Young Transatlantic Leader Exchange: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Funding Agency:
Department of State

The U.S. Embassy Vienna of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to promote entrepreneurship among Austrian youth. 

The Young Transatlantic Leader Exchange: Entrepreneurship and Innovation will provide 20-30 Austrian university students with intensive, hands-on entrepreneurship education and leadership development training. This course, which will focus on the entrepreneurial ecosystem of a particular U.S. city or region will last two to three weeks, taking place between July 5-September 30, 2019. Participants could travel to the U.S. in one to three cohorts. In addition to developing participants’ knowledge and skills, the program exposes participants to American culture and values.

As this will be a cooperative agreement, U.S. Embassy Vienna will have substantial involvement in this effort including participant selection, approval of the program structure and content in the United States. 

 Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization. 

  • Duke Internal Deadline: June 25, 2018
  • Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2018

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The following organizations are eligible to apply:

  • Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations
  • Public and private educational institutions

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
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)

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here:

Internal Deadline

June 25, 2018

External Deadline

July 15, 2018