Georgian Media Education Program – “Strengthening Journalism Education in Georgia”

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Funding Opportunity ID: 327174
Opportunity Number: DOS-GEO-20-CA-007-051920
Opportunity Title: Georgian Media Education Program – “Strengthening Journalism Education in Georgia”
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 19.900
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
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligibility is limited to U.S. non-profit/non-governmental organizations, universities and educational institutions. Direct funding for non-U.S. entities is not available under this announcement. The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia encourages U.S. organizations to apply for the Media Education Program – “Strengthening Journalism Education in Georgia” for media educators and administrators. Applicants must have a demonstrated expertise in developing and implementing programs related to journalism training, designing and carrying-out study tours for university administrators and media professionals, and organizing trainings at U.S. schools of journalism/mass communication. Expertise and established relationships with higher education institutions/journalism schools in Georgia will be considered favorably. The grantee is expected to coordinate the solicitation process of the program participants, including placement at a U.S. school of journalism/mass communication, with PAS.
Agency Code: DOS-GEO
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Georgia
Posted Date: May 19, 2020
Close Date: Jul 03, 2020
Last Updated Date: May 19, 2020
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Award Floor: $250,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi is pleased to announce an open competition for a Media Education Program (MEP) – “Strengthening Journalism Education in Georgia.” U.S. non-profit/non-governmental organizations and accredited American higher education institutions may submit proposals to manage a year-long project to support the professional development of Georgian media educators from public and private higher education institutions through a robust professional study tour at U.S. schools of journalism, media and mass-communication, with complementary site visits to U.S.-based media organizations and journalism education associations. Additional means for achieving objectives of the program may include participation in annual conventions or conferences promoting excellence in journalism education. The applicant should work closely with PAS throughout the grant period to identify Georgian participants. The project will award $250,000 to defray the costs of a two-week intensive study tour for up to 18 participants. Applicants should include provisions for non-English speaking participants and secure international travel insurance for duration of the study tour.
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