Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 5/11/2022


The Bureau of Energy Resources (“ENR”) of the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) announces this Notice of Funding Opportunity (“NOFO”) for the Central Asia Energy Fellows Program. A cooperative agreement for up to $296,296 U.S. dollars of Economic Support Funds (ESF) will be awarded, pending availability of funds, for work that will support programmatic, financial and administrative activities for the Central Asia Energy Fellows Program to include outreach, facilitating and assisting in the selection of fellows, tracking and monitoring of fellows, maintaining databases and statistics related to the program, program and financial reporting requirements, financial disbursements, travel, lodging, and logistical arrangements. The Implementer will designate dedicated staff to serve as liaisons with ENR on all aspects of these programs. The Implementer will need to be attentive and responsive to the needs of the fellows and those of the Department of State. The Implementer will need to demonstrate dedication and commitment in pursuing the goals of the programs.

Effective management of the Central Asia Energy Fellows Program is fundamental to its overall success. DOS is fully invested in this program and seeks to maintain its integrity and high quality. The overall goal of this cooperative agreement (CA), funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources, is to provide a convening forum to support U.S. allies and partner countries in the Central Asia region to strengthen regional energy security for economic growth, through a range of capacitybuilding, advisory, and technical exchange activities related to renewable energy development, power sector governance, enhanced grid reliability, incentivizing investment, optimizing power markets, improving energy efficiency, and deploying advanced, modern power market technologies.

The Central Asia Energy Fellows program would help promote renewable energy, decarbonization, and conservation expertise in the region. The program aligns with the Biden Administration’s focus and prioritization of decarbonization and clean energy transition, and supports C5+1 (The five countries in Central Asia plus the United States) regional connectivity, energy, and environment priorities.

Number of Applications: One (1) per applicant organization. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact dukeiln@duke.edu as early as possible.

Deadline: June 24, 2022

Eligibility Requirements

U.S. non-profit/nongovernmental organizations subject to section 501 (c) (3) of the U. S. tax code, U.S. not-forprofit/nongovernmental organizations, associations, and U.S. higher educational institutions. Eligible applicants must provide proof of their 501(c) (3) eligibility status, as determined by the Internal Revenue Service.