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Deadline: March 15, 2016

U.S. Department of State: Study Abroad Capacity Building Grants

To improve diversity and participation in study abroad, the U.S. Department of State Office and Partners of the Americas are providing Capacity Building Grants for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad. These grants will further the mission of the U.S. Study Abroad Branch by increasing the participation and diversity in study abroad by enhancing higher education institutions’ capacity to send their students overseas for academic credit, internships, or other experiential learning opportunities.

Through capacity building grant projects, U.S. higher education institutions will receive initial funding to establish or expand study abroad offerings within the institution in a strategic manner. Recipients of Capacity Building Grants will receive initial funding to establish or expand programming that:

  • Increase the overall number and diversity of student participation in study abroad
  • Provide students at the home institution with an opportunity to gain global knowledge and skills through a study abroad opportunity
  • Broaden the fields of study of participating students and/or the countries where students are traveling
  • Build and maintain strong international partnerships
  • Ensure standards of best practice in study abroad programming are applied

Amount: 17 grants of up to $50,000 each.

Eligibility: Accredited U.S. Institutions of Higher Education.

Link: http://www.partners.net/capacity-building-grants

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