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

Important: In addition to reading each of ECA’s Requests for Grant Proposals and accompanying documentation, please read these notices issued by GSA, HHS, and Grants.gov.

Notice of Funding Opportunities (Pending FY 2017 Funds)
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FY 2017 Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program Due April 3, 2017

As part of the Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program (TJSP), the FY 2017 Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program (Tunisia UGRAD) will offer full scholarships for an academic year of study in the United States for outstanding students from underrepresented sectors of Tunisia. The program will provide approximately 65 students from across Tunisia with a deeper understanding of the United States and new academic and professional skills and expertise to help them contribute to the economic growth and development of their country. The Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program is one of two components of the broader Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program (TJSP). The second component of TJSP is the Tunisia Community College Scholarship Program (TCCSP), which is also being openly competed in FY 2017. 
 

 

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FY 2017 Tunisia Community College Scholarship Program Due April 3, 2017

The FY 2017 Tunisia Community College Scholarship (TCCSP) Program provides international participants from underserved and underrepresented communities with an intensive academic-year-long program at accredited U.S. community colleges, focused on building technical and professional skills while deepening participants’ understanding of the United States. TCCSP is one of two components of the broader Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program (TJSP). The second component of TJSP is the Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program (Tunisia UGRAD), which is also being openly competed in FY 2017. 
 
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FY 2017 Creative Arts Exchange Due April 10, 2017

The FY 2017 Creative Arts Exchange (CAE) initiatives are arts-based, international people-to-people exchange programs. They create partnerships through artistic collaboration and professional development that enrich both the international participants and the Americans with whom they meet. In FY 2017, CAE will focus on the following themes: Dance (DanceMotion, USA), Film (American Film Showcase), Music (American Music Abroad), and Music (OneBeat).
 
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FY 2017 Thematic International Exchange Seminars (TIES) due April 24, 2017

The FY 2017 Thematic International Exchange Seminars (TIES) will focus on thematic topics that support U.S. foreign policy priorities and foster a sense of shared identity, networking, and dialogue among participating alumni. The seminars can take place in any of the U.S. Department of State’s six designated geographical regions: Africa, Europe and Eurasia, East Asia and Pacific, Near East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, and Western Hemisphere.
 
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FY 2017 Professional Fellows Program (PFP) Due May 1, 2017

The FY 2017 Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is a two-way global exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, and build lasting and sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States. 
 
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FY 2017 Professional Fellows Congress (PFC) Due May 1, 2017

The FY 2017 Professional Fellows Congress” (PFC) is the concluding element of the FY 2017 Professional Fellows Program. The Professional Fellows Congress brings all non-U.S. participants together at the end of their fellowship program and provides a larger context for their shared experiences, promotes collaboration, introduces them to alumni and other resources, and strengthens the PFP’s role as a vital element of U.S. public diplomacy.
 
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FY 2017 Community Solutions Program Due May 15, 2017

The Community Solutions Program seeks to enhance the skills of civic and community leaders to more effectively address current economic, environmental, political, and social challenges in order to develop concrete strategies to better address complex issues in their home communities.
 
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FY 2017 U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership for Journalists in Urdu Program Due May 22, 2017

The U.S. - Pakistan Professional Partnership for Journalists in Urdu Program is a two-way exchange program will promote improved knowledge and understanding of newsgathering strategies, media ethics, journalist safety in conflict zones, investigative reporting, and the business of journalism in the U.S. The program will also provide structured interaction between American and Pakistani journalists, which will contribute to stronger professional ties and lasting relationships between the two nations.

Grant Announcement (PDF)
Instructions and Mandatory Application Forms

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FY 2017 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program with Pakistan Due May 23, 2017

The FY 2017 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (“Global UGRAD – Pakistan”) provides 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 students will complete one semester of non-degree undergraduate study in the United States at accredited two-and four-year institutions.

Grant Announcement (PDF)
Program Objectives, Goals, & Implementation (PDF)
Instructions and Mandatory Application Forms

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FY 2017 Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders on Comparative Public Policymaking Due May 23, 2017

The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders are intensive academic programs that provide groups of foreign undergraduate students with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, culture, and institutions. Institute activities include community service, leadership development, and opportunities to interact with U.S. peers. 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 also incorporate a focus on contemporary American life.

Grant Announcement (PDF)
Program Objectives, Goals, & Implementation (PDF)
Budget Template (PDF)
Instructions and Mandatory Application Forms

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FY 2017 Sports Visitor and Sports Envoy Program Due May 24, 2017

The Sports Visitor and Sports Envoy programs support U.S. foreign policy goals and promote key U.S. values, on and off the field, and an understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural contexts from which they arise. These programs are an effective way to engage priority audiences, including at-risk youth, women, minorities, people with disabilities, and non-English speakers.

Grant Announcement (PDF)
Program Objectives, Goals, & Implementation (PDF)
Instructions and Mandatory Application Forms

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