Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

FY 2020 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars

Contract for Services to a USA Nonprofit or IHE to Design
Programming for Foreign University Faculty and Professionals

Agency Type:


Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) - Office of Academic Exchange Programs

Deadline Date:



Request a Grant Writer

Contract for services to a USA nonprofit organization or IHE for programs that offer university faculty and professionals from other countries the chance to strengthen their understanding of society, values, culture, and institutions in the United States. Funding is intended for the implementation of two programs - one on Religious Freedom and Pluralism and one on U.S. Economics and Business - which will enable participants to build curricula and improve the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad.

The Institutes should be designed for groups of 18 foreign university-level faculty or professionals. Each Study of the U.S. Institute will be six weeks in duration, including an approximately four-week academic residency at an academic institution and up to two weeks of an integrated educational study tour. The academic residency should take place on a U.S. university or college campus and should include academic coursework, diverse speakers, time for personal research, and opportunities for interaction with American peers. The study tour should take scholars to another region of the United States and it should complement the academic residency. The programs should conclude in Washington, DC with a minimum stay of two days.

The academic program should include lectures, panels, seminar discussions, scholarly research presentations, academic and experiential learning activities that focus on the theme and include debates and, if possible, a scholar symposium where participants could make a presentation about their personal research. Once participants return home, the program should include opportunities for continued follow-on engagement with their fellow SUSI scholar alumni. Activities could include, but are not limited to, small grants, webinars, workshops, collaborative publications, or other ways to continue building on the six-week SUSI experience.

For additional information about Institutes themes, see:

The award recipient is responsible for the conception, structure, and monitoring of both Institutes. Proposals must provide a detailed and comprehensive narrative describing objectives of the Institutes; the academic program; planned site visits, and how each session relates to the overall Institute theme. Proposals must include syllabi for each program indicating the title, scope, and content of each session; the subject matter for each lecture, panel, discussion, group presentation, or other activity. Syllabi should also confirm or provisionally identify speakers with different viewpoints, panelists, and session leaders, and clearly show how assigned readings will advance the goals of each Institute.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184834

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

ECA intends to award one (1) Cooperative Agreement

Estimated Size of Grant:

An estimated total amount of $1,750,000:
- FY 2020-base year, up to $875,000 pending the availability of
- FY 2021-non-competitive continuation year one, up to $875,000, pending successful performance and the availability of funds.

Term of Contract:

All Institutes should last approximately 43 days (including arrival and departure days). Institutes should begin no sooner than June 1, 2020, and should conclude no later than August 14, 2020.

Anticipated Project Completion Date: September 30, 2022. This date reflects the anticipated duration of the award – one base year plus one non-competitive continuation year


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposals are welcome from accredited U.S. post-secondary education institutions (community colleges, liberal arts colleges, public and private universities) and other U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3).

ECA grant guidelines require that organizations with less than four years of experience in conducting international exchanges be limited to $130,000 in ECA funding.

Eligible applicants may not submit more than one proposal in this competition.

Participants will be diverse in age, professional position, and travel experience abroad. Participants may or may not have in-depth knowledge of the particular Institute program theme, but all will likely have had exposure to the relevant discipline and some experience teaching about the United States.

Participants will represent all regions of the world and will be fluent or have advanced proficiency in English. Recipients will NOT participate in the selection of participants. U.S. embassies, consulates, and Fulbright commissions will nominate candidates. ECA will make the final participant selections. Every effort will be made to select a gender-balanced group of participants.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted by Monday, October 28, 2019, midnight, through

The registration process can take up to four weeks to complete. It is strongly recommended that applicants not wait until the application deadline to begin the submission process through

Applicants must have a UEI number (, a DUNS number ( ), and be registered with SAM (

There is no minimum or maximum percentage required for this competition. However, ECA encourages applicants to provide maximum levels of cost sharing and funding in support of its programs.

The recipient should provide participants with pre-departure orientation materials at least six weeks prior to the start of the Institutes.


Applying for a Grant:

Register for Workspace:

View this opportunity on

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the page above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

José Marrero, Program Officer
Study of the U.S. Branch, ECA/A/E/USS, SA-5, Fourth Floor
U.S. Department of State
2200 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-632-3337 support:

Hans Posey

CFDA Number:

19.401- Academic Exchange Programs - Scholars

Funding or Pin Number:

perative Agreement Funding Opportunity Number: SFOP0006158

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Suggested Grants:

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to Alaska Nonprofits, Schools, Colleges, Museums, and Tribes for Native Alaskan Educa...

Deadline 09/01/20

Grants to Alaska nonprofit organizations, schools, colleges, cultural centers, museums, and tribal organizations for educational opportunities in eligible regions. Funding is intended to provide access to high-quality education for native adults and children who are ori

GrantWatch ID#: 128374

Grants to Alaska Nonprofits, Schools, Colleges, Tribal Organizations, and Individuals for Al...

Deadline 09/01/20

Grants of up to $6,000 to Alaska nonprofit organizations, schools, colleges, tribal organizations, and individuals to promote the culture of Native Alaskans in eligible regions. Funding is intended to support projects that further the traditions of these peoples, preser

GrantWatch ID#: 128375

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 10/01/20

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies for Community Improvement Initiatives

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of $25,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government entities, educational institutions, and volunteer fire companies for community benefit projects. Funding is intended to support a wide range of impactful and sustainable initiatives that meet community needs.

GrantWatch ID#: 132986

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits to Assist Underserved ...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti nonprofits, for-profit organizations, and government entities for programs and services that improve the quality of life for underserved children. Focus areas include working families, equitable communities, and thriving children. The Fu

GrantWatch ID#: 133552

Donations & Sponsorships to USA Nonprofits & For-Profits for Education, Literacy, and the Ar...

Deadline Ongoing

Donations to USA nonprofit organizations for programming support for arts, pre-K-12 education, and literacy programs across the country. In addition, sponsorship opportunities are provided to USA for-profit and nonprofit organizations focusing on literacy, the arts, a

GrantWatch ID#: 134869

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Architecture, Education, Arts, Scientific Research, and Communi...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofits for activities that positively impact people around the world and their communities. Support is primarily given to programs in the areas of architecture and the arts, education, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and scientific res

GrantWatch ID#: 138286