Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)

ECA: International Visitor Leadership Program Assistance Award

Program Summary

The Office of International Visitors, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/PE/V), United States Department of State (DOS), announces an open competition for up to six assistance awards to administer the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The IVLP is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Launched in 1940, the IVLP is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging foreign leaders.


No more than one application per organization is allowed.

Award Information

Organizations must submit a proposal that falls between the floor of $500,000 and the ceiling of $5,245,000.
The amount of funding available is approximate and will be determined pending the availability of FY 2014 funds. The assistance awards, all together, will support programming for approximately 4,800 International Visitors (IVs).  It is the Bureau’s intent to award not more than six cooperative agreements (one base year plus two option years) for an estimated total amount of thirty-six months.

To comply with the limitation of one proposal per institution, please contact Cheryl Ridgeway (cheryl-a-ridgeway@uiowa.edu or 384-3332) in the Office of the Vice President for Research, if you are interested in applying.

Date Due to DSP or UIF07/01/2013
Date Due to Sponsor07/07/2013
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
Sponsor URL:http://eca.state.gov/organizational-funding/open-grant-solicitations

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