NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Partners of the Americas, and the Department of State are pleased to announce a new grant competition as part of President Barack Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative. 100,000 Strong in the Americas is the Administration’s signature education initiative in the Western Hemisphere designed to foster region-wide prosperity through increased higher education collaboration. To implement the President’s vision, the Department of State established a public-private partnership with NAFSA: Association of International Educators and Partners of the Americas to raise money for competitive “Innovation Grants” for higher education institutions, following the work of the Commission on the Abraham Lincoln Study Abroad Fellowship Program and the Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Act.
- The Promoting Study Abroad Focusing on Health and Nutrition competition is available to all higher education institutions in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela.
- The competition will focus on health and nutrition programs with an emphasis on programs that positively address challenges of obesity and the importance of physical activity.
- Grants up to $25,000 will be awarded to institutions that show a commitment to increasing student mobility between the United States and one or more of the six other eligible countries.
The deadline for questions about this program is September 26, 2014, and the closing date for proposals is October 31, 2014 by 5:00 PM US Eastern Standard Time. To learn more and apply, visit www.100kstrongamericas.org/educate.