policy goals of increasing national security and promoting economic competitiveness. This program is comprised of two main components:

  1. the administration of up to two national open competitions to provide small grants to accredited U.S. HEIs to create, expand, and/or diversify their U.S. study abroad programs and
  2. the implementation of workshops and other initiatives to build broader capacity within the U.S. study abroad community.

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

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FY 2018 Global Media Makers
Deadline: June 1, 2018

This Global Media Makers, like other ECA film program models, seeks to elevate influential voices that are building resilient civil societies by using film, television, and digital media to address critical local issues including, but not limited to, freedom of expression, human rights, pluralism, women’s empowerment, and tolerance.

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

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FY18 Global Sports Mentoring Program
Deadline: June 1, 2018

By empowering women and people with disabilities, the Global Sports Mentoring Program 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. Further, the GSMP engages alumni from previous years through sustained U.S. Embassy relationships, follow-on individual grants, and monitoring and evaluation. 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 Opportunity (NOFO) (PDF)
Project Objectives, Goals, and Implementation (POGI) (PDF)
Instructions and Mandatory Application Forms (PDF)

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FY 2018 TechWomen Program
Deadline: June 1, 2018

The TechWomen program to empower, connect, and support the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The exchange program uses a mentorship model to support emerging STEM leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Central Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa. 

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

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FY 2018 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute
Deadline: June 1, 2018

The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute will focus on transatlantic relations, leadership development, critical thinking, diplomacy, community activism, and the media as ways that young adults can unite around their common goals. The Institute aims to foster relationships among the younger generation of Americans and Europeans to build strong linkages and an awareness of shared values. Through the Institute, this group of diverse and intellectually probing students will participate in an intensive, four-week exchange program in the United States.

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

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FY 2018 U.S. Exchange Alumni Network and Capacity Building Program
Deadline: June 1, 2018

The U.S. Exchange Alumni Network and Capacity Building Program seeks to further expand the Office of Alumni Affairs’ engagement with U.S. alumni by offering professional development opportunities in different regions of the United States, and providing opportunities for alumni to build on their exchange experience through small grant funding.

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

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