Search Grant Opportunities

FY 2024 Study of the U.S. Institutes Madeleine K. Albright Young Women Leaders Program

Type: Posted • Opportunity: SFOP0010289

Description

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 U.S. public and private academic and cultural institutions, exchange-of-persons, and other not-for-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 four (4) Institutes for the Study of the U.S., Madeleine K. Albright Young Women Leaders Program (Albright Young Women Leaders Program). Four Institutes will take place over five weeks in summer 2025. Each Institute will focus on a theme that reflects U.S. foreign policy priorities. The themes selected for these Institutes are: Civic Engagement, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Issues, and Public Policy. See details in section A.3. Program Specific Guidelines, in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.

The Albright Young Women Leaders Program will 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 will be organized for a group of 20 foreign undergraduate women for a total of 80 participants in four concurrent Institutes. Institutes will be approximately five weeks in duration and will include an approximately four-week academic residency at a U.S. academic institution and an approximately one-week integrated study tour that will expose the foreign undergraduate students to a community (or multiple communities) representing a culture and/or region distinct from that of their academic residency. A convening event will bring participants together from all four Institutes for networking and exploration of program themes. Please see the full announcement for additional information.

Background
The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), is seeking proposals from U.S. public and private academic and cultural institutions, exchange-of-persons, and other not-for-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) for the design and implementation of four Institutes for the Study of the U.S., Madeleine K. Albright Young Women Leaders Program (Albright Young Women Leaders Program). The program aims to 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.

Grant Details
The grant opportunity involves designing and implementing four Institutes for the Study of the U.S., Madeleine K. Albright Young Women Leaders Program. Each Institute will focus on a theme reflecting U.S. foreign policy priorities: Civic Engagement, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Issues, and Public Policy.

The program will include classroom-based lectures, discussions, readings, group presentations, site visits, educational travel, leadership development, community service activities, and opportunities to interact with a wide variety of Americans.

The Institutes will be approximately five weeks in duration and will include an approximately four-week academic residency at a U.S. academic institution and an approximately one-week integrated study tour that complements the academic residency.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include U.S. public and private academic and cultural institutions, exchange-of-persons, and other not-for-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3). Applicants must have nonprofit status with the IRS at the time of application.

Additionally, organizations must demonstrate at least four years of experience in conducting international exchanges to be eligible for awards exceeding $130,000 in ECA funding.

Period of Performance
The program will take place over five weeks in summer 2025.

Grant Value
One cooperative agreement of up to $1,400,000 will support the program in FY 2024 with additional funding in Non-Competitive Continuation Year One in FY 2025 and Non-Competitive Continuation Year Two in FY 2026.

Place of Performance
All Institutes will take place on U.S. university and college campuses.

Overview

Category of Funding
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 3/6/24 the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs posted grant opportunity SFOP0010289 for FY 2024 Study of the U.S. Institutes Madeleine K. Albright Young Women Leaders Program. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.009 Academic Exchange Programs - Undergraduate Programs. It is expected that one grant will be made worth between $1.4 million and $1.4 million.

Timing

Posted Date
March 6, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
May 6, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 23 Days
Last Updated
March 6, 2024, 11:54 a.m. EST
Version
2
Archive Date
June 5, 2024

Eligibility

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

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$1,400,000
Floor
$1,400,000
Estimated Program Funding
Not Provided
Estimated Number of Grants
1

Contacts

Contact
Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Contact Email
Contact Phone
(202) 890-9795
Additional Information
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Organizational Funding Opportunities

Documents

Posted documents for SFOP0010289

Potential Applicants and Partners

Awardees that have recently won grants similar to SFOP0010289

Incumbent or Similar Grants

Grants similar to SFOP0010289

Similar Active Opportunities

Open grant opportunities similar to SFOP0010289