Apply Today: Capacity Building Grants for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad

Greetings Representatives of Higher Education Institutions,

On behalf of the U.S. Department of State’s U.S. Study Abroad Branch and Partners of the Americas (Partners), we are pleased to announce the second round of the Capacity Building Grants for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad. These 11 grants of up to $42,000 will further the mission of the U.S. Study Abroad Branch by increasing the participation diversity in study abroad through enhancing higher education institutions’ (HEIs) capacity to send their students overseas for academic credit, internships, or other experimental learning opportunities.

U.S. HEIs that are successful in implementing the grant will demonstrate increased capacity to develop and administer study abroad programs that:

  • Clearly identify barriers in diversifying study abroad at their institution and provide a strategic plan for addressing them.
  • Establish and/or significantly expand their study abroad offerings through wholly or substantially new programs, and/or resources that support learning abroad.
  • Provide study abroad opportunities that seek to engage an underrepresented student population on their campuses while also diversifying destinations and/or disciplines for study abroad.

Applications will be accepted now until December 19, 2016 by 5:00pm (EST). Please visit the Capacity Building Grants page for information on the application and Request For Proposal.

If you have questions regarding this grant program, please refer to the FAQs or technically submit your question online by October 18, 2016. All questions and answers will be posted on the Capacity Building Grants page by November 11, 2016.