Deadline: 16 August 2016
The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is seeking applications from organizations for a program entitled “Legal Education Visiting Scholar Program for Afghanistan” with an aim to provide Afghan law students at the public universities, from both the Law and Politics and Islamic Law (Sharia) faculties, an opportunity to develop their legal English, oral advocacy, critical thinking, research, and legal writing skills.
The project will complement ongoing INL programs which work with Afghan public and private universities, US law schools, and legal professionals to promote access to education opportunities for aspiring Afghan justice professionals, both within and outside of Afghanistan, and emphasize practical skills and critical thinking ability through the use of interactive teaching methods.
- Increase number of Afghan Law and Politics and Sharia professors with advanced graduate degrees.
- Increase number of Afghan Law and Politics and Sharia professors with improved pedagogical skills as a result of study at Grantee University.
- Increase in number of Afghan professors and students able to conduct publishable research and writing projects.
- Increase in number of Afghan Law and Politics and Sharia professors and students participating in clinical legal education experiences.
- Improvement in curriculum, research, and teaching methodology at Herat University.
- Increase in number of Afghan legal practitioners prepared and qualified to study in the United States or other international law programs taught in English.
- Increase in quality of research and writing in Afghan Law and Politics and Sharia faculties.
- Increase in international Muslim scholarship interest in and interaction with Afghan law and legal education.
- The anticipated total federal funding amount is not to exceed $7,000,000.
- The period of performance is three years with an anticipated start date of October 2016.
- Applicants that qualify to receive U.S. grants such as U.S. based educational institutions subject to section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code; with the ability to develop and successfully implement a project and meet INL’s reporting requirements;
- A consortium between foreign, local non-governmental organizations and education institutions is possible; however the presented documents shall demonstrate the added value of such a partnership in advancing the goals;
- Selected organization/s may also be asked to demonstrate current (or pending) country registration if required by the country of project implementation.
- Must have demonstrated experience implementing similar education or capacity building programs.
- INL reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations that do not have previous experience administering similar programs and/or federal grant awards.
- Applicants must have the ability to produce course materials, deliver training, and conduct evaluations in English. The applicant’s staff should be proficient in English in order to fulfill reporting requirements.
- Applicants must have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with stakeholders in order to successfully carry out the proposed program.
- Organizations may form a consortium and submit a combined proposal. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant.
- Applicants must be able to respond to the NOFO and be able to mobilize in a short period of time.
- INL encourages applications from potential new partners.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can register themselves via given website.
For more information, please visit grants.gov.