Agency Offers $16.2M for Student Study

Seal_of_the_United_States_Department_of_StatePurpose: Funding supports the study of foreign students in the United States.

Agency: State Dept. (Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs); Program: Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program Overseas Placement Components (CFDA Number: 19.415) (Funding Opportunity Number: ECA-ECAPEC-16-021); Eligibility: Nonprofits and universities (organizations with fewer than four years of experience in conducting international exchanges are ineligible); Funding: $16.2 million for one award (no match required); Deadline: March 28.

Summary: YES grants support acultural exchange between high school students from countries with significant Muslim populations and students in this country. The grant supports programs which allow US students to study overseas. Specifically, the agreement will also fund exchanges for American youth that will immerse them in the cultures of several selected countries with significant Muslim populations while living and attending high schools abroad.

Info: (NOFA);  Kevin Baker, 202-632-6073, or email

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