Capacity Building Grants for U.S. Higher Education Institutions

Study abroad is a transformative experience that gives participants the skills and knowledge they need to solve global challenges; however some Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are unable to bring this opportunity to undergraduate students.
To improve diversity and participation in study abroad, the U.S. Department of State Office, of Global Educational Programs, U.S. Study Abroad Branch and Partners for the Americas are pleased to announce its Capacity Building Grants for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad. These 17 grants of up to $50,000 will further the mission of the U.S. Study Abroad Branch by increasing the participation and diversity in study abroad by enhancing higher education institutions’ capacity to send their students overseas for academic credit, internships, or other experiential learning opportunities.
Through capacity building grant projects, U.S. higher education institutions will receive initial funding to establish or expand study abroad offerings within the institution in a strategic manner. 
Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2015. The full request for proposals and application are available at

Examples of Past Capacity Building Grant Programs

In 2012, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs provided grants for higher education institutions to build capacity for study abroad programming. Click on the links below to see how past grant recipients used their awards: