2020 Fulbright Student Program for United States

Deadline: 14 June 2019

The Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State has announced an open competition for a cooperative agreement to assist in the administration of the FY 2020 Fulbright Student Program.

The Fulbright Student Program is a major component of the worldwide Fulbright Program, which also includes the Fulbright Scholar and Fulbright Specialist Programs, as well as the Fulbright Teacher Exchanges and the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.

Responsibility for the management of the Fulbright Student Program is shared between the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., 49 bilateral Fulbright commissions and approximately 100 U.S. embassies overseas, and private sector cooperating agencies in the United States. Overall policies and selection guidelines for the Fulbright Student Program are determined by the Presidentially-appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB).

The organization(s) awarded a cooperative agreement under this competition will be responsible for placement, monitoring, organization of enrichment activities for program participants, disbursement of funds, and record keeping for the FY 2020 cohort of U.S. students and foreign students as well as the program promotion and recruitment and selection of the FY 2021 cohort of U.S. and foreign students. This work will be supervised by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Funding Information

Award Ceiling:  $19,000,000

Activities & Responsibilities

ECA activities and responsibilities for this program include the following:

  • Participating in and approving the design and direction of all program activities;
  • Approving key personnel;
  • Providing guidance in execution of all program components, in particular execution of program policy and guidelines;
  • Approving and providing input on program timelines, agendas, and administrative procedures;
  • Reviewing and approving all program recruitment, publicity, and outreach materials;
  • Overseeing the selection of participating students, in cooperation with Fulbright commissions and U.S. embassies, and subject to final selection by the FFSB;
  • Providing final approval for all student placements;
  • Approving any changes to Fulbright students’ proposed field, program, or host institution;
  • Approving decisions related to special circumstances or problems throughout the duration of the program;
  • Assisting with non-immigrant status and other SEVIS-related issues;
  • Providing guidance and assisting with participant emergencies and medical evacuation;
  • Monitoring correspondence with Fulbright commissions and/or U.S. embassies; and
  • Liaising with relevant U.S. embassies, Fulbright commissions, and Public Diplomacy desk officers at the U.S. Department of State.
  • Overseeing the selection of participating students, in cooperation with Fulbright commissions and U.S. embassies, and subject to final selection by the FFSB;
  • Providing final approval for all student placements;
  • Approving any changes to Fulbright students’ proposed field, program, or host institution;
  • Approving decisions related to special circumstances or problems throughout the duration of the program;
  • Assisting with non-immigrant status and other SEVIS-related issues;
  • Providing guidance and assisting with participant emergencies and medical evacuation;
  • Monitoring correspondence with Fulbright commissions and/or U.S. embassies; and
  • Liaising with relevant U.S. embassies, Fulbright commissions, and Public Diplomacy desk officers at the U.S. Department of State.

Eligibility Criteria

Applications may be submitted by U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3).

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314433

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