Monday, 24 March 2014

US Department of State Grant ‘Professional Fellows Program’

Deadline: 8 April 2014
U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational Affairs (ECA) is inviting proposal submissions for the Professional Fellows Program (PFP) in the regions of Africa (AF), East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe and Eurasia (EUR), the Middle East and North Africa (NEA), South and Central Asia (SCA), and the Western Hemisphere (WHA). The fellows Program is a two-way, global exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, and build lasting and sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States.
The foreign fellows will travel to the United States for a professional fellowship of five- to six-weeks long. The fellowship will include an individually tailored working placement, ‘the fellowship placement,’ for a minimum of four weeks. Approximate award amount is $300,000 to $500,000 which covers cost for 30-50 participants in total including foreign and US participants.
Themes –
    Legislative Process and Governance
    Economic Empowerment
    Non-Governmental Organization Development
    Cross-Sector Development
Eligibility Criteria –
    All proposals must be two-way exchange programs.
    Applicants can be from anywhere in the world except five countries of SCA. Please read teh RFGP thoroughly to be clear of the eligible countries and guidelines on applying.
    Foreign fellows must be emerging leaders, 25-40 years of age with demonstrated proficiency in English language. They must be self-directed individuals genuinely interested in developing an individual project of their own selection in their home workplace or community.
    American Fellows must have demonstrated expertise pertaining to the theme of the program and should have had significant engagement with the foreign fellows during the U.S. fellowship component.
For more information, please visit and search for funding opportunity number ECA-ECAPEC-14-039.

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