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.

For a full list of past winners (up to Competition 12), click here.

Competition 1 (Sponsored by the US Department of State): Capacity-Building Program to Reach 100,000 Strong.
Eligibility:  Institutions from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Mexico.


Competition 2 (Sponsored by Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation): Promoting Study Abroad in STEM and Sustainable Development.

Eligibility: Institutions from Chile, Peru, United States.


Competition 3 (Sponsored by Santander Universities, a division of Santander Bank): Promoting Study Abroad Partnerships for Innovation and Collaboration.

Eligibility: All Western Hemisphere Institutions.


Competition 4 (Supported by the ExxonMobil Foundation): Promoting Study Abroad in Engineering, Physics, Geology, and Geophysics.

Eligibility: Institutions from the U.S., Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.


Competition 5 (Supported by the Coca-Cola Foundation): Promoting Study Abroad Focusing on Health and Nutrition.

Eligibility: Institutions from the U.S., Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela.


Competition 6 (Sponsored by Santander Universities, a division of Santander Bank): Promoting Study Abroad Partnerships for Innovation and Collaboration.

Eligibility: All Western Hemisphere Institutions.


Competition 7 (Sponsored by Department of State of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico): Promoting Study Abroad Partnerships for Innovation and Collaboration between the Americas and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Eligibility: All non-U.S. Western Hemisphere Institutions and Higher Education Institutions from Puerto Rico.


Competition 8 (Sponsored by SENA and CAF-Development Bank of Latin America): Advancing Professional and Technical Training between Colombia and the U.S. through Study Abroad.

Eligibility: Higher Education Institutions from the U.S. and Colombia.


Competition 9 (Supported by the ExxonMobil Foundation): Promoting Study Abroad in Engineering, Physics, Geology, and Geophysics.

Eligibility: Institutions from the U.S., Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.


Competition 10: Promoting Study Abroad Partnerships for Innovation and Collaboration.

Eligibility: Higher Education Institutions from the Western Hemisphere.


Competition 11: Promoting Study Abroad in Environmental Sciences and Water.

Eligibility: Institutions from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and the United States.


Competition 12 (Supported by the ExxonMobil Foundation): Promoting Study Abroad in Engineering, Physics, Geology, and Geophysics.

Eligibility: Institutions from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia (SENA Centers only), Guyana, Mexico, and the United States.