FY2024 U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe: Ambassador's Youth Council - Kansai Chapter
The U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe's Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to design, implement, and oversee the sixth cohort of the Ambassador's Youth Council - Kansai Chapter (AYC), a youth leadership program that targets undergraduate students from U.S. Consulate Osaka-Kobe's consular district who are highly-motivated and who demonstrate leadership and interest in the United States and the U.S.-Japan relationship. Proposals should account for 20 participating students who are engaged in program activities over six months. The majority of programmatic elements should be completed within calendar year 2024. Please carefully follow all instructions in the attachment.
The U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe’s Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State is seeking applications to design, implement, and oversee the sixth cohort of the Ambassador’s Youth Council - Kansai Chapter (AYC), a youth leadership program targeting highly-motivated undergraduate students from U.S. Consulate Osaka-Kobe’s consular district who demonstrate leadership and interest in the United States and the U.S.-Japan relationship.
The program aims to select twenty Japanese undergraduate students for the 2024 cohort. It will provide interactions with U.S. and Japanese foreign policy officials, visits to American and Japanese government facilities in Japan, regular opportunities to network with alumni cohorts in both Kansai and Tokyo, virtual sessions with academic experts and diplomats on various topics, readings and critical writing assignments on U.S. foreign policy and U.S.-Japan relations, facilitation of learning sessions, an excursion to visit policymakers and government facilities in Tokyo, a micro grants program for select members to forward their own initiatives related to promoting the benefits of the alliance, building a successful university ecosystem around the program, engaging past AYC cohort alumni, overseeing the selection process including conducting interviews and selecting finalists.
Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organizations, public and private educational institutions, public international organizations, governmental institutions, and individuals. Cost sharing is encouraged but not required. All organizations must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number issued via www.SAM.gov as well as a valid registration on www.SAM.gov.
Period of Performance
The length of performance period is up to 12 months with an anticipated program start date no later than July 1, 2024.
The total amount available for the grant is $75,000 with one award anticipated for a maximum amount of $75,000.
Place of Performance
The program will be performed in Japan's Kansai region including interactions with alumni cohorts in both Kansai and Tokyo.
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
City or township governments
Private institutions of higher education