We fund innovative ideas to increase study abroad opportunities for students going to and from the Western Hemisphere. See below our past competition information so you can learn how to write a winning proposal.

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Competition 1: Capacity-Building Program to Reach 100,000 Strong
Eligibility:  All higher education institutions in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Mexico.

Competition 2: Promoting Study Abroad in STEM and Sustainable Development
Eligibility: All higher education institutions in the U.S., Chile, and Peru.

Competition 3: Promoting Study Abroad Partnerships for Innovation and Collaboration
Eligibility: All higher education institutions in the Western Hemisphere.

Competition 4: Promoting Study Abroad in Engineering, Physics, Geology, and Geophysics
Eligibility: All higher education institutions in the U.S., Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.

Competition 5: Promoting Study Abroad Focusing on Health and Nutrition
Eligibility: All higher education institutions in the U.S., Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela.

Competition 6: Promoting Study Abroad Partnerships for Innovation and Collaboration
Eligibility: All higher education institutions in the Western Hemisphere.

Competition 7: Promoting Study Abroad Partnerships for Innovation and Collaboration between the Americas and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Eligibility: All higher education institutions in Puerto Rico and non-U.S. Western Hemisphere Institutions.

Competition 8: Advancing Professional and Technical Training between Colombia and the U.S. through Study Abroad
Eligibility: All community colleges in the U.S. and SENA Centers in Colombia.

Competition 9: Promoting Study Abroad in Engineering (chemical, civil, mechanical, petroleum), Physics, Geology, and Geophysics
Eligibility: All higher education institutions in the U.S., Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, and Mexico.

Competition 10: Promoting Study Abroad Partnerships for Innovation and Collaboration
Eligibility: All higher education institutions in the Western Hemisphere.

Competition 11: Promoting Study Abroad in Environmental Sciences and Water
Eligibility: All higher education institutions in the U.S., Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela.

Competition 12: Promoting Study Abroad in Engineering, Physics, Geology, and Geophysics
Eligibility: All higher education institutions in the U.S., Argentina, Brazil, Colombia (SENA Centers only), Guyana, and Mexico.

Competition 13: SENA Tech Challenge 2017: Promoting Study Abroad in Innovation, Investigation, Entrepreneurship, and Bilingualism
Eligibility: All community colleges and land-grant institutions in the U.S. and SENA Centers in Colombia.

Competition 14: Promoting Study Abroad Between Mexico and the U.S.
Eligibility: Institutions that are part of the TecNM network in Mexico and all higher education institutions in the United States.

Competition 15: The Nexo Global Colombia Competition
Eligibility: All higher education institutions in Colombia and the United States.

Competition 16: The Marlene M. Johnson Innovation Challenge for U.S.-Cuba, Caribbean, and Central American Academic Mobility
Eligibility: All higher education institutions in the Caribbean, Central America, and the United States, with a special emphasis on U.S.-Cuba partnerships.

Competition 17: The MetLife Foundation Study Abroad Innovation Competition
Eligibility: All higher education institutions in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico.

Competition 18: The Peru-U.S. Innovation Competition
Eligibility: All higher education institutions in Peru and the United States.

Competition 19: The 2018 Santander Competition for Innovation in Study Abroad Partnerships & Collaboration
Eligibility: All higher education institutions in the northeastern United States (Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island) and all non-U.S. countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada.

Competition 20: The 2018 Colombia-U.S. Rural Education for Peace Competition
Eligibility: All higher education institutions in Argentina and the United States.

Competition 21: The Argentina-U.S. Workforce Development Competition
Eligibility: All higher education institutions in Argentina and the United States.

Competition 22: The MetLife Foundation Study Abroad Innovation Competition
Eligibility: All higher education institutions in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico.

Competition 23: Promoting Study Abroad in Engineering, Physics, Geology, and Geophysics
Eligibility: All higher education institutions in the U.S., Argentina, Brazil, Guyana, and Mexico.

Competition 24: Mary Streets Jenkins Foundation Innovation Competition
Eligibility: All higher education institutions in the U.S. and Mexico.

Competition 25: Brazil-U.S. Competition for Innovation and Technological Development
Eligibility: All higher education institutions in the U.S. and Brazil.

Competition 26: The Nexo Global Innovation Fund Competition for Creative and Cultural Industries
Eligibility: All higher education institutions in the U.S. and Colombia.

Competition 27: 2019 Innovation Fund Competition for U.S.-Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador Higher Education Partnerships
Eligibility: All higher education institutions in the U.S., Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.