RESEARCH NOTICE: ECA Open Competition for Professional Fellows Program – Limited Submission

Internal Deadline: 2/19/2013

ECA Proposal Deadline: 3/25/2013


Brief Description:

The Professional Fellows Division in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; Office of Citizen Exchanges announces an open grant competition to conduct the Professional Fellows Program (PFP) in the regions of Africa (AF), East Asia and Pacific (EAP), Europe and Eurasia (EUR), the Near East (NEA), South and Central Asia (SCA) and the Western Hemisphere (WHA). Proposals must address one of the following three themes: 1) Legislative Process and Governance, 2) Economic Empowerment, and 3) Rule of Law.


The Professional Fellows Program is a two-way, global exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership skills, and build lasting and sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States. The Professional Fellows Program supports the following broad goals:

1.     Promote mutual understanding and lasting partnerships between mid-level, emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States;

2.     Provide a forum for American and foreign emerging leaders to collaborate and share ideas, approaches, and strategies regarding some of the world&39;s most pressing challenges; and

3.     Build a global network of professionals able to work effectively in a dynamic and increasingly interconnected environment.


Award Amount:

·         Approximate Grant Award: $350,000 to $750,000

·         Cost Sharing or Matching Funds. There is no minimum or maximum required.


Limitation: One per Indiana University

Eligible applicants may not submit more than one proposal in this competition. If more than one proposal is received from the same applicant, all submissions will be declared technically ineligible and will receive no further consideration in the review process. Please note: Applicant organizations are defined by their legal name, and EIN number.


To apply for IU Internal competition:

For consideration as an institutional nominee, submit the following documents electronically to limited submission,, by February 19, 2013 for internal coordination. Although not required, it is recommended that you contact limited submission indicating your interest in this program to help expedite the review process.



·         1-2 page Project Narrative (limitation does not include references)

·         A Letter of Nomination from Chair or Dean

·         Abbreviated CV for the PI (not to exceed 3 pages)


IUPUI applicants must copy Etta Ward,, on submissions.

Limited Submission URL:

URL for complete guidelines:


Chance Wagner