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

**NOTE:  Before applying for an Innovation Fund grant, please ensure that you are registered in the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Network.
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The Mary Street Jenkins Foundation Innovation Competition

Thanks to the generous support of the Mary Street Jenkins Foundation.

Eligibility & Themes: All higher education institutions in the United States and Mexico are eligible to compete. Partnering institutions must propose an academic exchange and/or training course or program for students in the fields of Social Sciences and the Humanities. Special consideration will be given to proposals that focus on Archaeology, Anthropology, or Education, and to exchange programs that include and will benefit economically-disadvantaged and/or racial/ethnic minority student populations.

Application Period:  October 9, 2018 – January 31, 2019


The Brazil-U.S. Competition for Innovation & Technological Development

Thanks to the generous support of Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial (SENAI), the U.S. Department of State,
and the U.S. Embassy in Brazil
.

Eligibility & Themes: All higher education institutions in the United States, SENAI Innovation Institutes, and Educational institutions in Brazil are eligible to compete. Partnering institutions must propose an academic exchange and/or training course or program for students in the fields of Information Communications & Technology (ICT), Engineering Technology, and Bio-economics, with a focus on the specific sub-areas listed in the request for proposal (RFP). Special consideration will be given to proposals that include programming that incorporate entrepreneurship skills and training and/or to promote women in science careers.

Application Period:  October 9, 2018 – February 15, 2019


Click below to begin the application process or to send us your questions on the grant competitions.

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