100,000 Strong in the Americas uses the principle of leveraged innovation with higher education institutions (HEIs) that demonstrate the greatest commitment and innovation toward increasing study abroad opportunities between the United States and countries in the Western Hemisphere. In applying for the Innovation Fund grants, HEIs will be asked to demonstrate how they will assert leadership in implementing the innovations proposed, how they will address on-campus barriers to student mobility, how they will maintain student engagement, and how they will commit to making concrete changes to expand access to study abroad as sending and/or hosting institutions.
The Department of State, NAFSA and Partners of the Americas reserve the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted. Please refer to the RFPs below for a complete statement of goals and expected results of the competitions.
Current Open Competitions:
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Promoting Study in Aeronautics, Agroindustry, Automotive Industry, Energy, and ICT in Mexico
Eligibility and Themes: Technological institutes that are part of the Tecnológico Nacional de México (TecNM) network in Mexico and all higher education institutions (HEIs) in the United States that promote study abroad programs in the fields of Aeronautics, Agroindustry, Automotive Industry, Energy, and Information & Communications Technology (ICT) are eligible to compete.
Application Period: November 30, 2016 – May 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM U.S. EST (Eastern Standard Time)
*Please note that for this application you will be re-directed to a webpage managed by Partners of the Americas*
Peru-U.S. Innovation Competition
Thanks to the generous support of Sempra Energy and the CAF: Development Bank of Latin America
Eligibility and Themes: All higher education institutions (HEIs) in the United States and all HEIs, including vocational and technical colleges, in Peru that increase student mobility in the fields of Environmental Science, Climate Change, Water, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), with an emphasis on programs that increase opportunities for marginalized students—are eligible to compete.
Application Period: April 28, 2017 – August 31, 2017
Request for Proposal: Will be available April 28, 2017
The MetLife Foundation Innovation Competition for Diversity, Equity and Access in Study Abroad
Thanks to the generous support of the MetLife Foundation
Eligibility and Themes: All higher education institutions (HEIs) in the United States, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico that increase student mobility in any academic field of study, with a special emphasis on programs that diversity the student population studying abroad, specifically those of racial ethnic or economically disadvantaged backgrounds—are eligible to compete.
Application Period: Opens early May. Stay tuned for more details.
Request for Proposal: Will be available early May, 2017
**NOTE: You must sign up for the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Network before submitting your application.