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U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Pilot Fellowship Program

Type: Posted • Opportunity: ITA-GMX-GTM-2024-00001

Description

The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Pilot Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for Master's degree students in the fields of International Affairs, International Relations, International Studies, Economics, Business, Trade, Public Administration, or Public Policy, to increase their level of knowledge and awareness of the Foreign Commercial Service (FCS) and its vital role in promoting American exports and facilitating trade and commerce around the world. The program also provides a pathway to potential employment with the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Global Markets, and particularly

encourages students from underserved communities to apply.

Background
The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Pilot Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for Master’s degree students in the fields of International Affairs, International Relations, International Studies, Economics, Business, Trade, Public Administration, or Public Policy to increase their level of knowledge and awareness of the Foreign Commercial Service (FCS) and its vital role in promoting American exports and facilitating trade and commerce around the world. The program also provides a pathway to potential employment with the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Global Markets, and particularly encourages students from underserved communities to apply.

Grant Details
The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Pilot Fellowship Program was established under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (Public Law No. 117-328) and particularly encourages students from underserved communities, including members of minority groups, to apply. The Fellowship is designed to heighten the student’s awareness of the Foreign Commercial Service through a summer enrichment program and a virtual Professional Development and Networking component. The award periods are up to 15 months for a student enrolled in an eligible Master's degree program. Subject to appropriations, approximately $1,000,000 may be available for awards under this program during fiscal year (FY) 2024. The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Pilot Fellowship provides one year support up to $35,000 per student to cover travel related expenses, housing, meals and necessary materials and supplies.

Eligibility Requirements
Only individuals who are U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals and are enrolled in a U.S. accredited graduate institution to pursue a Master’s degree in the fields of International Affairs, International Relations, International Studies, Economics, Business, Trade, Public Administration, or Public Policy are eligible for an award under this Fellowship program. Applicants must have either a cumulative 3.30 grade point average (GPA) in their graduate program or have earned a cumulative 3.30 grade point average from undergraduate studies to be eligible to apply.

Period of Performance
The award periods are up to 15 months for a student enrolled in an eligible Master's degree program.
The anticipated start date is June 2024.

Grant Value
The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Pilot Fellowship Program may provide, subject to appropriations,
up to $35,000 of support per person for up to an eight-week fellowship program in an overseas U.S. diplomatic mission.

Overview

Category of Funding
Education
Environment
Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 2/12/24 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration posted grant opportunity ITA-GMX-GTM-2024-00001 for U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Pilot Fellowship Program with funding of $1.0 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 11.041 U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Pilot Fellowship Program. It is expected that 25 total grants will be made worth between $10,000 and $35,000.

Timing

Posted Date
Feb. 12, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
April 12, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 38 Days
Last Updated
Feb. 12, 2024, 6:33 p.m. EST
Version
1
Archive Date
May 12, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
Only individuals who are U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals and are enrolled in a U.S. accredited graduate institution to pursue a Master’s degree in the fields of International Affairs, International Relations, International Studies, Economics, Business, Trade, Public Administration, or Public Policy are eligible for an award under this Fellowship program. In addition, to be eligible to apply, applicants must have a cumulative 3.30 GPA either from their graduate program or from undergraduate studies (see Funding Opportunity Description). Individuals who accept federal funding for other fellowships or award programs, such as grants or scholarships sponsored by the U.S. Government, are not eligible to receive the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Pilot Fellowship if there is any overlap in the time period between programs. For example, an applicant who has received an award from the Federal Government for research work conducted through Fall 2024 is not eligible, as that award time period overlaps with the beginning of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Pilot Fellowship Program.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$35,000
Floor
$10,000
Estimated Program Funding
$1,000,000
Estimated Number of Grants
25

Contacts

Contact
Frederick L Isaac Grantor
Contact Email
Email Description
Work
Contact Phone
30-628-1330

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