Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): American Overseas Research Centers (AORC) CFDA Number 84.274A

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Purpose of Program:
The AORC program provides grants to consortia of United States institutions of higher education (IHEs) to establish or operate overseas centers to promote postgraduate research, exchanges, and area studies.

AORC grants may be used to pay all or a portion of the costs for the operation and maintenance of overseas facilities; organizing and managing conferences; teaching and research materials; the acquisition, maintenance, and preservation of library collections; bringing visiting scholars and faculty to the center to teach or to conduct research; faculty and staff stipends and salaries; faculty, staff, and student travel; and publication and dissemination of materials for the scholarly and general public.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 8 4. 274A.

Related Programs

American Overseas Research Centers

Department of Education

Agency: Department of Education

Office: Department of Education

Estimated Funding: $1,000,000

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): American Overseas Research Centers (AORC) CFDA Number 84.274A; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020

Additional Information of Eligibility:

Eligible Applicants: Consortia of United States IHEs that receive more than 50 percent of their funding from public or private United States sources, have a permanent presence in the country in which the center is located, and are organizations described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, which are exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of such Code.

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