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U.S. Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina: Bold Academic Fellowships Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 27, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on April 29, 2021
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The Office of Public Affairs (OPA), invites proposal submissions from U.S. public and private non-profit organizations and accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institutions (community colleges, liberal arts colleges, public and private universities) meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) to design and implement one or two BOLD (BiHOmladinski Lideri, Bosnia and Herzegovina Young Leaders) Academic Fellowships for BiH Student Leaders, pending the availability of FY 2021 AEECA funds.

The academic program in the U.S. should include group discussions, experiential learning activities, and exercises that focus on the theme and include aspects of leadership, team building, collective problem-solving skills, effective communication, appreciation of diversity, and management skills.

The experiential learning component should include substantive and participatory activities in a community that pertains directly to the theme of the institute and bolsters the skills and experience for students to implement their follow-on projects.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. U.S. public and private non-profit organizations and accredited post-secondary U.S. higher education institutions (community colleges, liberal arts colleges, public and private universities) meeting the eligibility requirements outlined in this section are eligible to apply.
2. Applicant organizations must demonstrate an ability to work in all parts of BiH, whether independently or in cooperation with a partner organization.
3. All applicant organizations must have a DUNS unique entity identifier and a valid registration on SAM.gov before their project proposals can be funded. Organization must obtain a DUNS number and SAM registration in order to receive funding.

Institute Themes:
a) The BOLD Academic Fellowship on Civic Engagement should introduce participants to the concept of civic engagement in the United States as a means of improving communities and the institutions and services of government, and provide them with the skills to implement projects as civic leaders themselves.
b) The BOLD Academic Fellowship on Entrepreneurship, Youth Employment, and Economic Development should provide participants with an overview of entrepreneurial approaches by introducing challenges and successes of U.S. entrepreneurial models, including social enterprises, business leadership, and women’s economic empowerment.

Length of Performance Period: 18 months.

Awards may range from USD 125,000 to USD 250,000.

Closing Date for Applications: April 30, 2021.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331421

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 27
Mar 27

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!
Best,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Mar 29
Mar 29

Thanks, Ana.