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Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders from Western Hemisphere

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 11, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on May 24, 2021
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The Study of the U. S. Branch, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), invites proposal submissions from accredited U.S. post-secondary education institutions and other U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions of a 501(c)3 for the design and implementation of five (5) Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders from the Western Hemisphere to take place over the course of five weeks in summer 2022 and winter 2023.

Each Institute will focus on a theme that reflects U.S. foreign policy priorities in the region.

The ultimate goal is to provide foreign student leaders with an in-depth examination of a specific field of study, while also developing their leadership skills and heightening their awareness of the history and evolution of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions, broadly defined.

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The study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders is intensive academic programs that provide groups of foreign undergraduate students with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, culture, and institutions.

Institutes include academic sessions, an integrated study tour, leadership training, community service activities, and opportunities to interact with a wide range of Americans.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3);
2. Applicants must have nonprofit status with the IRS at the time of application;
3. All applicants must also have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number and be registered in

ECA anticipates that participants for the five Institutes will come primarily, from indigenous, Afro-Latino, and underserved communities in the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Thematic Areas:
a) Civic Engagement;
b) Entrepreneurship and Economic Development;
c) Women’s Leadership for Indigenous and Afro-Latina Women.

Ceiling of Award Range: USD$1,500,000.

Closing Date for Applications: May 24, 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 11
Apr 11

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!
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Apr 12
Apr 12

Thanks, Ana.