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Fellowship for Counter Smuggling in Support of U.S. Security and Nonproliferation Projects

Type: Posted • Opportunity: SFOP0010103


The U.S. Department of State's (DOS) Office of the Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund (NDF) seeks to award grants to an institution/institutions to support one-year fellowships for up to five (5) of the U.S. Government's former Afghan partners, who were previously employed by the Afghan government to prevent the smuggling of nuclear or radiological materials. The fellowships should employ these individuals with experience in law enforcement or security fields related to counter nuclear smuggling, export controls, or border security and the individuals must lead or participate in new projects/activities that are not currently funded by the U.S. Government. Individuals will be selected by an interagency planning and assignment panel, which will determine the list of candidates and will work with the grant recipient(s) to match expertise with needs. These individuals have transitioned to life in the United States under DOS and/or Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designations (i.e., refugee, humanitarian parole, Priority-1, Priority-2) and apply for work authorization as part of that process. All proposals must make a clear and compelling case for how the fellow will be engaged in work related to counter nuclear smuggling for 40 hours/week, how this work supports the nonproliferation and security objectives of the U.S. Government, and how the grant funding will be used. Proposals may offer to sponsor anywhere from one to all five fellows. Fellowship proposals that do not house all five fellows will not be penalized in the evaluation panel. In-person, virtual, and hybrid formats will be considered.


Category of Funding
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Funding Instruments
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Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
On 1/2/24 International Security and Nonproliferation posted grant opportunity SFOP0010103 for Fellowship for Counter Smuggling in Support of U.S. Security and Nonproliferation Projects with funding of $400,000. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.224 Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund. It is expected that one grant will be made.


Posted Date
Jan. 2, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
Jan. 24, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST Past Due
Last Updated
Feb. 7, 2024, 7:58 p.m. EST


Eligible Applicants
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Info
Domestic for-profit Organizations Only U.S. Based institutions are eligible to apply

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Bureau of International Security-Nonproliferation
Contact Email
Contact Phone
(703) 516-1684
Additional Information
Link to Opportunity in SAMS Overseas - Updated


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