U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) - Office of Citizen Exchanges
06/01/21 11:59 PM Washington, DC Time
Cooperative agreement to a USA nonprofit organization or IHE to administer a foreign policy exchange program. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to four weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support a program that will allow professionals from countries and regions around the world to take part in a specially designed exchange focused on a specific U.S. foreign policy priority or foreign policy goal.
The Office of Citizen Exchanges at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) invites proposals for the FY 2021 Leaders Lead On-Demand Program (formerly Professional Fellows On-Demand). On-Demand is a program that takes ideas generated by U.S. Embassies and Consulates in the field and develops them into uniquely tailored programs built on the model of two-way exchange programs which may include a significant professional fellowship placement for foreign participants. This exchange program supports U.S. foreign policy goals by enabling the U.S. Department of State to respond in a timely manner to emerging foreign policy priorities.
ECA has developed the Leaders Lead On-Demand Program to complement existing public diplomacy efforts supporting emerging young professionals and to allow the Department of State to more nimbly respond to emerging foreign policy issues and events around the world. It is anticipated that this cooperative agreement will support four to six distinct exchange projects for approximately 50 participants, including 40 foreign participants and 10 Americans.
A central component of each project will include a group of foreign participants who will travel to the United States for an intensive, tailored program. The U.S.-based exchange should include an individually-tailored working placement, referred to as the “fellowship placement.” The U.S.-based exchange will be followed or preceded by reciprocal overseas programs for American participants. Both foreign and American participants should have experience or expertise in the field of the exchange project and American participants should have an established connection or linkage with the foreign participants.
For FY 2021 Leaders Lead On-Demand Program Goals, see https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/fy21_leaders_lead_on_demand_nofo.pdf#page=2.
For recipient responsibilities, see https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/fy21_leaders_lead_on_demand_nofo.pdf#page=5.
For allowable costs, see https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/fy21_leaders_lead_on_demand_nofo.pdf#page=19.
GrantWatch ID#: 182585
Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
The cooperative agreement will begin on or about September 1, 2021. Anticipated Project Completion Date: December 31, 2023. The award period will be approximately 24 months in duration. The exact dates of each exchange project will not be determined until a proposed project is officially approved.
Pending successful implementation of this program and the availability of funds in subsequent fiscal years, it is ECA's intent to renew this cooperative agreement for two additional, consecutive fiscal years, before openly competing it again.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For questions about this announcement, contact:
Office of Citizen Exchanges, Global Leaders Division, ECA/PE/C/PF, SA-5, 3rd Floor
U.S. Department of State
2200 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
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