Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

ECA Open Requests for Grant Proposals -- Varied Deadlines -- See Announcement

If you are interested in submitting an application to one of the limited submission programs below, please contact Cheryl Ridgeway (cheryl-a-ridgeway@uiowa.edu) in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.


The following requests for grant proposals have been announced on the ECA website.  Please read each RFGP for the closing date and other information.   


YALI Connect Camps Program in Sub-Saharan Africa
The FY 2014 YALI Connect Camps Program in sub-Saharan Africa provides YALI participants with eight “Connect Camps,” each a week long, focused on professional development for YALI participants.  Specifically, the Connect Camps will integrate collaboration, technology and innovation techniques in participatory, in-person workshops on business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, and public management. 

Contact OVPRED by April 30, 2014
ECA Deadline: May 30, 2014
Limitation: One applicant per institution
Full Announcement: https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/fy_2014_collaboratory__connect_camps_rfgp.pdf 
Workshops for Youth Leaders in English Teaching (WYLET) 
ECA intends to award one cooperative agreement for up to $420,000 to fund a multi-phased exchange program that supports English Language teaching. Program design and implementation will involve three workshops to be presented to consecutive groups of competitively selected students participating in ECA-funded academic year high school exchange programs, the training and inclusion of former alumni as peer trainers starting with the previously funded spring 2015 workshop, and follow-on activities. The overarching workshop goal is to provide each participant the skills to actively engage and teach others upon their return home; therefore, alumni support and follow-on is in many ways the most important component in this program. Program development and planning should begin in September 2014 with the transparent and merit-based recruitment strategy to identify workshop alumni who will travel to the United States starting in the first half of 2015 to participate in teaching at a series of U.S. workshops that will take place in the spring of 2016, 2017 and 2018. . The theme of the workshops will be the teaching of English as a foreign language. A similar award was made in FY12 for workshops taking place in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Alumni should undergo training and preparation for their participation through a virtual component. ECA will assist the FY14 award recipient in reaching out to workshop alumni and building on resources developed through the FY12 project. 
Contact OVPRED by May 7, 2014
ECA Deadline: May 23, 2014
Limitation: One applicant per institution
The Professional Fellows Congresses bring all foreign PFP participants together at the end of their exchange and provide a larger context for their shared experiences, promote post-exchange collaboration, introduce them to resources available to program alumni, and strengthen the identity of the program as a vital element of U.S. public diplomacy. - See more at: http://eca.state.gov/organizational-funding/open-grant-solicitations#sthash.dgMYR0yU.dpuf


Date Due to DSP or UIF05/23/2014
Date Due to Sponsor05/30/2014
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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