Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs: 2018 Professional Fellows On-Demand Program

Deadline: 16 January 2018

The Professional Fellows Division in the Office of Citizen Exchanges at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) invites proposals for the FY 2018 Professional Fellows On- Demand Program.

The Professional Fellows On-Demand Program will build upon the foundation of the current Professional Fellows Program and prior Professional Fellows On-Demand Program exchanges. This exchange program supports U.S. foreign policy goals by enabling the U.S. Department of State to respond in a timely manner to emerging foreign policy priorities. U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to provide a series of two-way exchange projects ranging in size and scope, each involving current or potential government, business, and civil society leaders.


  • To provide timely support for emerging foreign policy priority issues where existing public diplomacy resources are not immediately available or accessible;
  • To create lasting partnerships between emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States in specific and substantive areas of focus;
  • To provide opportunities for foreign and American emerging leaders to collaborate and share ideas, approaches, and strategies regarding challenges to pressing issues;
  • To enhance professional and leadership skills for both foreign and American participants to effect positive change in their workplaces and communities.

Funding Information

Application budgets are limited to $2,000,000 direct costs and must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit Grants.gov.

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