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

2017 SENA Tech Challenge

Thanks to the generous support of SENA (Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje) Colombia and the U.S. Department of State.

Eligibility and Themes: All SENA Centers in Colombia and all community colleges, and land-grant colleges & universities in the United States—that increase student mobility in the fields of agriculture, aquaculture, biotechnology, environment, livestock production; engineering (with a focus on civil, chemical, mechanical, and petroleum), physics, geology, geophysics; information and communications technology (ICT); tourism and gastronomy—are eligible to compete.

Application Period:  October 1, 2017 – October 31, 2017


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

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