Supporting American-Style Higher Education in Iraq 2023

The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC), seeks applications to support and strengthen American-style IHE in Iraq.

With this announcement, NEA/AC seeks to support multiple awards with the objective of building and increasing the institutional capacity of IHEs


in Iraq.

Proposals shall address ways to develop new and ongoing partnerships between IHEs in Iraq and higher education institutions in the United States.

Focus should be given to building the capacity of IHEs and educational systems in Iraq to meet American higher education standards.

Proposals will be structured to establish sustainable partnerships which in the short-term produce meaningful institutional improvements and in the long-term help achieve formal accreditation by U. S. authorities.

Additionally, projects will provide financial assistance to recruit and retain students who are representative of Iraq’s diverse ethnic, geographic, and religious communities.

Where possible, proposals should seek to support disciplines and skills relevant for the adaptation to and mitigation of the impacts of climate change.

These may include but need not be limited to programs related to civil and energy engineering, earth sciences and natural resource management, public policy and law, and public health.

Refer to the full Notice of Funding Opportunity.

Applicants must submit their application electronically using SAMS Domestic.

Applications will NOT be accepted from

SAMS Domestic requires that the applying organization have an account with the system and both require a UEI number and account.
Related Programs

Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA)

Department of State

Agency: Department of State

Office: Assistance Coordination

Estimated Funding: $10,000,000

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Link to Opportunity in SAMS Domestic

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants must be an American-style Institution of Higher Education in Iraq, to include the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, that is non-state sponsored that offers a postsecondary level academic curriculum that leads to a vocational, associate’s, bachelor’s, or higher degree.

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