2020 Alumni Small Grants Competition

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Funding Opportunity ID: 322015
Opportunity Number: SVM700-20-PAS-008
Opportunity Title: 2020 Alumni Small Grants Competition
Opportunity Category: Earmark
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: Proposals must explicitly address one or more of the priority objectives listed below: • Economic Prosperity: improved opportunities for U.S. businesses, labor standards, developing soft skills to work with U.S. businesses, reducing the bilateral trade deficit, intellectual property rights, promotion of U.S. products, or U.S. business values. • Security: rule of law, combating transnational crime, combating trafficking in persons, improving relations with the Vietnamese diaspora community. • Education: English teaching, improving teaching methods, curriculum development, modernizing education systems, Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM). • Inclusiveness: women’s rights and empowerment, access and legal reform for disabled persons, LGBT rights, ethnic/religious minorities’ rights, civil society development. • Fundamental Freedoms: freedom of expression, press, association, religion. • Sustainable Development: Lower Mekong Initiative, environmental standards, climate mitigation and adaptation.
CFDA Number(s): 19.040
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible teams must include at least three alumni members who have participated in one of the following U.S. Government-sponsored programs, including (but not limited to): • Fulbright Program (including Fulbright Economics Teaching Program – FETP) • Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program • International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) • International Visitor Program on Demand (former Voluntary Visitor Program) • Programs under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), e.g.: ASEAN Youth Volunteer Program (AYVP); the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), e.g.: Borlaug • Eisenhower Fellowship Program • Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD) • Studies of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) • English Language Programs (English Access Micro-scholarships, AE-Teachers, Brunei-U.S. Partnership, Access Teacher Exchange Program) • Teacher Excellence Awards (TEA) • Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) programs (Professional and Academic Fellows, regional exchanges, YSEALI Summer School) • Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP)
Agency Code: DOS-VNM
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Vietnam
Posted Date: Oct 30, 2019
Close Date: Apr 01, 2020
Last Updated Date: Oct 30, 2019
Award Ceiling: $10,000
Award Floor: $1,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $20,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Description: The U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City invites Vietnamese alumni of U.S. Government-funded (USG) exchange programs to submit proposals for the 2020 Alumni Small Grants Competition. These grants aim to create opportunities for alumni to work together on a shared vision of a brighter future for Vietnam and the U.S.-Vietnam relationship by addressing shared concerns. Alumni can submit proposals as individuals or under the auspices of a non-profit organization in which alumni are working. Project budgets cannot exceed $10,000. Activities will only be funded in the provinces south of and including Thua Thien Hue. Proposals must be in English and with the required forms. The deadline for submitting an application is 11:59 p.m., April 1, 2020. LATE PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
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