FY2021 English Language Fellow and Specialist Program

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Funding Opportunity ID:329704
Opportunity Number:SFOP0007400
Opportunity Title:FY2021 English Language Fellow and Specialist Program
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:Please see full announcement.
CFDA Number(s):19.421
Eligible Applicants:Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:Please see full announcement.
Agency Code:DOS-ECA
Agency Name:Department of State
Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Posted Date:Nov 04, 2020
Close Date:Jan 08, 2021
Last Updated Date:Nov 04, 2020
Award Ceiling:$17,000,000
Award Floor:$0
Estimated Total Program Funding:$17,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:1
Description:The Office of English Language Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for proposals to advance the Bureau’s objectives through support of academic exchanges that will improve English teaching capacity around the world and increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries through the physical or virtual exchanges of U.S. English language educators to educational institutions in all world regionsThe English Language (EL) Fellow and Specialist Programs build bridges of mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by placing U.S. English language educators in educational institutions abroad. The EL Fellow and Specialist Programs send talented, highly qualified U.S. citizens in the area of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or a closely related field for approximately ten-month Fellow exchanges or short-term (two weeks or more) Specialist assignments at educational institutions in all regions of the world. Both programs offer virtual exchanges, with some modification to the duration of the program and benefits to the exchange participants. Through U.S. embassy-designated projects, EL Fellows and Specialists share their expertise, build English teaching capacity abroad, hone their skills, and gain international experience. Upon returning to the United States, they share their experiences and acquired knowledge with their communities and professional colleagues. Projects are carried out with host-country ministries of education, universities, teacher-training institutions, NGOs, binational centers, and other English language teaching institutions. The EL Fellow and Specialist Programs allow students and teachers at host institutions to benefit from the U.S. participants’ knowledge and perspectives on pedagogical issues and gain a better understanding of U.S. culture and values, representative government, free enterprise, and the rule of law. EL Fellows and Specialists provide foreign educators, professionals, and students with the communication skills they need to participate in the global economy and to improve their access to accurate information and U.S. perspectives on a broad variety of issues.
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Modification Comments:Finalizing Grants.gov posting.





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