U.S. Mission to Russia -- FY 2019 English Access and Advance

Funding Agency:
Department of State

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Moscow (PAS Moscow) announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to administer the FY 2019-2020 English Language Programming/English Access and Advance Programs. Please carefully follow all instructions below.

The U.S. Embassy in Moscow invites proposal submissions for a cooperative agreement to provide technical and logistical support for English Language Programming from the English Language Office (ELO) in Russia.  Award recipients will consult closely with the English Language Officer in PAS Moscow throughout the development, implementation, and evaluation of each English Language Program. Each English Language Program professionally develops teachers, increases the English language skills of students, or assists an expert to professionally develop other teachers of English in Russia. These include, but are not limited to: Administering English Access Microscholarship Programs and Advance through Vocational English Programs in Russia; as well as providing and supporting professional development opportunities for Access and Advance teachers and staff.  The Grantee will be required to provide the Embassy with program account records on a regular basis. 

Advance Program administering includes development of the program model for Russia and program proposal, preparation process, site selection process, individual contracts and payments; initiating additional enhancement activities like field trips, trainings and conferences; logistical and financial arrangements for all additional activities; compiling lists of alumni; financial and program report reconciliation; printing graduation certificates; program process monitoring and reporting to the Embassy; site visits and other forms of monitoring the progress and performance of each site. 

Access Program implementation includes development of the program model for Russia and program proposal, preparation process, site selection process, individual contracts and payments to more than 100 program staff (coordinators, teachers, counselors and teaching assistants), service and supplies providers; compiling lists of alumni; printing graduation certificates; financial and program report reconciliation; program process monitoring and reporting to the Embassy; site visits and other forms of monitoring the progress and performance of each site. 

Eligible applicants may not submit more than one proposal in this competition.

  • Duke Internal Deadline: May 10, 2019
  • Sponsor Deadline: July 1, 2019

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

The following organizations are eligible to apply:  U.S. non-commercial organizations and academic institutions (both public and private) are eligible to apply. U.S. public and private non-profit organizations must meet the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3).

 

Amount

$475,000

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Arts & Humanities
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
CV or Biosketch of project leader
Project summary - 2 to 4 pages

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

Instructions for creating an account (if needed) and submitting your materials: https://www.ctsi.duke.edu/myresearchproposal

 

Internal Deadline

May 10, 2019

External Deadline

July 1, 2019