Apply for a Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad Grant by March 29

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USA Study Abroad is pleased to announce a small grants competition and virtual and in-person activities in 2019 to support the expansion and diversification of American student mobility as part of its Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad. This is a program of the U.S Department of State with funding provided by the United States Government and supported in its implementation by World Learning. USA Study Abroad is part of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

At USA Study Abroad’s direction, World Learning has launched the application for the 2019 Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad’s small grants competition. We invite U.S. colleges and universities to submit proposals for projects that will create, expand, and/or diversify U.S. study abroad at their institutions. The grant competition will award approximately 21 grants for a maximum funding level of $35,000 each for a period of performance of up to 11 months starting on or about July 1, 2019. Applications must be submitted by March 29, 2019 at 11:59pm Eastern time via the Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad.

The competition is open to all accredited U.S. institutions of higher education from associate’s colleges through doctoral universities. The program seeks to engage the full diversity of U.S. higher education, including community colleges and Minority Serving Institutions.

Successful applicants must demonstrate a strong and sustainable plan for creating, expanding, and/or diversifying U.S. study abroad at their institution in the immediate future. Proposals may not include requests for funding to cover student scholarships, student travel, or travel to the United States for faculty and/or staff at higher education institutions overseas. Read more here about USA Study Abroad’s study abroad capacity building efforts and past successful grants.

USA Study Abroad and World Learning will also soon announce a series of virtual and in-person capacity building activities to support the expansion and diversification of study abroad programming at U.S. colleges and universities. To inform the content of these activities, World Learning is conducting a national needs assessment of institutional study abroad capacity, as well as to identify interested subject matter experts. We invite you to take a few minutes to tell us about your and your institution’s experiences here so that we can better develop resources that are applicable to the broadest audience possible.

To learn more about the Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad’s small grants program and other upcoming activities, visit our newly launched website, http://www.studyabroadcapacitybuilding.org.