Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals for Study of the U.S. Institute for Bolivian Indigenous Student Leaders
The Study of the U.S. Branch, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, announces an open competition for public and private non-profit organizations to develop and implement a four-week ``Study of the United States Institute for Bolivian Indigenous Student Leaders'' to take place in January or January-February 2006. This program is to be conducted in Spanish as the primary language of instruction. It is designed to provide a group of 12 to 15 highly motivated undergraduate student leaders representing the Bolivian indigenous population with a four-week academic seminar and educational travel program that will give them a deeper understanding of U.S. society, culture, values and institutions, while at the same time assisting these participants in the further development of their leadership potential and collective problem-solving skills. The Bureau anticipates providing one assistance award to support this program. Program participants will be drawn principally from the Quechua and Aymara indigenous groups of Bolivia, but should include students from some of Bolivia's 30 other ethnic groups. The participants will be identified and selected by the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, in consultation with the State Department's Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs and ECA. Participants will be selected on the basis of their demonstrated leadership capacity as well as academic achievement, community involvement and interest in learning about the United States. It is expected that they will draw on the experience derived from this institute in future positions of leadership in their community and home country.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposal for Study of the U.S. Institute on U.S. National Security: U.S. National Security Policymaking in a Post 9/11 World
The Branch for the Study of the U.S., Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/A/E/USS), announces an open competition for public and private non-profit organizations to develop and implement the Study of the United States Institute on U.S. National Security: U.S. National Security Policymaking in a Post 9/11 World. This institute, for a multinational group of 18 experienced foreign university educators and other professionals, is intended to provide participants with a deeper understanding of U.S. approaches to national security policymaking, past and present, in order to strengthen curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States at universities and other institutions abroad. The institute should be designed as intensive, academically rigorous seminars for scholars and other professionals from outside the United States and should have a strong central theme and focus. It should also have a strong contemporary component. It is anticipated that this grant will be awarded on or about August 1, 2005 and program activities should begin shortly thereafter. The program, which should be six weeks in length, will be conducted during the winter of 2006 and must include an academic residency segment of at least four weeks duration at a U.S. college or university campus (or other appropriate U.S. location) and a study tour segment of not more than two weeks that should complement the learning gained during the academic residency segment. The study tour segment must include a visit to Washington involving substantive briefings by high- ranking national security policy professionals from the Department of State, other relevant U.S. government agencies and private institutions.