The Global Leaders Division (formerly the Professional Fellows Division) in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Office of Citizen Exchanges invites proposal submissions for the FY 2021 Professional Fellows Congress program to conduct two Professional Congress capstone events for the FY 2021 Professional Fellows Programs.
The Professional Fellows Program is a two-way global exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, and build lasting and sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States. The Professional Fellows Congress brings all non-U.S. participants together at the end of their fellowship program and provides a larger context for their shared experiences, promotes collaboration, introduces them to alumni and other resources, and strengthens the Professional Fellows Program’s role as a vital element of U.S. public diplomacy.
As the capstone events of the fall 2022 and spring 2023 Professional Fellows Program, each Professional Fellows Congress will provide the fellows with:
The Professional Fellows Congress supports the following broad goals:
The three themes for the FY 2021 Open Competition for the Professional Fellows Program are:
Professional Fellows Program participants are defined as those individuals who travel under Professional Fellow award funding from their country of origin to a designated exchange country. Participants in the FY 2021 Professional Fellows Program will come from Africa (AF), East Asia & Pacific (EAP), Europe & Eurasia (EUR), Middle East and North Africa (NEA), South and Central Asia (SCA), and the Western Hemisphere (WHA) geographic regions. Proposals for the FY 2021 Congress must demonstrate a high degree of cross-cultural sensitivity and the ability to engage a diverse group of program participants.
U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit applications for this competition. Applicants must have nonprofit status with the IRS at the time of application.
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Post Date - 07 Nov 2020
Deadline Date - 07 Jun 2021
Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs
500000 to $ 1000000
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