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 Notice:

Grants.gov server will be down for maintenance on May 20 and May 21, 2017, returning to service at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time on May 22, 2017.

Important Notice:

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

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

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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)
 

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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)

Notice of Funding Opportunities (Pending FY 2017 Funds)
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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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FY 2017 Youth Ambassadors Program Due May 29, 2017

The Youth Ambassadors 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 will build mutual understanding, tolerance, and respect through shared culture and values, empower participants to be actively engaged in addressing issues of concern in their schools and communities upon their return home; and foster relationships among youth from different ethnic, religious, and national groups.

 

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FY 2017 United States South Pacific Scholarship Program (USSP) and FY 2017 United States Timor-Leste Scholarship Program (USTL) Due May 29, 2017

The USSP Scholarship Program was established by the United States Congress to provide opportunities for U.S. study to students from South Pacific nations in fields important for the region’s future development. The goal of the USTL Scholarship Program is to identify and support undergraduate level study at accredited higher education institutions in the United States for a select cadre of academically talented Timorese who are expected to assume future leadership roles in Timor-Leste’s development.
 

 

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