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Applications Invited for FY 2022 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Young Women Leaders

Applications Invited for FY 2022 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Young Women Leaders

Organization: Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs Department of State

Apply By: 13 Jan 2022

Grant Amount: 1400000 USD

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About the Organization

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries around the world. It is responsible for the United States Cultural Exchange Programs.

About the Grant

The Study of the U.S. Branch (ECA/A/E/USS), Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), invites proposal submissions from accredited U.S. post-secondary education institutions (community colleges, liberal arts colleges, public and private universities) and other U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) (see section C. Eligibility Information) for the design and implementation of the FY 2022 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Young Women Leaders to take place concurrently over the course of five weeks beginning no sooner than June 15, 2022, pending the availability of FY 2022 funds.

Program Administration. The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Young Women Leaders provide multinational groups of undergraduate female students with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions while simultaneously developing their leadership skills. Each Institute should be organized for a group of 20 foreign undergraduate women for a total of 80 participants in four concurrent Institutes. Each Institute will focus on a specific theme. The themes selected for these Institutes are Civic Engagement, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Issues, and Public Policy. Institutes should be five weeks in duration, including an academic residency at a U.S. academic institution of approximately four-weeks and an integrated educational study tour of approximately one-week. The academic residency should take place at a U.S. university or college campus, and should include academic coursework as well as weekly community service activities, weekly leadership development sessions, and opportunities for interaction with diverse American speakers and peers. The study tour to another region of the United States should complement the academic residency. A convening event will bring participants together from all four Institutes for networking and exploration of program themes. The program should include opportunities for continued follow-on engagement once participants return home.

Eligibility

  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Additional Information on Eligibility:     Please see full announcement.

Closing Date for Applications:    Jan 13, 2022 

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