Afghan University Student Exchange Program (AUSEP)


Funding Opportunity ID: 324975
Opportunity Number: SCAKAB-20-CA-002-SCA-02292020
Opportunity Title: Afghan University Student Exchange Program (AUSEP)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: Public Diplomacy
CFDA Number(s): 19.501
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligibility is open to all types of applicants except for 1) individuals and 2) Afghan government entities. Organizations may sub-award/contract with other entities, but only one entity may be the prime recipient of the award. When sub-awarding/contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.
Agency Code: DOS-AFG
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Afghanistan
Posted Date: Feb 29, 2020
Close Date: Apr 30, 2020
Last Updated Date: Feb 29, 2020
Award Ceiling: $3,000,000
Award Floor: $2,500,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan is pleased to announce an open competition for eligible organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to design and implement an English language program in a neighboring country that provides professional training for Afghan students under the auspices of the Afghan University Student Exchange Program (AUSEP). The successful applicant will design, implement, and provide all administrative support for a program at a university, institute, or school in a neighboring country that will provide professional training for Afghan students. Overall, the program aims to enhance and broaden the professional skills of third-year undergraduate students in English Departments of Afghan universities and to enhance the leadership skills of participants as well as cross-cultural understanding between Afghanistan, the host country, and the United States. The program will offer an intensive five-week, American-style, professional training program for participants. PAS intends to issue an award for a period of 36 months.
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