U.S. Mission to Austria: Generation Next Youth Leadership Initiative

Deadline: 15 August 2016

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Vienna is inviting proposals to design and implement a two-to-three week program entitled “Generation Next Youth Leadership Initiative” that will provide at least 10 Austrian university students the opportunity to examine the dynamic processes of integration while learning the principles of civic education, leadership, respect for diversity, and community engagement through leadership development program in the United States.

Applicants should propose a training program to foster the leadership and professional skills of young Austrians with a demonstrated interest in promoting the integration and participation of refugees and immigrants in the political, economic and social institutions of Austria while exposing them to American cultures and values that are the basis of our historic success in integrating newcomers into the social, cultural and economic fabric of our country.

Program Goals

  • Directly support the U.S. foreign policy goal of youth empowerment and development by equipping participants with the knowledge and skills to become active leaders in their communities and the global arena;
  • Build mutual understanding, tolerance, and respect through shared culture and values;
  • Empower participants to be actively engaged in addressing issues of civic, economic and linguistic integration and participation of immigrants and refugees in their universities and communities upon their return home; and
  • Foster relationships among youth from different ethnic, religious, and national groups.

Program Objectives for Participants

  • Demonstrate a better understanding of immigrant and refugee community engagement, civic participation and integration as practiced in the United States;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills; and
  • Demonstrate skill at developing project ideas and planning a course of action to bring the projects to fruition.

Funding Information

  • The anticipated level of funding available for this program is approximately $100,000, which will support one cooperative agreement for exchanges between the United States and Austria.

Themes

  • Civic Education, such as citizen participation, community organization and peer education, especially in immigrant and refugee communities;
  • Youth Leadership Development, such as team building, public speaking, negotiation, goal setting and project planning;
  • Respect for Diversity, including ethnicity, race, gender, religion, geographic location, socio-economic status, and disabilities; and
  • Community Engagement, such as developing partnerships, fundraising, social/corporate responsibility, and volunteerism

Eligibility Criteria

Public and private non-profit organizations and institutions of higher education meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit proposals.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their applications electronically via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit grants.gov.

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of DRL announces 2019 Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement

Bureau of INL announces “Logistics, Travel and Support for Law Enforcement and Rule of Law Programs in the Caribbean” Program

U.S. Department of Labor announces Equal Access to Quality Jobs for Women and Girls in Agriculture (EQUAL) Project – Colombia

British Embassy in Phnom Penh seeking Proposals to Support Democratic and Sustainable Development

Mobility Fund for Civil Society Organisation Experts in the Black Sea Region

U.S. Embassy in Skopje inviting Non-Profit and Non-Governmental Organizations for “Building Community Resilience” Program

World Wild Fund inviting Applicants for Professional Development Grants

Bureau of NEA/AC and U.S. Embassy Tunis Assistance Unit seeking Applications for Tunisia Civil Society Accelerator (EXCEL)

Submit Proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Zimbabwe

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of ILAB announces Driven Labor Law Enforcement Centers in Colombia

Call for Proposals: Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund in Iraq

Funding Call to Support the Deployment of Tailored and Quality Learning Offer for Low-skilled / Low-qualified Adults

2020 Innovation Fund Leading to Social, Health, Environmental and/or Economic Benefits for Canadians

Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) Community Network- United States

Embassy of Canada to Morocco and Mauritania announces Canada Fund for Local Initiatives 2019-20

Small Grants Program for Fighting against Infectious Diseases affecting Developing Countries

Nominations Open for Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award

Call for Applications: Curator’s Exchange Program

APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Research Prize 2019 Nominations now open

EU announces EIDHR- Country Based Support Scheme in Eritrea

Humanitarian Assistance Program (HA) for Beninese

UKRI inviting Mental Health Network Plus Engagement and Impact Coordinator Program

Women’s Fund Asia announces Call for Applications 2019–20 under the “Environmental Justice”

Fluxus Art Projects for France & UK based Non-profit Organisations

>