Program on International Shared Waters Cooperation

Funding Agency:
Department of State

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs’ (OES) Office of Environment, Conservation, and Water announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity (“NOFO”) for a program on international cooperation on shared waters.  The agreement will use U.S. Fiscal Year 2019 Economic Support Funds. 

A Cooperative Agreement for up to $950,000 U.S. Dollars (USD) in FY 2019 Economic Support Funds (ESF) awarded for a multi-donor partnership mechanism to support cooperation on shared waters that leverages U.S. diplomatic and financial support, promotes coordination between development partners on shared waters, and ensures the sustainability of the programs beyond the period of U.S. support.  The program on international water cooperation will improve coordination and cooperation over shared waters in regions where water is, or may become, a source of conflict.  The program’s goal is to build political will and advance cooperative processes on shared waters where the lack of political commitment/engagement is an impediment to cooperative action.  Meeting this goal will increase shared prosperity and regional security.  The initial period of performance will be for three years (36 months).  Funding authority rests in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended. 

Organizations may only submit one application per organization.


  • Duke Internal:  Interested applicants at Duke should contact Paul Noe ( as early as possible.
  • Sponsor Deadline: Aug. 14, 2020

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility is limited to U.S. Non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, or overseas-based non-profit/non-governmental organizations, U.S. or overseas private/state institutions of higher education, and public international organizations. 



Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

August 14, 2020