Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs -- The Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program: Host Family and School Placement and Monitoring

Funding Agency:
Department of State

The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for cooperative agreements for the FY 2019 Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program: Host Family and School Placement and Monitoring Component. The FLEX program addresses U.S. foreign policy goals by enhancing relations between the United States and the countries of Europe and Eurasia, which promotes international understanding of American values. Eurasia includes Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. The FLEX program provides scholarships for European and Eurasian high school students to live in American society for an academic year to attend a U.S. high school. In turn, these students expose U.S. citizens to the culture, traditions, and lifestyles of people in Eurasia. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) are invited to submit proposals to identify host schools; vet, select, and monitor host families; and place, support and monitor a portion of the students participating in the FLEX program during the 2019-20 academic year

Applicants may submit only one proposal under this competition. If multiple proposals are received from the same applicant, all submissions will be declared ineligible and receive no further consideration in the review process. 

Deadlines:

  • Duke Internal Deadline: October 3, 2018
  • Sponsor Deadline: November 5, 2018

If the internal deadline has passed and you are interested in this opportunity, please email Anastasia Maddox at fundopps@duke.edu to find out if it is still open.

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Applications may be submitted by U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3). 

Amount Description

Funding level is dependent on the number of proposed students, monitoring, the quality of support, and volume of activities. 

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty
Institutional

Category

International Opportunities
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)  https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=ApVvmgXCk2Uj7AzWyDE...

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: https://ors.duke.edu/sites/default/files/atoms/files/Applicant%20Instruc...

Internal Deadline

October 3, 2018

External Deadline

November 5, 2018