Re: UPDATE – DEADLINE EXTENDED for PROYECTA 100,000 RFP – Very large Mexican government scholarship program in U.S. for language education and other short-term study
As you know, we requested that the Mexican government consider extending their deadline for submission of proposals for U.S. university participation in Proyecta 100,000. They have accommodated this request and proposals are now due March 13, instead of February 20. This program provides Mexican government-sponsored scholarships for Mexican students to study English and pursue certain other short-term academic work in the United States.
We hope you will consider applying to host students through this program. To submit proposals click here. Please use the uername “PROYECTA2015” to access the application. The RFP guidelines can be found on the online application form.
Last year through this program, approximately 7,500 Mexican students obtained scholarships to complete a course of English as a Second Language. These students were placed across the country at 142 U.S. institutions that applied to host them. Proyecta 100,000 aims to have 100,000 Mexican students studying in the United States by 2018 as part of the Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research (FOBESII), initiated in 2013 by Presidents Obama and Peña Nieto.
Proyecta 100,000’s goal for 2015 is to send 46,000 Mexican students to the United States. To achieve this goal, the program has broadened its scope to include: “English as a Second Language courses, professional/technical English courses, English for academic purposes, short-term research programs, pre-master’s programs, certificate programs on specific areas (energy, engineering, environment, health, ICTs, manufacturing, among others), and short-professional stays.”