U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) - Office of Academic Exchange Programs
06/08/20 Midnight (12:00 AM) Washington, DC Time
Cooperative agreements to USA nonprofit organizations to administer exchange programs for foreign students to attend higher education institutions in the United States. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The program is an open competition for an assistance award to administer the FY 2020 United States South Pacific (USSP) Scholarship Program and the FY 2020 United States Timor-Leste (USTL) Scholarship Program. Eligible applicants may submit a proposal to administer one or both of the scholarship programs.
United States South Pacific Scholarship Program Overview: The USSP Scholarship Program was established by the United States Congress to provide opportunities for U.S. degree study to students from South Pacific nations in fields important for the region’s future development. Public Law 103-236 authorized academic scholarships to qualified students from the sovereign island nations of the South Pacific region to pursue undergraduate and graduate study at institutions of higher education in the United States. Students from the following nations are eligible to apply for these scholarships: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Fields of study are based on recommendations from U.S. Department of State regional bureau representatives and Public Affairs Sections (PAS) at U.S. embassies in the region and include public administration, public health, STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), education, environmental studies, agriculture, business, NGO management, political science, gender studies, journalism, and others. Students selected for these scholarships enroll in undergraduate degree programs or in master’s degree programs. South Pacific student applicants will not require pre-academic English training, but at the master’s level may benefit from up to one year of preparatory study in the U.S. prior to enrolling in a formal master’s degree program if they possess the three-year baccalaureate degree commonly offered in the Pacific Islands region.
United States Timor-Leste Scholarship Program Overview: The goal of the USTL Scholarship Program is to identify a select cadre of academically talented Timorese who are expected to assume future leadership roles in Timor-Leste’s development and support their undergraduate level study and degrees at accredited higher education institutions in the United States. An objective of the USTL program is to develop the human resource capacity of the Timorese people, especially in fields such as agricultural science, business, communications, economics, education, environmental science, international relations, political science, psychology and sociology. The eligible academic fields of study were selected to emphasize the areas of critical development need in Timor-Leste. Students selected for these scholarships pursue undergraduate degree programs plus up to one year of pre-academic English training. In almost all cases, USTL students will have undergraduate credits for transfer from their home institutions.
Working closely with U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Sections in the region, the award recipient(s) will be responsible for the administration of the programs, including publicity and recruitment, review of academic credentials, convening review panels and assisting with merit-based competitive selection and nomination, placing students at appropriate U.S. institutions for academic degree study leading to a bachelors or masters degree, facilitating student travel to the United States, providing orientation, enrichment activities, and pre-return activities, providing monitoring and support services, conducting on-going evaluation and follow-up with program alumni.
Allowable costs for the program include the following:
For details on project objectives, goals, and implementation, see the POGI document in Supporting Documents below.
GrantWatch ID#: 189305
Award Ceiling: $700,000
Award Floor: $350,000
The duration of the cooperative agreement(s) will be up to five years, beginning approximately on August 1, 2020 and ending on July 31, 2025.
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 Anita Chan, U.S. Department of State, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, East Asian and Pacific Programs Branch (ECA/A/E/EAP), SA-5, 4th Floor, 2200 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037, by telephone (202) 632-3212, or email ChanAX@state.gov.
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