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Grants of up to $50,000 to USA and territories colleges and universities for projects to develop and expand foreign study programs for students. Applicants must submit a preliminary application prior to applying. The purpose of the program is to help more colleges and universities rebuild, expand, and diversify their study abroad programs.
The IDEAS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by World Learning. The IDEAS Program expands and diversifies American student mobility in support of U.S. foreign policy goals by providing institutional grants to U.S. colleges and universities and by offering virtual and/or in-person capacity building activities for grant recipients and the larger U.S. study abroad community. The expansion of study abroad at U.S. higher education institutions increases mutual understanding between American students and their international counterparts; develops American students’ international networks and knowledge, particularly as related to U.S. foreign policy priorities; and enhances American students’ readiness for careers that benefit both their local communities and the United States at large. The goals of the IDEAS Program are to:
The IDEAS Program invites applicants to propose creative and innovative project concepts to increase and diversify study abroad programming at their institution. Examples of the types of projects that applicants may propose include, but are not limited to:
For examples of potential project themes, see: https://www.studyabroadcapacitybuilding.org/ideas-grant-competition/grantee-profiles/
Estimated Size of Grant:
August 1, 2023-July 31, 2025: Grant period of performance (up to 24 months)
Apply online: https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/ideas_applications_2022
For questions concerning this RFP; please submit them to IDEAS@worldlearning.org with “IDEAS 2023 Grant Application – Your Institution Name” in the subject line.