The Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative aims to inspire young leaders from the United States and India to work together to advance civil rights, social justice, and inclusion locally, nationally, and globally by exploring the history and legacies of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The ultimate goal of the Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative is to inspire and develop a network of aspiring young civic leaders from the United States and India to work together to advance civil rights, social justice, and inclusion locally, nationally, and internationally by exploring the history and legacies of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Exchange will seek to develop participants’ leadership skills and equip them with the tools and networks to support these endeavors.
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The Study of the U.S. Branch (ECA/A/E/USS), Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), invites proposal submissions from accredited U.S. post-secondary education institutions, including Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); community colleges, liberal arts colleges, public and private universities; and other U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions of a 501(c)3 organization for the design and implementation of the new Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative to take place over six weeks (inclusive of travel days), virtually and in-person, beginning in summer 2022.
The Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative will include four components:
a) a one-week virtual program component;
b) a two-week academic residency in the United States;
c) a two-week experiential learning program in India; and
d) a multi-day closing forum.
The Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative should provide approximately 20 undergraduate, graduate, and recently graduated students (ten from the United States and ten from India) with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and discuss a variety of topics related to the histories and legacies of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., particularly in their practice of peace, nonviolence, and reconciliation in championing civil rights.
Topics may include, but are not limited to: civil rights movements; social justice; the roles of civic and government organizations in advancing human rights; the rights of minorities or historically disadvantaged groups, whether racial, ethnic, religious, or based on sexual orientation or gender identity; community building; resilience; diversity, equity, inclusion, and 4accessibility; grassroots activism; women’s issues; peaceful conflict resolution; reconciliation; and social change.
Approximate Average Award: USD$400,000, pending availability of funds.
Application Deadline: November 22, 2021.
For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335892