LAC Regional Higher Education Scholarships for Youth Workforce Development Addendum to the Higher Education for Leadership, Innovation, and Exchange (HELIX) New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) Annual Program Statement (APS) No. 7200AA20APS00009

Pursuant to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, the United States Government, as represented by the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean, Office of Regional Sustainable Development (USAID/LAC/RSD) is announcing the LAC Regional Higher

Education Scholarships for Youth Workforce Development Addendum to the Higher Education for Leadership, Innovation, and Exchange (HELIX), New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) Annual Program Statement (APS).

No.

7200AA20APS0000 9. See (1) LAC Regional Higher Education Scholarships for Youth Workforce Development Addendum; and (2) Attachment 1 Concept Note Template HELIX APS Addendum located in the “RELATED DOCUMENTS" tab for specific details.

The purpose of this new LAC Regional Higher Education Scholarships for Youth Workforce Development Activity is to increase the access, retention, and completion of market-relevant quality higher education and training for youth from disadvantaged populations, and to improve their opportunities for employment.

In doing so, the Activity will help mitigate growing divides in higher education exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ultimate goal of the Activity is to have a cadre of young professionals with the academic competencies, soft skills, behaviors, and attitudes that enable them to participate in society as productive workers and responsible citizens.

Related Programs

USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas

Agency for International Development


Agency: Agency for International Development

Office: Agency for International Development

Estimated Funding: $20,000,000


Who's Eligible





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
NSF Publication 22-595

Additional Information of Eligibility:
*Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: - Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) not currently classified as a Doctoral University with “Very High Research Activity” (R1 institutions) according to the 2021 Carnegie Classification update: https://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu/.

These include two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members.

Eligibility is based on Classification on the date of proposal submission deadline.

*Who May Serve as PI: PIs must hold a doctoral degree in a field supported by NSF.

Postdoctoral researchers are not eligible to serve as PI on an ERI proposal.

At the time of the proposal submission deadline,the PI may not have been a PI, Co-PI or equivalent on any current or priorawardedNSF research grant (including subaward) or have had research support from any other Federal Agency (within the United States or abroad), with the following exceptions: <ul type="disc"> <li>Conference or travel awards;</li> <li>Doctoral dissertation improvement grants and any other award made while the PI was a student, including NSF Graduate Research Fellowships;</li> <li>Postdoctoral research fellowship awards that exclusively support pre-tenure-track activities;</li> <li>Major Research Instrumentation grants (NSF MRI or equivalent) as PI or Co-PI,</li> <li>REU or RET site awards;</li> <li>I-Corps, Phase I SBIR, or STTR awards;</li> <li>Awards that originated as Federal funds but were distributed locally without naming the submitting ERI PI in the Federal funding proposal (such as: NASA Space Grant Project.); and</li> <li>Awards that originated as Federal funds but were not for research purposes (this must be described in the Chair&rsquo;s letter.)</li> </ul> The PI of an ERI proposal must hold a doctoral degree in a field supported by NSF and must hold an appointment at an ERI-eligible institution.

Postdoctoral fellow researchers are not eligible to serve as PI on an ERI proposal.

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Date Posted:
2022-05-05

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Archive Date:
2022-07-03




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