Ukraine: Professional Exchanges 2019


Funding Opportunity ID: 319304
Opportunity Number: PAS-UKRAINE-2019-015
Opportunity Title: Ukraine: Professional Exchanges 2019
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Arts (see “Cultural Affairs” in CFDA)
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 19.040
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: U.S. not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations.
Agency Code: DOS-UKR
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Ukraine
Posted Date: Aug 12, 2019
Close Date: Aug 30, 2019
Last Updated Date: Aug 12, 2019
Award Ceiling: $150,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $150,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv announces a funding opportunity to support two brief professional exchanges for Ukrainians to visit the United States. The proposed program envisions a single grantee developing and carrying out two separate exchange programs, with four to six Ukrainians participating in each, to visit the United States on exchange for approximately two weeks. Participants for both programs would be selected by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. Supporting Social Influencers The first exchange program targets Ukrainian documentary film directors, producers or screenwriters, journalists specializing in film, or educators or policy makers involved in film. These participants have the opportunity to increase social awareness and promote progress through their creative endeavors. In the last five years, documentary filmmakers in Ukraine have focused on the country’s most pressing issues, and a targeted exchange trip would further support their professional development and potential societal influence. Economic Empowerment for People with Disabilities The second exchange should target four to six representatives from the Ukrainian government, nonprofit organizations, or the educational sector who specialize in providing professional development support to people with disabilities. In particular, programming that supports some or all of the following themes is preferred. Both of these projects should familiarize Ukrainian participants with how the United States successfully addresses these issues. To ensure a broad candidate pool, English proficiency of the participants will not be required. Both programs should be modeled after current, similar exchange programs such as the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), with a trip duration from 10 days to 2 weeks and programming in at least three different U.S. cities. The applicant should budget for all program elements, including J visa sponsorship, international and local transportation within the United States, lodging and per diem for participants in accordance to government per diem rates, and translation services. Please see the U.S. Embassy full posting for this opportunity for more information.
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