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.


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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.