Limited Submission Programs - Embassy of the United States - US-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program

Summary of Opportunity
Embassy of the United States - US-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program
OSP Deadline 03/07/14
Funding Agency Deadline 03/12/14
Funding or Award Criteria

Program Description: To help foster greater contacts between Americans and Russians, the State Department is announcing the FY 2014 U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program, which will provide grants up to $100,000 to support unique projects centered on Russian-American, peer-to- peer collaboration, including an exchange of best practices between Russians and Americans on a topic of mutual interest.

Projects must focus on Russian-American peer-to-peer dialogue or people-to-people engagement and be non political in nature. Applicants are encouraged to incorporate innovative ways to foster interaction including the use of social media, video conferencing, short-term exchanges, and internships. Successful projects will include an outcome or product that enhances greater interaction and understanding between our two societies.

Proposals may focus on any theme including, but not limited to higher education, cultural exchange, journalism, environment, or civil society. Projects should be original, creative, dynamic, and interesting and focus on sharing innovative practices, which are unique to each country. Activities can include anything from exchanges, web-chats, seminars, interactive training, classroom activities, and the development of online resources. Applicants are encouraged to introduce new and unique approaches to addressing peer-to-peer contact and the exchange of best practices that have a multiplier effect and are results-driven.

This program is not intended to finance existing, ongoing activities between two established partners. Projects that include political activity or focus primarily on academic or scientific research will not be supported. This program is not intended to support core administrative funding for applicants or to provide continued funding for initiatives that have already been launched.

The complete solicitation can be found online for review.

Eligibility
Applicable Field(s)
Number of Nominees Allowed One (1) Statement of Interest
Required Internal Review Documents

Associate Deans or Designates should submit the following materials electronically to limitedsub@austin.utexas.edu no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2014:

  1. Dean's or ORU Director's Letter of Nomination
  2. One page maximum lay abstract describing the aims/needs of the proposed research project.
  3. Short bio sketch/CV of the UT PI

Each college may submit one (1) nomination.

Notes

Note to Potential Applicants

Internal review documents do not reflect the application requirements set forth by the sponsor. Please review solicitation carefully.

Nominee(s) Selected to Advance Drs. Svetlana Ikonnikova and Gurcan Gulen, Jackson School of Geosciences
Posting Date 02/16/14