U.S. University Alumni Fairs in Pune and Indore

Funding Agency:
Department of State

The U.S. Consulate General, Public Affairs Section in Mumbai is soliciting proposals for a grant/cooperative agreement that meets the specifications stated in Section II from legallyrecognized non-profit, non-governmental organizations that meet U.S. and Indian technical and legal requirements to develop and implement public diplomacy programs as specified by Section II below. Information about the Public Affairs Section can be found at: https://in.usembassy.gov/embassyconsulates/mumbai/

The U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai promotes U.S. higher education by promoting U.S. colleges and universities as study destinations for Indian nationals. 

Objectives: Promote higher education opportunities in the United States by hosting alumni fairs in two secondary cities—Pune and Indore—in the western Indian district of the Consulate General, Mumbai.

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai (PAS Mumbai) seeks proposals for a project entitled “U.S. University Alumni Fairs in Pune and Indore.” Higher education is a major U.S. export, with international students contributing more than $35 billion to the U.S. economy in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. India is a leading place of origin for international students in the United States. While education fairs featuring representatives of U.S. universities are regular features of the region’s major cities, in particular Mumbai and Ahmedabad, other secondary cities rarely receive U.S. recruiters. This program would address this gap by utilizing on-site “brand ambassadors” of American higher education—Indian alumni of U.S. universities already present in country who can conduct outreach for their alma maters

Deadline: July 7, 2017

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility is open to all non-profit, non-governmental organizations. Individuals are not eligible for an award under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Organizations may sub-contract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award. When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.



Amount Description

Minimum (“Floor”) Award Amount: $30,000

Maximum (“Ceiling”) Award Amount: $33,000

Funding Type





International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 7, 2017