Ukraine: Professional Exchanges 2019

The U. S. Embassy in Kyiv announces a funding opportunity to support two brief professional exchanges for Ukrainians to visit the United States.

The proposed program envisions a single grantee developing and carrying out two separate exchange programs, with four to six Ukrainians participating
in each, to visit the United States on exchange for approximately two weeks.

Participants for both programs would be selected by the U. S. Embassy in Ukraine.

Supporting Social Influencers The first exchange program targets Ukrainian documentary film directors, producers or screenwriters, journalists specializing in film, or educators or policy makers involved in film.

These participants have the opportunity to increase social awareness and promote progress through their creative endeavors.

In the last five years, documentary filmmakers in Ukraine have focused on the country’s most pressing issues, and a targeted exchange trip would further support their professional development and potential societal influence.

Economic Empowerment for People with Disabilities The second exchange should target four to six representatives from the Ukrainian government, nonprofit organizations, or the educational sector who specialize in providing professional development support to people with disabilities.

In particular, programming that supports some or all of the following themes is preferred.

Both of these projects should familiarize Ukrainian participants with how the United States successfully addresses these issues.

To ensure a broad candidate pool, English proficiency of the participants will not be required.

Both programs should be modeled after current, similar exchange programs such as the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), with a trip duration from 10 days to 2 weeks and programming in at least three different U. S. cities.

The applicant should budget for all program elements, including J visa sponsorship, international and local transportation within the United States, lodging and per diem for participants in accordance to government per diem rates, and translation services.

Please see the U. S. Embassy full posting for this opportunity for more information.

Related Programs

Public Diplomacy Programs

Department of State

Agency: Department of State

Office: U.S. Mission to Ukraine

Estimated Funding: $150,000

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
US Embassy Grant Announcement (Prof Exchanges)

Additional Information of Eligibility:
U. S. not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations.

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Agency Email Description:
US Embassy Kyiv Public Affairs Section

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