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July 2022

Texas Tech University Hosting Mandela Washington Fellowship

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders has started at Texas Tech University, with 24 fellows attending the Institute focused on public management and leadership. This year marks the fourth time Texas Tech has been selected to be one of the hosts for this highly competitive initiative, which is the flagship program of the U.S. State Department's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Since its inception, YALI has brought almost 5,000 young leaders from countries across Sub-Saharan Africa to the U.S. for leadership training.

The program will run until July 17th. The twenty-four participating fellows are some of the brightest and most tenacious young leaders across Sub-Saharan Africa. Many of these men and women either run their own business or lead a nonprofit. This year 19 countries are represented, with fellows ranging from 25-35 years old.

The TTU management team for this project, comprised of Dr. Darren Hudson, Dr. Conrad Lyford, Dr. Jamie Bologna Pavlik, Dr. Ian Lértora, and Mr. Michael Johnson, has prepared a detailed curriculum focused on academic and leadership lectures. This year mental health counseling is part of the experience, as well as cultural connections, networking, community service and one-on-one coaching. The Texas Tech fellows will also travel to Austin to share experiences with the University of Texas cohort and engage in coordinated community service events and academic sessions.

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Title:FY 2023 International Visitor Leadership Program Collaborative Services
Sponsor:Department of State
Deadline:July 18, 2022
Location:Global
Amount:$3,300,000
Website:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=340154
Summary:The U.S. Department of States’ Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Office of International Visitors (ECA/PE/V), announces an open competition for the FY 2023 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Collaborative Services. The IVLP is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. It seeks to build mutual understanding between the United States and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the United States for current and emerging foreign leaders. These visits reflect the International Visitors’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States.
 
Title:Cochran Fellowship Program- U.S. Dry Beans Processing, Promotion, and Marketing
Sponsor:USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
Deadline:July 29, 2022
Location:Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras
Amount:$140,000
Website:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341506
Summary:The Cochran Fellowship Program’s Latin America and Caribbean Region is requesting the design and delivery of a training program for a cohort of up to seven Fellows from Costa Rica and seven Fellows from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras for a total of 14 Fellows. Training opportunities are for senior and mid-level specialists and administrators working in agricultural trade and policy, agribusiness development, management, animal, plant, and food sciences, extension services, agricultural marketing, and many other areas. Individuals selected for Cochran trainings come from both the public and private sectors. All training occurs in the United States.
 
Title:U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo - PAS Annual Program Statement
Sponsor:Department of State
Deadline:July 31, 2022
Location:Dominican Republic
Amount:$250,000
Website:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=340772
Summary:PAS Santo Domingo invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural, educational, professional and scientific ties between the U.S. and Dominican Republic through cultural, professional and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.
 
Title:U.S. Mission to India - Rainbow Dialogues: All In This Together
Sponsor:Department of State
Deadline:July 31, 2022
Location:India
Amount:$80,000
Website:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341425
Summary:The project titled "Rainbow Dialogues: All in This Together" will create specific engagements in six key second tier cities across the consular district to create spaces where gender minority community members are seen, accepted. and supported by developing new allies and partners. The project will connect the community with a broader audience of youth leaders, educators, law enforcement officers, medical workers, multinational companies, and other related professional sectors to address attitudes and behaviors. A key outcome of the sustained discussions and workshops will be reducing discrimination, promoting understanding and acceptance, and advocating for employment opportunities for gender and sexual minority communities, that will be measured through pre-and post-surveys with a select audience sample, and follow up commitments from partner institutions and organizations.
 
Title:Air Quality Management Community of Practice in Maritime Southeast Asia
Sponsor:Department of State
Deadline:August 4, 2022
Location:Southeast Asia
Amount:$440,440
Website:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=340878
Summary:This project will build a regional community of practice to convene air quality experts, decisionmakers, community groups, the private sector, and other air quality practitioners and stakeholders. The community will develop new ideas through information sharing and developing best practices to: (i) improve air quality monitoring, modeling, forecasting, and data management; (ii) expand awareness and understanding of air quality issues; and (iii) develop and implement air quality management frameworks and clean air solutions across scales. This call is for projects focused in Southeast Asia.
 
Title:Air Quality Management Community of Practice in Africa
Sponsor:Department of State
Deadline:August 4, 2022
Location:Africa
Amount:$440,440
Website:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=340864
Summary:This project will build a regional community of practice to convene air quality experts, decision-makers, community groups, the private sector, and other air quality practitioners and stakeholders. The community will create knowledge and develop best practices to: (i) improve air quality monitoring, modeling, forecasting, and data management; (ii) expand awareness and understanding of air quality issues; and (iii) develop and implement air quality management frameworks and clean air solutions across scales., decisionmakers, community groups, the private sector, and other air quality practitioners and stakeholders. This call is for projects focused in Africa.
 
Title:Economics
Sponsor:National Science Foundation
Deadline:August 18, 2022
Location:Global
Amount:$220,000
Website:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=45809
Summary:This project Supports research to deepen understanding of the U.S. and global economy from macro to micro scale, including all fields of economics such as macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, economic theory, behavioral economics and empirical economics. The Economics program welcomes proposals for individual or multi-investigator research projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, conferences, symposia, experimental research, data collection and dissemination, computer equipment and other instrumentation, and research experience for undergraduates. The program places a high priority on interdisciplinary research.
 
Title:U.S. Embassy Guatemala - PAS Annual Program Statement
Sponsor:Department of State
Deadline:August 26, 2022
Location:Guatemala
Amount:See solicitation for details
Website:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=339382
Summary:PAS Guatemala invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural, educational, professional, and/or scientific ties between the United States and Guatemala through cultural, educational, and/or exchange programming that highlights our shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural or educational element, or connection with American expert(s), organization(s), or institution(s) in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.
 
Title:U.S. Embassy Panama Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program
Sponsor:Department of State
Deadline:August 30, 2022
Location:Panama
Amount:$250,000
Website:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336711
Summary:The Public Affairs Section invites proposals for programs that further U.S. foreign policy and public diplomacy interests in Panama in one of the five categories below. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. Project goals are to: Promote more open and sustainable economic growth in Panama through activities that encourage or strengthen local entrepreneurship; Encourage the development of a strong civil society that upholds the values of transparency, accountability, and good governance; Improve the quality of or access to English and STEAM education for young people in marginalized communities; Promote sustainable development through responsible management of Panama’s environmental resources; and Facilitate U.S. representation at major festivals and other widely attended arts or cultural events.
 
Title:U.S. Embassy KL PAS Annual Program Statement
Sponsor:Department of State, U.S. Mission to Malaysia
Deadline:September 19, 2022
Location:Malaysia
Amount:$99,000
Website:https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336880
Summary:PAS Kuala Lumpur invites proposals for programs that further U.S. government objectives and promote bilateral cooperation and mutual understanding between the U.S. and Malaysia. All programs must include a substantive American element, such as connections with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will result in increased understanding of U.S. policies and perspectives.