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 2020 Funds)
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FY 2020 Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) Professional Fellows Program
Deadline: June 4, 2020

The YTILI Professional Fellows Program is a two-way exchange program designed to strengthen the transatlantic relationship, develop sustainable partnerships between U.S. and European entrepreneurs and innovators, promote regional integration and cooperation in Europe, and encourage European businesses, governments and civil society to develop their innovation ecosystems.

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

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FY 2020 Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders from Pakistan on Comparative Public Policymaking
Deadline: June 5, 2020

The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders are intensive short-term academic programs whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills. The Institutes address the influence of principles and values such as democracy, the rule of law, individual rights, freedom of expression, equality, diversity, and tolerance, and incorporate a focus on contemporary American life.

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

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FY 2020 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan
Deadline: June 5, 2020

The principal objective of the FY 2020 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (Global UGRAD Pakistan Program) is to provide a substantive exchange experience at a U.S. college or university to a diverse group of emerging student leaders from underrepresented socio-economic and geographic sectors in Pakistan.  The Global UGRAD Pakistan Program will provide approximately 130 scholarships at U.S. institutions of higher education to outstanding students from non-elite sectors in Pakistan.  Scholarships will be granted primarily to students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in Pakistan, although students just completing their final year of high school will also be eligible.

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

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FY 2020 United States South Pacific (USSP) Scholarship Program and FY 2020 United States Timor-Leste (USTL) Scholarship Program
Deadline: June 8, 2020

The USSP Scholarship Program was established by the United States Congress to provide opportunities for U.S. degree study to students from South Pacific nations in fields important for the region’s future development.  Public Law 103-236 authorized academic scholarships to qualified students from the sovereign island nations of the South Pacific region to pursue undergraduate and graduate study at institutions of higher education in the United States.  Students from the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu are eligible to apply for these scholarships. 

The USTL Scholarship Program will identify a select cadre of academically talented Timorese who are expected to assume future leadership roles in Timor-Leste’s development and support their undergraduate level study and degrees at accredited higher education institutions in the United States.  An objective of the USTL program is to develop the human resource capacity of the Timorese people, especially in fields such as agricultural science, business, communications, economics, education, environmental science, international relations, political science, psychology and sociology. 

FY 2020 United States South Pacific (USSP) Scholarship Program and FY 2020 United States Timor-Leste (USTL) Scholarship Program
Deadline: June 8, 2020

The USSP Scholarship Program was established by the United States Congress to provide opportunities for U.S. degree study to students from South Pacific nations in fields important for the region’s future development.  Public Law 103-236 authorized academic scholarships to qualified students from the sovereign island nations of the South Pacific region to pursue undergraduate and graduate study at institutions of higher education in the United States.  Students from the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu are eligible to apply for these scholarships. 

The USTL Scholarship Program will identify a select cadre of academically talented Timorese who are expected to assume future leadership roles in Timor-Leste’s development and support their undergraduate level study and degrees at accredited higher education institutions in the United States.  An objective of the USTL program is to develop the human resource capacity of the Timorese people, especially in fields such as agricultural science, business, communications, economics, education, environmental science, international relations, political science, psychology and sociology. 

be eligible.

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

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FY 2020 Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminars (TIES)
Deadline: June 8, 2020

The FY 2020 Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminars (TIES) enhances the U.S. Department of State’s engagement with exchange alumni from around the world in support of U.S. foreign policy and public diplomacy objectives. The first cooperative agreement to manage this activity was awarded in FY2015. To date, TIES has offered nineteen seminars around the world reaching nearly 700 alumni.  Topics for the seminars have included, among others, media literacy, business and trade for women entrepreneurs, civic participation and public engagement, resilient communities, access to energy, stronger American cities, tackling addiction and global health, and combatting trafficking.

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

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FY 2020 Community Engagement Exchange Program
Deadline: June 8, 2020

The Community Engagement Exchange Program is a bold new global initiative to support approximately 120 passionate emerging community leaders, ages 20-27, from over 100 countries around the world working at the nexus of public, private, and non-profit sectors to address public concerns and improve the quality of community.  CEE participants will undertake a two- to three-month U.S.-based civil society exchange program with placements in public institutions, government offices, social incubators, businesses, or non-profit organizations, working with professional counterparts and seasoned civil society and community leaders on pre-defined substantive issues of mutual interest. 

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

Notice of Funding Opportunities (Pending FY 2021 Funds)
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FY 2021 Survey of International Educational Exchange Activity in the United States
Deadline: June 8, 2020

The 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.

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

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FY 2021 Teachers of Critical Languages Program
Deadline: June 23, 2020

The Bureau’s Teachers of Critical Languages Program brings teachers from priority regions to teach critical languages in U.S. K-12 classrooms for an academic year. Over the past 14 years, 318 exchange teachers have taught in more than 201 U.S. host schools in 39 states and the District of Columbia, reaching over 87,300 students. 

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

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FY 2021 Fulbright Teacher Exchange Programs
Deadline: June 23, 2020

The Bureau’s Fulbright Teacher Exchanges hone American teachers’ knowledge and skills in leadership, education practices, and education technology.  Primary and secondary (K-12) educators 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.  Collectively, these educators reach approximately a million students over their professional careers. 

Programs are open to teachers and administrators in public, charter, and private (secular and faith-based) schools.  Programs prioritize engaging educators, both in the United States and abroad, who work with students in urban and rural communities, students in career and technical education programs, and students with disabilities, to ensure that the next generation acquires the global knowledge and skills needed to succeed. 

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

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FY 2021 International Visitor Leadership Program
Deadline: July 17, 2020

As the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), supports U.S. foreign policy goals and helps strengthen U.S. engagement with countries around the world.  Through carefully designed projects, the IVLP provides current and emerging foreign leaders 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. Since the IVLP’s inception in 1940, more than 225,000 foreign leaders have participated in the program.  More than 500 program alumni subsequently became chiefs of state or heads of government in their home countries. 

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

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