College and University Affiliations Program (CUAP) fosters
linkages in the humanities and social sciences between U.S. and foreign
academic institutions. Grants support curriculum, faculty and staff
development and collaborative research, and outreach activities having
a multiplier effect and positive long-term impact. Competitions are
limited to specific countries and geographic regions as well as identified
themes and fields of study. A separate program
known as the NIS
College and University Partnerships Program
promoting academic institutional linkages for the New Independent
has been established.
Benefits of program participation include: strengthened teaching,
research, and public service capability for all partner institutions;
opportunities to establish new academic programs or expand existing
ones; successful collaborative research improvement and sharing among
partner institutions; and outreach to local communities and relevant
professional and government entities.
Grants are awarded
up to $120,000 for a three-year period. Funding may be used to defray
travel and per diem costs. A modest allowance is available for educational
materials, communications, and administrative expenses. Participating
institutions are required to maintain faculty and staff on full salary
and benefits during the exchange.
Grants are awarded
through annual competitions announced each fall in the Federal Register.
Competitions are limited to specific countries and geographic regions
as well as identified themes and fields of study. The complete application
packet is made available each year on the Bureau's Requests
for Proposals website. Final awards are usually announced
in early summer.
collaborate with foreign partners and U.S. foreign service officers
abroad on proposal development, are responsible for submitting grant
applications, and are the final grant recipients. Faculty exchanges
for lecturing and research assignments of one month or longer are
available in the fields of humanities and social sciences. The Bureau
does not support undergraduate exchanges under this program; please
refer to the Fulbright
reviewed and evaluated for academic quality, depth, and feasibility.
Projects must be outcome-oriented and demonstrate an institutional
commitment to the promotion of international educational exchange.
This commitment may stem from a Fulbright grant or another type of
U. S. participation
is open to accredited two-and four-year institutions of higher education,
including graduate schools and consortia of colleges and universities.
Overseas participation is open to recognized degree-granting institutions
of higher education and independent research institutes. A demonstrated
commitment to internationalizing the programs of partner institutions
is basic to the program.
For further information, contact:
and University Affiliations Program
Programs Unit (E/ASU)
4th Street, S.W.
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