Deadline: 19 May 2020
The U.S. Consulate General, Public Affairs Section in Mumbai is soliciting proposals to organize and implement workshops to promote Interfaith Dialogue on College Campuses.
This funding opportunity seeks to promote interfaith dialogue among college students in western India by training college lecturers/professors in interfaith dialogue facilitation skills. At least one trainer should be U.S.-based. Workshop participants will be required to put their newly gained skills to practice by hosting on-campus dialogues and contribute to a handbook for use by other lecturers/professors.
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- Thirty to forty (30-40) college lecturers/professors (no more than two from the same college) gain new capacities on how to facilitate effective interfaith dialogue and put these skills to practice by leading at least two interfaith dialogues with students on their campuses.
- The collective know-how and experiences gained from workshop participants is shared with counterparts.
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- Based on prior activities, interests, or overall influence on their respective religious communities, recruit and train 30-40 lecturers/professors in the skills of interfaith dialogue. Skills taught in the workshops should include (but are not limited to) personal reflection, exploring bias, and engagement techniques.
- Host a final wrap-up conference.
- Share and consolidate best practices by drafting an interfaith dialogue facilitator’s handbook that is adapted to the local context and includes best practices from their efforts.
- Produce and distribute one interfaith dialogue facilitator’s handbook.
- At least 300 students participate in subsequent interfaith dialogues led by program trainees.
Lecturers and professors of colleges located in western India, to include Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh.
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- Minimum Award Amount: $40,000
- Maximum Award Amount: $60,000
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- The following organizations are eligible to apply:
- Not-for-profit organizations
- Civil society/non-governmental organizations
- Think tanks
- Public and private educational institutions
- Public International Organizations and Governmental institutions
- Please choose organization nationality and type: International CSO/NGO.
- Organizations may sub-contract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award. When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.
- Cost sharing or matching is not required for this funding opportunity.
- Pre-award costs are not an allowable expense for this funding opportunity.
Applicants must ensure:
- All documents are in English
- All budgets are in U.S. dollars and calculated @ USD 1 = INR 68
- All pages are numbered
- All materials are submitted in .pdf format
- Applicant has read the Standard Terms and Conditions applicable to all Grants and Cooperative agreements. Included in the package here.
- Forms SF-424, SF-424A and SF-424B are completed and submitted with the application. These forms are included in the package.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=325606
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