Establishing an English Language Center for the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research


Funding Opportunity ID: 296069
Opportunity Number: DOS-BAGHDAD-PD-2017-006
Opportunity Title: Establishing an English Language Center for the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 19.021
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility: Applicants must:
• Be a U.S. non-profit organization meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c) (3); an internationally based non-profit organization; an academic institution; or other institution for which profit is not a primary motive;
• Have demonstrated experience administering exchange programs in Iraq, with preference given to organizations that have administered speaker programs, both in-person and virtual;
• Have the capacity to operate in Iraq and have active partnerships with organization(s) operating in Iraq needed to support the program.
Agency Code: DOS-IRQ
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Iraq
Posted Date: Aug 02, 2017
Close Date: Sep 02, 2017
Last Updated Date: Aug 02, 2017
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Award Floor: $100,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $250,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad invites eligible institutions to submit proposals to establish an English Language Center, provide English language instructional materials, and design a business management plan for the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MoHESR) in support of the Ministry’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program for Iraqi scholarship recipients intending to study in the United States. Subject to the availability of funds, the Embassy expects to award up to $250,000 to the selected institution to design and establish an English Language Center, including purchasing equipment and instructional materials, and developing a management plan for MoHESR to carry out an English language program for scholarship recipients selected by the MoHESR Scholarship and Cultural Relations Directorate (SCRD). The Ministry recently awarded 100 scholarships to a first cohort of top Iraqi bachelor graduates to pursue Ph.D. study abroad, with the first cohort anticipated to include 50 awardees. Authority: Overall grant-making authority for this program is contained in the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, Public Law 87-256, as amended, also known as the Fulbright-Hays Act. The purpose of the Act is “to enable the Government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries…; to strengthen the ties which unite us with other nations by demonstrating the educational and cultural interests, developments, and achievements of the people of the United States and other nations…and thus to assist in the development of friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations between the United States and other countries of the world.” It is PAS Baghdad’s intent to award one grant for up to $250,000. Please see section B. Federal Award Information, below for additional details
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