U.S. Embassy Ethiopia Public Diplomacy Notice of Funding Opportunity: Supporting the Transition of Ethiopia’s Public Universities to Autonomous Governance

PD Ethiopia invites proposals for initiatives that will strengthen the capacity of Ethiopia’s ten leading universities to transition their governance structures to operate with greater independence from Ministry of Education (MOE) oversight, as defined in University Autonomy Proclamation No.


3. The program activities should be designed with the ultimate goal of helping these universities to improve the quality of education, enhance academic freedom, and strengthen relations with U. S. universities.

All programs must include an American educational element or connection with U. S. experts, organizations, or institutions that will promote increased understanding of U. S. policies, values, and perspectives.Specifically, the proposed initiatives should build upon the success of PD’s interventions to date, which have aided Ethiopia’s flagship research university – Addis Ababa University (AAU) - to implement key framework policy documents necessary for its autonomous governance through consultations with U. S. and Ethiopian university experts.

Through these prior interventions, AAU has developed its key framework policy documents for its strategic plan, senate legislation, student admissions, internationalization, endowment, and resource mobilization.

PD’s prior interventions have also included intensive engagements with the next nine leading universities on accreditation and internationalization.The proposed initiatives should provide technical assistance to AAU and the next nine leading public universities via consultations and partnerships with U. S. universities and technical experts.This technical assistance will help the ten Ethiopian universities develop their own key framework policy documents and build their institutional capacity to implement governance reform in key aspects of university administration including student admissions, research administration, faculty development, alumni engagement, internationalization, accreditation of key programs, and financial administration in advance of their 2025 deadline to successfully transition to autonomous governance.

Related Programs

Public Diplomacy Programs

Department of State

Agency: Department of State

Office: U.S. Mission to Ethiopia

Estimated Funding: $300,000

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Link to Opportunity in MyGrants

Additional Information of Eligibility:
PD encourages applications from U. S. and Ethiopian: • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions Local presence (in the form of offices, staff, and/or registration) in Ethiopia is strongly encouraged.

For-profit or commercial entities, including for-profit media organizations, are not eligible to apply.

Full Opportunity Web Address:


Agency Email Description:
For inquiries

Agency Email:

Date Posted:

Application Due Date:

Archive Date:

Social Entrepreneurship

New Age of Philanthropy: #GivingTuesday

A part of a series produced by The Huffington Post in celebration of #GivingTuesday, which will take place this year on December 3, Kathy Calvin and Henry Timms vouch that we are living in a new era of philanthropy.

More Federal Domestic Assistance Programs

Reimbursement for Firefighting on Federal Property | Law Enforcement Assistance_Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Technical Laboratory Publications | Soft Target Program for Overseas Schools | Burial Expenses Allowance for Veterans | Trans-NIH Research Support |  Site Style by YAML | Grants.gov | Grants | Grants News | Sitemap | Privacy Policy

Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2004-2024 Copyright Michael Saunders