The Offices of Public Affairs of the U. S. Embassies in Ankara, Turkey and Yerevan Armenia (herein referred to as the embassies) announce an open competition for the University Partnerships Program for Turkey and Armenia.
The Program encourages mutual understanding
and educational improvements through cooperation in higher education with targeted countries and regions that are of high current priority to the Department of State.
Funding Opportunity Description:Program OverviewThe Educational Partnerships Program enables U. S. colleges and universities and their Turkish and Armenian counterpart institutions to pursue objectives cooperatively through exchange visits of faculty, students and administrators.
The Educational Partnerships Program is not designed to support degree programs for undergraduate or graduate students.U.S., Turkish and Armenian universities that have hosted Fulbright and other State Department sponsored grantees or alumni as professors, students, or administrators are especially encouraged to develop proposals that build on the achievements of these individual grantees and that extend their impact.Proposals must directly or indirectly make enduring contributions to the normalization of relations between Turkey and Armenia.
These might consist of partnerships that focus on English teaching, secondary or post-secondary educational administration, business administration, regional development and tourism and hospitality management, but are not limited to these areas.Purpose:
The Educational Partnerships Program has the following purposes:
- To enable post-secondary institutions in the United States, Turkey and Armenia with similar educational missions to develop and broaden institutional cooperation through exchange of students, faculty members and administrators for the purposes of study, teaching, research and outreach.
- To increase understanding between the United States, Turkey and Armenia through cooperation in higher education.
- To reinforce the impact of other State Department programs, including the Fulbright Program.
- To support the current foreign policy priorities of the Department of State, especially efforts to promote the normalization of relations between Turkey and Armenia in the civil society sector and to improve educational outreach to non-elite populations.
Award Information:Type of Award:
GrantFiscal Year Funds:
2010Approximate Total Funding:
$470,000 (contingent on funding)Approximate Number of Awards:
1Anticipated Award Date:
Pending the availability of funds, grant activities should begin on or about September 1, 2010 for a 28-month period.Anticipated Project Completion Date:
December 31, 2012Additional Information:Eligible Foreign InstitutionsForeign institutional partners may be recognized institutions of post-secondary education, state-supported universities, independent universities, research institutes, relevant educational authorities, and other public or private non-profit organizations with project-related educational missions.