Competition #5: Promoting Study Abroad in Health and Nutrition

Partners of the Americas (Partners), the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators are pleased to announce a new grant competition as part of 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative (100K Strong Americas).

Competition #5: Promoting Study Abroad in Health and Nutrition

This grant competition, Competition #5: Promoting Study Abroad in Health and Nutrition, with a focus on programs that positively address challenges of obesity and that emphasize the importance of physical activity, is supported through a generous contribution from Founding Circle Partner, the Coca-Cola Foundation. Higher educational institutions (HEIs) in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela that promote study abroad or exchange programs in these fields are eligible to compete.

This grant competition will use the principle of leveraged innovation with HEIs that demonstrate the greatest commitment and innovation toward increasing study abroad between the United States and countries in the Western Hemisphere.  In applying for Competition #5 grants, HEIs will be asked to demonstrate how they will assert leadership to implement the innovations proposed, address on-campus barriers to academic mobility and how they will to commit to making concrete changes to expand access to study abroad.

The intent of the competition as part of Competition #5: Promoting Study Abroad in Health and Nutrition is to award up to eight (8) 100K Strong Americas Innovator grants of $25,000 each to HEIs in the Western Hemisphere. The DOS, NAFSA and Partners of the Americas reserve the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted.

There are three steps to apply:

  1. Please read the Request for Proposal (RFP) (PDF- 80 LB – Get Adobe Reader) and determine that your institution is eligible.
  2. Join the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Network, for free.
  3. Apply via the online grant application.

You may also view previous competitions and winning innovators.


Issuance Date: September 15, 2014

Deadline for Questions: September 26, 2014/ 5:00 PM US Eastern Standard Time. Please, submit your questions using the form here.

Closing Date/Time:  October 31, 2014 / 5:00 PM US Eastern Standard Time.