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EMBASSY GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
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December 5, 2023

The Embassy regularly publishes a diverse range of grant opportunities.  Below are a list of active Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) and other grant program opportunities.  The Embassy does not accept unsolicited grant applications that are not in response to a published NOFO.

 

 

PUBLIC DIPLOMACY GRANTS

2024 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

Funding Opportunity Number: FY2024-VE001
Deadline for Applications: January 1, 2024
Assistance Listing Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs
Total Amount Available: USD $80,000 (two grants up to $40,000 each for Phase 1 and Phase 2)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Venezuela Affairs Unit (VAU) Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Department of State
announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to implement the
Academy for Women Entrepreneurs in Venezuela and an AWE Alumni Project.

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Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund 2024

Funding Opportunity Number: FY2024VE002
Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2024
Assistance Listing Number: 19.040
Total Amount Available: $70,000 (two grants up to $35,000 each)

A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Venezuela Affairs Unit (VAU) Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Department of State
announces an open competition for past participants (“alumni”) of U.S. government-funded
and U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to submit applications to the 2024 Alumni
Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2024). We seek proposals from teams of at least two
alumni that meet all program eligibility requirements below. Exchange alumni interested in
participating in AEIF 2024 should submit proposals to VAUPublicEngagement@fan.gov by
February 15, 2024.

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Collaborative Research Opportunities Program (CROP) in Agricultural STEM

 

Funding Opportunity Number: FY2024VE003
Deadline for Applications: February 29, 2024
CFDA Number: 19.040
Total Amount Available: up to $200,000 USD

A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Public Diplomacy section of the Venezuela Affairs Unit announces an open competition for
U.S. Institutes of Higher Education (HEIs) to submit applications for the Collaborative
Research Opportunities Program (CROP) in Agricultural STEM. We anticipate funding one
grant in the following subject and research areas: Agricultural STEM (Science Technology
Engineering and Math)1
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We seek proposals that build the research capacity of faculty and students at Venezuelan
academic institutions and cultivate university partnerships between these institutions and their
U.S. counterparts. Proposals should be submitted to VAUPublicEngagement@fan.gov by
February 29, 2024.
This program will focus on building collaborative research opportunities at Venezuelan
universities and establishing research methods that adhere to international standards; building or
expanding research capacity; connecting Venezuelan researchers with their U.S. counterparts and
catalyzing university partnerships. This program supports the VAU’s higher education
engagement goals to galvanize efforts to expand partnerships between U.S. and Venezuelan
higher education institutions. This approach acknowledges that fortifying existing links and
promoting new partnerships at the university level will strengthen Venezuela’s educational
institutions as instruments of national development.

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2024-25 EdUSA Opportunity Funds Program for Graduate Study

Funding Opportunity Number: FY2024VE005
Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2024
Assistance Listing Number: 19.040
Total Amount Available: up to $75,000 USD

A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Public Diplomacy Section at the Venezuela Affairs Unit (VAU) is seeking proposals to
develop and carry out a project focused on promoting U.S. higher education opportunities for
high-achieving, financially disadvantaged Venezuelan students at the post-graduate level in the
Agricultural STEM and Public Health fields.

Please carefully follow all instructions below.

Priority Region: Project activities must take place in Venezuela and the United States and be
directed at Venezuelan audiences/participants.

Program Objectives: The grantee will work in coordination with VAU Public Diplomacy in
support of the 2024-25 EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program for Graduate Study in the
United States. This program will assist highly qualified prospective Venezuelan graduate
students who are likely to be awarded full financial aid from U.S. colleges and universities but
lack the financial resources to cover the up-front costs of required standardized admission tests,
application fees, international and domestic airfare, visa fees, SEVIS fees, and settling-in
allowance. The grantee will partner with the Venezuela EducationUSA Network to select and
advise up to 25 Opportunity Funds students.

Individuals and institutions interested in bidding on this cooperative agreement are asked to
submit a proposal to administer the Opportunity Funds up to $75,000 and manage two phases
of the EducationUSA advising process for 2024-25. The first phase requires coordination and
payment for qualified prospective students to take standardized tests. Throughout this phase,
the grantee is expected to assist EdUSA advisers with logistical support in providing advising
sessions for the Opportunity Fund Program (OFP) students. If space allows, non-OFP,
EducationUSA scholars can attend these virtual sessions. These sessions are expected to
include comprehensive coaching on the U.S. application process, financial awards/aid, essay and
recommendation letter writing, extra-curricular and volunteer activities, transcripts and
equivalencies, and similar subjects related to undergraduate or graduate admissions at U.S.
colleges and universities.

The second phase requires the recipient to manage the travel logistics of approximately 15-20
students, including visa and SEVIS fees, international airfare, domestic airfare, settling-in
allowance, and other related expenses. The grantee will communicate with the students and
advisers, coordinate visa appointments at the appropriate U.S. consulate, make travel
arrangements for domestic and international travel, and coordinate payment to the students of
settling-in and other related allowances. The successful grantee will demonstrate an ability to
effectively handle funds, coordinate logistics, and finalize payments in a timely manner.
Both phases can be managed virtually, with regular web and phone-based counselling sessions
for selected Venezuelan candidates.

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EducationUSA Professional College Counselor Network Program

Funding Opportunity Number: FY2024VE004
Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2024
Assistance Listing Number: 19.040
Total Amount Available: up to $50,000 USD

A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Public Diplomacy Section in the Venezuela Affairs Unit (VAU) is seeking proposals to
develop an EducationUSA Professional College Counselor Network. To apply for consideration
for these funds, please submit a proposal, using the format and application materials described
below, outlining the activities that your organization would conduct in order to meet the
program objectives below.

The due date for receipt of this proposal is March 1, 2024. Before submitting the proposal, your
organization should review all the terms and conditions and required certifications and
assurances to ensure that your organization will be able to comply.

Program Objectives:

Form a professional network of up to 50 trained secondary school college and career
counselors. Specifically, the project will;
▪ Recruit up to 50 school counselors, in partnership with the VAU EducationUSA office,
who will go through a 6-month training program;
▪ Launch program via in-person/virtual meetings;
▪ Coordinate trainings;
▪ Produce training materials (EducationUSA office will provide reference publications);
▪ Coordinate monthly in-person and virtual professional development meetings;
▪ Develop a sustainability model for the counselor network;
▪ Create and disseminate an EducationUSA branded monthly electronic newsletter; and
▪ Organize and implement a U.S. study tour for up to 12 secondary school college and
career counselors from the initial group of up to 50.

Participants and Audiences: Secondary School College and Career Counselors from Venezuela

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