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CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE

19.405:  College and University Partnerships Program

Objectives:  To foster sustainable linkages between U.S. academic institutions and academic institutions from the New Independent States (NIS) which support the objectives of the Freedom Support Act by assisting the transition of the New Independent States to democratic, free-market oriented societies.

PROGRAM AND AWARD FINANCIAL AND INFORMATION CONTACTS
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS INFORMATION CONTACTS
RELATED PROGRAMS ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS


19.405 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:  Post-secondary, degree-granting institutions; eligible countries and themes are specified in annual grant competitions.

Beneficiary Eligibility:  U.S. post-secondary, degree institutions; recognized, degree-granting foreign institutions.

Credentials/Documentation:  Post-secondary, degree-granting institutions; eligible countries and disciplines are specified in annual grant competitions.

19.405 APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination:  Not applicable. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:  Applicants should send a message via Internet to: jcebra@usia.govto request a Solicitation Package, outlining agency requirements and guidelines for preparing proposals.

Award Procedure:  Proposals are reviewed by the Agency and independent academic peer panels. Funding decisions are at the discretion of the Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs. Request for Proposals appear on the agency web page: e.usia.gov. Grants are awarded through an annual competition and announced in the Federal Register.

Deadlines:  Pending funding availability, the Bureau's competition is announced each year in the Federal Register, usually with a winter deadline for proposal submission. On occasion, multiple competitions may be announced in a single year.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:  Variable.

Appeals:  None.

Renewals:  Extensions possible.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals:  Proposals are evaluated for academic quality, depth, and feasibility, and must be outcome-oriented.

Examples of Funded Projects:  Urban and Regional Development Planning and Management Faculty Exchange and Certificate Program (www.bsos.umd.edu/ursp/study_abroad/rus-exec.htm); Public Finance Consortium (www.unm.edu/~pubfin/pfckaz.html).

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  $100,000 to $300,000.

19.405 RELATED PROGRAMS:

  • 19.406 College and University Affiliations Program.

19.405 PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

In fiscal year 1999, 31 grants were awarded.

19.405 FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO:

Federal Agency:  BUREAU OF EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Type of Assistance:  Project Grants.

Obligations:  (Grants) FY 99 $8,100,000; FY 00 est $7,900,000; and FY 01 est $7,900,000.

Budget Account Number:  19-0201-0-1-154.

Authorization:  Public Law 87-256, as amended; 22 U.S.C. 2451, et seq.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature:  Annual announcement, Federal Register: NIS College and University Partnerships Program Request for Proposals.

19.405 INFO CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:  None.

Headquarters Office:  Office of Global Educational Programs, Room 349. Attn: Jonathan Cebra, Department of State, 301 4th St., SW., Washington, DC 20547. Phone: (202) 619-4126. Fax: (202) 401-1433. Internet: e.usia.gov/education/niscupp jcebra@usia.gov.

(See Appendix IV for more contact info.)

19.405 ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:  Cost sharing, which may be in the form of allowable direct or indirect costs, is required.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:  Three academic years.

Uses and Use Restrictions:  Funds may be used to defray costs for travel and per diem. There is a modest allowance for educational materials, communications and administrative expenses. Participating institutions are required to maintain faculty and staff on full salary and benefits during the exchange. Three-year grants to U.S. colleges and universities for faculty exchange, curriculum development and collaborative research with an NIS partner institution.

19.405 POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:  A planning report and annual progress reports by U.S. partner institutions are required.

Audits:  The applicant's proposal should include the cost of an audit that complies with the requirements of OMB Circular No. A-133, "Audits for Institutions of Higher Education and Other Nonprofit Institutions."

Records:  As prescribed by grant terms.

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