Empowering Girls in STEM


Funding Opportunity ID: 327661
Opportunity Number: DOS-DBN-202002
Opportunity Title: Empowering Girls in STEM
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
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: Public Diplomacy
CFDA Number(s): 19.040
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: The following United States and South African organizations are eligible to apply: Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations; Public and private educational institutions.
Agency Code: DOS-ZAF
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to South Africa
Posted Date: Jun 15, 2020
Close Date: Jul 15, 2020
Last Updated Date: Jun 15, 2020
Award Ceiling: $12,000
Award Floor: $4,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $12,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General Durban, South Africa of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to develop and implement a program that will encourage young women in South Africa to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). This activity meets the U.S. Mission strategic goal to promote prosperity and good governance in South Africa with the goal of developing a more skilled populace required to create economic growth in South Africa. The project will include: · Recruitment of three groups of twenty to forty girls between the ages of eight and thirteen. · Selection and recruitment of women scientists who can talk about their own careers and experiences as professionals while serving as mentors and presenters. · Hosting three separate three-day camps designed to expose participants to STEM concepts, activities, and career possibilities. Please read the full announcement before applying. Applications should be emailed to DurbanGrants@state.gov.
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