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.
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 SAM.gov.
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.
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.
For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332364