Expand Student Exchange and Training Opportunities

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:

Peru-U.S. Innovation MetLife Foundation

 


Peru-U.S. Innovation Competition

Thanks to the generous support of 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


The MetLife Foundation Study Abroad Innovation Competition

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:  May 28, 2017 – August 31, 2017


**NOTE: You must sign up for the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Network before submitting your application.

Looking for some inspiration…

Click here for a list of our past winners | Click here to view past competitions