Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

ECA: Ngwang Choephel Fellows Program

Program Summary

The Ngwang Choephel Program promotes activities that preserve cultural traditions, enhance sustainable development, expand economic opportunities, and support environmental conservation within Tibetan communities in China.  Proposed projects must be two-way exchanges involving both U.S. and foreign participants and should take place over a two-year period. Economic empowerment proposals could, for example, include economic activity related to cultural preservation, eco-tourism, or community-based training programs. Special attention should be paid to concrete outcomes such as job creation, small business growth, enhanced professional skills, etc. 


Applicant institutions may submit only one proposal under this competition. If an applicant submits multiple proposals, each of these submissions will be declared ineligible and receive no further consideration in this competition. 

Award Information

Award amounts are anticipated to be roughly $279,000 for approximately 20 to 35 total exchange participants each.

Internal Selection Procedure

The UI Office of the Vice President for Research has established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions. Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information:

  1. A two page CV
  2. A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:

The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Friday, January 11, 2013.

Proposal Due to OVPRED12/21/2012 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF01/04/2013
Date Due to Sponsor01/11/2013
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
Sponsor URL:http://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/fy13_rfgp_ngwang_choephel_fellows_program_11-19-12_edited_and_final.pdf

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