The U. S. Embassy in Baghdad invites eligible institutions to submit proposals to establish an English Language Center, provide English language instructional materials, and design a business management plan for the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MoHESR) in support of the
Ministry’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program for Iraqi scholarship recipients intending to study in the United States.
Subject to the availability of funds, the Embassy expects to award up to $250,000 to the selected institution to design and establish an English Language Center, including purchasing equipment and instructional materials, and developing a management plan for MoHESR to carry out an English language program for scholarship recipients selected by the MoHESR Scholarship and Cultural Relations Directorate (SCRD).
The Ministry recently awarded 100 scholarships to a first cohort of top Iraqi bachelor graduates to pursue Ph.D.
study abroad, with the first cohort anticipated to include 50 awardees.
Overall grant-making authority for this program is contained in the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, Public Law 87-256, as amended, also known as the Fulbright-Hays Act.
The purpose of the Act is “to enable the Government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries...; to strengthen the ties which unite us with other nations by demonstrating the educational and cultural interests, developments, and achievements of the people of the United States and other nations...and thus to assist in the development of friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations between the United States and other countries of the world.” It is PAS Baghdad’s intent to award one grant for up to $250,00 0. Please see section B.
Federal Award Information, below for additional details